2012 European Grand Prix practice in pictures

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Pictures from the first day of practice for the European Grand Prix.

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7 comments on “2012 European Grand Prix practice in pictures”

  1. shoot, I just realised I still need to download the ones from monaco and canada. Its gonna be a busy night!

    1. Almost as bad as when you get home and realise you have several round-ups (plus comments!) to read.

  2. Having houses and offices so close to a race circuit is cool.

    1. Some of the backgrounds in Valencia do look fantastic. I particularly like the pit buildings. But the circuit still gets a bad rap for appearing boring. I suppose its the wide road and the vast open spaces – particularly around the back straight – that don’t really have anything interesting to look at. Although I do love the sight of those shipping cranes in the background.

      I suppose the problem is that the walls and catch fences kind of block the view a bit. The high-angle camera shots always show a lot going on in the background, but you can never see it from the low angles.

  3. different mirrors on the Ferrari, but only on Alonsos car.

    1. it is nothing new alonso and massa used different mirror size according to their preference. caz alonso love to site more upright and massa sit more relaxingly thus different mirror positioning.

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