2011 European Grand Prix: complete race weekend review

2011 European Grand Prix

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Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

Find all the F1 Fanatic European Grand Prix coverage in one place below.

From Friday practice to the post-race review plus all the pictures and analysis.

Race results and reaction

2011 European Grand Prix report – Sebastian Vettel dominates again to win in Valencia

Hamilton: "we’ve taken a step backwards" – Hamilton urges McLaren to make a push on development

2011 European Grand Prix result – Vettel wins again, Alonso and Webber join him on the podium

2011 European Grand Prix championship points – Vettel increases his championship lead with 77 points

Race analysis

Vote for your driver of the European Grand Prix weekend – Who impressed you most at Valencia?

Rate the race: 2011 European Grand Prix – Share your verdict on the race.

2010 European Grand Prix stats and facts – European Grand Prix sets record for most finishers

European Grand Prix race data

2011 European Grand Prix lap chart
2011 European Grand Prix pit stops and tyres used
2011 European Grand Prix fastest laps
2011 European Grand Prix race history chart
2011 European Grand Prix average race history chart
2011 European Grand Prix lap one position change

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the European Grand Prix

Red Bull – "Rules changed but not the result"
McLaren – Only third-fastest in Valencia
Ferrari – Alonso says Red Bull up to a second faster
Mercedes – Schumacher takes blame for collision
Renault – Boullier unhappy with single point
Williams – Alternative strategy doesn’t help Maldonado
Force India – Sutil cracks the top ten
Sauber – Perez nearly grabs a point with one-stopper
Toro Rosso – Alguersuari bounces back
Lotus – Gap to midfield widens in Valencia
HRT – High tyre wear leaves HRT duo last again
Virgin – Glock can’t keep Lotuses behind


2011 European Grand Prix qualifying report – Unbeatable Red Bull claim front row in Valencia

2011 European Grand Prix grid – The top five for the 2011 race was the same as it was in 2010

2011 European Grand Prix qualifying analysis – Engine rules tweak can’t keep Red Bull off front row

2011 European Grand Prix pre-race analysis – Valencia will put the 2011 rules to the ultimate test


First practice report – Red Bull still fastest as Valencia practice begins

First practice analysis – Webber tops times but Alonso quickest in two sectors

Second practice report – Alonso fastest again in second practice in Valencia

Second practice analysis – Hamilton says McLaren have "more pace up our sleeves"

Third practice report – Vettel on top in Valencia with fastest-ever lap

Season statistics

Review the year so far in statistics here:

Driver form guides

Compare every driver’s form against their team mate so far this year:

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2011 Season

How can we improve our coverage?

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Images © Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, Force India F1 Team, McLaren, Team Lotus

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Keith Collantine
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8 comments on “2011 European Grand Prix: complete race weekend review”

  1. Good stuff, thanks!

    Especially liked the new analysis pages.

    1. So did I: it’s neater and easier to read.

  2. Keith, I think the 2010’s should be 2011’s?

  3. I’ve heard that from 2012, Valencia will move to Barcelona’s calendar date (May 13th) and Barcelona is going to be dropped.

    1. The Circuit de Catalunya has a contract to 2016 and I can’t see Ecclestone buying them out of it.

      1. The crowds were quite poor at Barcelona this year. The economic situation in Spain isn’t good. Perhaps Barcelona’s promoters will be only too happy to be bought out of their contract?

  4. Spanish news paper “Marca” is saying that Spanish GP in Montmeló (Catalonia) is at risk from 2013. Aparently Bernie wants a GP per country and Valencia is the chosen one in Spain…

    Actually Spain has two of the least interesting circuits right know, even though Spanish GP was eventful this year.

    Link to Marca’s entry .

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