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Turkey 2011 - The race // Red Bull hunt for a win after locking out the front row in Istanbul

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Jarno Trulli gets to know Istanbul Park
Jarno Trulli gets to know Istanbul ParkCredit: Team Lotus

Yesterday's qualifying session ended rather abruptly, when Sebastian Vettel finally realised that he was so fast, he didn't even need to try anymore. Red Bull locked out the front row, proving that even when they have to rebuild cars and battle with driver's crashing, they're still practically unbeatable.

What we can hope for today is some action at the back as the overtaking wonder that is Kamui Kobayashi storms his way through the field, after failing to set a time in qualifying. Kovalainen is on form to start making the step up to the midfield, Rosberg starts from a strong position in 3rd, whilst Barrichello just missed out on the top ten, so lines up on the grid a very handy 11th.

Keep an eye on all of these and more as the action gets underway at 1pm GMT+1. The Factbyte Factbox will begin an hour beforehand to provide plenty of build up.

Statistics

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Istanbul Park Circuit, Sunday

16℃

  • Low 9℃
  • Humidity 56%

Sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTime
1L HamiltonMcLaren1:28:46.620
2J ButtonMcLaren+2.6
3M WebberRed Bull+24.2
4M SchumacherMercedes+31.1
5N RosbergMercedes+32.2

Predictions

Tur 2011: Who will end Williams' points scoring drought?

  • Rubens Barrichello

    82%
  • Pastor Maldonado

    9%
  • Both

    0%
  • Neither

    9%

22 votes

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Yesterday's qualifying session ended rather abruptly, when Sebastian Vettel finally realised that he was so fast, he didn't even need to try anymore. Red Bull locked out the front row, proving that even when they have to rebuild cars and battle with driver's crashing, they're still practically unbeatable.
Team Lotus

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

8 May 2011