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Valencia fixing issues ahead of F1 bow.

Officials in Spain have revealed that a number of 'technical problems' with the new Valencia street circuit will be sorted in time for the European Grand Prix at the venue next weekend.

The circuit played host to rounds of the Spanish F3 and GT championships as something of a test ahead of its debut on the Formula 1 calendar but the event threw up some issues which needed to be dealt with ahead of the Grand Prix on 24 August.

However, Carlos Gracia, the president of the Spanish motor federation, said that he was sure that everything would resolved in time of the race, with it to be expected that a new venue would encounter some teething trouble.

"Realistically, there are problems with such a new circuit, but the same would be so even for a permanent facility," he told Spanish newspaper AS following his final inspection of the circuit. "The important thing is that there was the will to address the problems and we knew how to do it."

Installation of the pits that will be used by the Formula 1 teams will begin on Sunday ahead of the first on-track action next Friday with the opening free practice sessions.


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