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Istanbul Park

Circuit info

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Laps: 28
Circuit Type: Race
Circuit Length: 5.338KM
Qualifying Record: 1:22.695 - f15activ (Mercedes), Season #5
Lap Record: 1:24.831 - ToF9 (McLaren), Season #5

One of a batch a modern-day circuits designed by Hermann Tilke, Istanbul Park is a high speed track where F1 cars can reach speeds of over 205mph. Until it was axed in 2012, Istanbul was one of only four current F1 circuits that runs anti-clockwise, the others being Singapore, Brazil and the new track in Abu Dhabi.

Although the circuit does not feature Tilke's trademark long straight followed by a hairpin to encourage overtaking there are still numerous opportunities throughout the lap. The most challenging corner on the track is the multi-apex turn eight where drivers experience a load of 5G.

The circuit offers excellent spectator facilities with a capacity of 130,000 people, but after a good first year, attendances plummeted . Local interest was never more than lukewarm, and prohibitive costs dissuaded those that followed the sport, while the hoped-for influx of visitors never materialised. After several years of speculation over the race's future, Bernie Ecclestone quietly pulled the plug at the end of 2011.

Previous F1 Race Results - Turkish Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
5 Season #5 Turkish Grand Prix April 22nd, 2012 Australia f15activ Germany Mercedes 29
4 Season #4 Turkish Grand Prix October 30th, 2011 Australia bobaj0r Great Britain McLaren 29
3 Season #3 Turkish Grand Prix May 29th, 2011 Australia kikz Great Britain McLaren 23
2 Season #2 Turkish Grand Prix February 20th, 2011 New Zealand Flouncy Great Britain McLaren 23
1 Season #1 Turkish Grand Prix October 17th, 2010 Australia Ghost Great Britain Lotus 12

F1 Driver Stats - Turkish Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Australia Ghost 5 1 2 2 5 0 0 5.4 2.2 100
2 New Zealand Flouncy 5 1 0 2 3 0 0 3.4 3.0 87
3 Australia kikz 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.3 4.3 59
4 Australia bobaj0r 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 2.3 3.3 52
5 Australia f15activ 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.0 1.0 25
6 Australia Atomic Lambo 4 0 1 1 2 2 0 3.5 4.3 59
7 Australia Eradicator 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 5.5 4.8 50
8 Australia ToF 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 12.0 2.0 18
9 Australia E.T. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6.0 16
10 Australia roxas3sora3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.3 7.0 16
11 Australia Modz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 6.0 8
12 Australia Krispy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 6.0 8
13 Australia NightKid 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 8.5 8
14 Australia bushipoo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 8.0 6
15 Australia Fredzfrog 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 6
16 Australia Oz1098S 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 8.0 4
17 Australia nobody813 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 2
18 Australia BreakerMorant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 10.0 1
19 Australia steve088 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 10.0 1
20 Australia Jasegp 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 15.0 0
21 Australia Loose 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 13.0 0
22 Australia WebbyMoto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 14.0 0
23 Australia st8smn350 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 12.0 0