If there was any doubt about the team to beat in 2010, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Weber have made it pretty clear: Red Bull Renault is the alpha male this season. Weber grabbed the pole, with teammate Vettel starting behind him in third. When the lights went out and the cars launched, it was all Sebastian Vettel; he passed second position starter Nico Rosberg and slipped inside Weber at the first corner. There was no serious threat to Red Bull’s lead from this point forward.
The race finished with Vettel taking the checkered flag, followed by Weber and then Rosberg, who gave the new Mercedes team their first podium finish. Rosberg’s teammate, Michael Schumacher, went out of the race on lap eight with a wheel nut failure.