2010 Turkish Grand Prix

Turkish Grand Prix

Sunday, May 30, 2010
Round:
7
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
58
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Petrov, 1m29.165
Country:
Turkey
Circuit:
2010 season:
Report

After following both Vettel and Webber for 39 and a half laps, Lewis Hamilton was given the Turkish Grand Prix on a plate when the two Red Bulls collided. Webber has been on a role for the past two races, while Vettel has struggled to match his pace, so when he was presented with an opportunity to pass his Australian team-mate on the 40th lap it would have seemed like a golden opportunity to take the initiative back. However, there was no way that Webber was going to make it easy so he held station, with enough room on his left for Vettel’s car. Vettel made it past, but crucially moved over too early and hit the side of his team-mate’s car. Webber managed to carry on and finish third, however, Vettel wasn’t so lucky and had to retire on the spot. We’ve seen tangles on the track with team-mates before, but this one will no doubt add to the tension in the Red Bull camp.

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