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 […]

Good news, bad news: Codemasters to make 2009 F1 video game

Formula 1 will finally get a new video game title in 2009, three years since the last official F1 game made by Sony. Formula One Management were reported to be demanding up to $200m for the rights. First, the good news: the game won’t be exclusive to a single machine, and is expected to be […]

Turkish Grand Prix history

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 […]

Video: Michael Schumacher competes in motorcycle race in Bresse, France

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Much as I’d like to see him back in F1 alongside Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari (instead of just appearing in adverts with him), Michael Schumacher seems happy in retirement and is now trying his hand at racing with half the number of wheels he’s used to. This is him at Bresse in France at a […]

Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?

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 […]