After the now-traditional August break in the championship, the teams returned to action for the increasingly popular Turkish GP.
Now in its third year, the new track has become a favourite with the teams and drivers. It's challenging layout provides not only a bravery contest around turn eight, but also a challenge in accuracy through the slow complex ending the lap.
The extremely hot summer being experienced in southern Europe made the track's already challenging layout even tougher, especially for the tyres and engines.
Now scheduled quite late in the season, Turkey usually features a lot of car upgrades - the track's similarity to the season-closing Japanese, Chinese and Brazilian circuits make it an ideal place to debut the last of the current car's developments.