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The New Girl in the Paddock

The weekend of the Valencia European Grand Prix started an adventure for Leanne Wilson, who has been accredited as F1 media. Here's how her weekend in Spain went.

Dull as Dishwater?

Sunday's event in Valencia - or non-event, as some papers are billing it - didn't live up to it's predecessors in terms of excitement or tension. So, it's worth asking: did anything exciting happen in Valencia?

Valencia Paddock Gallery

There may not have been a great deal of action on-track, but Octane Photos were in the Valencia paddock over the weekend capturing some of the sights and scenery at te Spanish circuit. Here are some of the choice shots.

Driver Performance Analysis – The Top Dogs

At Badger pride ourselves of asserting that F1 isn't boring, and even in a race like that which we witnessed yesterday there's plenty to pick over. Here we're looking at the performance of the frontrunners, better known in these parts as The Top Dogs.

The Top Dog for Valencia is…

"Hot Rod or Hot Dog" is our regular post-grand prix column where we review all of the driver performances in that race. As part of the process, one driver is declared as Badger's "Top Dog"; it's not necessarily the winner and, to be honest, it could be for anything.

Vettel cruises to victory as Valencia fails to fizz

Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a comfortable stroll to victory in the Valencia sunshine, repeating the win he took at the uninspiring Spanish street circuit 12 months ago.

The Starting Grid for Valencia

After Saturday qualifying, here's how the grid will line up for the European Grand Prix on Sunday.  Can Sebastian Vettel get back to his...

No Need for Maps as Vettel finds his way to P1

The whole engine-map changing malarkey may have been banned, but Vettel still didn't seem to have a problem showing his rivals the way around the Valencia Street circuit.

Alonso on top in closely fought Valencia Friday

A closely contested FP2 in Valencia has got F1 fans dreaming of a genuinely competitive qualifying session at the Spanish circuit tomorrow, with Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren all looking capable of snatching pole - and Mercedes lurking as the DRS-driven dark horses.

Badger predicts Europe!

Last year's European Grand Prix brought us memorable moments such as Lewis Hamilton overtaking the safety car, being punished for it and still staying second, Fernando Alonso's outburst, and Mark Webber taking Red Bull's tagline of "gives you wings" a little too far. So what can we expect this year?

di Resta gunning for Q3 and points in Valencia

Force India rookie Paul di Resta says he's aiming for a top-ten qualifying result and world championship points in this weekend's European Grand Prix as he seeks to continue his impressive acclimatisation to Formula One.

Hamilton looks to consolidate in Valencia

Lewis Hamilton says he will be looking to get his season back on track in Valencia this weekend after a two disappointing races.

Top 5 European Grand Prix

The banner of the European Grand Prix has encompassed many tracks over many years, and the Badgerometer scours the vaults for five of the...

Button looking to ramp up title push in Valencia

Canadian Grand Prix winner Jenson Button says victory in Montreal proved he is capable of fighting Sebastian Vettel for this year's world championship, and that he intends to strengthen that push at next weekend's European Grand Prix.

Kobayahsi positive about Valencia return

Sauber star Kamui Kobayashi says he's feeling good ahead of next weekend's European Grand Prix as the Japanese racer looks to extend his record of six straight races among the points scorers.