Istanbul Park articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Turkish GP ‘needs government support’ for return 6th December 2012, 13:08
The Turkish government needs to provide financial support for a race at Istanbul Park if the Grand Prix is to return to the calendar.
How F1 failed in Turkey 1st September 2011, 10:37
If F1 is to make a success of new venues in India and America, it cannot repeat the mistakes it made in Turkey.
Hopefully the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix won’t be the last one 25th May 2010, 10:05
Will F1 return to Turkey in 2011? With attendance figures for the race plummeting and Bernie Ecclestone doubling his price to the Turkish government for a place on the packed F1 calendar, F1′s time in Turkey may be drawing to a close. But it would be a pity to see F1 lose the best new [...]
Tyre compounds for next four races 26th April 2009, 9:01
Bridgestone has announced what tyres the teams will used at the Monaco, Turkish, British and German Grands Prix. At Monaco the tyre supplier will break with its 2009 policy of using tyres that are two stages apart, bringing the soft and super-soft compounds as it did in 2008. It will revert to type at Istanbul [...]
2009 F1 tracks compared 17th February 2009, 11:00
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
How Hermann Tilke conquered the F1 calendar, 1996-2009 (Video) 5th February 2009, 7:00
Yesterday’s discussion about a potential Rome Grand Prix circuit turned into a debate about Hermann Tilke’s abilities as an F1 track designer. Daniel put forward the case for the prosecution: Why do they still get this guy to build tracks? Every track he has designed is boring. With all the new tracks that have appeared [...]
Did you go to a race in 2008? 19th December 2008, 7:00
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
2009 F1 calendar shortened 5th November 2008, 14:17
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been [...]
2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll) 8th October 2008, 11:00
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That’s not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare [...]
Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America 25th June 2008, 18:53
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races – a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there [...]