2010 Turkish Grand Prix – F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel leads Jenson Button at the start of last year's Turkish GP
Sebastian Vettel leads Jenson Button at the start of last year's Turkish GP

Have all the important information for this weekend?s Turkish Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the track:

The race

Turkish Grand Prix preview – Who can stop a Red Bull rout in Istanbul?

2010 Turkish Grand Prix discussion – Going to the Turkish Grand Prix? Find other fans who are heading to the race here

2010 Turkish Grand Prix – Support race details and more information

Istanbul Park spectators’ experiences – Read comments from fans who’ve been to Istanbul Park

The track

Probably the best modern circuit design by Hermann Tilke, with abundant gradient and some challenging corners.

Not least of which the stunning turn eight, a bumpy, four-apex rollercoaster taken at up to 270kph (167mph).

It’s just a pity so few spectators make the journey east of Istanbul to see the race, whose place on the calendar is thought to be in jeopardy.

Istanbul Park ?ǣ circuit information – Including lap data and tyre compounds

Hopefully the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix won?t be the last one – Will the race still be on the calendar next year?

The weather

No surprises on the weather front this weekend.

2010 Turkish Grand Prix weather forecast – Dry weather expected in Turkey

Following the race live

We’ll be commenting live on the Turkish Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:

Friday 28th May 2010

Turkish Grand Prix Free practice 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 (08:00 – 09:30)
Turkish Grand Prix Free practice 2 – 14:00 – 15:30 (12:00 – 13:30)

Saturday 29th May 2010

Turkish Grand Prix Free practice 3 – 11:00 – 12:00 (09:00 – 10:00)
Turkish Grand Prix Qualifying – 14:00 (12:00)

Sunday 30th May 2010

Turkish Grand Prix – 15:00 (13:00)

Times are local times with British time conversions in brackets.

More session times and live blog details here: Turkish Grand Prix live TV times

Also make sure you follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for updates throughout the race weekend.

2009 Turkish Grand Prix highlights

Jenson Button scored what turned out to be his final Grand Prix victory of 2009 in Istanbul. It was his sixth win from the first seven races.

Button passed pole sitter Sebastian Vettel on lap one when the Red Bull driver ran wide at turn ten. Vettel later lost second place to team mate Mark Webber.

The 2009 Turkish Grand Prix was rated the worst race of the year by F1 Fanatic readers.

Vettel?s mistake lets Button in for another win – The win left Button with a 26-points lead in the championship (under the old points system)

Vettel questions Red Bull tactics – Vettel caught Webber in the closing stages of the race but the team instructed him not to overtake

Previous Turkish Grands Prix

2008 Turkish Grand Prix – Massa wins third consecutive race at Istanbul
2007 Turkish Grand Prix – Massa first as puncture stymies Hamilton
2006 Turkish Grand Prix – Maiden win for Massa
2005 Turkish Grand Prix – Raikkonen wins but Alonso limits damage

Predict the pole sitter and top five finishers in the Turkish Grand Prix for your chance to win F1 tickets, DVDs, books and more

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