It wasn’t just slow stewards which inadvertently helped Lewis Hamilton hold onto second place after his drive-through penalty. Valencia’s short pit lane was the difference between him finishing second instead of sixth. See below for more data on the European Grand Prix including the race progress and lap time interactive charts.
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’38.766 2 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’38.968 0.202 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’39.141 0.375 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’39.156 0.390 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’39.489 0.723 6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’39.517 0.751 7 Robert Kubica Renault 1’39.542 0.776 8 Adrian Sutil Force … Continue reading European Grand Prix fastest laps
Whatever you thought of the result, the European Grand Prix was certainly a more exciting affair than previous races at Valencia had been. Look back on a dramatic and controversial race with this collections of pictures from the European Grand Prix.
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 57 1 2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 57 5.042 5.042 3 3 1 Jenson Button* McLaren-Mercedes 57 12.658 7.616 7 4 9 Rubens Barrichello* Williams-Cosworth 57 25.627 12.969 9 5 11 Robert Kubica* Renault 57 27.122 1.495 6 6 14 Adrian … Continue reading European Grand Prix result
Drivers’ championship standings Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 127 2 Jenson Button 121 3 Sebastian Vettel 115 4 Mark Webber 103 5 Fernando Alonso 98 6 Robert Kubica 83 7 Nico Rosberg 75 8 Felipe Massa 67 9 Michael Schumacher 34 10 Adrian Sutil 31 11 Rubens Barrichello 19 12 Vitantonio Liuzzi 12 13 … Continue reading Vettel up to third behind McLarens – full championship points
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The McLaren-Red Bull fight for supremacy has largely occupied our attention in the last few races. But Ferrari are still in the hunt and are looking to propel themselves to the front with a significant upgrade package this weekend. Will it be enough to help Fernando Alonso score his first win at his other home … Continue reading All eyes on Ferrari’s bid to catch McLaren and Red Bull (European GP preview)
The promoters of the European Grand Prix at Valencia have reacted to criticism of the track’s appearance by painting parts of it green. They hope this will make it easier for television viewers to distinguish between the 25 corners on the 5.4km track. According to promoter Valmor Sports: Valencia Street Circuit this year has a … Continue reading Valencia gets a lick of paint and turn names
The Valencia Street Circuit has given us two forgettable races so far and as a result the track is not particularly well-liked. But what do the drivers think of it? Read on to find out.
The streets of Valencia may not quite be a match for Monte-Carlo, but there was definitely a splash more colour about the place this year. Here’s a look back at the race in pictures, including Sebastien Buemi aand Timo Glock’s coming-together, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement – and a very happy Rubens Barrichello.
Rubens Barrichello ended his F1 victory drought of nearly five years with a classy win on the streets of Valencia. A crucial mistake by McLaren on Lewis Hamilton’s final pit stop gave Barrichello the opportunity to snatch victory – but his 35-second lead over team mate Jenson Button showed how well the Brazilian had driven.
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Fernando Alonso, Renault 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Robert Kubica, BMW 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota … Continue reading European Grand Prix result
Last year’s European Grand Prix was rated the worst of the season. Was this year’s instalment any better? Rate the European Grand Prix out of 10 and have your say about the race below.
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.
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 … Continue reading Strategy could hand Barrichello an advantage (European GP fuel weights)
McLaren locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix at Valencia while Ferrari newcomer Luca Badoer struggled badly.
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 – … Continue reading European Grand Prix grid
Since the teams last did battle at the Hungaroring they’ve all had two week’s compulsory down-time. Before the break Jenson Button pointed out that the rules can’t prevent them from thinking about F1 – and his team is the one with the deepest thinking to do. Can they mount a resurgence and get his championship … Continue reading Brawn must hit back after three weak races (European Grand Prix preview)
F1 returns after a four-week break for the European Grand Prix in the city of Valencia this weekend. August is the hottest month of the year in this part of the world and the weather is expected to run true to form, with hot, dry running on all three days. Temperatures are forecast to be … Continue reading European Grand Prix weather forecast