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Turkey 2009 - Free Practice 1 // It's time for the first of three practice sessions in Istanbul

Published by Christine

Here we go again, this time in Turkey. Our first anti-clockwise track on the calendar also throws up the challenge of Turn 8 and improved overtaking opportunities. But first, Free Practice.

Weather update

So far, the weekend looks set to be warm, sunny and dry, but we have just seen one thunderstorm in Istanbul, that will have washed the track clean. Could it make an unexpected return?

One to watch

BMW have been talking up their desire for improvements this weekend, and although they're not running KERS, they confirm that they are bringing lots of new aero bits and pieces to try and haul themselves from the back of the grid.

Predictions please

Will Brawn still be riding high from their Monaco victory? Will Ferrari's improved pace continue? Will Toyota still be slow? Will these Free Practice times actually be representative of what we'll see on Sunday?




Here we go again, this time in Turkey. Our first anti-clockwise track on the calendar also throws up the challenge of Turn 8 and improved overtaking opportunities. But first, Free Practice.

Event start

08:00GMT +01:00

5 June 2009