The European Grand Prix sees Formula One’s second visit of the season to Spain and takes place around the city streets of Valencia on Sunday 27 June. The Valencia Street Circuit follows the water’s edge around the Juan Carlos I Marina, the base for the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007, using a specially constructed swing bridge to cross between the north and south sides of the marina.
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The port of Valencia, gateway to the world and the stage for the second race of the season on Spanish soil. Awaiting the fans is another street circuit, just as spectacular as Monaco, though admittedly without the glamour. At 185 metres, the start-finish straight is shorter than at any other Formula 1 circuit in use this year. The average speed here is over 200 kilometres per hour. And the 5.4-kilometre circuit is pretty demanding on the drivers. They have to turn the steering wheel 25 times, overtaking manoeuvres not included, although here they’re somewhat rare! More facts and statistics inside the digital Racefacts.
Source: Mercedes GP/news2use