How team-mates fared against each other

How team-mates fared against each other

The 2010 season wasn't just fought closely between multiple teams, there were also battles being won and lost within each team. Tony Dodgins explores the dynamics between the drivers in the leading outfits

The fascinating dynamic of 2010 was team-mate rivalry within a world championship battle that promised a four-way team scrap and did actually deliver a three-way fight. It meant that, barring Robert Kubica and Nico Rosberg, practically all the drivers you suspect might have a championship in them, were racing at the front.

The perception and the facts are often different things. If someone asked me about relative team-mate pace in 2010, I'd have said that Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were closest, Lewis Hamilton had a similar qualifying advantage over Jenson Button as Fernando Alonso did over Felipe Massa, and that Michael Schumacher had the biggest deficit, about four tenths from Nico Rosberg.

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