Jul.29 (GMM) An occasional formula one test driver has predicted Valencia's new street circuit will host a "spectacular" inaugural grand prix next month.
The young Spaniard was among the formula three contenders who christened the urban layout, located around the port city's marina, with races last weekend."The circuit is incredible; for formula one it will be a real spectacle," Jaime Alguersuari, who races in British and Spanish F3 and earlier this year did some aerodynamic testing for Red Bull Racing, told the Spanish newspaper Diario AS.At the weekend, Alguersuari was among the most competitive drivers at the Valencia circuit."Urban layouts had never really been to my liking," he admitted, "but with its width and the high speed, it doesn't seem like (a street track)."He predicted the circuit, which includes an unique run across a bridge, will host plenty of passing moves for the European grand prix on August 24."It is not often there are so many overtaking points, even at a permanent track," Alguersuari said."Formula one will put on a great show when they come here," he added.