Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe
Autosport Plus

From the Pulpit

The new Istanbul track excites F1 Racing's editor in chief, and he looks at what awaits the drivers this weekend, at the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix

The spelling of Turkish is, I gather, unfalteringly phonetic, and I very much hope the Istanbul Otodrom does what it says on the tin.

It is, of course, a (Hermann) Tilke-drome (Tilkedrom?) - and, as such, it has two long straights, each of which is followed by a tight turn (Turns 1 and 12). Unlike other Tilkedroms, however, it has gradient. Hills. Uphill and downhill, and many of 'em. The section between Turns 4 and 7, for example, is a long, sweeping, downhill rollercoaster of a road. Turns 5 and 6 are apparently fabulous - in reality they're one double-apex corner, a bit like Pouhon at Spa.

Previous article The Kahne Mutiny
Next article The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix Preview

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe