The European GP preview

The European GP preview

After the Red Bull dominance, the pecking order appears to have changed as Formula 1 arrives in Valencia for the European Grand Prix. Edd Straw previews what promises to be another close battle up front

There's an air of change about the Formula 1 paddock as it returns to European shores at Valencia. In Turkey and Canada, McLaren showed that it has the pace to challenge and beat the once dominant Red Bull's, and the brisk temporary circuit around the old America's Cup Marina is expected to better suit the MP4-25 than the RB6. But it's not just about Red Bull versus McLaren, because Ferrari is looking dangerous.

Why? Not because of its Canada form, where Fernando Alonso made the best of the unusual track configuration to drag himself into contention for victory, but because the F10 will feature a significant upgrade package that includes the exhaust-blown diffuser concept that has served Red Bull so well this year.

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