Have all the important information for this weekend?σΤιΌΤδσs European Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the track:
2010 European Grand Prix preview – The three-way fight for supremacy between McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari is set to get even closer as Ferrari bring an important upgrade
2010 European Grand Prix – Session times, support race information and more
2010 European Grand Prix discussion ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ Going to the European Grand Prix this year? Find other fans who are going to be at the race.
Circuito Urbano Valencia spectators’ experiences ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ Read about fans?σΤιΌΤδσ experiences of going to the European Grand Prix.
It’s not well-loved by the fans and the drivers haven’t got much positive to say about it either.
The long Valencia street track comprises 25 corners, with a reasonably interesting sequence of bends towards the end of the lap. But most of the turns are very tight and slow.
The only thing you can say in its defence is it’s only held two races yet and perhaps it will improve with age. The race organisers have at least made a couple of changes to make it better to look at.
Ordinarily held in August, the Valencia race is being held two months earlier than usual but similar weather conditions are expected: three days of hot, dry running.
Read more: 2010 European Grand Prix weather forecast
Following the race live
We’ll be commenting live on the European Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:
Friday 25th June 2010
European Grand Prix Free practice 1 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 10:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 11:30 (09:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 10:30)
European Grand Prix Free practice 2 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 14:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 15:30 (13:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 14:30)
Saturday 26th June 2010
European Grand Prix Free practice 3 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 11:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 12:00 (10:00 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 11:00)
European Grand Prix Qualifying ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 14:00 (13:00)
Sunday 27th June 2010
European Grand Prix ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 14:00 (13:00)
Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.
More session times and live blog details here: European Grand Prix live blog and TV times
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2009 European Grand Prix highlights
Last year McLaren locked out the front row of the grid with their improving MP4-24.
But from an early stage the chasing Rubens Barrichello looked set to jump Lewis Hamilton for the lead in the pit stops – and sure enough he did.
Barrichello’s first win in almost five years was warmly received, the Brawn driver roundly applauded as he pulled into the pits. Meanwhile Luca Badoer, standing in for the injured Felipe Massa, endured the first of two woeful appearances for Ferrari.
2009 European Grand Prix review – Barrichello led home Hamilton and Raikkonen
European Grand Prix analysis – Claims after the race that a slow pit stop by McLaren had cost Hamilton a win proved wide of the mark
Previous European Grands Prix
2008 European GP (Valencia) – Felipe Massa flawless in Valencia victory
2007 European GP (Nurburgring) – Alonso wins crazy race
2006 European GP (Nurburgring) – Strategy eases Schumacher’s path to victory
2005 European GP (Nurburgring) – Raikkonen’s last-lap blowout hands Alonso win
1985 European GP (Brands Hatch) – First win for Mansell, first title for Prost
2010 European Grand Prix
- The physics of Webber’s Valencia crash
- Technical review: European Grand Prix
- Sauber “thrilled” by Kobayashi’s passes
- 2010 European Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Alonso retracts Valencia criticism
- FIA must learn from Valencia shambles
- Best finish of 2010 (Williams race review)
- Di Grassi shines (Virgin race review)
- Double finish at home (HRT race review)
- Buemi slips to ninth (STR race review)
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