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F1: Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix!

Sebastian Vettel won the race in Valencia at the end of a race in wich his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, was the protagonist of the most spectacular accident of this season.

European Grand Prix was a race full of contradictions for Red Bull Racing. Sebastian Vettel won the race in Valencia without emotions after driving it from end to end, but his teammate Mark Webber suffered the most spectacular accident of this season, Australian actually flying in the air before it hit violent a tire wall. The crash occurred after a catch on with Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus) after a very poor start in the race, but Webber has escaped without any injury.

Podium was completed by the two McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, first of them suffered a drive-through penalty for exceeding the safety car when it entered the runway.

But the race hero was Kamui Kobayashi, who was 3rd until the final few laps delaying his entry into the pits until the last moment. Entering back from 9th place with fresh tires, BMW Sauber team driver has passed the Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Buemi and finished seven behind Rubens Barrichello, Robert Kubica and Adrian Sutil. The last point at stake was won by Pedro de la Rosa (BMW Sauber).

Ferrari had a disappointing race, Alonso finishing in 9th, while Felipe Massa was placed on 14. Neither those from Mercedes GP had a better weekend as Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg have just finished on 12 an 16.

Button, Barrichello, Hulkenberg, de la Rosa, Petrov, Sutil, Liuzzi, Buemi and Kubica at the end of the race will be investigated for violation under the Safety Car. Race commissioners suspects the nine pilots that were too fast when they entered the pits immediately after the safety car entered the circuit. The pilots faced an individual penalty of 20 seconds in the final standings of the race.

Fastest Lap Jenson Button 1:38.766 in round 54.

Next race: Formula 1 2010 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone) 9-11 July


RACE Results – Valencia
01. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1:40:29.571
02. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) +5.0
03. Jenson Button (McLaren) +7.6
04. Rubens Barrichello (Williams) +20.6
05. Robert Kubica (Renault) +22.1
06. Adrian Sutil (Force India)  + 25.1
07. Kamui Kobayashi (BMW Sauber) +30.9
08. Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) +31.2
09. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) +32.8
10. Pedro de la Rosa (BMW Sauber) +42.4
11. Vitaly Petrov (Renault) +43.2
12. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes GP) +44.3
13. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Force India) +45.8
14. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) +46.6
15. Jaime Alguersuari (Toro Rosso) +48.2
16. Michael Schumacher (Mercedes GP) +48.8
17. Lucas di Grassi (Virgin) +1 laps
18. Timo Glock (Virgin Cosworth) +2 Laps
19. Karun Chandhok (HRT) +2 laps

DRIVER STANDINGS / Points
01. Lewis Hamilton – 127
02. Jenson Button – 121
03. Sebastian Vettel – 115
04. Mark Webber – 103
05. Fernando Alonso – 96
06. Robert Kubica – 83
07. Nico Rosberg – 74
08. Felipe Massa – 67
09. Michael Schumacher – 34
10. Adrian Sutil – 31
11. Rubens Barrichello – 19
12. Vitantonio Liuzzi – 12
13. Kamui Kobayashi – 7
14. Sebastien Buemi – 5
15. Vitaly Petrov – 6
16. Jaime Alguersuari – 3
17. Pedro de la Rosa – 1
16. Jaime Alguersuari – 3
17. Pedro de la Rosa – 1
18. Nico Hulkenberg – 1

CONSTRUCTOR STANDINGS / Points
01. McLaren Mercedes – 248
02. Red Bull Racing Renault – 218
03. Ferrari – 163
04. Mercedes GP – 108
05. Renault F1 Team – 89
06. Force India F1 – 43
07. Williams Cosworth – 20
08. Scuderia Torro Rosso – 12
09. BMW Sauber F1 Team – 8
10. Lotus F1 Cosworth – 0
11. HRT Hispania Racing – 0
12. Virgin Cosworth – 0

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