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Debate: Are some starting grids unfair?

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) […]

Ferrari A1GP car for 2008-09 season revealed

This is the first picture of Ferrari’s A1 Grand Prix car for the 2008-09 season. View a high-resolution image of the 2008 Ferrari A1GP car According to the A1 organsiers the car is based on Ferrari’s 2004 machine, the F2004. The two certainly bear a close similarity (see below for image and press release).

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

2008 Turkish Grand Prix review

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

Felipe Massa joins the F1 title hunt

Three races ago I was wondering if Massa had totally lost the plot over the winter. Now he’s bounced back with two victories and a second place and is only seven points behind Kimi Raikkonen in the championship. Can mount a serious bid for the championship this year?

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


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


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.