Istanbul

Circuit Technical data
Location: Turkey Power: 13
Date: Not on calendar Handling: 10
Race distance: 309.4km Acceleration: 14
Laps: 58 Downforce: Medium
Lap distance: 5.334 km Overtaking: Normal
Average speed: 231.53 km/h Suspension rigidity: Medium
Grand Prix Held: 26 Fuel consumption: Medium
Number of corners: 14 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 16s Grip level: High
Category: ex F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S45, R5
Jan 2nd, 2015
João Monteiro2 1:24.195s
Season Master
S54, R16
Sep 5th, 2016
Marcin Żak 1:25.636s
Season Pro
S13, R14
Mar 17th, 2009
Arek Korn 1:26.619s
Season Amateur
S39, R9
Dec 13th, 2013
Pedro Diogo 1:28.453s
Season Rookie
S32, R11
Sep 4th, 2012
Mateusz Zaborny 1:31.687s
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Season Track record
S57, R14
Mar 7th, 2017
Rimantas Sagatas2 1:22.946s
Season Master
S57, R14
Mar 7th, 2017
Patryk Janczak 1:23.469s
Season Pro
S57, R14
Mar 7th, 2017
Bartosz Otworowski 1:25.489s
Season Amateur
S58, R12
May 2nd, 2017
Yaropolk Tirolsky 1:27.264s
Season Rookie
S54, R16
Sep 6th, 2016
Yann Lebelanger 1:29.214s
Description

The venue of the Turkish Grand Prix is located in Pendik on the Asian side of Istanbul, close to the junction of Kurtköy on the north side of the TEM Motorway, linking Istanbul to Ankara. It is adjacent to the newly constructed Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and is surrounded by forests and fields.

The circuit is 5.338 km long, with an average width of 15 m ranging from 14 to 21.5 m, and covers over 2.215 million m². With a total of 16 corners, the sharpest with a radius of merely 15 m, the circuit runs over four different ground levels with a start/finish straight over 650 m in length. The total race distance of the Turkish Grand Prix is 309.356 km over 58 laps.

Turn 8 particularly caught the imagination. The corner is a fast, sweeping corner with four apexes, similar to one of the multi-apex sections of the old Nürburgring. Spectators and drivers alike raved about Turn 8, comparing it to legendary corners such as Eau Rouge and 130R. The circuit itself has already been compared to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Another notable corner is Turn 1, a sharp downhill left-hander immediately after the front straight. This corner has been nicknamed by some as the "Turkish Corkscrew" in reference to the famous "Corkscrew" at Laguna Seca. Both the 2006 F1 and MotoGP races at the circuit featured multiple incidents at this corner. A third noteworthy area is the uphill kink in the middle of the back straight; due to its similarity to Eau Rouge, it has been jokingly referred to as "Faux Rouge."

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
11 7 Leandro Sereno
1h35:45.152s
Leandro Sereno
2:53.997s
Leandro Sereno
1:27.171s
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12 12 Martynas Molneris
1h26:14.160s
Jari Aareskoski
3:09.171s
Jari Aareskoski
1:27.362s
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13 14 Jari Aareskoski1
1h23:51.554s
Leandro Sereno1
2:50.102s
Jari Aareskoski1
1:24.490s
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15 9 Heidi Aareskoski1
1h35:30.861s
Heidi Aareskoski1
2:53.290s
Heidi Aareskoski1
1:27.648s
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17 6 Jari Aareskoski3
1h24:53.834s
Tomasz Wypych
2:53.118s
Tomasz Wypych
1:25.890s
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19 13 Toygun Senler1
1h24:41.811s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
2:53.414s
Toygun Senler1
1:26.073s
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20 4 Toygun Senler2
1h24:21.767s
Toygun Senler2
2:53.424s
Toygun Senler2
1:25.873s
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21 12 João Monteiro
1h30:16.530s
Nuno Vicente
2:53.901s
Laila Britāle
1:26.071s
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22 Test track Total test laps: 913029
Your test laps: ???
- Laila Britāle
1:24.659s
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25 5 Zdenek Hladik2
1h24:21.450s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
2:52.450s
Zdenek Hladik2
1:25.194s
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27 8 Justinas Smyšliajevas1
1h29:47.942s
Toygun Senler3
3:04.143s
Wojciech Uzikowski
1:25.685s
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29 9 Toygun Senler3
1h23:39.821s
Justinas Smyšliajevas3
3:01.553s
Vsevolod Demydov
1:24.604s
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32 11 Atis Praudins
1h36:26.658s
Atis Praudins
2:50.357s
Atis Praudins
1:26.062s
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34 6 Leandro Sereno4
1h33:33.767s
Leandro Sereno4
3:04.068s
Leandro Sereno4
1:26.586s
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36 3 Wojciech Uzikowski
1h30:08.293s
Vsevolod Demydov
2:52.200s
Wojciech Uzikowski
1:25.345s
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39 9 Toygun Senler4
1h24:36.285s
Rafael Mantovani
2:50.887s
Toygun Senler4
1:25.612s
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41 11 Rimantas Sagatas2
1h24:21.476s
Rimantas Sagatas2
2:50.292s
Rimantas Sagatas2
1:25.298s
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43 Test track Total test laps: 1621737
Your test laps: ???
- David Rolleston
1:24.602s
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45 5 Leandro Sereno6
1h23:54.064s
João Monteiro2
2:48.957s
Leandro Sereno6
1:24.614s
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47 2 Vsevolod Demydov2
1h24:24.953s
Vsevolod Demydov2
2:51.061s
Vsevolod Demydov2
1:25.314s
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48 6 Christos Bobolis
1h24:22.423s
Christos Bobolis
3:04.681s
Christos Bobolis
1:25.295s
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51 9 Vsevolod Demydov2
1h24:55.510s
Vsevolod Demydov2
3:04.391s
Jani Syrjäläinen
1:25.824s
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54 16 Dmitri Nadkho
1h24:26.698s
Dmitri Nadkho
2:50.478s
Dmitri Nadkho
1:24.158s
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57 14 Justinas Smyšliajevas4
1h23:50.106s
Pavel Buhharin
2:50.332s
Rimantas Sagatas2
1:22.946s
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58 12 Jarosław Nowacki
1h23:09.267s
Jukka Sireni
2:51.186s
Jarosław Nowacki
1:22.955s
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61 11 Christos Bobolis4
1h23:56.396s
Christos Bobolis4
2:50.509s
Christos Bobolis4
1:23.589s
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65 12 Roland Postle6
1h24:12.162s
Theodosis Vogiatzis
2:51.731s
Roland Postle6
1:23.306s
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67 Test track Total test laps: 1304811
Your test laps: ???
- Cesar Núñez
1:25.232s
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68 6 Jens Frostrup
1h23:09.974s
Patryk Janczak
2:51.266s
Jens Frostrup
1:23.816s
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