Weekend review and results round-up
|Monday, October 25th 2010, 05:05 GMT|
After all the months of uncertainty, the biggest story of the weekend was that the Korean Grand Prix actually happened, as though the track and its surroundings were not in perfect shape, the scene that greeted the drivers at Yeongam was much better than some had feared.
Once the race finally got underway, after an endless rain delay and safety car period, it provided some of the most significant action of the championship campaign, with disasters for Red Bull and Jenson Button meaning that the victorious Fernando Alonso now has the edge in the title fight, and second-place finisher Lewis Hamilton has a chance once again.
Various tweaks were made to the track and procedures during the weekend to address drivers' concerns, leading to suggestions that drivers should be allowed to play a greater role in decision making in the future. Many were also in the spotlight as the final movements of the 2010/2011 'silly season' shook out, with the fate of Williams's Nico Hulkenberg now a key question.
Away from Formula 1, Sebastien Ogier did his utmost to beat Sebastien Loeb in Catalunya, but the World Rally champion claimed yet another win.
There is a sign that Jimmie Johnson might not have it all his own way in the NASCAR title fight, though, with Denny Hamlin closing in by winning at Martinsville.
Davide Rigon claimed his second Superleague title - this time in the colours of Belgian club Anderlecht - after a typically fraught event at Navarra, where the bill-sharing GT1 races saw dominantion by Reiter Lamborghini drivers Ricardo Zonta and Frank Kechele.
V8 Supercar also provided plenty of thrills this weekend, as the regulars were joined by a host of international guest stars for two epic long-distance races in Surfers Paradise.
The F1 sessions
The F1 headlines
The motorsport action