10 Things To Know About Formula 1 Istanbul Grand Prix

10 Things To Know About Formula 1 Istanbul Grand Prix

1. Runway Consists of 14 Curves in Total

There are 14 bends, six on the right and eight on the left. The curves on the track have a bumpy structure. The highest speed level reached so far is 320 km / h. The circuit, which has the highest longitudinal slope of 8.15%, hosts the Formula 1 Istanbul Grand Prix, which increases viewing pleasure and enthusiasm.


2. Legendary Turn 8!

The 8th bend, which consists of a combination of 4 turns, is the most famous bend of Istanbul Park. On the corner with wet surfaces, some moments bring the excitement to the peak in every race. Therefore, Istanbul Park's 8th bend becomes one of the most legendary track bends in the world.


3. Pole Position

Six of the pilots, who started the race in pole position, reached the finish at the front in the Grand Prix, held for the ninth time this year. Kimi Räikkönen, Felipe Massa, and Lewis Hamilton are among the names that started the race from the pole position and finished first.


4. Runway Length Remarks

The structure of this track, which was built for the better quality of international organizations, makes the Formula 1 Istanbul Grand Prix one of the most followed races. This track has a total area of 2,215,000 square meters and a length of 5,338 km.


5. The design of the track is a little different from other tracks

Unlike standard motorsport tracks, Istanbul Park has a counterclockwise race. Istanbul Park, one of the three tracks that raced counterclockwise last year, together with Imola and Yas Marina, attracts worldwide attention with this feature.


6. What Is It Possible To Forget The First Race?

Formula 1's first race in Turkey was held in 2005. McLaren-Mercedes driver Kimi Räikkönen was the name that started the race in pole position that year. Although he lost the lead during the race, Räikkönen was the victor at the end of the race and gave everyone unforgettable moments.


7. Final Race of Formula 1 Istanbul Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas from the Mercedes team won the last race held in the past months. Max Verstappen from the Red Bull Racing team finished the race in second place after Bottas, while Sergio Perez finished the race in third place. In the GP, which everyone is eagerly waiting for, the master name Lewis Hamilton started the race from 11th place due to his penalty and finished in 5th place.


8. Fastest on Track

The Formula 1 Grand Prix was held for the first time in Turkey in 2005, and the speed record holder has not changed since then: Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya still holds the fastest on the track with a time of 1'24,770.


9. Most Winning Pilot/Team

Felipe Massa, who won the Turkish Grand Prix three times between 2006 and 2008, is one of the pilots who won this race the most. Felipe Massa was racing for the Ferrari team while winning the races. Therefore, one of the highest-paid teams is Ferrari. After Ferrari, the McLaren team was among the top winning teams, with champion drivers Räikkönen and Hamilton. Red Bull Racing and Brawn GP are among the other winning teams.


10. Pilots From Past To Present

Drivers other than Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, and Sergio Perez, who had previously competed in the Turkish Grand Prix, competed for the first time in 2020. This year, pilots were competing for the first time. Nikita Mazepin from the Ferrari team and Fernando Alonso from the Renault team are among the drivers and teams competing in 2021.


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