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Aleshin back with Carlin for Turkey

"I'm feeling really confident. I had quite a good race here last year and we've been consistently on the pace in testing; never out of the top ten," he said.

Both drivers are wary of the weather, with rain greeting the GP2 and F1 drivers and teams touching down in Istanbul on Wednesday and the forecasts suggesting more of the same ahead.

"It's been wet here so far, so I think we could have an interesting weekend ahead of us if the rain continues, said Chilton. "Istanbul is a fairly high speed circuit, especially the famous turn 8 which is challenging, especially for the tyres as it's a long loading corner. The track is also quite undulating, which means that there are a lot of blind corners and crests.

"That will also make it more interesting if it's wet as there could be quite a bit of standing water," Chilton added. "Wet or dry I'm really looking forward to this weekend."

"The weather could be a big factor this weekend," agreed Aleshin. "But for sure we have a team that can deal with the changing conditions and I'll be pushing to do my best as well."





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Mikhail Aleshin, (RUS, Carlin). Portrait taken at the 2011 GP2 Asia Series Round Two Imola, Italy Saturday 19 March 2011. World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Media Service.
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
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Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Wednesday, April 16 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin), leaves the pit lane Thursday 10 April 2014. on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) at the start of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 1st, Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), 2nd, & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 3rd, take the chequered flag at the end of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), on the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), 1st, Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 2nd, & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 3rd after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), 1st, Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 2nd, & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 3rd after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)

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