McLaren have put out a video showing Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button poking around their store of old Formula 1 cars and pulling back the covers on a 1988 MP4-4. Both take turns sitting in the car which was driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, winning 15 of the 16 races they started. It … Continue reading Hamilton, Button & Senna’s McLaren (video)
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Safety car plays into McLaren’s hands in Valencia (McLaren race review)Posted on
McLaren may not have won the European Grand Prix but they scored more points than anyone else and extended their lead in the constructors’ championship. The safety car appearance worked out particularly well for Jenson Button, putting him on the podium. But Lewis Hamilton was fortunate to keep second place after his drive-through penalty.
Did Hamilton try to stop Alonso getting in front of the safety car? (Video)Posted on
Fernando Alonso’s race was ruined when he got stuck behind the safety car during yesterday’s European Grand Prix. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton finished second despite getting a penalty for overtaking the safety car. Video footage suggests Hamilton may have done his bit to make sure Alonso got stuck behind the safety car.
Valencia’s short pit lane helps Hamilton hold onto second (European GP analysis)Posted on
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.
European Grand Prix fastest lapsPosted on
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
European Grand Prix in picturesPosted on
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.
Vettel wins as Webber suffers horror crash
2010 European Grand PrixPosted on
Sebastian Vettel scored his second win of 2010 in the European Grand Prix at Valencia after Mark Webber suffered a horrific crash and Lewis Hamilton was penalised.
European Grand Prix resultPosted on
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
Vettel up to third behind McLarens – full championship pointsPosted on
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
Rate the race: EuropePosted on
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Red Bull claim the front row again in Valencia
2010 European Grand PrixPosted on
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)Posted on
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)
Schumacher sorry for Hamilton blockPosted on
Michael Schumacher apologised for spoiling Lewis Hamilton’s lap at the end of second practice this morning. Schumacher said: Regarding Lewis, I must apologise as I did not see him and was not informed that he was there. As I was planning my lap at that moment and looking ahead, I was unfortunately in his way. … Continue reading Schumacher sorry for Hamilton block
Ferrari, Red Bull and rivals test Valencia updates (European GP Practice pictures)Posted on
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)
Alonso fastest on home ground in FP2Posted on
Fernando Alonso was the fastest man in second practice at Valencia for the second year in a row. The Ferrari driver led the two Red Bulls, followed by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. For the second session in a row the red flags came out. This time they were caused by Felipe Massa, who spun … Continue reading Alonso fastest on home ground in FP2
McLaren retain straight-line speed advantage (Practice one interactive data)Posted on
Although Mercedes were fastest in the first practice session the practice times indicate the W01 is not the fastest car around Valencia this weekend. McLaren have the fastest car through the speed traps but it’s not clear yet how much time Ferrari have found with their exhaust upgrade.
Rosberg leads first practice in ValenciaPosted on
Nico Rosberg was fastest in the first practice session for the European Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver led the McLaren pair of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button after a session which was interrupted by a red flag. Reserve drivers Paul di Resta and Christian Klien drove during the session.
Hamilton and Button to drive Prost McLarenPosted on
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will drive a McLaren-TAG MP4-2C of the same type Alain Prost used to win the 1986 world championship next month. The pair will take turns driving the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. They will also drive a 2008-spec Mercedes-powered MP4-23 which Hamilton won the world championship with two … Continue reading Hamilton and Button to drive Prost McLaren
“Can’t afford to just take points” – HamiltonPosted on
Lewis Hamilton reckons it’s important to push for wins rather than settle for point to be competitive in the world championship this year. Speaking to his official website after his second consecutive win of the season the 2008 world champion said: It’s great to be leading the world championship, but, I have to be honest, … Continue reading “Can’t afford to just take points” – Hamilton