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F1 GP Hockenheimring German 2010: Alonso team-order win

Sunday, July 25, 2010 0 comments

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Fernando Alonso finally won the race at the Hockenheimring circuit, Sunday (25/07/2010). However, did he win due to team orders from Ferrari.

In the race, the Ferrari duo straight dominant since the beginning of the race. Alonso and Felipe Massa successfully taken over the course of the race from Sebastian Vettel who appeared occupying pole position. Massa was in front, followed by Alonso behind him.

However, there are allegations of mass gives the leading position to Alonso on lap 49. The indication is the command of the mechanical mass, Rob Smudley, on lap 47. At that time Smudley told Massa, "Alonso faster than you. Do you understand the purpose of this message?"

Massa was like no time against the pass Alonso.

Alonso then swayed and finally won this race. Massa, who had never won again after the Brazilian GP in 2008, eventually had to settle for second place finish in the sequence.

The road Racing

Ferrari duo made a good start. Sebastian Vettel who started the race from the pole to try pass Fernando Alonso who started from second position.

However, an effort that German drivers actually futile. Instead he must go down to third. Alonso's second place is maintained. Meanwhile, the other Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa managed to exploit the situation to seize the leading position.

Yellow flag was flown shortly after the start due to a collision between the Toro Rosso duo. Sebastien Buemi rear wing off, as well as the front wing Jamie Alguersuari, so they too must enter the pits.

Meanwhile up front, Lewis Hamilton managed to pass Mark Webber for fourth place. He now lies behind Vettel.

Massa in pole position continues accelerate the car. For a while, he succeeded in winning by 1.5 seconds over Alonso.

Entering his 15th lap, Button instead of taking over the race. This happened after the original drivers speeding in front of the entrance pit stop position for
change a tire. McLaren was being followed by the Ferrari duo.

Button also had time to 4.3 seconds ahead of Massa on lap 21. Meanwhile, Alonso was behind Massa, still looking for an opportunity to overtake and go up to order two.

Button finally entered the pit a lap later, making the two leading positions occupied by the Ferrari duo. Out from the pit, Button was in fifth position, ahead of Webber, but in the back of Hamilton.

Massa still outperformed Alonso on lap 23. Behind them are Vettel, Hamilton, Button and Webber sequentially. On this lap, Massa managed to excel up to 1.8 seconds over Alonso.

Massa continues to lead until lap-28. From the team radio, sounding instructions. "Keep on like this, you can win," he told Ferrari's Massa said.

Thirty-lap race progresses, the three leading sequence is still occupied by Massa, Alonso and Vettel. A convoy of both lead time 15 seconds over Hamilton, Button and Webber.

Hamilton still insist to pursue the three positions; which means a place at the podium. He continued to cut the time to finally "only" is 10 seconds behind Vettel. Still too far away to Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Massa still had not passed by Alonso. In fact, Brazilian racing driver was faster. Massa is now 3.2 seconds ahead of Alonso.

However, the dominance of mass only until mid-race course. Right on lap 49, eventually overtaking Alonso and took over the leadership race. There are indications that Ferrari did team orders do recall the invisible mass of resistance when passed.

Ferrari did team orders indications related to the team radio conversations in the previous two laps. Mechanics Massa, Rob Smudley says, "Alonso faster than you. Do you understand the purpose of this message?" Smudley like giving a "code" that prompted mass aside.

In the end, Alonso continues to maintain its position above the average mass of excellence in up to three seconds. This Spaniard finally won the race with Massa behind him. While Vettel finishing in the top three to complete the podium.

Race standings

P. Driver Team Time
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:27:38.864
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari + 4.196
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull + 5.121
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren + 26.896
5 Jenson Button McLaren + 29.482
6 Mark Webber Red Bull + 43.606
7 Robert Kubica Renault at 1 lap
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP at 1 lap
9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP at 1 lap
10 Vitaly Petrov Renault at 1 lap
11 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber at 1 lap
12 Rubens Barrichello Williams at 1 lap
13 Nico H├╝lkenberg Williams at 1 lap
14 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber at 1 lap
15 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso at 1 lap
16 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India at 2 laps
17 Adrian Sutil Force India at 2 laps
18 Timo Glock Virgin at 3 laps
19 Bruno Senna Hispania at 4 laps
20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus at 11 laps (DNF)
21 Lucas Di Grassi Virgin at 17 laps (DNF)
22 Sakon Yamamoto Hispania at 48 laps (DNF)
23 Jarno Trulli Lotus at 64 laps (DNF)
24 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso at 66 laps (DNF)
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