Stat Attack: Europe

Stat Attack: Europe

Michele Merlino investigates the records and compiles the stats ahead of the European Grand Prix

Europe personal scoreboard

• Jenson Button has never found himself in a competitive position at Valencia. In 2008, he finished 13th in a nightmare season with Honda. Last year, a mistake in qualifying meant fifth on the grid and he dropped a further two places in the race despite setting the fastest lap.

• Lewis Hamilton has not won here despite starting on the front row at both races. In 2008, his performance was compromised by neck spasms and illness yet he finished second. In 2009, McLaren handed the race to Barrichello when Hamilton arrived in the pits with his tyres still in the blankets. He comes to Valencia off back-to-back wins in Turkey and Canada and has the chance to score his first hat-trick of victories.

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