F1 » Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul - Race results

Sebastian Vettel wins the Turkish GP by 8.8 secs, ahead of Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso.

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May 08, 2011 2:57 PM

well done seb. you deserved the win. mark appears to drive better when under pressure, and alonso proved that he is a fighter. everyone was writing him and ferrari off. but there were several good scraps, and several displays of bad driving. overall though, a good and interesting race.

forgeddit - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 3:15 PM

For me this race was a great example of how there's more to racing than just passes. With the boring as batsh*t passes of drs and the endless pitstops ruining the genuine battles this race wasn't worth watching. As exciting as watching cars pass each other at a shopping centre. They've turned this sport into dogsh*t.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 3:21 PM

Good entertaining race over all. I'm still peeved by the DRS+KERS moves where it looks like shooting frozen fish in a cup of tea. With the speed differential there's nothing the defender can do...I'd like the DRS to be scrapped next year but maybe they can keep it for Catalunya and Hungary this year...

What's reassuring is that there were a lot of good battles without that gimmick in pretty much all the overtaking points.

Pirellis a wee bit to fragile but IMO it's a matter of tweaking these rather than changing a fundamentally good philosophy.

No, really we're a few tweaks from something really interesting.

And Alonso being seemingly back in the fight is a nice thing !

DW - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 3:34 PM

So Seb gave them all a 1 day head start & then still spanked them ... while driving a car built by a drinks company.

He must be really special compared to that Hami guy, who has the luck of driving for a team that actually makes cars.

Firefly - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 3:43 PM

The fact that overtaking is way too easy most of the time is not due to DRS/Kers. That works as well as it could be expected.

It's the tyres. They degrade waaaaay too much and have way too high dropoff. Degrading tyres is fine but 4 pitstops is way too many. They should try to make the tryes degrade less exponentially and more linear so that there's never such a big difference between tyes as there is now. Then the guy getting attacked with DRS/KERS actually has a chance of defending.

Basically, Pirelli went overboard with making the tyres bad on purpose.

Drymaster - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 3:52 PM

Firefly, Pirelli made the tyres exactly as durable as they were requested to. What's my problem is the crappyness of the harder tyre, it doesn't seem to give any more durability resulting in a lack of variety in the number of stops, since its no use trying to run them long. If they make more durable hard, the tyres are perfect IMO.


May 08, 2011 3:54 PM

firefly. if you were listening to the intro, pirelli were instructed to make the tyres degrade. that is what the fia wanted! i am sure that pirelli could make tyres that would last a race, but then there would be complaints that there was no passing. i dont like pit stops for tyres, but you have to admit, that is the main reason for excitement now-a-days. and teams have to calculate...2,3 or 4 stops?

Firefly - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 4:05 PM

I see. In that case, the FIA is to blame. In any case, the discussion should not be about DRS but about the tyres. If they (whether that's the FIA or Pirelli) can make the harder tyre last longer and the dropoff less steep all will be fine.

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