European Grand Prix review: Alonso's best yet

European Grand Prix review: Alonso's best yet

On Saturday Fernando Alonso laughed at the mere thought of a podium. On Sunday he came from 11th on the grid to win on home soil. Find out how he did it in our comprehensive Valencia review

PRACTICE

Practice one - Friday am

In a pretty much drama-free session, Pastor Maldonado began to show Williams was back on form after two poor races in Monaco and Canada, the Venezuelan putting his car on top of the times in opening practice.

The Williams driver set his best time around the halfway point and the benchmark remain unbeaten until the chequered flag, proof that the teams were more focused on trying to unlock the secrets of the tyres in what was always going to be a tough weekend given the heat.

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