The Formula 1 is here in Turkey and what a way to start things off in the beautiful city of Istanbul.
The round 16 of F1 calendar set to take place in Istanbul Park as Mercedes and Red Bull goes head to head yet again like the rest of rounds, spearheaded by none other than Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
McLaren on the other hand are out to battle it out with Ferrari, who are out with Charles Leclerc to the track they loved over the years. It’ll be interesting to see how things unfold at Turkey.
Lights Go Out
Date: October 10, Sunday.
Time: 01:00 PM BST, 02:00 PM CET, 08:00 AM EDT.
Circuit: Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Grid Line-Up For The Race
|1. Valtteri Bottas|
|2. Max Verstappen|
|3. Charles Leclerc|
|4. Pierre Gasly|
|5. Fernando Alonso|
|6. Sergio Perez|
|7. Lando Norris|
|8. Lance Stroll|
|9. Yuki Tsunoda|
|10. Sebastian Vettel|
|11. Lewis Hamilton|
|12. Esteban Ocon|
|13. George Russell|
|14. Mick Schumacher|
|15. Daniel Ricciardo|
|16. Nicholas Latifi|
|17. Antonio Giovinazzi|
|18. Kimi Raikkonen|
|19. Nikita Mazepin|
|20. Carlos Sainz|
Russian Grand Prix Bold Prediction
With Lewis Hamilton starting from P11, Max will look to capitalise fully to take over the lead with a victory here in Turkey. However, Valtteri Bottas will be the bone of contention to the Red Bull dreams. Sergio Perez on the other hand will look to hold off Lewis from the middle of the pack. Other than Mercedes and Red Bull, the mid table battle between Ferrari and McLaren is also an interesting battle to watch out for.
The venue is located on the Asian side of the Turkish city and was designed by circuit architect Hermann Tilke. It opened in 2005, hosting the first ever Formula 1 Turkish GP and there was no race from 2012 to 2019. The track winds its way through 14 corners, 6 to the right and 8 to the left and runs anti-clockwise over its 5.338 kilometres.
Here are the winners of last three race winners at Istanbul Park:
2020: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2011: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2010: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Drivers To Watch Out For:
1. Max Verstappen: With Lewis Hamilton starting from the middle of the pack due to his engine components change, Max will try to use this opportunity to max out his target to take over the championship lead.
2. Lewis Hamilton: Even though he leads the championship by 2 points, Lewis will have to do a miracle to come from middle of the pack and overtake Max Verstappen.
3. Valtteri Bottas: This man will start from pole position and will look to startle Max Verstappen to help his teammate Lewis Hamilton to catch up.
4. Charles Leclerc: Qualified in P4, the Monegasque driver will be looking forward to have the maximum points to help himself and his team fight McLaren for the third place in Constructor’s Championship.
5. Pierre Gasly: One of the most promising drivers out there, Gasly yet again impressed in the qualifying.
Current Top 3 Driver’s Standing
1. Lewis Hamilton – 246.5 Points.
2.Max Verstappen – 244.5 Points.
3. Valtteri Bottas – 151 Points.
Current Top 3 Constructor’s Standing
1. Mercedes – 397.5 Points.
2. Red Bull – 364.5 Points.
3. McLaren – 234 Points.
Just two points separate them in the title race
But nine places separate them on Sunday's starting grid
So who will lead the standings after race day in Istanbul?
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 9, 2021