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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

circuit facts


circuit profile


This fast, flowing circuit with plenty of elevation changes and unlike most Tilke designed circuits, features a section that is unique to the circuit, i.e. the very fast, triple apex left handed turn eight. A shame that it will no longer be a feature on the F1 calendar.

circuit news

Turkish Grand Prix uncertain for 2012 championship

Istanbul will not host a Formula One Grand Prix in 2012 due to a disagreement between Turkish officials and F1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone over payments to stage the race, Turkish media reported on Friday.

Heat is on Ferrari for Turkish Grand Prix

Vettel claims pole in Turkish GP

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 90:17.558
2010 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 88:47.620
2009 Jenson Button Brawn GP 86:24.848
2008 Felipe Massa Ferrari 86:49.451
2007 Felipe Massa Ferrari 86:42.161
2006 Felipe Massa Ferrari 88:51.082
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 84:34.454

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F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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