2011 Turkish Grand Prix

DHL Turkish Grand Prix

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Cool, dry and sunny
Fastest Lap:
Webber, 1m29.703
2011 season:

“What a race,” shouted Sebastian Vettel over the radio as he crossed the line victorious for the third time this season. “A great job from beginning to end, thank you, thank you.” You have to agree with the pole position man and race winner as the Turkish Grand Prix was a great race. There was so much overtaking that you didn’t know where to look and not only was there lots of it, it wasn’t all down to the DRS and KERS. Yes, much of the overtaking was done thanks to the adjustable rear wing giving various cars huge advantages when they were within one second of the car in front (in the designated zone), but Hamilton was trying to get past his team-mate on the way into the famous, quadruple apex Turn 8, while Button managed to get past Rosberg round the outside of the final turn before the pit straight – somewhere I’ve never seen anyone try before. There were various moments when you could be forgiven for thinking that it was a Formula Ford race at Brands Hatch. Vettel once again dominated and having qualified nearly half a second ahead of Webber and then gone on to win the Grand Prix by eight seconds, his team-mate will be scratching his head and wondering what he has to do to halt the German’s amazing run of form. Finishing second is never to be sniffed at, but Webber will need to start beating Vettel.