Many are calling the European Grand Prix ‘the race of the year’ – the polar opposite of what we expected, every other European GP has been one where we have to be polite about the lack of any thrill, but in 2012 it seems that even a race around the streets of Valencia can deliver a blinder of a race.

We were treated to a fine tapas of action with battles up and down the field, throughout the race with emotions riding high amongst some of the biggest names in the sport – it’s also been reported live on the BBC that Kimi cracked a smile too.

Here’s the provisional result below and you can also check up on the Championship tables for the drivers and teams too.

1Fernando AlonsoFerrari
2Kimi RaikkonenLotus F1 - Renault
3Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG
4Mark WebberRed Bull Racing - Renault
5Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India - Mercedes
6Nico RosbergMercedes AMG
7Paul Di-RestaSahara Force India - Mercedes
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren - Mercedes
9Sergio PerezSauber - Ferrari
10Bruno SennaWilliams F1 - Renault
11Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso - Ferrari
12Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 - Renault
13Vitaly PetrovCaterham - Renault
14Heikki KovalainenCaterham - Renault
15Charles PicMarussia - Cosworth
16Felipe MassaFerrari
17Pedro de-la-RosaHispania - Cosworth
18Narain KarthikeyanHispania - Cosworth
DNFLewis HamiltonMcLaren - Mercedes
DNFRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 - Renault
DNFSebastian VettelRed Bull Racing - Renault
DNFKamui KobayashiSauber - Ferrari
DNFJean-Eric VergneToro Rosso - Ferrari
DNSTimo GlockMarussia - Cosworth