Istanbul Park articles on F1 Fanatic archive
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 [...]
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.
2008 Turkish GP preview: predictions 9th May 2008, 10:00
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 [...]
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 [...]
Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track? 8th May 2008, 20:05
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Going to Istanbul – and everywhere else 7th May 2008, 13:00
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). [...]
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 [...]