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Here are the notes from the 2010 F1 Season Review show:
Red Bull-Renault: Favoritism or did Webber blink? Should have won by 200 pts
498 pts 9 wins/15 poles/6 FL
Vettel (1st) 5/10/3/256 pts – Incredibly fast, dubious passer but still a Champion
Webber (3rd) 4/5/3/242 pts – Fastest conspiracy theorist on the grid – secret injury did him in.
McLaren-Mercedes: Losing their way, in a friendly fashion.
454 pts 5 wins/1 pole/6 FL
Hamilton (4th) 3/1/5/240 pts – too many breakdown, mentally and mechanically.
Button (5th) 2/0/1/214 pts – beautiful racecraft, lousy qualifying.
Ferrari: Too little, too late…and team order make it a one-car team.
396 pts 5 wins/2 poles/5 FL
Alonso (2nd) 5/2/5/252 pts – grabbed the team by the scruff of the neck
Massa (6th) 144 pts – wilted into the Spaniard’s shadow
Mercedes: liking the old guard too much
Rosberg (7th) 142 pts – made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
Schumacher (9th) 72 pts – is Ross Brawn the only one that still believes?
Renault: almost there is not enough for Renault
163 pts 2 FL
Kubica (8th) 0/0/1 136 pts – really showed his talent as undoubted team leader
Petrov (13th) 0/0/1 27 pts – struggled a lot but finished strong
Williams-Cosworth: paying for its independence but still moving on up.
69 pts 1 pole
Barrichello (10th) 47 pts – the old man still has the fire…and the pace.
Hulkenburg (14th) 0/1/0 22 pts – slow start, fast finish, much promise.
Force India-Mercedes: Promise then backsliding after major defections.
Sutil (11th) 47 pts – steady if unspectacular. The clock is ticking – do something soon.
Liuzzi (15th) 21 pts – too many excuses, not enough performance.
Sauber-Ferrari: finds a diamond in the rough. Respectable performance after a last minute entry.
Kobayashi (12th) 32 pts – discovery of the season…after he stopped hitting things.
De la Rosa (17th) 6 pts – lots of experience, not enough speed.
Heidfeld (18th) 6 pts – lots of experience and still has the speed.
Toro Rosso-Ferrari: Worst of the Best, but at least now a real manufacturer.
Buemi (16th) 8 pts – quietly did the job, when the wheels stayed on.
Alguersauri (19th) 5 pts – rough start, better finish.
Lotus-Cosworth: Best of the Rest
Kovalainen – showed he has driving and firefighting skills. A great asset to the team.
Trulli – still has the speed, and still has the “it’s not my fault” attitude.
HRT-Cosworth: simply making up the numbers. A disaster from the beginning, it didn’t get better.
Chandhok / Yamamoto / Klien / Senna – all proof that simply driving in an F1 race has huge allure, despite absolutely NO chance of being competitive.
Virgin Racing-Cosworth: learning a lot. Now they need to prove they won’t make the same mistakes again.
Glock – showed grit and patience, though it may not be rewarded.
De Grassi – too many rookie mistakes to warrant another chance
Look for the 2011 season preview podcast in about one week.