McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said the message given to Lewis Hamilton during the Turkish Grand Prix that Jenson Button would not overtake him was “wrong”. During the Grand Prix race engineer Phil Prew advised him Button would not overtake. Whitmarsh admitted that Button’s pass on Hamilton came “shortly after” that message was given. He … Continue reading Hamilton’s engineer got it wrong over Button pass, Whitmarsh admits
How did McLaren get on terms with Red Bull in Istanbul? F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the changes to the cars in Istanbul. On the face of it the Turkish Grand Prix should have been an easy one-two for Red Bull. The Milton Keynes-based outfit had almost a second a … Continue reading Technical review: Turkish Grand Prix
McLaren told Lewis Hamilton that Jenson Button would not pass him during the Turkish Grand Prix. New footage of the Turkish Grand Prix posted on the official F1 website reveals Hamilton asked the team “If I back off is Jenson going to pass me or not?” He was told “No Lewis, no.” This audio clip … Continue reading McLaren told Hamilton Button wouldn’t pass him during the Turkish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has praised McLaren’s rate of development since the start of the season after recording his first win of the year in the Turkish Grand Prix. Hamilton told his official website: I can?óÔé¼Ôäót keep the smile off my face ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ we are absolutely on it! Last year, you saw what we could do when … Continue reading Hamilton praises “incredible development”
Red Bull have issued another statement which the team hopes will ‘draw a line’ under the fall-out from their drivers’ collision on lap 40 of the Turkish Grand Prix. Mark Webber Said the pair will not allow a repeat of the collision: It?óÔé¼Ôäós a shame for the team, as we lost a good opportunity to … Continue reading ‘It won’t happen again’ – Webber
Kamui Kobayashi praised his team’s effort in getting both cars to finish for the first time in 2010 last weekend. But he admitted reaching the top ten in qualifying gave him more satisfaction: Definitely qualifying means more to me because it shows my true performance. In a race you can always benefit from somebody else?óÔé¼Ôäós … Continue reading Kobayashi: ‘Q3 means more than a point’
The Turkish Grand Prix was a fantastic race – and it didn’t need a single drop of rain to liven things up. F1 Fanatic readers rated the Turkish Grand Prix higher than any other dry race weekend since our “Rate the Race” polls began at the start of 2008. After the criticisms of ‘boring F1’ … Continue reading A brilliant race in Turkey shows F1 is on the right track (Making F1 better)
Red Bull have responded to criticism of their reaction to the crash between their drivers in the Turkish Grand Prix, issuing a Q&A with team boss Christian Horner in which he divides blame for the accident between both drivers. Horner also confirmed that Mark Webber had been instructed to turn his engine down before Sebastian … Continue reading Horner blames both drivers for crash
Turkish Grand Prix in pictures Renault chief race engineer Alan Permane said the team were “disappointed” not to have beaten Mercedes in the Turkish Grand Prix. Permane said: Robert drove another great race and it?óÔé¼Ôäós good to pick up some more points, but we were a little disappointed not to get ahead of Mercedes because … Continue reading Renault aiming to beat Mercedes
Find all the F1 Fanatic Turkish Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has reiterated his belief that Mark Webber was solely to blame for his collision with Sebastian Vettel which put both cars out of the lead of the Turkish Grand Prix. Speaking to Speed TV Marko said: Mark for whatever reason was slower. He was getting lap by lap slower, … Continue reading Red Bull’s Helmut Marko says “Webber should have let Vettel pass” (Video)
Ferrari didn’t have much to celebrate in their 800th Grand Prix start. Read on for more facts and stats from the Turkish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton scored his first win of 2010 in Istanbul – despite falling behind Sebastian Vettel twice during the Turkish Grand Prix. Take a look at the race data in detail with the F1 Fanatic race analysis and interactive charts below.
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’29.165 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’29.195 0.030 3 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’29.535 0.370 4 Robert Kubica Renault 1’29.580 0.415 5 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’29.588 0.423 6 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.810 0.645 7 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.895 0.730 8 Adrian … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix fastest laps
Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic and controversial Turkish Grand Prix. Review the race in pictures below – including that controversial collision between the Red Bull team mates.
McLaren scored a one-two finish in the Turkish Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton leading home Jenson Button.
Red Bull threw away a potential one-two finish in the Turkish Grand Prix after their drivers collided while leading. Sebastian Vettel had pulled alongside team mate Mark Webber on the straight approaching turn 12 when the two made contact.
Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 93 2 Jenson Button 88 3 Lewis Hamilton 84 4 Fernando Alonso 79 5 Sebastian Vettel 78 6 Robert Kubica 67 7 Felipe Massa 67 8 Nico Rosberg 66 9 Michael Schumacher 34 10 Adrian Sutil 22 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 10 12 Rubens Barrichello 7 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Webber takes sole championship lead – points in full after Turkey
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 5 2 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 2.645 2.645 8 3 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 58 24.285 21.640 1 4 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 58 31.110 6.825 7 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 32.266 1.156 6 6 11 Robert … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix result
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