06.10.2021: Turkish Grand Prix
Intercity Istanbul Park
8-10 October, 2021
Yes, thats right, were in Turkey this weekend not Japan as originally planned. The covid-19 pandemic means that for the second year running we wont be going big in Japan. Fortunate
Turkish Grand Prix Intercity Istanbul Park 8-10 October, 2021
Yes, that’s right, we’re in Turkey this weekend – not Japan as originally planned. The covid-19 pandemic means that for the second year running we won’t be going big in Japan. Fortunately, however, the Turkish Grand Prix is ready to step into the breach.
Granted, Istanbul Park doesn’t have Suzuka’s jaw-dropping, high-speed 130R but it is home to another of the greatest corners in the world, the infamous, multi-apex Turn Eight. Istanbul Park isn’t a one-trick pony though, it’s a real driver’s circuit that always delivers drama, so keep scrolling to get clued-up on what’s in
ANDREAS SEIDL, Team Principal
“We head to Turkey with the ambition of continue our strong run in the final third of the season. Despite a disappointing finish in Sochi there was a lot to learn and plenty of positives for us to take forward to future grands prix and to build into our preparation for the next race.
“Turkey was a welcome addition to the calendar last year, and we’re excited to head back this season. We really feel the support from the local fans, and the race last year was exciting with variable conditions, which could be the case again this year.
“We’re coming to a crucial part of the season, and with the calendar now confirmed through to the end of the year, the challenge ahead of us is now clear. Simply put, we must ensure we are scoring as many points as possible every weekend, to maintain this fight for third in the Constructors’ Championship.
The team, both back at the factory and at track, along with our colleagues at Mercedes HPP, have done a fantastic job so far to put us in this position, but the battle is still tight, so we need to maintain our focus, our intensity and give it everything from now to the end of the year.”
MAX VERSTAPPEN This weekend we are celebrating what would have been Honda’s last home race in Japan, what will you miss most about the Japanese GP?I really enjoy the Japanese Grand Prix so it’s a shame that we will miss more >>
At this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing Honda will race with a unique livery to celebrate the Teams’ race winning alliance with power unit supplier Honda and to give the manufacturer’s fans in Japan a chance to wave farewell to the company, on what should have been the occasion of its final home race at Suzuka. more >>
“Russia was a disappointing race for me. Up until Qualifying, everything had gone well and I had made good progress as usual. I felt that, compared to the Spa weekend for example, I had made a step forward in terms of driving on the Intermediate tyres in Qualifying, so it was frustrating to miss the cut into Q3 on Saturday afternoon by just a couple of tenths. more >>
“We missed a great opportunity in Russia, as we did not make the best of the chances we had. We have worked since then to understand what we could have done better in order to be as well prepared as possible and back near the front again, starting this weekend in Turkey. more >>
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“I’m looking forward to coming back to racing in Turkey. The last race weekend was not an easy one and I feel we could have achieved more in the circumstances, but now it’s in the past and I&rs more >>
Nicholas Latifi: I’m excited to hit the track in Turkey! It was a unique experience for everyone in 2020 due to the rain and very low-grip levels, but hopefully things are slightly different this time out.
George Russell: I am really looking forward to Turkey. When we raced there in 2020 it was somewhat of an ice rink, which did offer a lot of opportunities! I don’t think it will be the same again this year, but we will be prepar more >>
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We come to Round 16 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Turkish Grand Prix, and a circuit you haven’t raced at before. How does that change preparation ahead of this weekend, especially following a string of races where you’ve known the track inside out?
We come to Round 16 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Turkish Grand Prix, and a circuit you haven’t raced at before. How does that change preparation ahead of this weekend, especially following a string of races where you’ve known the track more >>
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