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Top 3 - race 2021

Top 3 - qualification 2021

Stats

First held 2005
Laps 58
Circuit length 5.338 kilometer
Fastest lap 1:24.770 (2005)
Winner in 2020 Lewis Hamilton
Second in 2020 Sergio Perez
Third in 2020 Sebastian Vettel

Winners

Winner 2020 Lewis Hamilton
Winner 2011 Sebastian Vettel
Winner 2010 Lewis Hamilton
Winner 2009 Jenson Button
Winner 2008 Felipe Massa

The Turkish Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar in 2021. The race was last held in 2011 before F1 returned to the Intercity Istanbul Park last season.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix 2021

Located in the crossing boundaries of Pendik and Tuzla districts on the Asian side of Istanbul, the Intercity Istanbul Park has hosted the Turkish Grand Prix since its debut back in 2005.

Featuring an unusual counter-clockwise layout, the 5.338 kilometre track creates an increased strain on the other side of the driver's neck compared to what they experience at most circuits, especially at the high-speed Turn 8.

Featuring a capacity of approximately 125,000 spectators, the main grandstand can seat 25,000 fans, with the remaining being packed into natural ground and temporary stands.

Immediately after the front straight comes Turn 1, a sharp downhill left-hander named the "Turkish Corkscrew" by some, in reference to Laguna Seca. Meanwhile Turn 8, nicknamed the "Diabolica" in reference to Monza's Parabolica, is a fast corner featuring four apexes.

Kimi Raikkonen won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix back in 2005 after starting on pole and leading every lap. Renault's Fernando Alonso and McLaren teammate Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top three.

The Colombian was running second on the penultimate lap before clashing with Jordan's Tiago Monteiro, opening the door for Alonso to pass him soon after. Despite the setback, Montoya did set the fastest lap of 1:24.770 on Lap 39. That record still stands to this day.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa led from start to finish the following year, with Alonso once again finishing as runner-up ahead of Michael Schumacher, with the Brazilian taking the 2007 edition as well - this time from pole.

Massa made it three in a row in 2008, beating Lewis Hamilton and Raikkonen to the finish line. The race saw Rubens Barrichello make his 257th career start, breaking Riccardo Patrese's previous record of 256.

Brawn's Jenson Button won in 2009 after pole sitter Sebastian Vettel ran wide at Turn 10 on the opening lap. The win was the Briton's sixth from the first seven races, a feat that saw him match the likes of Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Schumacher.

Mark Webber was on course to win the following year after starting pole, however those hopes ended on Lap 40. Red Bull teammate Vettel closed the gap to the Australian, who was conserving fuel, with the two colliding in spectacular fashion. This opened the door for Hamilton to win for McLaren, with Button finishing second and Webber recovering to come home in third.

Vettel took the chequered flag the following year ahead of Webber, with Alonso, now in a Ferrari, finishing third. The race featured over 80 pit stops, along with the most overtaking moves in a race since 1983.

The race was F1's final trip to the track until 2020, when the Turkish Grand Prix was included on the calendar due to several originally scheduled races being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Turkish Grand Prix 2020

Formula 1 returned to Turkey in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the race held between November 13-15.

Lance Stroll took a shock pole position for Racing Point in wet conditions, with championship leader Hamilton only able to register the sixth fastest time.

The tricky conditions carried over to Sunday's race, allowing Stroll to lead his first Grand Prix ever. However in the end it was Hamilton who came out on top, as the Mercedes driver nursed his heavily worn Intermediate tyres to take the chequered flag, clinching his seventh World Drivers' Championship and equalling Schumacher's record.

Sergio Perez finished 31 seconds back while Vettel rounded out the top three.

When is the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix on the F1 calendar?

The Turkish Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on the weekend of October 8-10 and will be Round 16 of the F1 season, replacing the cancelled Singapore Grand Prix.

The first two free practice sessions will take place on October 8, with qualifying on Saturday, October 9 at 14:00 CET.

What time does the Turkish Grand Prix start?

The Turkish Grand Prix starts on Sunday, October 10 at 14:00 CET. The race can be followed live on RacingNews365's live blog or watched on F1 TV.

F1 Turkish GP 2021 Schedule

Session Date Time (UK)
Free Practice 1 Friday 8 October 09:30 - 10:30
Free Practice 2 Friday 8 October 13:00 - 14:00
Free Practice 3 Saturday 9 October 10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying Saturday 9 October 13:00 - 14:00
Race Sunday 10 October 13:00
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