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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

circuit facts


circuit profile


Built with the aim of being as glamourous a venue as Monaco, the street circuit built in Valencia's harbour front hasn't quite lived up to its billing. Not particularly a fan or driver favourite either.

circuit news

Sutil gets first top-10 start on grid, di Resta on P12

Force India's Adrian Sutil recorded his best qualifying performance of the season by capturing the 10th place on the grid while his teammate Paul di Resta will start tomorrow's European Grand Prix at the 12th spot.

Vettel shows them the finger again

Vettel shrugs off doubts to coast to sixth win

Sutil finishes 9th, Resta 14th at European GP

Veni vidi vici for faultless Vettel

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2012 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:44:16.649
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 99:36.169
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 100:29.571
2009 Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP 95:51.289
2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari 95:32.339

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F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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