Formula 1 opens and closes season near Dubai

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The 2010 Formula One season is the 61st Formula One season. The season’s first race was held on March 14 in Bahrain, whereas the last race will be held in Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, both of them in the GCC, very close to Dubai.

Driven by desire to push into new markets — primarily in the Middle East — the sport is witnessing a boom in track construction and investment. The greatest spending spree has been in the Middle East, where an estimated $11.3 billion has been spent on motor sports in the past five years.

This is also a signal of a changing global economic asset.

A new points system has been ratified for 2010, in response to the increased grid. Since 2003, points had been awarded to the top eight finishers: ten points for first, eight for second, six for third and all the way down to one for eighth place. The 2010 system is as follows:

Points

Position

10º

Old (from 2003 to 2009)

10

8

6

5

4

3

2

1

2010

25

18

15

12

10

8

6

4

2

1

List of cars running in 2010 Formula1 Championship

Team

Telaio

Launch date

Launch location

Ferrari F10 January, 28th Maranello (ITALY)
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 January, 29th Newbury (UK)
BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 January, 31st Valencia (ES)
Renault R30 January, 31st Valencia (ES)
Mercedes Petronas MGP W01 February, 1st Valencia (ES)
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 February, 1st Valencia (ES)
Williams-Cosworth FW32 February, 1st Valencia (ES)
Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 February, 3rd On-line
Force India-Mercedes VJM03 February, 9th On-line
Red Bull-Renault RB6 February, 10th Jerez de la Frontiera (ES)
Lotus-Cosworth T127 February, 12nd Londra (UK)
HRT-Cosworth F110 March, 4st Murcia (ES)

…list of teams…

Team

Constructor

Chassis

Engine

N.

Official Drivers

Third driver

Test Driver

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

MP4-25 Mercedes FO 108X

1

Jenson Button not designed Gary Paffett

2

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team

Mercedes

MGP W01 Mercedes FO 108X

3

Michael Schumacher Nick Heidfeld

4

Nico Rosberg
Red Bull Racing

Red Bull

RB6 Renault RS27-2010

5

Sebastian Vettel Brendon Hartley
Daniel Ricciardo

6

Mark Webber
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

Ferrari

F10 Ferrari 056

7

Felipe Massa Giancarlo Fisichella Marc Gené
Luca Badoer

8

Fernando Alonso
AT&T Williams

Williams

FW32 Cosworth CA2010

9

Rubens Barrichello not designed Valtteri Bottas

10

Nicolas Hülkenbeng
Renault F1 Team

Renault

R30 Renault RS27-2010

11

Robert Kubica Ho-Pin Tung Jérôme d’Ambrosio
Jan Charouz

12

Vitalij Petrov
Force India F1 Team

Force India

VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X

14

Adrian Sutil not designed Paul di Resta

15

Vitantonio Liuzzi
Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

STR5 Ferrari 056

16

Sébastien Buemi Brendon Hartley
Daniel Ricciardo

17

Jaime Alguersuari
Lotus F1 Racing

Lotus

T127 Cosworth CA2010

18

Jarno Trulli Fairuz Fauzy

19

Heikki Kovalainen
HRT F1 Team

Hispania

F110 Cosworth CA2010ù

20

Karun Chandhok To Be Defined To Be Defined

21

Bruno Senna
BMW Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

C29 Ferrari 056

22

Pedro de la Rosa To Be Defined To Be Defined

23

Kamui Kobayashi
Virgin Racing

Virgin

VR-01 Cosworth CA2010

24

Timo Glock not designed Luiz Razia
Andy Soucek

25

Lucas Di Grassi

…and the calendar

nd

Race Title

Grand Prix

Circuit

Date

Time

Local

UTC

1

Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 14 March 15:00 12:00

2

Qantas Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 28 March 17:00 06:00

3

Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 4 April 16:00 08:00

4

Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP Shanghai International Circuit 18 April 15:00 07:00

5

Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 9 May 14:00 12:00

6

Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 16 May 14:00 12:00

7

Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Istanbul Park 30 May 15:00 12:00

8

Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 13 June 12:00 16:00

9

Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe European GP Valencia Street Circuit 27 June 14:00 12:00

10

Santander British Grand Prix British GP Silverstone Circuit 11 July 13:00 12:00

11

Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Hockenheimring 25 July 14:00 12:00

12

Magyar Nagydíjù Hungarian GP Hungaroring, Budapest 1 August 14:00 12:00

13

Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 29 August 14:00 12:00

14

Gran Premio Santander d’Italia Italian GP Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 September 14:00 12:00

15

SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Marina Bay Street Circuit 26 September 20:00 12:00

16

Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 10 October 15:00 06:00

17

Korean Grand Prix Korean GP Korean International Circuit, Yeongam 24 October 15:00 06:00

18

Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil Brazilian GP Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 7 November 14:00 16:00

19

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP Yas Marina Circuit 14 November 17:00 13:00

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