F1 links: Toyota parting with Trulli & Williams

Motor racing-Toyota cast doubt on Trulli’s future John Howett suggests Jarno Trulli won't drive for Toyota next year: "We are in negotiation and we haven't reached an agreement and there is a possibility that we won't close the gap,. At the moment the gap is reasonably large. We have to say there is a very […]

European Grand Prix qualifying (pictures)


After a wretchedly dull race last year, Valencia isn’t the most popular stop on the F1 calendar with fans. But one a sunny day with some interesting scenery there’s a lot to like about the place. Have a look at these colourful pictures from today’s qualifying action.

Strategy could hand Barrichello an advantage (European GP fuel weights)

Rubens Barrichello is fuelled to pit three laps later than the two McLarens in front of him – but will it be enough to overcome the silver cars’ performance advantage? Jenson Button also has three more laps’ worth of fuel than Sebastian Vettel, giving him a strong chance of increasing his advantage in the championship […]

Hamilton leads McLaren one-two (European Grand Prix qualifying)

McLaren locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix at Valencia with Lewis Hamilton leading Heikki Kovalainen. But it could have been the other way around if Kovalainen hadn’t blown his final shot at a lap. And it was bad news for Ferrari’s Luca Badoer, who starts tomorrow’s race from […]

European Grand Prix grid

1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’39.498 2. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’39.532 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’39.563 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’39.789 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’39.821 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’40.144 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’40.185 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’40.236 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – […]

Tribute to Massa on Barrichello’s helmet

Rubens Barrichello has a tribute to Felipe Massa on his crash helmet at the European Grand Prix this weekend: Read more Felipe Massa crashes after being struck by debris during qualifying (Video) How hard was Massa hit?

Romain Grosjean arrives in F1 (pictures)


Another race, another rookie. Last time it was Jaime Alguersuari, and at Valencia we have Romain Grosjean making his Formula 1 debut. While team mate Fernando Alonso topped the times in the final session, Grosjean was 13th, 1.3s adrift. But how close will he be tomorrow? Here’s the first pictures of Grosjean competing in an […]

Luca Badoer’s F1 return (pictures)


Luca Badoer didn’t have the best return to F1, propping up the times sheets after the first session and only making it to 18th in the second. But the Ferrari driver insisted he was not worried about his performance – and this is, after all, only practice. Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali said: Given his situation […]

Make your European GP predictions now

We’ve had the first two practice sessions – now can you name who will fill the podium and take pole position this weekend? Enter your predictions below for your chance to win a selection of prizes.

Sebastian Vettel’s career in video (Part 2)


F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at Sebastian Vettel’s career to date with a look at his first two full seasons in F1. Sebastian Vettel is among the favorites to win the European Grand Prix at Valencia – he had the fastest time in Q2 last year and qualified sixthon the grid. But […]

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