F1 2012 Feed
Photo of The Day: Push Start Nov 23, 2012
With the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend, we revisit this archive shot of Sebastian Buemi getting a helping hand to the grid as he leaves the pits.
Photo of The Day: The RB8 gets ready for the Rodeo Nov 16, 2012
Red Bull Racing are geared up for the US Grand Prix in Austin and letting the RB8 take some time out to race the local cowboys too.
Photo of The Day: Hell Yas! Nov 6, 2012
Vettel takes to the track at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi where he secured third place despite starting from the pits, go Red Bull Racing!
Photo of The Day: F1 Hits Korea Oct 12, 2012
Korea may be most famous for Psy's 'Gangnam Style' at the moment but Vettel and Webber will be skipping the rapping and heading straight to the track for this weekend's Grand Prix.
- Valencia, Spain
- JUN 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- JUN 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The European Grand Prix has had a long and complex journey. It was originally created as an honorific title by the AIACR, the FIA's predecessor in the organisation of motor racing events. The first race to receive the title was the Italian Grand Prix, in 1923, it fell away during the war and was revived in 1947. In 1977 the British Grand Prix became the last race to receive the honorific title.
In 1983, the Formula One schedule originally featured a race near Flushing Meadows Park in New York. When the race was cancelled three months before the event, track organisers at Brands Hatch moved quickly to replace it with a European Grand Prix. The success of the event led to it returning on the schedule the following year. In 1990, a wealthy Japanese businessman built an extravagant race track called Nippon Autopolis with the idea of hosting a Formula One race. In 1992, plans were made to have an Asian Grand Prix added to the schedule. However, these plans failed to materialise and Bernie Ecclestone added a race at Donington Park, which brought back the European Grand Prix moniker. Several countries hosted the European Grand Prix until in 2008 when it took place in Valencia, the following year they signed a 5 year deal which puts them on the calendar until at least 2014. The Valencia Street Circuit is a semi-permanent street circuit which utilises roads around the city's port area, including a section over a 140 metre long swing bridge. The track is 5.419km (3.367m) long and incorporates a total of 25 turns – 11 right-handers and 14 left-handers. It's estimated that the track has a top speed of around 323kph (201mph), with a lap record of 1:38.683, held by Timo Glock and set during the 2009 European Grand Prix.
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