Posts Tagged ‘Turkish Grand Prix’

7 Jun 2009: GP2: Grosjean’s championship lead extinguished by team-mate

Three different drivers took pole and two successive chequered flags during a sweltering weekend’s racing for the GP2 series in Turkey. And the upshot? Romain Grosjean losing his championship lead to team-mate Vitaly Petrov.

7 Jun 2009: F1: Turkish Grand Prix liveblog

It’s as wet as a haddock’s bathing suit in Britain this weekend, so bad that the Isle of Man’s iconic TT bike race has been delayed – but that’s hardly likely to bother the F1 circus on its stay in sunny Turkey. Keep up with the action here.

6 Jun 2009: F1: Vettel pips Button to Istanbul pole

Sebastian Vettel served notice that he doesn’t plan to concede the World Championship battle to Jenson Button just yet by seizing pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix from the Englishman at the last gasp.

5 Jun 2009: F1: Kovalainen finds the magic petrol in Turkey practice

McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen was a surprise at the head of the timesheets following today’s practice sessions in Istanbul. Both of the team’s drivers professed themselves pleased with the pace of the car on a track that was predicted to play to the very worst of the MP4-24’s weaknesses.

3 Jun 2009: F1: User guide to the Turkish Grand Prix

Following the racing this weekend? Here’s all you need to know.

3 Jun 2009: F1: Istanbul race is Massa’s – or Ferrari’s – to lose

If it’s the Turkish Grand Prix then the man with the heavy weight of expectation on his shoulders must be Jens… No, wait, it’s Felipe Massa.

22 May 2008: F1: Catch up with RBR’s Coulthard and Newey

David Coulthard has hailed a breakthrough in Istanbul after he got to the chequered flag for the first time this season with no failures, collisions or crashes. Writing in his column on the ITV F1 website, he says: “I feel like I got a monkey off my back in Turkey.”

13 May 2008: F1: Webber praises reaction to Turkey dog hazard

Sunday’s GP2 race in Turkey brought scenes that few fans will have enjoyed watching – the sight of stray dogs venturing onto the Istanbul track and, in one case, being run down by Bruno Senna’s car.

13 May 2008: F1: Hamilton’s wirework not up to his driving

Part of being a top-flight sports star is presumably learning when to say no – and that’s a lesson which has come home to Lewis Hamilton after a stunt for sponsors left him red-faced and tongue-tied.

13 May 2008: F1: Hamilton in “territory of champions”

Lewis Hamilton’s been getting a fair bit of stick recently, so it was nice to read this analysis of his Turkish Grand Prix performance from Mark Blundell in The Telegraph.

 
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