European Grand Prix in Valencia – Start Grid image

There’s less than 30 minutes until the lights go out and the cars will start the European Grand Prix, so now seems like a good time to remind you of how they will line up…

In Summary
 Vettel starts on pole position
 Hamilton starts second, Button 9th
 Live coverage starts at 12:10 on BBC One
 Lights go out at 13:00
 Hamilton leads the drivers’ standings

Grid

Race start time 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 14:00 CEST
  • 1Vettel 1’38.086

  • 2Hamilton 1’38.410

  • 3Maldonado 1’38.475

  • 4Grosjean 1’38.505

  • 5Räikkönen 1’38.513

  • 6Rosberg 1’38.623

  • 7Kobayashi 1’38.741

  • 8Hülkenberg 1’38.752

  • 9Button 1’38.801

  • 10di Resta 1’38.992

  • 11Alonso 1’38.707

  • 12Schumacher 1’38.770

  • 13Massa 1’38.780

  • 14Senna 1’39.207

  • 15Perez 1’39.358

  • 16Kovalainen 1’40.295

  • 17Ricciardo 1’40.358

  • 18Vergne 1’40.203

  • 19Webber 1’40.395

  • 20Petrov 1’40.457

  • 21de la Rosa 1’42.171

  • 22Karthikeyan 1’42.527

  • 23Pic 1’42.675

  • 24Glock

Valencia in numbers:
• Laps: 57
• Race distance: 308.883km/191.930miles
• Lap record: 1min 38.683secs (Timo Glock, 2009)
• 2011 pole position: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1min 36.975secs
• 2011 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
• 2011 fastest lap: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1min 41.852secs
• Number of corners: 25 (11 left/14 right)
• Tyre compounds to be used: medium/soft
• Overtaking chance: very low
• 2011 winning strategy: 3 stops (laps 14, 30, 47)