This is Mark Webber tackling Istanbul Park’s four-apexed Turn 8 during a simulator run. The on-screen accelerometer shows that he’s subjected to a lateral acceleration of 4.7 g for his entire 6-second journey through the corner’s four apices.
After a three-week spring break, Formula One returned to within 25 miles of its European heartland to see if there’s anyone stopping Red Bull this year. At Istanbul Park’s swan song Grand Prix, many tried. Warning: spoilers.
Formula One’s European season will kick off at Istanbul Park this year on May 8, only to never return. The lack of attendance and an attempt at a price hike for 2012 has resulted in the organizers cancelling further races. Sebastian Vettel will have to find another circuit to run into his teammate at. Kind of a shame,…