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Europe 2010 - Race information // Formula One heads to Valencia for the next stop on the calendar

Published by Mr. C

After the highs of the Canadian Grand Prix, F1 returns to Europe with a bump, as it faces the prospect of racing around an unspectacular dockyard. Welcome to follow the leader, Formula 1 style.

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The weather

Early weather predictions have the weekend down as a dry and sunny one. There's almost no chance of anything interesting happening in the sky. Patchy cloud on Friday is as dramatic as it gets.

Europe weather

The circuit

Bridgestone will again bring their medium and super soft compounds to the track. Although the nature of the circuit means the combination is unlikely to pose teams such extreme problems as were witnessed in Canada. A lack of grip off the racing line, means overtaking is all but impossible, and that's before you factor in a whopping 25 corners per lap.

Circuit Information
LocationValencia
TimezoneGMT +2
First Race2008
Total Grand Prix2
Laps57
Length5.419 km
Circuit Records
Pole Position1m 38.989sFelipe Massa (Ferrari)2008
Fastest Lap1m 38.683sTimo Glock (Toyota)2009
Race Time1hr 35m 32.339sFelipe Massa (Ferrari)2008
Circuito urbano de Valencia Circuit Map
Circuito urbano de Valencia Circuit MapCredit: Bridgestone Corporation

Event schedule

An F1 weekend comprises of events spanning three days. Action begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Event Schedule
DaySessionStart Time (GMT +0100)Start Time (Local)
FridayFree Practice 109:0010:00
Free Practice 213:0014:00
SaturdayFree Practice 310:0011:00
Qualifying13:0014:00
SundayDrivers Parade11:3012:30
The Race13:0014:00

Support racing for this event includes GP2, GP3, Formula BMW and Porsche Supercup.

Press conference schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (GMT +0100)Time (Local)Attendees
Thursday14:0015:00Jaime Alguersuari
Fernando Alonso
Pedro de la Rosa
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Vitaly Petrov
Friday15:0016:00Aldo Costa
Colin Kolles
Vijay Mallya
Peter Sauber
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Following live

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