Nico Hulkenberg secured his first and only pole position in F1 career after being fastest in Williams FW32 in mixed conditions at Interlagos after beating both Red Bull drivers by more than a second.

After the dramatic first F1 race in Korea, where Alonso celebrated in rainy conditions and both Red Bull drivers didn’t finish, Alonso took the championship lead with 11 points more than Webber and 25 points more than Vettel.

The Brazilian GP qualifying were held in rainy conditions, but the track was drying fast and drivers used slick tyres in Q3.

Hulkenberg-Brazil-2010-Interlagod-pole-position-Photo-Williams

Under such conditions, Nico Hulkenberg, who switched early to slick tyres, secured pole position with as many as 1.049 seconds ahead of Vettel and 1.167 seconds ahead of Webber.

Hulkenberg in his William FW32 did not have a chance against a faster cars in a dry race, so Red Bull drivers Vettel and Webber won easily, and Alonso came third from the fifth on the grid and kept the lead in the championship.

Red Bull has secured the constructors’ championship one race to go, but they also had a tough decision – to put all the cards on Webber, who had 14 points more than Vettel, or to let Vettel win ahead of Webber to have both drivers in the hunt in the Abu Dhabi final.

Brazilian GP F1 2010 race Senna S Photo Ferrari

Red Bull finally decided not to interfere in the outcome of the race and let Vettel win while Alonso led with eight points more than Webber and 15 points more than Vettel.

“We’re the Constructor’s Champions 2010! Congratulations to everyone here and at Milton Keynes, this is their achievement,” Vettel said.

“This year it was a pleasure to drive this car, we had ups and downs, but we always tried to make the car faster.”

“Today we had a straightforward race without any problems.”

Brazilian GP F1 2010 podium Photo Ferrari

RESULTS

1. 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull/Renault 71 1:33:11.803
2. 6 Mark Webber Red Bull/Renault 71 1:33:16.046 4.243
3. 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 1:33:18.610 6.807
4. 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren/Mercedes 71 1:33:26.437 14.634
5. 1 Jenson Button McLaren/Mercedes 71 1:33:27.396 15.593
6. 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 1:33:47.123 35.320
7. 3 M.Schumacher Mercedes 71 1:33:55.259 43.456
8. 10 Nico Hülkenberg Williams/Cosworth 70 1:33:35.966 1 lap
9. 11 Robert Kubica Renault 70 1:33:37.144 1 lap
10. 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber/Ferrari 70 1:33:37.615 1 lap
11. 17 J.Alguersuari Toro Rosso/Ferrari 70 1:33:44.982 1 lap
12. 14 Adrian Sutil Force India/Mercedes 70 1:33:45.492 1 lap
13. 16 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso/Ferrari 70 1:33:58.288 1 lap
14. 9 R.Barrichello Williams/Cosworth 70 1:33:58.320 1 lap
15. 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 1:33:59.032 1 lap
16. 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 1:33:59.733 1 lap
17. 22 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber/Ferrari 70 1:34:00.983 1 lap
18. 19 H.Kovalainen Lotus/Cosworth 69 1:34:17.620 2 laps
19. 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus/Cosworth 69 1:34:18.462 2 laps
20. 24 Timo Glock Virgin/Cosworth 69 1:34:24.680 2 laps
21. 21 Bruno Senna HRT/Cosworth 69 1:34:25.912 2 laps
22. 20 Christian Klien HRT/Cosworth 65 1:34:26.440 6 laps
(23) 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin/Cosworth 62 1:33:44.729 DNF
(16) 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India/Mercedes 49 1:04:23.913 Spun off

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