Red Bull claim the front row again in Valencia

2010 European Grand Prix

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The Red Bull duo locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel heading Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton looked able to get between the two RB6s but made a mistake on his final lap and had to settle for third. The two Ferraris line up fourth and fifth … Continue reading Red Bull claim the front row again in Valencia

Ferrari show good race pace in second practice (FP2 interactive data)

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Ferrari appear to have the race pace to back up the one-lap performance they showed in the second practice session in Valancia. Red Bull are close behind but McLaren didn’t exhibit the same performance they had in the first session – in terms of straight-line speed or lap time. Here’s the interactive data for the … Continue reading Ferrari show good race pace in second practice (FP2 interactive data)

Ferrari, Red Bull and rivals test Valencia updates (European GP Practice pictures)

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Ferrari, Renault, Mercedes and Red Bull were among the teams who tested significant upgrades on their cars in the first two practice sessions at Valencia. While Red Bull tested their version of McLaren’s F-duct three of their rivals tried to run exhaust-driven diffuser similar to those on the RB6. Have a look at the revised … Continue reading Ferrari, Red Bull and rivals test Valencia updates (European GP Practice pictures)

Frentzen joins Valencia stewards

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Heinz-Harald Frentzen will be the drivers’ representative on the stewards’ panel for this weekend’s European Grand Prix. Frentzen raced in F1 from 1994 to 2003, starting 156 races for Sauber, Williams, Jordan (twice), Prost and Arrows. The German driver entered F1 having been on Mercedes’ young driver programme with Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger. After … Continue reading Frentzen joins Valencia stewards

McLaren expect quick Ferraris at Valencia

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McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe expects Ferrari to be competitive in this weekend’s European Grand Prix as their rivals bring several upgrades to their F10. Speaking during the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Phone-In Lowe said McLaren weren’t bringing their version of Red Bull’s exhaust-driven diffuser until the British Grand Prix: For the Valencia weekend we’re not … Continue reading McLaren expect quick Ferraris at Valencia

Valencia gets a lick of paint and turn names

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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

Ferrari bringing new exhausts to Valencia

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Ferrari will debut a new exhaust configuration in the European Grand Prix this weekend. It is likely the layout is influenced by Red Bull’s exhaust-driven diffuser configuration, which is credited with helping the RB6 achieve high levels of downforce. According to Ferrari: The most significant feature is a new configuration for the exhaust system, aimed … Continue reading Ferrari bringing new exhausts to Valencia

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