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2011-06-24 09:21

STREET RACE: Valencia's street circuit hopes to spice up the 2011 F1 season.

June 22 - Facts and figures for Sunday's European Formula 1 Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain:

Race distance: 57 laps (total 308.883km). Each lap is 5.419km.

Race start time: 26 June at 14:00pm (SA local)

Race lap record: Timo Glock (Germany) one minute 38.683, (Toyota 2009)

2010 pole:
Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1:37.587

Resume of previous races in Valencia:

2010 - Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull

Vettel savoured a pole-to-flag win after failing to convert his three previous poles of the season into victory. Webber provided the big drama when he walked away unscathed from a spectacular aerial crash. Alonso lost out behind the safety car while chasing Hamilton, who was deemed to have illegally overtaken it but was able to take a drive-through penalty without losing position - to Ferrari's fury.

2009 - Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP

Barrichello ended a five-year wait with his first win since 2004. He beat Hamilton, who had secured his first pole of the season in an all-McLaren front row but suffered a bungled pitstop, by 2.3 seconds for Brawn's seventh win in 11 starts. Neither Red Bull scored, with Vettel retiring with a blown engine and Webber finishing ninth. Italian Luca Badoer stood in for Ferrari's injured Felipe Massa.

2008 - Felipe Massa, Ferrari

Massa won a processional race from pole position ahead of Hamilton, who had suffered flu symptoms and neck spasms before the start. Poland's Robert Kubica finished third for BMW-Sauber, despite handling problems after a plastic bag became wedged underneath his car in the early laps.


Located in the port area, the street circuit uses facilities built for the 2007 America's Cup.

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