Sebastian Vettel wins 2010 title
Following his season closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory, an emotional Sebastian Vettel was crowned the youngest Formula One drivers champion in F1 history at 23 years and 106 days old.
The German produced a faultless drive from Pole Position to the chequered flag while main title contender Fernando Alonso kissed his drivers' championship hopes goodbye after a mistimed a pit stop meant the Ferrari was found way down in the traffic for the majority of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
"It has been an incredible journey, to lead the championship after the last race is unbelievable," Vettel said. "It's been extremely intense and a tough season mentally."
And while Red Bull celebrated the drivers and constructors' championship double, Ferrari were left to review their team strategy, one which most likely cost Alonso a drivers title;
"After the race, it is always very easy to see the best strategy," said the Ferrari driver. "If we didn't stop, Webber probably would have overtaken us. If we stopped we cover from Webber but let Petrov and Rosberg in front so it was a very difficult call."
"We made a wrong strategy for three reasons," he said. "We marked a rival with two cars, we were unduly concerned about the wear rate of the soft tires, and we did not take into consideration the difficulty of getting past other cars on the track."
Here at William Hill, we already have prices out for the 2011 F1 Drivers' and Constructors' championships.
2011 Drivers' Championship betting:
Sebastian Vettel 2/1 favourite,Fernando Alonso 3/1, Lewis Hamilton 10/3, Mark Webber 9/1, Jenson Button 12/1, Michael Schumacher 12/1 Felipe Massa 16/1, Nico Rosberg 20/1, Robert Kubica 25/1, Adrian Sutil 66/1, Vitaly Petrov 100/1, Nico Hulkenburg 100/1, Rubens Barrichello100/1 Kamui Kobayashi 100/1.
2011 Constructors Championship betting:
Red Bull 11/8, Ferrari 5/2, McLaren 5/2, Mercedes GO 8/1, Renault 12/1, Williams 33/1, Force India 40/1, BMW Sauber 80/1, Lotus 100/1, Toro Rosso 150/1, HRT500/1, Virgin 500/1.