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Europe preview quotes: Virgin

Timo Glock: "Valencia is a race that often divides opinion but I really like the circuit and find it an interesting challenge. It's a track where we really have to keep our eye on the ball - much like Monaco because the fast straights and the closeness of the barriers mean you can easily become unstuck. This is usually a very hot race, which adds to the challenge, and a great and very up and coming city. For us it's a case of doing the best job possible with our equipment, bringing both cars home and continuing to make good calls from the pitwall to ensure we are there to take advantage of opportunities along the way."

Jerome D'Ambrosio: "I have always enjoyed racing at the Valencia Street Circuit since my days in GP2. It's a technical track with a very interesting final sector and so I can't wait to drive here in a Formula One car. The race in Canada was a great experience for me - it was a rather disappointing Qualifying session but in the end I had some really good moments during the race that will only help me to develop as a driver and I'm optimistic of a good weekend in one of the best European race venues."

John Booth: "After a thrilling race in Canada two weeks ago, everyone at Marussia Virgin Racing is pleased to be back racing on European soil next weekend in Round 8 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship - the European Grand Prix in Valencia. This is our second visit to Spain in the space of just five weeks but the Valencia Street Circuit, which works its way around the unique setting of the port, poses an altogether different challenge to the Circuit de Catalunya. Unlike most street circuits, the 5.419km track is relatively wide, similar to permanent race tracks. The circuit has fast and flowing parts which, coupled with the proximity of the barriers, makes this an interesting and challenging experience both for drivers and their teams. There are no fewer than 25 turns the highest number of any current Grand Prix circuit and these present an entertaining mix of long fast straights and slower corners. The track calls for good traction and we also need to keep an eye towards the brakes here because of the stop-go sections of the circuit. Right now our focus has to be on doing the best job possible at every stage of the weekend so we are in a comfortable position come race day, then converting that into a strong two-car finish whilst keeping our immediate competitors behind us."

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