McLaren: Valencia was just a blip for us

McLaren: Valencia was just a blip for us

In the eyes of Jonathan Neale, McLaren’s Managing Director, the Woking team suffered a ‘blip’ in performance last time out in Valencia. As Sebastian Vettel claimed his sixth victory of the season, both the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso and second Red Bull of Mark Webber finished ahead of leading McLaren Lewis Hamilton. Read more…

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  1. Thursday 7 July 2011

  2. McLaren: Valencia was just a blip for us 08:43

    McLaren: Valencia was just a blip for us

    In the eyes of Jonathan Neale, McLaren’s Managing Director, the Woking team suffered a ‘blip’ in performance last time out in Valencia. As Sebastian…

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  3. Thursday 30 June 2011

  4. In-depth tyre analysis: Valencia 15:30

    In-depth tyre analysis: Valencia

    Expecting a Sunday afternoon with equal levels of tension and drama to the one that passed on the Île Notre-Dame a fortnight ago was always going to be an…

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  5. Buemi carried large piece of debris in Valencia 09:19

    Buemi carried large piece of debris in Valencia

    Toro Rosso has praised Sébastien Buemi's drive in the European Grand Prix. The Swiss, who started 17th on the grid, failed to make as much progress as…

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  6. Wednesday 29 June 2011

  7. Broken wheel nut caused Massa’s delay 10:13

    Broken wheel nut caused Massa’s delay

    Ferrari have confirmed that a broken wheel nut was the reason for Felipe Massa’s pit lane problem in Valencia on Sunday. The issue left the Brazilian five and…

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  8. Tuesday 28 June 2011

  9. Sutil: DRS didn’t work in Valencia 10:51

    Sutil: DRS didn’t work in Valencia

    Although DRS has statistically contributed to more overtaking this season, Force India’s Adrian Sutil believes the system did not work effectively in…

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  10. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 09:38

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    Following two consecutive points-scoring races for Rubens Barrichello in Monaco and Canada, Williams were unable to manage a top ten result in Valencia on…

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  11. Monday 27 June 2011

  12. Mallya annoyed by efficient Toro Rosso strategy 15:30

    Mallya annoyed by efficient Toro Rosso strategy

    Although Adrian Sutil picked up Force India’s first points since Monaco by finishing ninth in the European Grand Prix, Team Principal Vijay Mallya could not…

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  13. Alonso: Ferrari two to three months behind 11:34

    Alonso: Ferrari two to three months behind

    Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari could be up to three months behind championship leaders Red Bull in terms of aerodynamic development. After eight races of…

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  14. Vettel not taking points lead for granted 11:13

    Vettel not taking points lead for granted

    Although his championship advantage looks close to unassailable after the European Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel insists that he is not assuming a second world…

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  15. Hamilton: I will never give up 08:56

    Hamilton: I will never give up

    Lewis Hamilton has vowed ‘never’ to give in following Sunday's European Grand Prix, in which the McLaren driver finished fourth but 46 seconds behind…

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  16. Sunday 26 June 2011

  17. 21:40

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday in Valencia

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  18. Glock happy to keep lap record 21:36

    Glock happy to keep lap record

    Timo Glock was left feeling relieved that his lap record remained unbeaten at the 5.419-km (3.367-mi) Valencia Street Circuit this weekend, with the German’s…

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  19. Hispania drivers lament overheating tyres 18:09

    Hispania drivers lament overheating tyres

    Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi both complained of significant tyre degradation after today’s European Grand Prix, with the Hispania Racing duo being…

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  20. We were not fast enough, admits Barrichello 17:55

    We were not fast enough, admits Barrichello

    Rubens Barrichello says he extracted the maximum from his car at the Valencia Street Circuit on Sunday afternoon, with the 11-time Grand Prix winner having…

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  21. Kovalainen: Lotus’ long-term plan on course 17:52

    Kovalainen: Lotus’ long-term plan on course

    Both Lotus drivers were content with their performances in Valencia’s European Grand Prix of Sunday, with Heikki Kovalainen expressing particular praise for…

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  22. We should have beaten both McLarens, says Massa 17:39

    We should have beaten both McLarens, says Massa

    Felipe Massa was left to lament his poor second pit-stop in the European Grand Prix, with the Brazilian’s progress having been slowed by a left-rear wheel…

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  23. Sutil delighted with points finish 17:30

    Sutil delighted with points finish

    Force India’s Adrian Sutil was thrilled to take points away from a sunny Valencia on Sunday afternoon, reaching the top ten for the third time so far this…

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  24. Petrov: Luckily, I saw Schumacher coming 17:12

    Petrov: Luckily, I saw Schumacher coming

    Vitaly Petrov was pleased to have spotted Michael Schumacher in his wing mirrors during Sunday’s European Grand Prix in Valencia, with the Mercedes having…

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  25. Kobayashi: We have some work to do 16:49

    Kobayashi: We have some work to do

    The European Grand Prix marked a difficult first race back for Sergio Pérez who, despite being the leading Sauber driver, could manage no more than 11th place…

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  26. Button: Overtaking Rosberg the highlight 16:47

    Button: Overtaking Rosberg the highlight

    Jenson Button has admitted that overtaking Nico Rosberg  was the ‘highlight’ of his European Grand Prix, with the McLaren man struggling to sixth after…

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  27. Alguersuari delighted with better ‘understanding’ 16:28

    Alguersuari delighted with better ‘understanding’

    Not only was he thrilled with a second consecutive eighth place finish in the European Grand Prix, but Jaime Alguersuari has also expressed his delight at…

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  28. Hamilton pleased to score points 16:18

    Hamilton pleased to score points

    Despite finishing off the podium in fourth place, Lewis Hamilton was happy to get back on the scoreboard in Valencia this afternoon, with the McLaren driver…

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  29. Petrov incident cost me points, says Schumacher 16:01

    Petrov incident cost me points, says Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher believes he could have added to his championship points tally if it wasn’t for an incident with Renault’s Vitaly Petrov in Valencia on…

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  30. Horner praises ‘controlled’ Vettel 15:47

    Horner praises ‘controlled’ Vettel

    Red Bull boss Christian Horner has described Sebastian Vettel’s European Grand Prix victory as ‘very controlled’, insisting the 57-lap race was a…

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  31. Alonso: A great result for the team 15:29

    Alonso: A great result for the team

    Fernando Alonso was delighted with the second place result he achieved during this afternoon’s European Grand Prix, describing the event as a ‘very…

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  32. Vettel hails ‘faultless’ weekend 15:13

    Vettel hails ‘faultless’ weekend

    Sebastian Vettel was overjoyed after taking his sixth win of the season in Valencia on Sunday, leading home Ferrari rival Fernando Alonso and Red Bull team-mate…

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  33. Webber: My fault I lost second place 15:12

    Webber: My fault I lost second place

    Mark Webber was blaming nobody but himself after losing second place to Fernando Alonso in Sunday's European Grand Prix. Having been passed by the Ferrari on…

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  34. 14:52

    Full European Grand Prix results

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  35. Vettel wins second consecutive European Grand Prix 14:51

    Vettel wins second consecutive European Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel has picked up his sixth victory from eight races in 2011 by winning Sunday’s European Grand Prix in Valencia, comfortably leading home local…

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  36. 08:59

    European Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  37. Saturday 25 June 2011

  38. 21:45

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday in Valencia

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  39.  Liuzzi: Important to jump Glock at start 21:39

    Liuzzi: Important to jump Glock at start

    Hispania’s Vitantonio Liuzzi has set his sights on beating Timo Glock to Turn 1 at the start of tomorrow’s European Grand Prix, revealing that it is his…

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  40. Mixed feelings at Virgin Racing 21:10

    Mixed feelings at Virgin Racing

    Marussia Virgin Racing drivers Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio had differing opinions after Saturday afternoon's qualifying session at the Valencia Street…

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  41. Kovalainen not disheartened after qualifying 20:30

    Kovalainen not disheartened after qualifying

    Heikki Kovalainen is remaining upbeat ahead of Sunday’s 57-lap European Grand Prix, despite seeing the gap to the midfield teams increase during this…

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  42. Massa doubts one-stop is possible 19:49

    Massa doubts one-stop is possible

    Felipe Massa does not believe a one-stop strategy will be possible during Sunday’s European Grand Prix, with track temperatures rising as the weekend…

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  43. Sutil encouraged by qualifying pace 19:17

    Sutil encouraged by qualifying pace

    Adrian Sutil was happy with his qualifying performance in Valencia this afternoon, explaining that he extracted ‘the maximum from the car’ on his final Q3…

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  44. Challenging day for Toro Rosso duo 18:58

    Challenging day for Toro Rosso duo

    Toro Rosso drivers Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari were both disappointed with the grid slots they achieved during this afternoon’s qualifying session…

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  45. Kobayashi ‘very confident’ ahead of race 17:37

    Kobayashi ‘very confident’ ahead of race

    Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi is optimistic of adding to his points tally at the Valencia Street Circuit on Sunday, despite failing to make it into the final stage…

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  46. Alonso pleased to fight against McLaren drivers 17:27

    Alonso pleased to fight against McLaren drivers

    Fernando Alonso was upbeat after splitting both McLaren drivers in Valencia this afternoon, with the Spaniard explaining that it was always Ferrari’s…

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  47. Maldonado puzzled by technical issue 16:18

    Maldonado puzzled by technical issue

    Pastor Maldonado is currently without an answer for the mechanical problem that forced him to make an early exit from the second stage of qualifying in…

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  48. We’re in good shape with tyres, argues Horner 15:59

    We’re in good shape with tyres, argues Horner

    Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes his squad is in ‘good shape with tyres' ahead of tomorrow’s European Grand Prix in Valencia, despite heading…

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  49. Rosberg: We aim to score some nice points 15:44

    Rosberg: We aim to score some nice points

    Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes GP has the potential to challenge for a strong points haul in Valencia on Sunday, with the German driver eager to make good use…

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  50. Button ‘frustrated’ with sixth on grid 15:26

    Button ‘frustrated’ with sixth on grid

    Jenson Button was left feeling 'a bit frustrated' with his starting position for tomorrow afternoon’s European Grand Prix, with the McLaren driver finishing…

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  51. Hamilton: I got a bit greedy on last lap 15:07

    Hamilton: I got a bit greedy on last lap

    Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he ‘got a bit greedy’ during his final Q3 lap at the Valencia Street Circuit on Saturday, prompting an early return to the…

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  52. Webber satisfied with qualifying effort 14:44

    Webber satisfied with qualifying effort

    Mark Webber will make his third front row start of the season in Valencia on Sunday afternoon, giving the Australian renewed hope of fighting for victory with…

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  53. A very good day for us, says Vettel 14:28

    A very good day for us, says Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel was in a positive mood after securing pole position for tomorrow afternoon's European Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver set to line up at…

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  54. 14:09

    European GP: Full Qualifying results

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  55. Unstoppable Vettel on pole in Valencia 14:08

    Unstoppable Vettel on pole in Valencia

    Sebastian Vettel has seized his eighth pole position from seven Grand Prix weekends in 2011. The German leads an all-Red Bull front row for Sunday’s European…

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  56. 11:21

    European GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  57. Vettel ahead in final Valencia practice 11:07

    Vettel ahead in final Valencia practice

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel is the fastest man in Valencia ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying for the European Grand Prix. Ferrari was deprived of…

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  58. New engine for Alguersuari 10:19

    New engine for Alguersuari

    Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed to GPUpdate.net that Jaime Alguersuari has switched to a new engine for Saturday morning practice in Valencia. The decision…

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  59. Friday 24 June 2011

  60. Renault duo satisfied with Friday running 19:07

    Renault duo satisfied with Friday running

    Lotus Renault GP driver pairing Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov were encouraged by the pace they demonstrated at Valencia on Friday, with both men occupying top…

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  61. 17:21

    Latest F1 photos: Friday in Valencia

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  62. Toro Rosso still investigating Alguersuari problem 17:20

    Toro Rosso still investigating Alguersuari problem

    Toro Rosso continue to analyse Jaime Alguersuari’s car, which was rooted to the garage for the duration of the second free practice session in Valencia.…

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  63. Di Resta lamenting Hülkenberg crash 17:20

    Di Resta lamenting Hülkenberg crash

    Force India’s Paul di Resta was left to rue a lack of track time at Valencia on Friday, with reserve driver Nico Hülkenberg damaging his car during the early…

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  64. Hamilton: Plenty of improvements to come 17:00

    Hamilton: Plenty of improvements to come

    Lewis Hamilton was able to finish second quickest in Valencia practice on Friday but insists that McLaren are still able to vastly improve their car. Heading…

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  65. Today’s programme not usual, Vettel warns 16:49

    Today’s programme not usual, Vettel warns

    Sebastian Vettel has warned that he and Red Bull will be back on track in Valencia on Saturday, having trialled a modified car setup for Friday’s first…

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  66. Alonso: Impossible to make predictions today 16:25

    Alonso: Impossible to make predictions today

    Despite being quietly confident, Fernando Alonso stresses that he is waiting until Saturday before making any solid predictions for this weekend’s European…

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  67. No doubts for Pérez this time 16:12

    No doubts for Pérez this time

    Sergio Pérez is sure that he will be able to race in Valencia this weekend, having pulled out of Montreal following first practice. After his heavy accident in…

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  68. Williams evaluating several upgrades 15:42

    Williams evaluating several upgrades

    Williams have spent their Friday trialling more new parts on the Valencia street circuit, with Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado having ended the day in…

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