Valencia Street Circuit

The Valencia Street Circuit (Valencian: Circuit Urbà de València, Spanish: Circuito Urbano de Valencia) is a street circuit in Valencia, Spain which hosted the Formula One European Grand Prix for five years (2008–2012), and will host the Spanish Grand Prix once every two years alongside Barcelona. The first race meeting on the circuit was held over the 23/24 August 2008 weekend, with Felipe Massa winning the main event, the European Grand Prix, after starting from pole position. The circuit utilizes the roads skirting the city's harbour and America's Cup port area – including a section over a 140-metre-long (460 ft) swing bridge, and also includes some roads designed exclusively for racing purposes by the German architect Hermann Tilke, who also designed the infrastructe buildings for the circuit. The 2012 edition took place on 24 June and was the last to go under the name of the European Grand Prix, as from 2013 it rotated with the Circuit de Catalunya as the Spanish Grand Prix

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