19.06.2010: Jenson Button
“As a team, we’ve taken maximum points in the last two races and it feels like we’ve really gathered considerable momentum. The team really is functioning as a single unit, so I think we head into Valencia next weekend hopeful
“As a team, we’ve taken maximum points in the last two races and it feels like we’ve really gathered considerable momentum. The team really is functioning as a single unit, so I think we head into Valencia next weekend hopeful of being able to once again capitalise on that determination and ambition.
“Even though it’s a street circuit, it’s got quite a different feel to other street tracks like Monte-Carlo or Singapore. For a start, it’s quite a bit faster – there are some low-speed corners with some fairly unforgiving walls at the apex, but there are also some high-speed changes of direction and some long straights, so it’s quite an interesting place set-up-wise. It’s not as if you completely rely on downforce, there’s a trade-off, and that should suit our package.
“Valencia is also the final race before two important stop-offs in the UK: our home race at Silverstone and, before that, the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Both are events where the British fans will be out in force. And, as world champion, I’m looking forward to both events. Silverstone will be an incredible experience, and I get to achieve a childhood dream of driving one of Alain Prost’s classic McLarens, the MP4/2C, at Goodwood. Sometimes, I can’t believe how lucky I am.”
“I’m really looking forward to racing in Valencia. I had a great, attacking race there last year – but I’ve finished second for the past two seasons, so I feel like I have some unfinished business!
“I also think it’s good for the championship to have a variety of circuits – we’ve just come from a fast, flowing road course in Canada, to a tight street track in Valencia. And, next month, we’ll be at Silverstone – one of the fastest tracks of the year, and a circuit with incredible history. As a driver, that sort of variety makes the racing exciting and unpredictable, which is all you can really ask for.”
“The last few grands prix have had some fantastic racing – it would be great for all the Spanish fans if we can have a great race here too. It’s not a circuit where we’ve seen too much passing in the past, but I think this year could be different – the grid is so tight, there were battles all through the field in Montreal last week, so I think we could have a close and exciting race this year.”
Martin Whitmarsh Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“After two consecutive one-twos, it certainly felt like Bruce McLaren himself was looking down on us and smiling, particularly after we recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of his death.
“I’m sure Bruce would also have appreciated the relentless and dedicated approach we have taken to the engineering and development of MP4-25 – I think we’ve shown in the past two races that we lack nothing in terms of hunger and motivation. And with our car being constantly developed, I believe we can continue to be a threat at the majority of remaining races on the calendar.
“Of course, we’re no strangers to relentless development – it’s one of the team’s greatest strengths – and we’re absolutely committed to maximising every last component in the search for performance. Nothing is too small to be overlooked, and it’s that holistic approach that really brings rewards, allowing us to eke out performance in every single area of the car.
“It’s also an approach we’re increasingly focusing on with the team, too: we’re looking at pitstops, engineering, strategy – and we’re seeing practical and material benefits in those areas, too.”
Matt Bishop, Steve Cooper, Silvia Hoffer Frangipane
9th of 19 Championship Rounds, 25th – 27th June 2010 For the European Grand Prix on 27th June on the street circuit around the Valencia harbour the Swiss team will bring a new aerodynamic upgrade. Like in the Barcelona race, Burger King Spain will be appearing again as a sponsor on the two C29 cars. For Pedro de la Rosa, who is looking f weiter >>
European Grand-Prix 2010 ValenciaMost continents appear to have a clear identity, however, trying to describe what constitutes being European seems to be the cause of much confusion. Therefore pinpointing what the European GP stands for, apart from a handy way of squeezing two races into Spain, is a difficult if not impossible task. Intensive psychologic weiter >>
RENAULT F1-BERICHT – GROSSER PREIS VON EUROPAMit einem sechsten Platz beim Großen Preis von Europa sicherte Fernando Alonso dem ING Renault F1 Team drei weitere WM-Punkte. Teamkollege Romain Grosjean kam bei seinem Grand Prix-Debüt als 15. ins Ziel. weiter >>
Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP Formula 1 Team) used a soft-soft-super soft strategy to achieve the 150th GP win on Bridgestone Potenza tyres after a thrilling European Grand Prix in Valencia .
Barrichello took his tenth career win in a highly tactical race, where Bridges weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX VALENCIA 23 AUGUST RACE
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello won the 2009 European Grand Prix at the Valencia Street Circuit today. The Brazilian, scoring his tenth victory in Formula One and the 100th Grand Prix victory for a Brazilian driver, weiter >>
Car 14 MARK WEBBER, Finish Position: 9th, Start Position: 9th“No gains for us today, which is the first time in a long time. The long and short of it was that I wasn’t quick enough today – it was a tough race. I’ve been struggling all weekend and I think I got the result I deserved, which was no points, unfortunately. We were a little bit unl weiter >>
2009 European Grand Prix Race Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):10th +47.935secsGiancarlo Fisichella (car 21, VJM02/04):12th +63.614secsThe Force India Formula One Team has finished a sweltering European Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil in 10th and Giancarlo Fisichella in 12th position. Adrian's result is Force India's weiter >>
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)Grid: 18thRace Classification: 13th (+64.527s)Pit Stop Laps: 34 Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)Grid: 13thRace Classification: 14th (+86.519s)Pit Stop Laps: 1, 32, 49Panasonic Toyota Racing completed a difficult weekend by missing out on the top 10 in the European Grand Prix o weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 23/08/09Jaime Alguersuari (STR4-02)Pos. 16th“This was much tougher for me than Hungary, because of the heat and humidity. With ten laps remaining, I had a problem with my drinks system which meant I couldn’t get anything to drink. It was really tough and I just did my best to finish and bring home weiter >>
Wetter: trocken und sonnig, 31-32°C Luft, 46-47°C Asphalt Ein gewonnener WM-Punkt beendete eine drei Grands Prix währende Durststrecke für das BMW Sauber F1 Team. Robert Kubica wurde beim Großen Preis von Europa in Valencia Achter und holte den ersten Zähler seit dem Rennen in der Türkei. Sein Teamkollege Nick Heidfeld blieb na weiter >>
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre provided the grip for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to qualify on pole position with a time of 1min 39.498secs for tomorrow’s European Grand Prix in Valencia. Bridgestone’s soft and super soft tyres coped weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX VALENCIA 22 AUGUST QUALIFYINGBrawn GP's Rubens Barrichello put his Brawn-Mercedes car on the second row today with a strong qualifying effort securing him third place on the grid. Team-mate Jenson Button completed the team's strong showing with his fifth place. Rubens and Jenson started the qualifying hour on the Bridgestone Pote weiter >>
RED BULL’S EUROVISION ENTRY AT THE EUROPEAN GPThere’s been a European Grand Prix for years, but to be truly European, we think it’s time Formula One was represented in that most prestigious and serious of events, the Eurovision Song Contest. Here’s the Red Bull Racing entry…Boom bang a bang goes my V8 Whenker Whenker weiter >>
2009 European Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):FP3: 1st 1:39.143 (12 laps)Q1: 11th 1:39.145 (11 laps)Q2: 12th 1:38.846 (7 laps)Giancarlo Fisichella (car 21, VJM02/04):FP3: 6th 1:39.764 (12 laps)Q1: 16th 1:39.531 (11 laps)The Force India Fo weiter >>
Wetter: trocken und sonnig, 26-30°C Luft, 36-47°C AsphaltWährend Robert Kubica den Sprung ins Top-Ten-Qualifying schaffte, verpasste Nick Heidfeld um viereinhalb Hundertstelsekunden einen Platz unter den schnellsten Zehn und wurde Elfter. Insgesamt ist das BMW Sauber F1 Team recht zufrieden mit dem Qualifying zum Großen Preis von Europa in Valenci weiter >>
..in preparation for this weekend’s European Grand Prix.Fernando Alonso, R2904Free practice 1: 18 laps, 1:43.345 on lap 6, P9Run 1: 6 laps, set of new hard tyresRun 2: 8 laps, same set of tyres, adjustment to front ride heightRun 3: 2 laps, same set of tyres, adjustment to rear aeroFree Practice 2: 33 laps, 1:39.404 weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX VALENCIA 21 AUGUST PRACTICEFormula One returned to action today at the Valencia Street Circuit in Spain for the first day of practice ahead of Sunday's European Grand Prix. Brawn GP's Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello completed a busy programme in the two practice sessions which took place in perfect summer conditions around the Juan Carl weiter >>
F1 COST-CUTTING: Part EightSTATISTICSCar 15 SEBASTIAN VETTEL Car 14 MARK WEBBER1st Practice 5, 2nd Practice P9 1st Practice P8, 2nd Practice P14SEBASTIAN VETTELFirst Practice SessionPosition: 5, Best Time: 1:43.088, Laps: 17,Chassis No. 1Second Practice SessionPosition: 9, Best Time 1:40.72 weiter >>
2009 European Grand Prix Free Practice Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):FP1: 6th 1:43.209 (13 laps)FP2: 6th 1:40.596 (23 laps)Giancarlo Fisichella (car 21, VJM02/04):FP1: 16th 1:44.126 (17 laps)FP2: 8th 1:40.681 (31 laps)The Force India Formula One Team put in an encouraging opening day of weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 21/08/09 TAKE THE TAN TESTAn unheard of three and a half week break and the whole F1 community suddenly looks healthy. But what do these tans mean? Look at the Tan Table and find out who they belong to (see below.)Sebastien Buemi(STR4-03)“It was really hot today in the cockpit, especia weiter >>
Weather: dry and sunny, 25-30°C Air, 35-48°C TrackThe BMW Sauber F1 Team focused on testing new components for the F1.09 in the first two free practice sessions for the European Grand Prix. In the heat of Valencia’s harbour circuit, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld drove new light weight chassis which give a better ballast distribution. Besides ey weiter >>
2009 FORMULA 1 TELEFONICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE1 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:42.460 19 2 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.636 0.176 16 3 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.654 0.194 18 4 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:43.074 0.614 19 5 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:43.088 0.628 17 6 20 Adrian Su weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX VALENCIA 21-23 AUGUST PREVIEWAfter the summer break, Formula One returns to action this week with the second visit of the season to Spain. The European Grand Prix, Round 11 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday in the coastal city of Valencia.New on the calendar last year, the Valencia Street Circu weiter >>
... the European Grand Prix in Valencia.European Grand Prix 2009 Preview Pat Symonds: “I’m confident that we can be competitive in Valencia”Pat, the team had a disappointing end to a promising we weiter >>
Romain, you will race with the team for the rest of the season. How does it feel to have this opportunity? Of course I’m very excited and I want to thank the team for giving me this chance. I started dreaming about being a Formula One weiter >>
European Grand Prix Preview 21 - 23 August 2009The FIA Formula One World Championship returns to action this weekend with the 11th round of the series, the European Grand Prix, held in the vibrant Spanish city of Valencia. The event will be the first race in four weeks and will kick-start a tough final half of the year, which includes both a European and overseas' d weiter >>
EUROPEAN GRAND PRIXVIEW Coming back to work in Milton Keynes and Faenza after the summer holiday, we found the letterboxes jammed with junk mail offering cheap doubleglazing, but amongst it was these postcards from our four drivers...
Hallo!Sorry weiter >>
European Grand Prix Valencia 2009How do you assess the season so far from the team's point of view?We are more than halfway through the season, having scored several strong results, and we have a competitive car at our disposal. Naturally we want better results and we expected to finish on the podium more frequently, but w weiter >>
2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX Valencia Street CircuitLewis Hamilton“It’s great to be getting back to business after the four-week break. I’m still buzzing from the win in Hungary and I’m hopeful of weiter >>
European Grand Prix - PreviewDate: Sunday, 23 August, 2pm CETRound: 11 of 17Venue: Valencia Street CircuitDistance: 5.419km (57 laps)Lap record: 1min 38.708s (2008)History: The European Grand Prix title was first used for a stand-alone Formula 1 race in 1983, at Brands Hatch in England. Last year Valencia became t weiter >>
21. – 23. August 2009 11. von 17 WM-Läufen Nach der Rückzugsankündigung von BMW zum Saisonende eint die Rennmannschaft des BMW Sauber F1 Teams nun eine neue Motivation: Es gilt, möglichst gute weiter >>
After several weeks’ simulation and preparation, did the European Grand Prix weekend play out largely as you had expected?
"It’s fair to say we predicted more drama from a track lined with concrete walls and had factored the appearance of at least one Safety Car period into our pre-race calculations. The reality is that the race had its moments of controvers weiter >>
EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX – RACE
The AT&T Williams team secured a championship point today at the European Grand Prix. The city’s Mediterranean backdrop provided blistering conditions for this afternoon’s race which saw Nico Rosberg cross the line in eighth place to collect the team’s first point since Silverstone.
Kazuki Nakajima was unable to capitalise up weiter >>
2008 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - SUNDAY 24/08/08
GRANDISSIMA GARA! TORO ROSSO YEAH YEAH YEAH
These were the comments between pit and Vettel as he crossed the finish line.
Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)
"Incredible! A perfect day.It was fun but tough and hot out there. It's a nice race track. My start was not so good on the dirt weiter >>
European Grand Prix - Race Round-Up
Today's Weather: Sunny and dry, air 29-32°C, track 43-49°C
Constructors' Championship Points: 41 (4th)
Drivers' Championship Points: Jarno Trulli 26 (7th) Timo Glock 15 (10th)
Jarno Trulli (Car 11, Chassis TF108-05)
Summary: From 7th, he made a good start and maintained his position into th weiter >>