Formula 1

Turkish Grand Prix

Turkish
Turkey made its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2005 with an all-new purpose-built circuit in Istanbul. The spectacular 5.378 kilometre track is designed by famed German architect Hermann Tilke, the man behind Sepang, Bahrain and Shanghai, and features 14 turns - eight lefts and six rights - with the cars reaching speeds of up to 330 km/h.
Race Track Details
Creation date
2005
First F1 GP
21/08/2005
Grand Prix held
4
Spectactor capacity
110000
Organiser
Turkish Motor Federation
Istanbul Park
Istanbul Park
Address
Gaksuevleri,
Kartopu Caddesi
No: B168 / A
Anadoluhisari
Istanbul/Turkey
Telephone
90 216 465 11 55
Fax
90 216 465 11 57
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Istanbul Park All Time Records
Track length
5.338 km
Number of laps
58 (309.356 Km)
Number of corners
14 (left:8) (right:6)
Top speed
320 Km/h
Start line offset
248 m
Downforce setup
medium
Best lap
J-P. Montoya - 1'24''770 (2005, McLaren)
Record Pole
K. Raikkonen - 1'26''797 (2005, McLaren)
Turkish Grand Prix Previous Winners
Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
Driver
Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa
F. Massa
K. Raikkonen
Team
Ferrari
Ferrari
Ferrari
McLaren