2010 is over with the joy of the winners. Red Bull, with 15 pole-positions and ten victories, really deserves both titles. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel made an impressive record of ‘the youngest F1 winner in the history’ with 23 years old. While Mark Webber proved to be good enough for a first driver position.
The most disappointing would be the historic Michael Schumacher. Promised to fight for an eighth world-title, but after 19 races the German didn’t even make it on to the podium. Another disappointing man of the season would be Felipe Messa of Ferrari for that Let-Fernando-Pass incident in Germany. I mean, ok, it is all the team’s strategy. But how humiliating! He could have done better and I am sure next season he will fight for life.
For us STR, we ended the season with points (yay!). Jaime took the chequered flag to secure his second ninth place finish of the season. Overall it’s been a difficult year but the team is pretty happy with the result. Next year we will be flying with the new STR6, will make its track debut at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit on February 1 – the first day of 2011 Formula One testing for the new season. The launch will take place in the pit lane at the Spanish venue before the on-track action, expected to feature all 12 teams, gets underway.
Finally, we’d like to say good-bye to Bridgestone. Can’t wait to see our Advanti wheels with Pirelli on the new STR real soon!