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The 2010 Japanese Grand Prix was the sixteenth race of the 2010 Formula One season, the 26th time the Japanese Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar and the 22th time it was held at the Suzuka circuit. It was held between October 8 and October 10, 2010.

Red Bull took the front row in qualifying and finished one-two in the race, with Sebastian Vettel winning it after starting from pole position, ahead of his team-mate Mark Webber. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished third in the race after starting fourth.


BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-25 Mercedes FO 108X B
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-25 Mercedes FO 108X B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W01 Mercedes FO 108X B
4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W01 Mercedes FO 108X B
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB6 Renault RS27-2010 B
6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB6 Renault RS27-2010 B
7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F10 Ferrari 056 B
8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F10 Ferrari 056 B
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 B
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 B
11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS27-2010 B
12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS27-2010 B
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X B
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X B
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari 056 B
17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari 056 B
18 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 B
19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 B
20 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spain Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT F110 Cosworth CA2010 B
21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT F110 Cosworth CA2010 B
22 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari 056 B
23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari 056 B
24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 B
25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 2
______________ Mark Webber
Row 2 3 ______________
Robert Kubica 4
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 3 5 ______________
Jenson Button 6
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 4 7 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 8
______________ Lewis Hamilton*
Row 5 9 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 10
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 6 11 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 12
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 7 13 ______________
Vitaly Petrov 14
______________ Kamui Kobayashi
Row 8 15 ______________
Adrian Sutil 16
______________ Jaime Alguersuari
Row 9 17 ______________
Vitantonio Liuzzi 18
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 10 19 ______________
Jarno Trulli 20
______________ Heikki Kovalainen
Row 11 21 ______________
Lucas di Grassi 22
______________ Timo Glock
Row 12 23 ______________
Bruno Senna 24
______________ Sakon Yamamoto
  • * — Lewis Hamilton dropped five places for a gearbox change.

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Race Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 53 1:30:27.323 1 25
2 6 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 53 +0.905 2 18
3 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 53 +2.721 4 15
4 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 +13.522 5 12
5 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 53 +39.595 8 10
6 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 53 +59.933 10 8
7 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 53 +1:04.038 14 6
8 22 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 53 +1:09.648 11 4
9 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 53 +1:10.846 7 2
10 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 +1:12.806 18 1
11 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 16
12 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 20
13 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 19
14 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 22
15 21 Brazil Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 23
16 20 Japan Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 50 +3 Laps 24
17 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 47 Wheel 6
Ret 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 44 Oil leak 15
Ret 11 Poland Robert Kubica Renault 2 Wheel 3
Ret 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 0 Collision 9
Ret 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 0 Collision 12
Ret 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 0 Collision 13
Ret 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 0 Collision 17
DNS 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 0 Accident* 21

NotesEdit

  • *Lucas di Grassi did not start the race after crashing heavily on the way to the grid.


MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

V T E 2010 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren | Mercedes | Red Bull | Ferrari | Williams | Renault | Force India | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | BMW Sauber | Virgin
Engines Mercedes | Renault | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers 1 Button | 2 Hamilton | 3 Schumacher | 4 Rosberg | 5 Vettel | 6 Webber | 7 Massa | 8 Alonso | 9 Barrichello | 10 Hülkenberg | 11 Kubica | 12 Petrov | 14 Sutil | 15 Liuzzi | 16 Buemi | 17 Alguersuari | 18 Trulli | 19 Kovalainen | 20 Chandhok | 20 Klien | 20/21 Yamamoto | 21 Senna | 22 de la Rosa | 22 Heidfeld | 23 Kobayashi | 24 Glock | 25 di Grassi
Other Drivers Paffett | Turvey | Bird | Hartley | Ricciardo | Coulthard | Fisichella | Badoer | Gené | Bianchi | Bottas | Stoneman | Maldonado | Tung | d'Ambrosio | Charouz | Aleshin | di Resta | Felix da Costa | Buurman | Vergne | Fauzy | González | Arabadzhiev | Valsecchi | Kral | Gutiérrez | Pérez | Soucek | Razia | Haryanto
Cars MP4-25 | MGP W01 | RB6 | F10 | FW32 | R30 | VJM03 | STR5 | T127 | F110 | C29 | VR-01
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Spain | Monaco | Turkey | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | Brazil | Abu Dhabi
Team Reports McLaren | Mercedes | Red Bull | Ferrari | Williams | Renault | Force India | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | BMW Sauber | Virgin
Driver Reports Button | Hamilton | Schumacher | Rosberg | Vettel | Webber | Massa | Alonso | Barrichello | Hülkenberg | Kubica | Petrov | Sutil | Liuzzi | Buemi | Alguersuari | Trulli | Kovalainen | Chandhok | Klien | Yamamoto | Senna | de la Rosa | Heidfeld | Kobayashi | Glock | di Grassi
Tests Barcelona 1 | Valencia | Jerez 1 | Jerez 2 | Barcelona 2 | Vairano | Paul Ricard
See also 2009 Formula One Season | 2011 Formula One Season | Category
V T E Japan Japanese Grand Prix
Circuits Fuji (1976–1977, 2007–2008), Suzuka (1987–2006, 2009–present)
SuzukaCircuit2005
Races 197619771978–1986 • 19871988198919901991199219931994 • 199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
See also Pacific Grand Prix
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