Turkish Grand Prix

Turkish Grand Prix 2020 Winners, Qualifying, Circuits, Track

To witness a race filled with thrill and action, one must watch the Turkish Grand Prix. The circuit of Istanbul created by Hermann Tilke is one of the trickiest circuits. Unlike other tracks, it is an anti-clockwise circuit that has forests and fields covered through the course.

The circuit does not have a long history of being home to the F1 championships. It was the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic that has led to Turkey hosting the race this year after a gap of nine years.

The circuit has faced a lot of discrepancies and controversies throughout its existence in the F1 championship. It was in 2011 that the Turkish authorities withdrew their names from the list of grounds for the F1 events.

Most Winners

Name Nationality Year
Felipe Massa Brazilian 2006,2007,

2008

Past Constructors Winners

Manufacturer Year
Ferrari 2006, 2007,

2008

McLaren 2005, 2010

Turkish Grand Prix Circuit Details

The Istanbul Park Circuit has staged seven F1 weekends so far.

This track measures up to 5.338- kilometers that comprise 58 laps and 14 turns. It has built-in sharp chicanes with a radius of not over 15-meters and has covered four ground levels with the two extremes of the track running over 650- meters.

The most challenging corners of the circuit are Turn 1 and Turn 8. Turn 1, also recognized as the ” Turkish Corkscrew” comprises an edgy downhill left-hander just after the front straight. Turn 8, commonly known as “Diabolica” consists of four apexes and is one of the most adventurous turns in the entire circuit. The grid has also been host to other motorsports, besides F1.

Where to watch the Turkish Grand Prix

In Asia, Australia, and Latin America, the practice sessions, qualifying, and the race will be telecast on the Fox Sports Channels. The Indian subcontinent can view it on the Star Sports Network.

Belgium has RTBF and Telenet while Brazil has TV Globo and SporTV to enjoy the race.

While China telecasts on CCTV, Tencent, Guangdong TV, and Shanghai TV, Canada will stream the event on RDS and TSN. The Czech Republic and Slovakia will broadcast on Sport 1, Sport2, and Sport5.

The people of Denmark can catch the action on TV3+, TV3 Sport, and ViaSat. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have TBC for their broadcast requirements while Finland will air the race on MTV. France will do so on TF1 and Canal+.

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will showcase the entire event on RTL Germany and n-tv. Greece will stream it on ERT and Cosmote TV, and Hungary will do so on M4.

Israelis can view the entire event on The Sports Channel, and those in Italy can tune into Sky Italia and TV8. Japan can enjoy the race on Fuji Television, Network Inc., and Dazn.

Mexico can watch the action on TUDN Mexico. The Netherlands will telecast the event on Ziggo, while New Zealand will broadcast it on Spark Sport.

Poland and Portugal will have the broadcast handled by Eleven Sports. Match TV will broadcast the race in Russia while those in Turkey can watch the entire event on S Sport.

The United Kingdom can watch it on channels like C4 and Sky Sports, while ESPN will telecast it for the USA.

Turkish Grand Prix 2020 Tickets

The tickets for the entire event are available on the official website of Formula One.

SESSIONS DAY TIME
FP1 Friday,

13

November

13:30- 15:00

Local Time

FP2 Friday,

13

November

17:30- 19:00

Local Time

FP3 Saturday,

14

November

14:30-15:30

Local Time

QUALIFYING Saturday,

14

November

17:30-18:30

Local Time

RACE Sunday,

15

November

15:40- 17:40

Local Time

Turkish Grand Prix at a glance

FOUNDED 2005
FIRST HELD 2005
LAPS 58
LAST RACE

POLE POSITION

PODIUM

2011

Sebastian Vettel (1:25.049)

3. F.Alonso (+10.075)

2. M. Webber (+8.807)

1. Sebastian Vettel (1:30:17.558)

MOST WINNERS Felipe Massa
MOST CONSTRUCTORS WINNERS Ferrari
CIRCUIT DETAILS

CIRCUIT LENGTH

5.338-km
TICKETS https://tickets.formula1.com/en
TV TELECAST, LIVE STREAMING https://www.formula1.com/en/toolbar/broadcast-information.html