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Europe 2011 - Free Practice 1 // Valencia plays host to the next round of the F1 championship

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A freshly painted-straight welcomes today's runners
A freshly painted-straight welcomes today's runnersCredit: Mercedes GP

From an action-packed Montreal, F1 heads to Valencia for the European Grand Prix. The general feeling amongst fans is one of concern - Valencia doesn't usually manage to put on a good show - mixed with intrigue. Can the regulations make any difference?

We're unlikely to get any real inkling of what is to come today. Two practice sessions around a mammoth track where the only standout feature is a green building. However, we may be able to see if Ferrari still have improved pace, and whether the ups and downs at McLaren are, well, up or down this weekend.

90 minutes of practice should begin at 9am GMT+1.

Statistics

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Valencia Street Circuit, Friday

25℃

  • Low 19℃
  • Humidity 72%

Cloudy

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1N RosbergMercedes1:41.17516
2L HamiltonMcLaren1:41.33919
3J ButtonMcLaren1:41.38321
4R KubicaRenault1:41.71520
5F MassaFerrari1:42.18221

One to Watch

Last time Webber was here, he found himself flying through the air in an utterly terrifying accident. He was ultimately uninjured, but will it be going through his mind as he takes to the track for the first time twelve months on? The Australian also has to find a way to bring the fight to his teammate, particularly now we've seen that Vettel is human after all.

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From an action-packed Montreal, F1 heads to Valencia for the European Grand Prix. The general feeling amongst fans is one of concern - Valencia doesn't usually manage to put on a good show - mixed with intrigue. Can the regulations make any difference?
Mercedes GP

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

24 June 2011