Where the 2010 title was lost

Where the 2010 title was lost

Sebastian Vettel's championship victory left his four title rivals to rue the crucial moments of points loss that caused their defeats. Mark Glendenning selects the key moments where it all went wrong

Attempting to isolate one moment above all others as being critical to a driver's championship hopes is asking for trouble. The points on offer are the same for all races, so crashing out of fourth place in Melbourne will cost you just as much as crashing out of fourth at Interlagos.

What is different in the second half of the season is context. The championship battle has taken shape, and the significance of points lost – or salvaged – is more readily apparent.

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