The 2010 Formula 1 race-by-race review
The 2010 season produced the closest world championship fight in Formula 1 history. Here is AUTOSPORT.com's recap of the year, event by event
Round 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
Sakhir, March 14
Sebastian Vettel led most of the way from pole but dropped back to fourth when an exhaust problem robbed the Renault engine in the back of his Red Bull RB6 of power on lap 34.
That handed victory to Fernando Alonso on his Ferrari debut, leading home team-mate Felipe Massa after passing him at the start and charging away once the pair had passed Vettel.
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