2010 European GP: The F1 Fanatic Unofficial race programme (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rubens Barrichello won last year's European Grand Prix
Rubens Barrichello won last year's European Grand Prix

Have all the important information for this weekend?s European Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the track:

The race

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2010 European Grand Prix – Session times, support race information and more

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The track

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.

The weather

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 ?ǣ 10:00 ?ǣ 11:30 (09:00 ?ǣ 10:30)
European Grand Prix Free practice 2 ?ǣ 14:00 ?ǣ 15:30 (13:00 ?ǣ 14:30)

Saturday 26th June 2010

European Grand Prix Free practice 3 ?ǣ 11:00 ?ǣ 12:00 (10:00 ?ǣ 11:00)
European Grand Prix Qualifying ?ǣ 14:00 (13:00)

Sunday 27th June 2010

European Grand Prix ?ǣ 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

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

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

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12 comments on “2010 European GP: The F1 Fanatic Unofficial race programme (Video)”

  1. I hate to put a downer on the weekend before it even begins, but I’ve got a feeling I’ll be turning over at 3 to watch the football, the sooner this track is gone the better.

    1. seeing as the race is 100% gaurenteed to have finished by then, i wouldnt be too worried

  2. uh, keith, typo, ferrary

    1. Fixed, thanks.

  3. Heikki Kovalainen just tweeted saying he is in Geneva after not getting a take off slot so has to drive 1200km to Valencia!

    Fairuz Fauzy might get a go tomorrow in practice?

  4. The McLaren front row lockout is not out of the question, but i expect Ferrari do do rather better than last year and i think it is very unlikely of either Rubens or Mercedes GP repeating their win of last year.

  5. HounslowBusGarage
    24th June 2010, 20:20

    Look at the empty seats behind the cars in Keith’s editorial shot. And that was with two(?) Spanish drivers in the race.
    Wonder if it will be better this year?

  6. I saw on the formula1.com that they expect fog during the Friday & Saturday session?

  7. I wouldn’t be suprised if this track produces a spectical of a race this weekend and Keith can make this the comment of the day after it does. :)

    1. Oh, how much i am looking forward to seeing your comment reach COTD after the race!

  8. i bet no driver can draw this circuit so many similar corners i like it but maybe not for racing we hav to wait till sunday

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