If there is one thing we can definitely say about the 2010 F1 season is that it was completely unpredictable and exciting all the way through. With four drivers still in with a chance of taking the driver's title, it was heart in the mouth stuff for McLaren, Ferrari, and Red Bull fans all over the globe.
Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit was the final venue on this year's calendar. Sebastian Vettel had a good start to the race holding to his pole position and managing to just get away from second place Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile Jenson Button managed to steal third place from Fernando Alonso thanks to a better start. But barely thirty seconds into the race the safety car had to be deployed due to a collision between Michael Schumacher and Vitantonio Liuzzi, bringing an end to Schumacher's lacklustre season.
With the safety car having returned to the pits, Vettel then went on to dominate the race, with Hamilton following close.
No doubt Mark Webber did not have the race which would have given him the championship. Having to return to the pits early to have his tyres changed, thanks to slight contact with the barriers, this effectively meant that he would only have an 8th place finish.
And with the Ferrari team concerned with defending their chances of a driver's championship by playing it close with Webber, Alonso pitted in shortly after Webber. This move would cost him the championship as he would would fall way back on the fourth place he needed to be champion. That and the fact that he could not get past Renault's Vitaly Petrov. A 7th place finish meant that he would not be a three time world champion this year.
With the Schumacher-Liuzzi collision being the only major incident of the race, Vettel continued to dominate the race right up to the checkered flag. Lewis Hamilton finished the race in second place with Jenson Button in third. The McLaren 2-3 finish means that the team has been placed second on the Constructor's standing.
The season's unpredictability served as a great lead up to Vettel's victory. We also saw a little resentment from Alonso towards Petrov, as he shook his fist in disapproval towards the Russian after the race was over. Next year sees the introduction of new rules, most important being the use of Pirelli tyres. We can only hope that the 2011 season is as excting as this year's.