This years Formula One Grand Prix of Europe, also known as the Valencia F1 Grand Prix 2011 takes place this year on the 24th to 27th June 2011.
It takes place on the Valencia Street Circuit, a a semi-permanent street circuit in Valencia, Spain designed around the marina and port area of Valencia.
The track is 5.419 kilometres (3.367 mi) long and incorporates a total of 25 turns – 11 right-handers and 14 left-handers. It is unique as the track has a bridge crossing across the entrance to the marina. It has been critisised by many due to the lack of overtaking places. In fact in the 2009 race there was NO overtaking at all during the race.
Hopefully the recent rule changes and the Drag Reductions System DRS makes Valencia a bit more exciting for the spectator.
However, if you cannot make it to the race, you can watch it all LIVE on BBC TV in Spain. You can watch the Valencia Grand Prix on the BBC Sports Interactive streams. These can be received on a small 80cm satellite dish in Valencia, and does not require a big 2.4m Portuguese satellite dish to receive UK TV in Valencia.
To access the BBC Sportds service on a Sky box on a small satellite dish in Valencia, Spain, you need to go to the BBC News channel, Sky TV channel 503. Press the RED button, to go to the BBC Interactive TV service. Type in "3001", which is the page number for the BBC Sports service. Once the multiscreen has loaded up you can choose which LIVE sports stream to watch.