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Turkey 2008 - The race // The rain looks set to stay away as race day dawns at Istanbul Park

Published by Mr. C

Race day in Istanbul, and unfortunately while it's overcast it's likely to remain dry throughout.

A key point of today's race could well be the warm up lap, Ferrari have struggled to get temperature into their tyres in Turkey's cooler climate and with Massa on pole you can expect a hard and fast lap from the Brazilian. Will it be enough though? The good news for Felipe is the run down to the first corner is short enough that he should be able to cover his position into the tight left-hander, the rest of the lap could be tricky though.

Further down the field we have Coulthard in a significantly better position then previous efforts, but can he avoid a first lap collision from the middle of the pack? And can Heidfeld come through the traffic from his relatively lowly qualifying position?

We're opening this thread a little earlier than usual, so please let us know your pre-race thoughts and predictions. Tell us where you are and what you're watching too.

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A key point of today's race could well be the warm up lap, Ferrari have struggled to get temperature into their tyres in Turkey's cooler climate and with Massa on pole you can expect a hard and fast lap from the Brazilian.

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

11 May 2008