Teams preview the European GP

Date published: June 19 2012

The Formula One teams look ahead to the European GP at Valencia, round eight of the 2012 World Championship…

The Formula One teams look ahead to the European GP at Valencia, round eight of the 2012 World Championship…

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Red BullAlthough neither Red Bull driver is willing to predict how they will perform in Valencia, both acknowledge that a good qualifying performance is needed…

McLaren
Back on the top step, Lewis Hamilton wants to hold onto his advantage while Jenson Button is in need of a change of fortune…

Mercedes
Michael Schumacher is eager to bounce back from his recent disappointment while Nico Rosberg wants another strong weekend in Valencia…

Lotus
Kimi Raikkonen says qualifying will be “very, very important” in Valencia while Romain Grosjean is aiming for another podium…

Force India
Paul di Resta admits it will be tricky to get the right set-up at Valencia while team-mate Nico Hulkenberg is eyeing an “enjoyable” drive…

Sauber
Kamui Kobayashi is uncertain about how his C31 will perform under the Spanish sun while Sergio Perez is chasing his first Valencia GP points…

WilliamsDuo Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna hope to bounce back at Valencia following a difficult weekend in Canada…

Caterham
Heikki Kovalainen admits the Valencia street track isn’t his favourite while Vitaly Petrov feels pretty positive about the team’s chances…

HRT
HRT are heading home for the Valencia GP, the second of Spain’s two races, where they hope to continue their recent progress…

Marussia
After taking a step back in Canada, Marussia are hopeful they can make up some lost ground in Valencia this weekend…

Pirelli
Paul Hembery says the combination of soft and medium tyres will be the “perfect compromise between performance and durability” in Valencia…

More to follow…