2011 Turkish Grand Prix: complete race weekend review

2011 Turkish Grand Prix

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Find all the F1 Fanatic Turkish Grand Prix coverage in one place below.

From Friday practice to the post-race review plus all the pictures and analysis.

Race results and reaction

2011 Turkish Grand Prix result – Full classification

2011 Turkish Grand Prix championship points – Vettel has a 34-point lead in the drivers’ championship

Turkish Grand Prix report – Vettel cruises to victory as the rest fight between themselves

Vettel: Fourth pit stop not needed – “I could have afforded to stay out on my first set of primes but you have to be in a position for whatever comes.”

Hamilton rues opening lap move on Webber – “I really lost quite a lot of ground at the beginning of the race when I tried to go down the outside of Webber.”

Alonso: Rosberg cost us shot at victory – “We lost a little bit of time behind Rosberg at the beginning of the race.”

Race analysis

Who was the best driver of the Turkish Grand Prix weekend? – Vote for the driver who impressed you the most in qualifying and the race.

Turkish Grand Prix stats and facts – Vettel sets his fifth pole position in a row and Button becomes the eighth driver to complete 10,000 racing laps.

Turkish Grand Prix analysis – Three-stop strategy works for Kobayashi, not Button

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the Turkish Grand Prix

Red Bull – Vettel leads a one-sided one-two
McLaren – Hamilton salvages fourth after battling with Button
Ferrari – Alonso stops the rot with podium run
Mercedes – A weekend to forget for Schumacher
Renault – Heidfeld unhappy with Petrov after contact
Williams – Barrichello falls to 15th with KERS fault
Force India – Di Resta posts first retirement
Sauber – Point for Kobayashi after starting on last row
Toro Rosso – Only Buemi makes three-stopper work
Lotus – Late-race problem slows Kovalainen
HRT – Wheel nut problem ends hopes of beating Virgin
Virgin – Only one car races as gearbox problems hit Glock


Turkish Grand Prix qualifying report – Vettel takes pole in the pits in Istanbul

2011 Turkish Grand Prix grid – First front-row lockout of 2011 for Red Bull

Vettel: "Very strange" to take pole in the pits – Vettel sat out the dying moments of Q3

Schumacher "not happy at all" with eighth – “The more I pushed, the more things went wrong”

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying analysis – Hamilton was fast enough for front row

Turkish Grand Prix pre-race analysis – Vettel set to end losing streak in Istanbul


First practice report – Turn eight catches Vettel out in wet session

First practice analysis – Wet session thwarts teams’ development plans

Second practice report – Button fastest as Vettel sits out second practice

Second practice analysis – Tyres lasting longer than expected in Istanbul

Third practice report – Vettel leads Schumacher in final practice in Istanbul

Season statistics

Review the year so far in statistics here:

Driver form guides

Compare every driver’s form against their team mate so far this year:

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2011 Season

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Keith Collantine
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6 comments on “2011 Turkish Grand Prix: complete race weekend review”

  1. Thanks again Keith. Being able to scrutinise the practise times really helps for making predictions.

  2. Good to see somebody can stop Vettel raise his finger.. again and again…

    1. 2 pictures of Vettel = 2 pictures of his finger

      1. I thought i was the only one who got annoyed with “The Finger”

  3. I found this pic which explains easily why this year races score higher rates than previous years.

    Turkish GP 2011 vs 2010: Which you liked better?


  4. i visit silverstone every year , this year i took in the turkish gp and sat at turn 8. which you would think is the best place to “see” overtaking. The race etiquette of the turkish fan was appauling. I did not travel 1000’s of miles to watch the entire grandstand stand up and sit doen every time “any” car went passed. Berrnie says its a great event , i guess he has never sat in the grandstand. 15 laps from the end (and still not all cars had made final tyre changes) fans ( if you can say that) started queing by the gates getting ready for the track invasion.. I watched the race when i returned home and it was a fantastic race , shame it was so bad at the circuit. why travel all that way when a short trip to silverstone will give a true f1 fan the race they really want to “see”.

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