Turkish Grand Prix qualifying pictures

Nico Rosberg heads into a braking zone at Istanbul

Nico Rosberg heads into a braking zone at Istanbul

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.

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8 comments on Turkish Grand Prix qualifying pictures

  1. persempre said on 6th June 2009, 17:55

    Empty stands.
    For a place that holds 130,000 it looks a private testing day.

  2. Richard said on 6th June 2009, 18:34

    Keith, what about practise photos??

  3. Woffin said on 6th June 2009, 18:50

    I second that Richard, my desktop is going to be empty for two weeks haha!

  4. carldec said on 6th June 2009, 19:04

    how sad is it to have such a fantastic track and nobody wants to go to the race.

    • winswin said on 6th June 2009, 20:55

      i think that’s because the hot sunny days. or high-priced selling tickets, maybe? lol

      • persempre said on 7th June 2009, 11:19

        Top (Platinum) ticket is less than GBP300. General Admission works out at around GBP35.
        It` seems to be more a case of just lack of interest.
        That`s probably not surprising given the place lies unused for the rest of the year.

    • gokcelnano said on 10th August 2009, 9:20

      it is not about nobody’s wanting to go to race!! I have attended the race for twice, and believe me there are many people who are trying to watch the rac. but the tickets are tooo expensive for a football-based country!

  5. John H said on 7th June 2009, 9:56

    Dear Bernie, thanks for these packed grandstands – if only Silverstone could match your expectations of what a Grand Prix really should be about : )

    What’s the colour scheme on the seats by the way? Looks like flames!

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