Turkey
Event

Turkish GP (2021)

Turkey Istanbul Park
08 Oct - 10 Oct
Event finished

Pirelli fears Turkey F1 tyre choice "too aggressive"

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola admits that the company has gone "too aggressive" on its compound choices for the Turkish GP.

F1 penalty leaves Sainz "a bit down" after seeing Ferrari pace in Turkey

Carlos Sainz conceded he felt “a bit more down” carrying a grid penalty into the Turkey Formula 1 weekend after seeing Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc’s pace on Friday.

Hamilton braced for "a lot of work" in Turkish GP after penalty

Lewis Hamilton knows he has “a lot of work to do” despite topping Friday’s practice sessions for the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix thanks to his impending grid penalty.

Istanbul "a completely different F1 circuit" this year - Norris

Formula 1 drivers says that the grippier Istanbul circuit feels "intense" and like a completely different track following the recent surface treatment done there.

Alfa Romeo boss downplays F1 2022 graduation for Piastri

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur has played down the prospects of F2 front-runner Oscar Piastri getting a chance with his team next year.

Mercedes explains why it didn't give Hamilton full F1 engine change

Mercedes says it steered clear of going for a full Formula 1 power unit change with Lewis Hamilton because there would be no extra performance or reliability benefit.

Turkish GP: Hamilton sets FP2 pace ahead of Leclerc

Lewis Hamilton beat Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas to the fastest lap in second practice for Formula 1's 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen finished fifth.

Turkish GP practice as it happened

Live updates from Friday practice for the Turkish GP at Istanbul Park.

F1 drivers trial prototype gloves after Grosjean crash

The FIA has allowed Formula 1 drivers to run prototype gloves in practice for the Turkish GP as part of an effort to improve safety standards.

Ricciardo: Still track-dependent for McLaren to fight top teams

Daniel Ricciardo believes it is still track-dependent for McLaren to fight with Formula 1 front-runners Mercedes and Red Bull despite its recent strong form.

Turkish GP: Hamilton outpaces Verstappen by 0.4s in FP1

Lewis Hamilton topped opening practice for the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix with a new track record as drivers found significantly more grip than last year at Istanbul Park.

Hamilton to take 10-place F1 grid penalty at Turkish GP Turkish GP
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Hamilton to take 10-place F1 grid penalty at Turkish GP

Lewis Hamilton will take a 10-place grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix after Mercedes elected to fit a fresh Formula 1 engine.

Sainz "excited" about starting Turkey F1 race last

Carlos Sainz admits he is "excited" about starting Sunday's Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix from last as he takes on a completely new Ferrari power unit.

Turkish GP: Latest F1 technical developments direct from pit lane

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Leclerc hopes Turkey F1 track "still slippery" to boost Ferrari's hopes Turkish GP
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Leclerc hopes Turkey F1 track "still slippery" to boost Ferrari's hopes

Charles Leclerc hopes the reworked Istanbul track surface will “still be slippery” after the low-grip 2020 conditions benefited Ferrari, while several Formula 1 rivals hope the situation has improved considerably.

Verstappen: Second place in 2021 F1 standings won't change my life

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says even if he loses the 2021 Formula 1 title battle against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, such an outcome would not “change my life”.

Alonso: Reaction to Sochi F1 move proves different rules for different drivers Turkish GP
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Alonso: Reaction to Sochi F1 move proves different rules for different drivers

Fernando Alonso believes the reaction to his first lap move through the run-off area in Sochi proves there are “different rules for different people” in Formula 1.

Trackside Tipster: Turkish Grand Prix

Engine uncertainty for Hamilton, Perez potential and why Aston Martin could be strong. Here are some tips for this weekend in Istanbul.

Vettel: F1 mustn't neglect human cost of swelling F1 calendar

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 must not neglect the human cost of a swelling Formula 1 calendar ahead of a record-breaking schedule in 2022.

Hamilton hopes ‘daring’ F1 fashion choices helps open minds

Lewis Hamilton hopes his ‘daring’ fashion choices in the Formula 1 paddock help open people’s minds to be more tolerant of others.

F1 medical car crew replaced after COVID positive tests Turkish GP
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F1 medical car crew replaced after COVID positive tests

Formula 1 will have a replacement medical car crew at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix after its regulars tested positive for coronavirus.

2021 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 travels to Istanbul Park this weekend for the Turkish Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the 16th round of the season.

Red Bull reveals white Honda F1 livery for Turkish GP

Red Bull has revealed its one-off white Formula 1 livery design for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, paying tribute to outgoing engine partner Honda.

Red Bull to race with white Honda tribute livery in F1 Turkish GP Turkish GP
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Red Bull to race with white Honda tribute livery in F1 Turkish GP

Red Bull has announced it will race with a special one-off white livery to pay tribute to outgoing Formula 1 engine partner Honda at this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.

Sainz set for Turkey F1 grid penalty after Ferrari engine change Turkish GP
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Sainz set for Turkey F1 grid penalty after Ferrari engine change

Carlos Sainz will take a grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend with Ferrari giving him the upgraded hybrid system on its Formula 1 power unit.

Perez has ‘no doubt’ he will turn Red Bull F1 form around Turkish GP
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Perez has ‘no doubt’ he will turn Red Bull F1 form around

Sergio Perez has “no doubt” that he will turn his form with Red Bull around after a difficult recent set of results in Formula 1.

Albon: Red Bull F1 team nothing like ‘villain’ misconception

Alex Albon believes there is a misconception over Red Bull’s push for results that can lead to it being portrayed as a “villain” in Formula 1.

Alpine puzzled by F1 car pace differences - Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he and his Alpine Formula 1 team has been puzzled by the recent pace differences between its two cars, despite almost identical set-ups.

Istanbul circuit surface water-blasted to prevent 2020 drama repeat Turkish GP
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Istanbul circuit surface water-blasted to prevent 2020 drama repeat

The venue for the upcoming Formula 1 Turkish GP is expected to provide drivers with more grip after being treated since last year's race.

F1 assessing Turkish GP impact after country placed on UK red list

Formula 1 is assessing the potential impact on the Turkish GP after the UK government announced on Friday that the country is going on its COVID travel red list.