Turkish Delight For UK F1 Drivers
The 2010 Turkish Grand Prix was the seventh race on this season's F1 calendar.
Taking place at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Istanbul the race is a 58-lap affair. The circuit length is 5.338 km and the race distance is 309.396 km. This
circuit has eight left and six right turns and the lap runs anti-clockwise on four different ground levels.
Saturday's Qualifying runs saw Mark Webber of Red Bull emerge as the pole sitter for Sunday's race. Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes, while
setting a good pace, had to settle for the second spot on the grid.
Webber's teammate, Sebastian Vettel, placed third, while Lewis Hamilton's teammate Jenson Button secured fourth spot in Qualifying. Mercedes GP
drivers, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg took fifth and six positions respectively.
The Turkish F1 race began with Mark Webber getting a good start and maintaining his front-running position. Sebastian Vettel was aggressive at the
start and took over second spot from Lewis Hamilton, who dropped to third. Michael Schumacher also had a good start and jumped up to fourth
position, with Jenson Button dropping back a spot to fifth.
As the race progressed, the fight for positions began in earnest. Lewis Hamilton drove with his customary brilliance to get back into second spot and
he was a pest on Mark Webbers heels as they whipped around the Istanbul course. In fact, Jenson Button also made up a spot and settled back into
fourth place, where he originally began the race.
Subsequently, Lewis Hamilton had tyre issues and fell back to third spot again, while Sebastian Vettel moved into second spot. It appeared that
another Red Bull one-two finish was in the making, as in the previous race at the Monaco Grand Prix however, disaster struck the charging Bull's on
On this lap, Vettel pulled along Webber's left side and tried to squeeze himself ahead of his teammate. Neither driver wanted to give in.
Vettel was adamant to take the lead on his teammate. Webber was equally adamant not to give in to