The European GP preview

The European GP preview

The holidays are over and, finally, it's time to go racing once more. So we look ahead to this weekend's race at Valencia and analyse the tantalising prospect of another Brawn versus Red Bull battle

The mid-season break is over, the Cote d'Azur beaches have been cleared of race personnel, and it will be 20 freshly-tanned and hopefully relaxed Formula 1 drivers who swipe their way into the Valencia paddock for the start of this weekend's European Grand Prix.

Regulations enforced a two-week shut-down of the team factories during the break, but while everyone's email may have been set to out-of-office reply for the past two fortnights, we can still expect the odd tweak to have found its way onto the cars since Budapest.

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