Istanbul Park articles on F1 Fanatic archive

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours 24th June 2008, 7:00

A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of […]

2008 Turkish Grand Prix notes 17th May 2008, 17:53

Here are my notes on the Turkish Grand Prix including how Lewis Hamilton lost the race on Saturday, what happened to the BMWs, and how much trouble Nelson Piquet Jnr is in. Plus when was the last time we saw a pass for the lead in a dry race?

Video: Turkish Grand Prix review 13th May 2008, 23:54

The Turkish Grand Prix review video looks at how the teams’ engine development is limited by the engine freeze regulations and reveals just how expensive it is to stay at a hotel in Monaco for next week’s Grand Prix! Plus the usual round-up of post-race news.

Video: Fisichella blames Bourdais for crash with Nakajima in Turkish GP

Giancarlo Fisichella reckons Sebastien Bourdais caused him to crash at the start of the Turkish Grand Prix. Fisichella said: I made a good start but then under braking Bourdais changed direction twice and I couldn’t brake in time and went into the back of the Williams Looking at the video it’s hard to agree with […]

Debate: Are some starting grids unfair? 12th May 2008, 20:03

Nik left an interesting comment in the Turkish Grand Prix Facts and Stats article about how much of an advantage the drivers who started on the clean side of the grid had at Istanbul: Hamilton (third) overtook Kovalainen (second) Kubica (fifth) overtook Raikkonen (fourth) and Kovalainen (second) Alonso (seventh) overtook Webber (sixth) and Raikkonen (fourth) […]

2008 Turkish GP stats and facts

I’ve had a rummage through the data and pulled out some interesting statistics and facts on the Turkish Grand Prix. Have I missed anything? Post your findings in the comments. Plus the full drivers’ and constructors’ championship tables after round five.

Massa wins third consecutive race at Istanbul 11th May 2008, 20:17

Felipe Massa remains the man to beat at Istanbul after his third win from pole position at the track in as many years.

Did Bridgestone compromise McLaren?

A mistake by Bridgestone, Formula 1′s sole tyre supplier, created additional problems for McLaren this weekend. Even before the race got underway the Japanese manufacturer was openly admitting it had brought the wrong choice of compounds. It chose the same combination of medium and hard tyres it brought last year, despite the race being much […]

Video: Thoughts on the Turkish GP start

Felipe Massa may line up on pole position but if McLaren have paid attention to the starts at past Turkish Grands Prix they’ll know how to exploit any vulnerability he shows on the way to the first corner. Here’s what’s happened in the past – and how McLaren might use it.

2008 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying: Hat-trick of poles for Felipe Massa 10th May 2008, 13:39

Felipe Massa’s love affair with the Istanbul Park circuit goes on. He took his third pole position in a row at the circuit where he scored his first in 2006. It leaves him perfectly poised to turn the trick again in the race tomorrow. Joining him on the front row is McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen. He […]