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Off-line start is bad news for Button (Turkish Grand Prix pre-race analysis) 6th June 2009, 18:14

We’ve got the championship leaders in the top four positions, tricky track conditions and one of F1’s best modern circuits. Can Sebastian Vettel keep the heavier-fuelled Jenson Button behind? Is Rubens Barrichello the biggest obstacle to a Button win? And how much of a problem will the soft tyres be? Let’s take a look at […]

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying pictures

One thing that leaps out at you when looking at this selection of pictures from qualifying at Istanbul today is just how few people have bothered to show up. Here’s a collection of pictures of this afternoon’s action, unfortunately set against a backdrop of largely empty grandstands.

Vettel to make first pit stop before Button (Turkish Grand Prix fuel weights)

Sebastian Vettel may be starting from pole position but Jenson Button is carrying more fuel than the Red Bull driver. Button’s Brawn is fuelled around two laps longer than Vettel and Mark Webber, fourth on the grid, is fuelled even further. Fuel weights in full below.

Sebatian Vettel holds back Brawns for pole (Turkish Grand Prix qualifying)

Sebastian Vettel dominated qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix, setting fastest time in all three parts of the session. His final time prevented Brawn from securing a lock-out of the front row and – gives him a vital opportunity to cut into Jenson Button’s points lead.

Turkish Grand Prix grid

Here is the grid for the Turkish Grand Prix. 1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’28.316 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’28.421 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’28.579 4. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’28.613 5. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’28.666 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’28.815 7. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1’28.858 8. Fernando […]

Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying live blog

Review the Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying live blog below.

Turkish Grand Prix Practice 3 live blog

Review the Turkish Grand Prix Practice 3 live blog below.

Toyota Turkish GP preview (Video)

Timo Glock looks ahead to this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix and answers questions from fans in this video from Toyota.

F1 links: Briatore denies bluff

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Turkey Press Conference Flavio Briatore: "We’re not bluffing because when you have the responsibility of […]