Wondering whether we might see our first decent race in Valencia this year I wrote this in the European Grand Prix preview: The best we can hope for is a similar situation to what happened in Turkey, with the faster McLarens and probably Ferraris starting behind the Red Bulls and a battle for the lead … Continue reading Can McLaren and Ferrari pressure Red Bull? (European GP pre-race analysis)
European Grand Prixqualifying in pictures Sebastien Buemi was happy with his best qualifying position of the year at Valencia but said he could have qualified in the top ten. The Toro Rosso driver blamed Rubens Barrichello for holding him up on his best lap in Q2: It?óÔé¼Ôäós my best qualifying result of the season and … Continue reading Buemi blames Barrichello for missing Q3
European Grand Prixqualifying in pictures Mercedes suffered their worst performance in qualifying for the second race in a row. Tenth and 13th on the grid in Canada two weeks ago had been their worst to date. But Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will start tomorrow’s Eureopean Grand Prix from 12th and 15th respectively after both … Continue reading Poor qualifying disappoints Mercedes
Say what you like about the Valencia Street Track – at least the photographers can get close to the cars and snap some cracking close-ups. Practice had led us to expect an unusual result in qualifying but it turned into another battle between Red Bull and McLaren. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying for … Continue reading European GP Qualifying in pictures
The Red Bull duo locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel heading Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton looked able to get between the two RB6s but made a mistake on his final lap and had to settle for third. The two Ferraris line up fourth and fifth … Continue reading Red Bull claim the front row again in Valencia (European GP qualifying)
Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’37.587Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber 1’37.662Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Lewis Hamilton 1’37.969McLaren-Mercedes 4. Fernando Alonso 1’38.075Ferrari Row 3 5. Felipe Massa 1’38.127Ferrari 6. Robert Kubica 1’38.137Renault Row 4 7. Jenson Button 1’38.210McLaren-Mercedes 8. Nico H?â??lkenberg 1’38.428Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Rubens Barrichello 1’38.428Williams-Cosworth 10. Vitaly Petrov 1’38.523Renault Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 European Grand Prix grid
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Sebastian Vettel was fastest in third practice at the European Grand Prix. He headed Robert Kubica and Mark Webber after a close final practice session in Valencia. There were some surprising names towards the top of the times sheets with Adrian Sutil setting fourth-fastest time and Rubens Barrichello sixth for Williams.
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It’s Grand Prix Saturday and you know what that means – get your predictions in here before final practice starts! Done that? Good, here’s the round-up: Links When is a street circuit really a street circuit? (The Jakarta Post) ESPN commentator Steve Slater, who also does PR for the Singapore Grand Prix, argues why that … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 26/6/2010