Monday, August 11, 2008


From 22 to 24 August, 2008, Valencia will be the focus of the motoring world. More than 500 million spectators worldwide will watch the Formula One Grand Prix of Europe which will be held for the first time at the Valencia Street Circuit.

A special event in the Formula One calendar, this spectacular sport will take place in the unequalled setting of the port of Valencia, previously venue for the 32nd America's Cup. The 21st-century urban circuit is designed to ensure the safety of the drivers and, the comfort and enjoyment of the supporters.

A look at the circuit has made my mouth water at the potential. It has long straights and lots of turns. It also wants to be another Monaco with the race whizzing by the marina lined with yatchs and boats. Singapore wants to have the same effect also but Valencia will probably beat them.

Here's the track specs:

Track specifications
Total track length 5.473,5 metres
Estimated lap time 1 min 37 seconds
Estimated maximum speed323,3 km/h
Estimated minimum speed95,2 km/h
Estimated average speed201,3 Km/h
Length of Pit Lane 657 metres
Length of service roads 3.824 metres
Length of private access service roads 1.828 metres
Minimum width on home straight 15 metres
Minimum width on rest of track 12 metres
Number of turns25
Left turns11
Right turns14

Here's an image of the track:

Can't wait for the race.

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