McLaren successfully gave the flying Red Bulls some rare opposition in qualifying. Can they go one step forward and keep them from victory in the race? The start will be crucial – and history shows having both their drivers on the left-hand side of the grid could be a disadvantage for McLaren.
Turkish Grand Prix qualifying produced the fifth pole position of Mark Webber’s career. Take a look back at the session in pictures below.
Turkish Grand Prixqualifying pictures Fernando Alonso will start Ferrari’s 800th Grand Prix from 12th place tomorrow after a disappointing qualifying session in Turkey. He was out-qualified by team mate Felipe Massa for the first time since the first round of the season (excluding Monaco where Alonso did not participate in qualifying). In a closely-fought second … Continue reading Alonso misses Q3 as Ferrari struggle
HRT out-qualified a rival team on merit for the first time at Istanbul this weekend – though it was partly thanks to Lucas di Grassi suffering a technical problem. The Virgin driver revealed on Twitter he had “massive engine problems” during qualifying. He lines up 23rd for tomorrow’s race behind Bruno Senna in one HRT … Continue reading Di Grassi 23rd after engine problem
Mark Webber continued Red Bull’s run of dominance in qualifying with his third consecutive pole position at Istanbul. But Lewis Hamilton prevented a Red Bull lock-out of the front row. Last year’s front row occupants Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button share the second row.
Row 1 1. Mark Webber 1’26.295Red Bull-Renault 2. Lewis Hamilton 1’26.433McLaren-Mercedes Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’26.760Red Bull-Renault 4. Jenson Button 1’26.781McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 5. Michael Schumacher 1’26.857Mercedes 6. Nico Rosberg 1’26.952Mercedes Row 4 7. Robert Kubica 1’27.039Renault 8. Felipe Massa 1’27.082Ferrari Row 5 9. Vitaly Petrov 1’27.430Renault 10. Kamui Kobayashi 1’28.122Sauber-Ferrari Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 Turkish Grand Prix grid
Sebastian Vettel is eyeing pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix after finishing fastest in the final practice session. Nico Rosberg pipped Lewis Hamilton to third place after the McLaren driver suffered a lurid spin at turn eight early in the session.
The second practice session in Istanbul ended with the top teams not far apart on lap time. But each seems to be strong at different points on the Istanbul track. Read on for analysis and interactive data from second practice.
Red Bull and Force India ran F-ducts on their cars for the first time in practice for the Turkish Grand Prix today. See below for pictures of the new parts and the other cars during practice at Istanbul.
McLaren were fastest again in the second practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix. Close behind Button were the two Red Bulls. But both suffered reliability problems on their cars, with Mark Webber coming to a stop at the end of the session.
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McLaren grabbed the headlines with the fastest time in first practice at Turkey but there’s no missing the potential of Red Bull either. Take a closer look at the data from first practice below.
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver in the first practice session in Turkey, setting setting a lap almost a second quicker than team mate Jenson Button. The two Mercedes were behind them, followed by Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull.
Ferrari are marking their 800th Grand Prix start this weekend with a special design on their engine covers. Get a closer look at the design below along with other pictures from the pre-race weekend build-up at Istanbul.
Lotus have brought a new rear wing for their T127 following the car’s substantial update just two races ago. Chief technical director Mike Gascoyne said: We?óÔé¼Ôäóll be using our new pillar mounted rear wing here, and have some new parts which will enable us to optimise the weight distribution, so again, I?óÔé¼Ôäóm quietly confident we?óÔé¼Ôäóll … Continue reading More updates for Lotus in Turkey
Have all the important information for this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós Turkish Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme including a video lap of the track:
Red Bull head to the Turkish Grand Prix as the team to beat. Does the Istanbul circuit offer their rivals any hope of catching the RB6s?
Ferrari will run an updated version of its F-duct in the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend. The team say the changes are it make it “more user-friendly for the drivers.” When they last ran the device in Spain it their drivers had to take a hand off the steering wheel in order to active the … Continue reading Ferrari to use revised F-duct in Turkey
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 … Continue reading Hopefully the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix won’t be the last one
Williams will have to revert back to an older specification front wing design after the two crashes they suffered in Monte-Carlo. Rubens Barrichello crashed after hitting a loose drain cover during the race and Nico H?â??lkenberg’s race ended in the tunnel on lap one when his front wing failed following contact with an HRT. Sam … Continue reading Williams switch to old front wing design