After Lewis Hamilton reclaimed the lead within the drivers’ world championship standings with a dramatic victory at the Russian GP, marking his a centesimal F1 race win, Max Verstappen was nonetheless capable of produce respectable harm limitation in second place having began in the back of the grid because of an engine grid penalty.
Lando Norris noticed a maiden F1 victory slip away when he and McLaren misjudged the late rain shower whereas the British driver was main the race in Sochi, which means he dropped to seventh place on the chequered flag.
Since his irritating finish to the race in Russia, Norris has labored carefully together with his McLaren workforce to be taught the teachings from their errors, which included a two-day sim session at its Woking base.
Between the Russian and Turkish rounds, F1 additionally finalised the rest of its 2021 calendar together with a first trip to Qatar which can fill the vacant slot in November as a part of a triple-header with Mexico and Brazil.
The Turkish GP stays on the F1 calendar for 2021 as a part of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic reshuffle having initially returned final yr and have become the scene of Hamilton’s win to clinch his record-equalling seventh F1 world title.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st place, his canine Roscoe, and the Mercedes workforce have fun championship victory
Photograph by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images
2021 Turkish GP session timings
F1 will persist with its common weekend schedule for the Turkish GP, with two observe classes on Friday every lasting 60 minutes (reasonably than the earlier 90-minute classes), earlier than an extra observe session additionally working for one hour on Saturday.
The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout-style qualifying format can be being retained on Saturday afternoon to determine the grid for the Turkish GP on Sunday.
F1 has additionally ditched beginning races at 10 minutes previous the hour mark for the 2021 season, with all races beginning on the high of the hour.
Friday eighth October 2021
Free Apply 1: 09:30am-10:30am BST (11:30am-12:30pm native)
Free Apply 2: 1:00pm-2:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm native)
Saturday ninth October 2021
Free Apply 3: 10:00am-12:00pm BST (12:00pm-1:00pm native)
Qualifying: 1:00pm-2:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm native)
Sunday tenth October 2021
Race: 1:00pm BST (3:00pm native)
How can I watch the Turkish GP?
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD
Channel numbers – Sky: 406
Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports activities F1 HD)
Sky Sports activities has dwell and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 race ranging from 11:30am forward of lights out at 1:00pm.
Lance Stroll, Racing Level RP20, Max Verstappen, Pink Bull Racing RB16, Sergio Perez, Racing Level RP20, and the remainder of the sector initially
Photograph by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images
When can I watch the Turkish GP highlights?
· Channel: Channel 4
· Begin time: Saturday qualifying 6:30pm, Sunday race 6:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to indicate Turkish GP highlights of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Will the Turkish GP be on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season shall be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell and 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional stations or through the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Turkish GP will begin at 1:00pm BST on the BBC Sport web site.
Climate forecast for the Turkish GP
Istanbul is ready for blended climate circumstances all through the race weekend, with a powerful probability of rain on Saturday, with circumstances set to stay dry however cool on Friday and Sunday. Highs of 19 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday – the identical temperatures because the warmest circumstances on the Russian GP.
Most F1 Turkish GP wins
Felipe Massa: 3 wins (2006, 2007, 2008)
Lewis Hamilton: 2 wins (2010, 2020)