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Vettel wins the procession-like European Formula 1 Grand Prix

By Rigval on 04 Jul 2011

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The European Formula 1 Grand Prix was held at Valencia recently and to tell you the truth, I fell asleep after a few laps. I suppose it was late in this part of the world but it wasn’t like the last Grand Prix. That one over in Canada was wild and wet. This one was a procession. A procession that was won by Sebastian Vettel. Again.

This was with KERS, DRS and Pirelli tires (which likes to wear out pretty fast). All of this was to aid drivers in the quest for more overtaking capability and for more thrills. This time nothing delivered. This was even with the fact that FIA had stopped allowing different engine mapping for qualifying and race day.

It could be because Valencia was a street circuit. Too tight maybe. Who knows. All I know is that at the end (when I woke up), Sebastian Vettel came in first, Fernando Alonso came in second and Red Bull’s second driver Mark Webber in third. And then I also noted that all of the 24 entrants finished the race. It must have been a procession as no one crashed. Amazing. Amazingly boring.

I wonder if I can stay awake during the upcoming British Grand Prix on the 10th of July. Maybe it should rain for things to get interesting.

01. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h39:36.169
02. Alonso Ferrari + 10.891
03. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 27.255
04. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 46.190
05. Massa Ferrari + 51.705
06. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 1:00.000
07. Rosberg Mercedes + 1:38.000
08. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
09. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
10. Heidfeld Renault + 1 lap
11. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
12. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap
13. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
14. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
15. Petrov Renault + 1 lap
16. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
17. Schumacher Mercedes + 1 lap
18. Maldonado Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap
19. Kovalainen Lotus-Renault + 2 laps
20. Trulli Lotus-Renault + 2 laps
21. Glock Virgin-Cosworth + 2 laps
22. D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 2 laps
23. Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth + 3 laps
24. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth + 3 laps

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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