Mark Webber, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2011

Turkish GP too expensive for locals, says Webber

2011 Turkish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2011
Mark Webber, Red Bull, Shanghai, 2011

Mark Webber says the Turkish Grand Prix attracts few spectators because ticket prices are too high.

Webber said “Unfortunately I think it?s a pretty expensive race for locals to attend, which means the atmosphere is often not what it could be.

“It?s a bit of a shame, as the drivers look forward to going there – I know I am.”

There is doubt over the future of the Turkish Grand Prix as Bernie Ecclestone is trying to increase the fee for holding the race.

Webber added: “I like Istanbul Park ?ǣ there are a lot of undulations, which makes the track a little bit more challenging in places.

“The circuit includes turn eight, which is a very, very long corner with multiple apexes and is very high speed, which puts added strain on the tyres and the drivers? necks.

“It?s also a corner that rewards accuracy with your racing line if you get it right early in the corner.”

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