Turkish Grand Prix

The Turkish Grand Prix was first held in 2005 as part of the Formula One season. The race was held at Istanbul Park, a newly built circuit that was designed by Hermann Tilke.

Istanbul Park boasts tricky corners. Turn 8 is probably the best corner on the track. The fast and long turn has been nicknamed "Diabolica", a play on Curva Parabolica at Monza. It is a quadruple apex corner with a load of 5gs for 4 seconds. It is actually 4 corners joined together. Many drivers have found this to be one of the trickiest corners in Formula 1.

The 2011 race was put in doubt as Bernie Ecclestone wanted to double the fees for hosting the race. However Ecclestone confirmed that 2011 would have a 20-race calendar. No races were taken off and the Indian Grand Prix was added. German driver Sebastian Vettel won the most recent Turkish Grand Prix in 2011.

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