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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Vettel Penalty | Webber Win

Sebastian Vettel's mistake, backing Alonso into the field behind the safety car resulted in a stop-go penalty and cost him the race.

On BBC David Coulthard opined on lap 18 that Vettel may back up Alonso under the safety car to allow Webber to take his tyre change and still give Red Bull a one-two victory.  This would have been useful but Vettel, saying after the race he was sleeping was adjudged to have allowed too big a gap to the safety car and was penalised.

Whatever the case Webber now retakes the lead in the drivers championship.

McLaren had a bad day with Hamilton retiring with transmission problems and Button coming in eighth.

Schumacher and Barrichello had a late skirmish which resulted in Barrichello calling this the most dangerous move he had ever been subjected to in his career.  Had the concrete barrier been any longer he may have been squeezed into the wall.  Schumacher denied any malicious intent.  He was given a ten place grid penalty for the next race by the stewards.

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