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F1 heads for Istanbul

With the European Formula One season in full swing, the teams and drivers heads to Istanbul next weekend for the Turkish Grand Prix.

The event has been part of the F1 schedule since 2005 and has been dominated by Felipe Massa, who took his third successive victory last season. Current Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is the only other driver to win in Turkey, having secured victory in the first event while with McLaren.

Istanbul contains one of the most challenging corners on the F1 calendar with the quadruple-apex turn eight but has been hit by some problems, including the 2008 event when Bruno Senna hit a stray dog during a GP2 race.

Ahead of the event, you can now take a virtual tour of the Istanbul circuit by following the link below.



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blzbub

May 31, 2009 3:48 PM

The best of the new circuits, still a little bit sterile compared to the natural circuits. Should give overtaking oppertunities at the end of the straights. Also plenty of oppertunities for drivers to get it wrong at turn eight. Turn one usually see's at least one driver overestimating there talent. Brawn GP have been fast everywhere, Red Bull should enjoy turn eight and the KERS teams could feature strongly. Massa and Raikkonen as the only winners put Ferrari in a strong position. But Button and Alonso usually go well without ever making the top step of the podium.



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