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Character Cup - Final, Rubens Barrichello vs. Karun Chandhok vs. Bruno Senna

The last vote of our 2010 competition, with three F1 contenders

Sidepodcast: Character Cup - Final, Rubens Barrichello vs. Karun Chandhok vs. Bruno Senna

by Christine

At last, we have reached the final of the 2010 Character Cup. Your many, many votes have allowed us to whittle down 24 drivers to the last three - and now you get to choose who will take home the (not actually real) cup. Remember, there are 24 hours for you to make your decision, and choose wisely, as you have three guys to evaluate, and from where I'm sitting... they're all lovely!

Character Cup 2010 - Round 2, Vitaly Petrov vs. Nico Hülkenberg

Another round begins as we continue to judge F1's personalities

Sidepodcast: Character Cup 2010 - Round 2, Vitaly Petrov vs. Nico Hülkenberg

by Christine

Welcome to the second round of our 2010 Character Cup. We have whittled down our 24 starting drivers to just 12 competitors, and now they will go head to head to make it through to what should be called the semi-finals, but will have to be called round 3 as there are more than two matches. Today we begin with Renault's Vitaly Petrov and Williams' Nico Hulkenberg.

Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Heikki Kovalainen vs. Sebastian Vettel

F1's newest champion takes on another popular Finn

Sidepodcast: Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Heikki Kovalainen vs. Sebastian Vettel

by Christine

Here we are, then, with the last matchup of our first round. We have whittled 24 drivers down to half that, and set up six fascinating pairings for the second round. We'll likely take a day off before the second round gets underway, but before that, it's time to vote on today's drivers. We've got Lotus man Heikki Kovalainen against Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel.

Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Mark Webber vs. Robert Kubica

Australian honesty against Polish popularity, it's another F1 match-up

Sidepodcast: Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Mark Webber vs. Robert Kubica

by Christine

Poor Trulli. I mean, we knew someone was going to have to face up to the might of Karun Chandhok, but I do feel very sorry for him. Never mind, though, we must turn our attention to this next matchup - as we start to draw towards the end of round 1. Today we've got the ever-honest Red Bull man Mark Webber, against the quiet but deadly Renault guy Robert Kubica.

Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Karun Chandhok vs. Jarno Trulli

Knowledge versus wine in the next heat of our F1 personality contest

Sidepodcast: Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Karun Chandhok vs. Jarno Trulli

by Christine

Massa's battled against Kobayashi was a lot closer than we'd anticipated, as has a lot of this first round been. It seems as though we're getting to know the character of the drivers much more than in 2009, as quite often people can't decide where to place their votes. Let's see how it goes with this pairing though, the temporarily ousted Karun Chandhok, and the ever-resiliant Jarno Trulli.

Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Bruno Senna vs. Jaime Alguersuari

Brazil goes head to head with Spain in the next heat of the first round

Sidepodcast: Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Bruno Senna vs. Jaime Alguersuari

by Christine

Liuzzi put up the best battle he could but it was Hamilton who secured a place in the second round, lining up a match with none other than Michael Schumacher. That is days ahead of us, though, and for now, we turn our attention to this first round pairing. We've got the brand new (and apparently replaceable) Bruno Senna facing off against the other Spaniard, Jaime Alguersuari.

Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Michael Schumacher vs. Pedro de la Rosa

How has Schumi's comeback affected his standing with F1 fans?

Sidepodcast: Character Cup 2010 - Round 1, Michael Schumacher vs. Pedro de la Rosa

by Christine

Poor Sutil. You'd imagine that if he'd faced off against anyone rather than Jenson Button, he might have had a better shot at making it into the next round. As it stands, Jenson made the break, and so we turn our attention to the next matchup. This time we're looking at a multi-world champion who has made a rather lacklustre comeback, to a long-standing test driver who's trying his hand at a race drive.