What we learned from Valencia

What we learned from Valencia

The return of Michael Schumacher, the end of a long winter, huge crowds and instant reporting made Valencia arguably the best F1 test ever. Jonathan Noble analyses events in Spain

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but there was more than just a three-month break from the sound of screaming V8 engines that made this week's Formula 1 test at Valencia in Spain such a special event.

It had been a long time since the F1 paddock had been together like this - having left the 2009 season behind in Abu Dhabi that Sunday night in November unaware of what an amazing winter we were going to have.

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