Istanbul to host Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix this weekend

Twelve teams and twenty-four drivers will compete in the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix this weekend.

Istanbul to host Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix this weekend

Twelve teams and twenty-four drivers will compete in the Formula 1 (F1) Turkish Grand Prix this weekend.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was very happy to host Formula 1 races in Istanbul.

"I believe that Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix will gain world's appreciation once again with the Istanbul Park Circuit and its perfect organization. This race is perfectly fit Istanbul, a city bridging civilizations and continents," he said.

First two practice phases of the race will take place on May 28. The third practice phase will be held on May 29 and it will be followed by the qualifying tour. And the race will begin at the Istanbul Park Circuit at 3 p.m. local time on May 30.

Below are the teams and drivers to compete in Istanbul this weekend:

Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber

Ferrari: Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso

McLaren: Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes GP: Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg

Renault: Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov

Force India: Adrian Sutil, Vitantonio Liuzzi

Williams: Rubens Barrichello, Nico Hulkenberg

Toro Rosso: Jaime Alguersuari, Jaime Alguersuari

BMW Sauber: Pedro de la Rosa, Kamui Kobayashi

Lotus: Heikki Kovalainen, Jarno Trulli

HRT: Karun Chandhok, Bruno Senna

Virgin: Lucas di Grassi, Timo Glock

Last year, Brawn GP's British driver Jenson Button won Formula 1.

In the qualifying rounds in the three Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park Circuit

Felipe Massa was the most successful driver in the races in Turkey and won the first victory in his career in Turkey, whereas Ferrari was the most successful team.


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Last Mod: 27 Mayıs 2010, 15:21
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