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Character Cup 2010 - How the voting unfolded for another year of driver polling

Published by Ryan Gault

The second incarnation of the Character Cup started in July 2010. This time, 24 drivers will be involved in the process, splitting the draw into three. The finalists from 2009, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, were ‘seeded’ and placed at opposite ends of the draw. With the way the draw is structured, the final will consist of three drivers instead of the usual two.


Character Cup Statistics
Duration14th Jul – 7th Aug 2010
WinnerKarun Chandhok
Runner-upRubens Barrichello/Bruno Senna
Average voters206.08
Total votes2,473


All 24 drivers from the 12 teams in the 2010 F1 season. Despite Sakon Yamamoto racing on a regular basis for Hispania, the two original drivers of Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok will perform in the character cup.


Round 1
DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
14th JulyVitaly Petrov175Fernando Alonso168
15th JulyNico Hülkenberg97Sébastian Buemi93
16th JulyRubens Barrichello142Lucas di Grassi30
17th JulyJenson Button135Adrian Sutil32
18th JulyMichael Schumacher135Pedro de la Rosa101
19th JulyLewis Hamilton121Vitantonio Liuzzi65
20th JulyBruno Senna158Jaime Alguersuari126
21st JulyFelipe Massa116Kamui Kobayashi94
22nd JulyKarun Chandhok190Jarno Trulli26
23rd JulyMark Webber98Robert Kubica47
24th JulyTimo Glock69Nico Rosberg63
25th JulyHeikki Kovalainen120Sebastian Vettel70

The result intially had Alguesuari winning by 3 votes. However after suspicious voting patterns, 35 votes were removed from his total handing Senna the win.

Knocked Out: Fernando Alonso, Sébastian Buemi, Lucas di Grassi, Adrian Sutil, Pedro de la Rosa, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Jaime Alguersuari, Kamui Kobayashi, Jarno Trulli, Robert Kubica, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel

Round 2
DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
26th JulyVitaly Petrov179Nico Hülkenberg84
27th JulyRubens Barrichello129Jenson Button124
29th JulyLewis Hamilton135Michael Schumacher116
30th JulyBruno Senna78Felipe Massa77
31st JulyKarun Chandhok156Mark Webber99
1st AugustHeikki Kovalainen104Timo Glock54

Knocked Out: Nico Hülkenberg, Jenson Button, Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber, Timo Glock.

Semi Finals
DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
3rd AugustRubens Barrichello162Vitaly Petrov152
4th AugustBruno Senna139Lewis Hamilton135
5th AugustKarun Chandhok112Heikki Kovalainen70

Knocked Out: Vitaly Petrov, Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen

DateWinnerVotesRunner upVotes
7th AugustKarun Chandhok169Rubens Barrichello127
Bruno Senna47

Brackets View

Character Cup 2010 brackets