Lance Stroll secured the first pole position of his career at the Turkish Grand Prix during one of the wildest qualifying sessions we have EVER seen, but almost immediately after the race it was announced he was being investigated for not respecting the yellow flags during a session.
It’s been the story of the weekend so far; a newly resurfaced track has been causing big trouble for drivers at Istanbul Park. However, with rain overnight and all existing grip and dirt washed away from the track, FP3 was pretty much a washout with minimal running and insanely slow lap times.
Due to the track being recently resurfaced ahead of F1’s return to Istanbul Park, Hamilton called the slippery conditions “terrifying” and how he wasn’t able to get enjoyment driving the circuit as a result.
If you’re like us, you were super excited to see cars return to the Istanbul track. Having these cars go flat-out around Turn 8 was to be an amazing sight. However, the reality was very different as we had one of the slowest sessions of the year due to track conditions being super slippery.
When WTF1 had Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Alex Albon on the podcast last month, talk turned to this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix and the notorious ‘Turn 8’ that will be making a return.
F1 has released a provisional 2021 calendar, with the Brazilain Interlagos track remaining for another year after it was reported the sport could be relocating to Rio in the near future.
It has been speculated over recent weeks, but F1 have now confirmed we will have a Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in November next year.