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MagazineJun 24, 2012
Formula One 2012: European Grand Prix
The European Grand Prix is run on the city circuit of Valencia, Spain. It hasn't produced a very memorable race since it was first held in 2008, but the 2012 edition was very exciting. We had a run away leader in Sebastian Vettel, but a safety car and a technical defect brought his race to an end. We had an up and coming star in Lotus driver Grosjean, who also saw his race ended through mechanical problems whilst driving in second place. And we had Lewis Hamilton who was knocked out of the race by Pastor Maldonado whilst driving in third place and only 2 laps to go. So who won? Well, local driver Fernando Alonso raced it home to the chequered flag in a very emotional win for him. Kimi Raikonnen finished the race in second and the old war horse Michael Schumacher finished in third, scoring his first podium since his come back. It meant the European Grand Prix was blessed with a podium featuring three former world champions.