Valencia preview: Tougher than it looks
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Valencia preview: Tougher than it looks

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The Valencia street track does not have a great reputation, but in our preview Edd Straw argues that it's not as straightforward as it might appear - and this weekend's race won't be either

The clue was in the name. When the Valencia Street Circuit joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2008, there were hopes that it would become a kind of 'Diet Monaco'. It had the ingredients - the America's Cup harbour, a place on the edge of a wonderful city to visit and a track configuration that was unusually quick for its type. But the mundane moniker should have warned us that this would be a circuit seriously lacking in charisma.

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