Jenson Button, Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, Valencia, 2011

2011 European Grand Prix Thursday pictures

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See what the drivers and teams have been up to on Thursday at Valencia.

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Images ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, Renault/LAT, Williams/LAT, McLaren, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team, Sauber F1 Team, Team Lotus, Virgin Racing, Motioncompany, Pirelli

34 comments on “2011 European Grand Prix Thursday pictures”

  1. 2 things here:

    1- I really want a Paella now!!!!

    2- Heikki’s sunglasses are just ghastly!

    1. Haha, that was the first thing that came to my mind after I saw the HRT picture! However those glasses arent that bad….

    2. Just as ghastly as Kubica’s. You can find them in the forum.

      1. I actually like those glasses….

    3. MVEilenstein
      23rd June 2011, 19:51

      Me, too. I love paella.

      1. The last time I had paella i was sick, dodgy seafood. :-(

  2. I take it Hamilton couldn’t be trusted to look after one of those expensive go karts?

    1. Remember – they are in Spain – not quite the center of Lewis’ fan base. And obviously, the couldn’t send out Pedro alone, so Jenson probably drew the short straw.

  3. The Last Pope
    23rd June 2011, 18:52

    Look how happy Jarno is! Could it be that the power steering is finaly fixed :P

    1. Fingers crossed! It’s a while he wasn’t so enthusiastic! Hopefully his Lotus won’t be used as a launch pad like his team mate’s was last year!

  4. Im getting a hat like Fernandos

    1. The Last Pope
      24th June 2011, 1:35

      How smug does he look in that picture? lol

      1. it is a brilliant photo

  5. De La Rosa has really increased in popularity since driving in Canada – first he drives karts alongside Button where Hamilton is not, then he also slightly edited his helmet design on top…

    1. He got alot of press in Canada. Alot was made of him wearing McLaren overalls while driving the Sauber. So I think McLaren and/or McLarens sponsors are cashing in by giving him more coverage and face time in case it happens again. I also think I read somewhere that Sauber said they would probably use him again if a similar situation occured…can’t remeber where I read that or if it was just someones comment on here…

      1. Sauber have said that if Perez won’t be able to race de la Rosa will substitute him, but the chances are even smaller than in Canada.

        1. Love that he’s wearing a “Jenson” cap. Come on guys, get him a Pedro one!

          1. Now thats a cause I can get behind!

    2. De La Rosa did that remote control thing on Spanish TV too, beating Jenson and Lewis :)

  6. Force India have a pretty impressive motorhome upgrade there.

    1. Which one do you mean? One is Force India’s and the other is really McLaren’s.

  7. I’d never thought HRT would make my mouth water…

    1. Nice to see them act like normal people, with out-of-track reunitions!

  8. I see a Honda sign on the GoKart.

    Who’d of thought that JB would be back racing in a honda so soon :-o (yes, nearly 3 years ago is ‘so soon’ )

    1. Probably faster than his old one

  9. I actually thought who the hell is that…until I saw it was Jarno Trulli smiling!

    1. I admit I blinked too for an instant there… “Who? Oh, Jarno! Smiling! Wow…”

      1. “You fixed my power steering!”

        1. probs took some picture of faulty steering.

  10. No Lewis on the go kart track? :(

  11. I wonder who the lucky 3rd driver is in the go-karts?
    Can’t be a competition winner. Looks too pro for that with the race suit and helmet. Some local go-kart champ perhaps?

    1. Adrian Morse
      24th June 2011, 5:20

      Looks like a local go kart youngster to me.

  12. Is that Alexander Rossi walking with Chandhok and Heikki? Would be awesome if that was the case!

  13. James Williams
    24th June 2011, 8:32

    Who’s that in the other kart with Button & de la Rosa?

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