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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 […]

Rate the race: 2008 Turkish GP

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Eight cars crash on first lap, Bruno Senna hits a dog, it’s another GP2 sprint race

A frantic GP2 sprint race saw eight drivers eliminated on the first lap and a safety car period after one car struck and apparently killed a dog. The safety car was summoned before the first lap was completed as Pastor Maldonado, Andreas Zuber, Ho-Pin Tung, Yelmer Buurmanm Andy Soucek, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Adrian Valles all […]

Video: Driver hits dog in F1 support race

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The GP2 sprint race at the Istanbul circuit this morning has been disrupted due to animals on the circuit. Halfway through the race a furious Bruno Senna brought his wrecked iSport car into the garage having collided with a dog on the back straight. A second dog was seen running around turn two and the […]

Video: Thoughts on the Turkish GP start

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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.

Pressure piles on Piquet

Nelson Piquet Jnr is only in the fifth Grand Prix weekend of his career but his performance must be starting to ring alarm bells at Renault. His 20th on the grid at Melbourne and subsequent crash was not taken as cause for alarm within the team. But add his spin and crash at the Circuit […]

GP2: Giorgio Pantano wins Istanbul feature

Giorgio Pantano took his sixth career win in GP2 with an emphatic victory from pole position in the feature race at Istanbul. He made a perfect start and was never troubled by Romain Grosjean, who spent the race keeping Andreas Zuber at arm’s length. Even a late safety car period failed to shake Pantano’s iron […]

2008 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying: Hat-trick of poles for Felipe Massa

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 […]

Rubens Barrichello: the driver debates

Rubens Barrichello (left) will set a new mark for the most Grand Prix starts this weekend, beating the 256-race record of Riccardo Patrese (right) which has stood for 15 years. How do you rate the Brazilian’s career?

2008 Turkish GP preview: predictions

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 […]