TURKISH GP

  • No Formula One race for Turkey in 2013 January 9, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided not to approve the Formula 1 deal in Istanbul in 2013, local Hurriyet daily news reported Wednesday. The F1 race in Istanbul known as the Turkish Grand Prix is not going to happen due to a lack of agreement on the annual cost,...
  • Button fastest in Turkey GP practice May 6, 2011

    Istanbul: McLaren's Jenson Button set the pace in Turkish Grand Prix practice on Friday while Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed in the morning and missed the entire second session. Vettel, the championship leader after winning two of the first three races, gave his Red Bull mechanics plenty of extra...
  • Hamilton wins Turkish Grand Prix May 30, 2010

    Istanbul: Lewis Hamilton led a McLaren 12 at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday after a dramatic runin between teammates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel denied Red Bull a sweep. The Red Bull pair touched as Vettel looked to pass along the Istanbul Park Circuit's fastest section, causing the German...
  • Webber takes pole for Turkish GP May 29, 2010

    Istanbul: Red Bull maintained its perfect qualifying record on Saturday as Mark Webber edged Lewis Hamilton of McLaren to start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position. It was Webber's third straight pole as the overall Formula One leader goes for a third consecutive race victory. Red Bull has...
  • Button dominates free practice before Turkish GP May 28, 2010

    Istanbul: McLaren's world champions dominated Turkish Grand Prix free practice on Friday with Lewis Hamilton quickest in the morning and Jenson Button lapping even faster after lunch. Button, the reigning champion and last year's winner with Brawn at the undulating anticlockwise Istanbul Park circuit, set the pace in the afternoon with...
  • Sutil among top 11 in both sessions May 28, 2010

    Istanbul: Force India driver Adrian Sutil had a hectic outing as he posted the 10th fastest time in the morning practice session, went offtrack to hit the barrier and returned to clock the 11th best time ahead of Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix here on Friday. His teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi was 12th...
  • Karun confident before Istanbul race May 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Karun Chandhok grew in confidence with his eventful 14th place finish in the Monaco Grand Prix and the Hispania driver now wants to carry forward the confidence to Sunday's race in Istanbul. Karun had a rather rollercoaster ride in Monaco where Jarno Trulli of Lotus took the Indian out...
  • Massa takes pole, eyes Turkish Grand Prix hattrick May 11, 2008

    Istanbul: Ferrari's Felipe Massa set his sights on a Turkish Grand Prix hattrick after taking pole position for the third year in a row on Saturday. The Brazilian, winner in 2006 and 2007 at the anticlockwise Istanbul Park circuit, will have Heikki Kovalainen's McLaren alongside him on the front row on...
  • Ferrari head to Turkey to end McLaren domination August 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Following a threeweek break, the Formula One Championship resumes again this Sunday with the Turkish Grand Prix. The tricky Turkish track could be the toughest test yet for the two giants of F1Ferrari and Renault. If Ferrari wish to halt McLaren's current dominance of the Formula One season,...
  • I can still win title, says Schumacher August 28, 2006

    Istanbul: Michael Schumacher's selfbelief remained intact on Sunday despite the Ferrari driver falling 12 points behind Fernando Alonso in the Formula One title battle with four races remaining. "Today I have lost two points in the drivers' championship, but I still believe I can win the title," said the seven...
  • Massa makes the cut with Ferrari August 28, 2006

    Istanbul: Ferrari's Felipe Massa had tears in his eyes and a lump in his throat on Sunday after he joined the ranks of Formula One winners. Even if he still needs 88 more victories before he can match seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, his team mate, the 25yearold Brazilian...
  • Fisichella sacrificed to save Alonso August 28, 2006

    Istanbul: Renault praised Giancarlo Fisichella on Sunday after the Italian sacrificed his Turkish Grand Prix hopes to keep titlechasing team mate Fernando Alonso in the race. "Fisi was really good because it got a bit messy and he was worried that he was going to hit Fernando," said engineering director...
  • Felipe Massa triumphs in Turkish GP August 27, 2006

    Istanbul: Brazilian Felipe Massa roared to his first Formula One victory in Turkey on Sunday as Ferrari team mate Michael Schumacher failed to find a way past championship leader Fernando Alonso. While the young Brazilian raced to the chequered flag from pole position, Renault's world champion Alonso and Schumacher were...
  • Massa takes pole as Ferrari dominate August 26, 2006

    Istanbul: Brazilian Felipe Massa took the first pole position of his Formula One career on Saturday as Ferrari swept title rivals Renault off the front row at the Turkish Grand Prix. Massa pipped team mate and seven times world champion Michael Schumacher by 0.377 seconds in qualifying at the Istanbul...
  • Alonso declares Kubica the future star August 25, 2006

    Istanbul: Poland's Robert Kubica can be a Formula One star of the future, according to world champion Fernando Alonso. "Big names are going out and new young people will come in and become big names," the Renault driver said at the Turkish Grand Prix on Thursday when asked about the...
  • Turkey turns up heat on title rivals August 24, 2006

    Istanbul: While Jenson Button lines up as a race winner for the first time in Turkey this weekend, the main spotlight is back on Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher. The Formula One title battle has reached a decisive phase, with five races remaining and the only two men on the...