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Bring Back V10s: The day Red Bull nearly squandered first title

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Red Bull took its first Formula 1 world championship crown with Sebastian Vettel in 2010.

But two races before it was sealed, a double disaster at the Korean Grand Prix left Red Bull looking like it was about to squander its first drivers’ title.

And up to that moment, it was Mark Webber (who crashed out early) who’d appeared to be Red Bull’s best title hope not Vettel (whose engine failed while leading near the finish).

Our Bring Back V10s podcast ventures into V8 territory to relive everything that happened at Yeongam that weekend, which ended with Fernando Alonso seeming set to win his third F1 title in his first year at Ferrari.

Edd Straw and Karun Chandhok join Glenn Freeman for this episode, as Karun relives the unnerving F1 demo run he made at a track where construction work before its F1 debut was cut very fine and the inaugural race ended pretty much in darkness – even though it wasn’t supposed to be a night race.

ASK US ANYTHING! (about 1989-2005 F1) – Submit your questions for our end-of-series episode using the hashtag #BringBackV10s on Twitter, or you can email bringbackv10s@the-race.com.

Bring Back V10s is available through all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

And if you want early access to every single episode, join The Race Members’ Club.

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