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.
The flag of Spain was apparently inspired by tire marks at Istanbul Park.
A little wet in Turkey, you say? Wünderkind Sebastian Vettel made a rare miscalculation and stuffed his Red Bull car into the wall at Turn Eight and damaged the car so badly the team couldn't repair it in time to send him back out for more practice.
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,…
Originally developed for architectural photography, tilting and shifting lenses are much more than gadgets for turning cars into toys. Professionals even use them to document the ins and outs of Formula One. Mega-sized gallery below.
Our twitter live-blog of the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix was a complete success. If you were checking it out this weekend, you already know what happened. If you didn't, hit the jump for the spoilers and a crude crayon drawing.
We will be live-tweeting (yes, that's right live-tweeting) this Sunday’s F1 race at 8 AM EST — follow along here for the fun. Heck, you can even root against Button if you wish.
We watched the first part of the Turkish Grand Prix this morning and after the first corner featured some serious car over car accident action and the Ferrari/Mercedes slap fest, we got a little bored and sought out better things to do with our Sunday. Our mistake. We missed the Bruno Senna stray dog destruction…