2010 Turkish Grand Prix articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Starting off-line could prove McLaren’s undoing (Turkish GP pre-race analysis) 29th May 2010, 18:12

McLaren successfully gave the flying Red Bulls some rare opposition in qualifying. Can they go one step forward and keep them from victory in the race? The start will be crucial – and history shows having both their drivers on the left-hand side of the grid could be a disadvantage for McLaren.

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying produced the fifth pole position of Mark Webber’s career. Take a look back at the session in pictures below.

Alonso misses Q3 as Ferrari struggle

Turkish Grand Prixqualifying pictures Fernando Alonso will start Ferrari’s 800th Grand Prix from 12th place tomorrow after a disappointing qualifying session in Turkey. He was out-qualified by team mate Felipe Massa for the first time since the first round of the season (excluding Monaco where Alonso did not participate in qualifying). In a closely-fought second […]

Di Grassi 23rd after engine problem

HRT out-qualified a rival team on merit for the first time at Istanbul this weekend – though it was partly thanks to Lucas di Grassi suffering a technical problem. The Virgin driver revealed on Twitter he had “massive engine problems” during qualifying. He lines up 23rd for tomorrow’s race behind Bruno Senna in one HRT […]

Webber claims third consecutive pole position (Turkish Grand Prix qualifying)

Mark Webber continued Red Bull’s run of dominance in qualifying with his third consecutive pole position at Istanbul. But Lewis Hamilton prevented a Red Bull lock-out of the front row. Last year’s front row occupants Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button share the second row.

2010 Turkish Grand Prix grid

Row 1 1. Mark Webber 1’26.295Red Bull-Renault 2. Lewis Hamilton 1’26.433McLaren-Mercedes Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’26.760Red Bull-Renault 4. Jenson Button 1’26.781McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 5. Michael Schumacher 1’26.857Mercedes 6. Nico Rosberg 1’26.952Mercedes Row 4 7. Robert Kubica 1’27.039Renault 8. Felipe Massa 1’27.082Ferrari Row 5 9. Vitaly Petrov 1’27.430Renault 10. Kamui Kobayashi 1’28.122Sauber-Ferrari Row 6 11. […]

Vettel quickest in final practice

Sebastian Vettel is eyeing pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix after finishing fastest in the final practice session. Nico Rosberg pipped Lewis Hamilton to third place after the McLaren driver suffered a lurid spin at turn eight early in the session.

RB6s untouchable in Turkey’s turn eight (Second practice interactive chart) 28th May 2010, 16:05

The second practice session in Istanbul ended with the top teams not far apart on lap time. But each seems to be strong at different points on the Istanbul track. Read on for analysis and interactive data from second practice.

Red Bull and Force India run F-ducts (Turkish Grand Prix practice in pictures)

Red Bull and Force India ran F-ducts on their cars for the first time in practice for the Turkish Grand Prix today. See below for pictures of the new parts and the other cars during practice at Istanbul.

McLaren fastest again in second practice as Red Bull hit reliability trouble

McLaren were fastest again in the second practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix. Close behind Button were the two Red Bulls. But both suffered reliability problems on their cars, with Mark Webber coming to a stop at the end of the session.