The live blog for Turkish Grand Prix practice has now finished. Join us again from 11am (British time) for live coverage of qualifying. You can review the final practice live blog in full below.
Are we set for another red-wash in Turkey? It’s a brave man that bets against the might of Ferrari with the streak of success they’re riding at the moment. Who do you think will win in Turkey? Can I predict the podium correctly for the second race in a row? How did you get on … Continue reading 2008 Turkish GP preview: predictions
Journeyer’s Grand Prix retrospective was a popular addition to the site last month. He’s back again with a look back at the last three Turkish Grands Prix and other F1 races that have taken place in the east. The F1 circus is now en route to Istanbul Park, one of the newer circuits on the … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix history
Is Istanbul Park the best F1 track Hermann Tilke has designed? Bernie Ecclestone’s track designer of choice gets a lot of flak from fand for building dull circuits. But Istanbul’s mix of gradients, a pair of decent overtaking opportunities, and the impressive four-apex turn eight make it one of his more popular efforts. How do … Continue reading Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?
You have to give credit to Force India – they’ve set themselves a target and they’re sticking to it. Here’s what Adrian Sutil said before the Malaysian Grand Prix: Q2 is for sure my aim, and I really think we could make it this time. Sound familiar? Here’s what Colin Kolles said previewing the Spanish … Continue reading 2008 Turkish Grand Prix preview: Force India set qualifying goal… again
In pre-season testing Williams were one of the most promising teams but their performance in the first four races of the year is a little hard to read. They are jostling for position in the heart of the midfield where just a few hundredths of a second in qualifying can make the difference between points … Continue reading 2008 Turkish GP preview: Williams
Here’s the Turkish Grand Prix preview video including a lap of the circuit and updates on the championship situation, plus Murray Walker’s F1 memories. See below for more information.
The Istanbul Park circuit is the first of this year’s Grand prix venues I’ve visited myself. To cut a long story short: it was hot, turn eight is mega, and do not attempt to make the journey from Greece by train. Seriously, that almost cost me a girlfriend (you can read the full account here). … Continue reading Going to Istanbul – and everywhere else
Ferrari have a seriously impressive winning streak going at the moment: Race Kimi Raikkonen Felipe Massa 2007 Chinese Grand Prix 1 3 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 2 2008 Australian Grand Prix 8 DNF 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix 1 DNF 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix 2 1 2008 Spanish Grand Prix 1 2 Their off-colour performance … Continue reading 2008 Turkish Grand Prix preview: how can anyone stop Ferrari?
Last week I invited readers to send in their plans to re-draw Formula 1 circuits. Thanks to everyone who e-mailled in with their circuit remixes – here’s a selection of the best…
How hard can it be to design a decent race track? Herman Tilke?óÔé¼Ôäós circuit designs tend to draw sighs of disappointment from F1 fans. So what would you change about the tracks on today?óÔé¼Ôäós calendar? In the past two and a bit weeks I?óÔé¼Ôäóve covered the history of every track used for world championship F1 … Continue reading Remix an F1 track
Hermann Tilke has had a monopoly on circuit design work in recent years. His brief is apparently are to design safe venues for F1 racing where overtaking is possible – making tracks that are dramatic or challenging is a secondary consideration at best. Recent examples of this include his new circuits in Bahrain, Turkey, China … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 15: 2003-2007
I wrote at length about a revealing interview Max Mosley gave recently in which he made this remark: It’s a far more credible championship [calendar] than it was 20 years ago. That’s Mosley’s verdict on the modern Formula 1 calendar. Have a look at how the 2008 F1 calendar compares with the 1988 schedule and … Continue reading 2008 F1 calendar ‘more credible’ than 20 years ago?
It may be many months until the start of the new season, but those thinking of going to one of the early races will already be getting their tickets and hotels sorted. What race would most like to go to in 2008? Are you planning to visit either of the new additions to the calendar … Continue reading Debate: Going to a race in 2008?
It’s been a season of thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows. Yesterday I named the most exciting F1 moments in 2007 – here are the occasions that filled me with despair…
It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons. We watched a gripping championship battle with three drivers fighting until the final race. The championship lead swapped hands at the finale, and the victor overcame a 17-point deficit to win in the last two races. We endured a string of shockingly poor … Continue reading F1 07 review: The best of years?
With just one point separating three drivers at the end of the season, the two that lost will be cursing the twists of fortune that cost them the points that would have made them champion. While Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso may rue their misfortunes, Kimi Raikkonen will be relieved that his brushes with chance … Continue reading What if…
Since the espionage hearing details came to light we know just how bad things have been between Ron Dennis and Fernando Alonso since the Hungarian Grand Prix. It makes it very interesting to look back on some of their remarks made between Hungary and the World Motor Sports Council Announcement. Here’s what Dennis said to … Continue reading What Dennis’s remark to Alonso really meant
Catch up on the latest from the world of F1 blogging. This week people are talking about F1 Racing slating Ralf Schumacher again, the merits of NASCAR versus Formula 1, visiting the Turkish Grand Prix and… erm… hamburgers.
Bernie Ecclestone is keen to see a battle between Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher – but even his megabucks might not be enough to make it happen. Also in the F1 news this week advertising revenue from the Turkish GP broadcast fell, speculation over the futures of Nelson Piquet Jnr and Nico Rosberg, and safety … Continue reading F1 in the news 50: Hamilton vs Schumacher