The Istanbul Park circuit lies around 30 kilometres to the east of Turkey’s largest city by population. The purpose-built permanent road circuit, designed by Hermann Tilke, opened in 2005 to host the Turkish Grand Prix.Circuit of the Americas.
Nonetheless Turkey proved a short-lived addition to the F1 calendar. After the seventh Turkish Grand Prix in 2011, F1 didn’t return, and few other major series visited the venue.
However the championship made an unexpected return in the 2020 F1 season when the calendar was reorganised as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Istanbul was chosen as the venue for the 14th round of the season, in November.
|Lap length||5.338km (3.317 miles)|
|Race distance||309.396km (192.25 miles)|
|Lap record*||1’24.770 (226.693 kph) by Juan Pablo Montoya, 2005|
|Fastest lap||1’24.770 (226.693 kph) by Juan Pablo Montoya, 2005|
|Maximum speed (2010)||321.4 kph (199.709 mph) by Lewis Hamilton, McLaren|
|DRS zone (race)||Part of longest straight|
|Tyre energy (1-3)||1|
|Brake energy (1-3)||3|
|Gear changes per lap||46|
|Fuel use per lap||2.7kg|
|Pit lane time loss||17 seconds|
*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes
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