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Europe 2009 - Free Practice 1 // The summer break is over with Valencia opening the second half of the season

Published by Christine

Bernie, in his infinite wisdom decided that Valencia was the perfect race to bring us back from the summer break. I know a lot of us question this decision, but we're probably all glad to see the cars in action once more.

Weather update

Hot, hot, quite hot, oh yeah and a little bit hot as well. The sun is supposed to be out throughout the weekend, little sign of clouds, and temperatures in the 30 degrees C realm.

One to watch

We absolutely have to watch Badoer and Grosjean as they make their way out on track for the first time. Will they complete a lap as painfully slowly as Alguersuari did? Will they be allowed a moment of track time to themselves to adjust?

Predictions please

Will McLaren continue their improved form? Will any of the new modifications teams are bringing see any major improvements? Will teams be struggling due to the summer shutdown? Will the drivers be refreshed?




Bernie, in his infinite wisdom decided that Valencia was the perfect race to bring us back from the summer break. I know a lot of us question this decision, but we're probably all glad to see the cars in action once more.

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

21 August 2009