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#1 jonpollak

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:08

Yeah, you're right. If anyone wants to talk about Turkey being back I think that should be a separate thread.


Our replacement for the Canadian cancellation.
Hadi gidelim !!!
Jp

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#2 mmmcurry

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:12

I read about the swap yesterday, then today I read that Turkey are about to go into their first full lockdown, so is this going to happen?

 

Steve.



#3 krapmeister

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:16

Mmmm.... Turkish delight.

#4 Risil

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:17

How's the track surface these days?

#5 midgrid

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:20

I read about the swap yesterday, then today I read that Turkey are about to go into their first full lockdown, so is this going to happen?

Steve.


The lockdown is scheduled to end on 17 May and its aim is to get the situation under control so that the summer tourism season (including events, like the GP) can proceed somewhat as normal. Even if things aren't totally under control by June, I think the government is far more keen on hosting the event anyway than in Canada.

#6 jonpollak

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:21

How's the track surface these days?

As slippery as Erdoğan‘s social policies????
We need FNG or Ali to chip in for more local info.
Jp

#7 OvDrone

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:23

Love the track, adore the culture, loathe the dictatorship.



#8 absinthedude

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:38

How's the track surface these days?

 

It seemed OK last year



#9 JG

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:40

Great track, not so good country (political).



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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:42

Thanksgiving preparation starting early?

 

(I clearly had too much exposure to American media if this is the instant connection my mind makes  :mad: )


Edited by Anja, 29 April 2021 - 10:49.


#11 PlatenGlass

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 11:01

Never thought that much of the track really. I always thought it was just another track when they first introduced it into F1, except that they put in a single gimmicky really long corner, to try and create some sort of "classic".



#12 Risil

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 11:05

I suppose any race track you design from a blank sheet of paper is a gimmick, in that sense.

 

I'm all for constructing circuits from existing road layouts, but for the most part that ship has sailed.



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Posted 29 April 2021 - 11:26

Never thought that much of the track really. I always thought it was just another track when they first introduced it into F1, except that they put in a single gimmicky really long corner, to try and create some sort of "classic".

 

The track isn't only all about Turn 8, it flows quite nicely all the way through, apart from that bizarrely tight chicane at the end of the lap.

 

Shame about where it is due to politics and perhaps some disinterest from locals (albeit I'm sure there's some proper F1 fans in such a big city like Istanbul! just not many). Track is great otherwise. Losing Montreal for only a year, but gaining Istanbul momentarily, feels like a win-win to me - I enjoy both tracks.


Edited by noikeee, 29 April 2021 - 11:27.


#14 PlatenGlass

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 12:47

I suppose any race track you design from a blank sheet of paper is a gimmick, in that sense.

 

 

It just seemed a bit over the top to me, and a desperate attempt from Herman Tilke to be "interesting" to rid himself of his reputation.



#15 Risil

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 13:33

Does it work though? That's the question.

The layout reminds me a bit of Road America (turn 8 is the Carousel and turn 11 is the kink!), the chicane and featureless scenery aside.

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 13:35

Malaysia's sepang would've been better but Istambul trak is still good



#17 SophieB

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 14:12

Hopefully the national lockdown that Turkey is about to go into to try and reduce the high numbers of covid cases does the trick. It's currently got the highest infection rate in Europe.



#18 Marklar

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 14:18

Malaysia's sepang would've been better but Istambul trak is still good

Well, don't be surprised if Malaysia makes a appearance later in the year if a bunch of overseas races dont happen

#19 jonpollak

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 15:41

Thanksgiving preparation starting early?

(I clearly had too much exposure to American media if this is the instant connection my mind makes :mad: )


YOU.....got my little joke in the thread title.
Bless.
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#20 dannyricsshoe

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 04:35

Stuff Turkey, go Brazilian.

#21 noikeee

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 07:45

Stuff Turkey


This is later in the season.

#22 ExFlagMan

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:30

Stuff Turkey, go Brazilian.

 

Does a plucked turkey have a Brazilian?



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 19:46

Hopefully the national lockdown that Turkey is about to go into to try and reduce the high numbers of covid cases does the trick. It's currently got the highest infection rate in Europe.

 

Travellers returning to the UK who have been in countries on the list in the previous 10 days are obliged to pay for a compulsory 10-day quarantine in government-approved hotels.

Turkey will officially join the red list on 12 May, a month before the scheduled race date of 13 June.

It’s understood that the usual UK government exemptions which allow F1 team personnel and others directly involved in the sport to avoid quarantine cannot be applied to countries on the red list.

That would impact the seven British-based teams as well as many F1 and FIA personnel who return to the UK between races.

 

https://www.autospor...d-list/6504457/



#24 Fastcake

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 20:14

If there's no exemptions in place, that could be very difficult.

 

France is two weeks after Istanbul. Presuming it's possible to go straight from Baku to Paul Ricard, what are the French requirements?



#25 PlatenGlass

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 21:05

Turkey? Again?

 



#26 sportyskells

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 03:35

F1 will have to make a very quick call on this

#27 dannyricsshoe

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:26

Does a plucked turkey have a Brazilian?

Nowadays yes. In the 70s Turkey's were very much against it.

#28 PlatenGlass

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:43

F1 will have to make a very quick call on this

I don't think F1 will consider that it matters too much if Cousin Andy doesn't make the race.

#29 CoolBreeze

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 14:19

UEFA Champions league most likely will be moved from Istanbul.



#30 Red5ive

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 15:01

 

Hopefully the national lockdown that Turkey is about to go into to try and reduce the high numbers of covid cases does the trick. It's currently got the highest infection rate in Europe.

 

 

 

Travellers returning to the UK who have been in countries on the list in the previous 10 days are obliged to pay for a compulsory 10-day quarantine in government-approved hotels.

Turkey will officially join the red list on 12 May, a month before the scheduled race date of 13 June.

It’s understood that the usual UK government exemptions which allow F1 team personnel and others directly involved in the sport to avoid quarantine cannot be applied to countries on the red list.

That would impact the seven British-based teams as well as many F1 and FIA personnel who return to the UK between races.

 

https://www.autospor...d-list/6504457/

 

 

 

Thats interesting - but the Govt have already said - if necessary, they will look at giving the footballers an exemption - which if they do, they will presumably also have to do for the F1.



#31 BRG

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 20:17

There is still talk about the football Champion's League game in Turkey being hosted in the UK instead.  So why not offer to host the Turkish GP at Donnington Park?



#32 midgrid

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 20:25

Surely you mean Dönerington Park?

#33 Marklar

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 20:27

does Croydon have a track?

#34 Ellios

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 20:28

The UK vaccination numbers are make for positive reading, without drifting too far off topic, a third of UK adults have now had both current vaccinations. 

 

On the assumption the race weekend is going ahead as planned, let's have it ! 

 

 



#35 Marklar

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 13:46

Noemi de Miguel (who had many good scoops in the past years) reports that the Turkish GP is out without replacement

https://twitter.com/...092009696014342



#36 Misk

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 13:53

does Croydon have a track?

 

Get Russell in the spare Mercedes seat!   ;)



#37 jonpollak

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 15:41

Noemi de Miguel (who had many good scoops in the past years) reports that the Turkish GP is out without replacement

https://twitter.com/...092009696014342

"Stick a fork in that bird Ethel...It's done."

 

Jp



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 15:43

does Croydon have a track?

 

Crystal Palace isn't that far away.



#39 BRG

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 15:47

"Stick a fork in that bird Ethel...It's done."

 

Jp

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#40 jonpollak

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 16:11

We got TurkeyLeg leftovers here..

Chow Down Racefans

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Jp



#41 maximilian

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 16:24

This is turning into an "IndyCar thread" before our very eyes  :lol:



#42 Ellios

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 16:27

Time yet for an alternative ? 



#43 Francesc

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 17:02

Time yet for an alternative ? 

 

A double header at Paul Ricard? :p



#44 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 17:32

Please, let it be Mugello!

#45 DinocoBlue

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 18:05

What other cicruits could they go to? (excluding Mugello and Nurburgring just for this question).



#46 Misk

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 18:29

I always assumed part of the reason we have such a massive race calendar this year is that it was assumed some races would have to be cancelled due to pandemic. 



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 18:40

The UK vaccination numbers are make for positive reading, without drifting too far off topic, a third of UK adults have now had both current vaccinations.

On the assumption the race weekend is going ahead as planned, let's have it !


People really need to stop posting illicit material in the forums.

#48 AustinF1

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 19:24

Time yet for an alternative ? 

I saw somewhere earlier that a return to Austria is a leading option.



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Posted 11 May 2021 - 19:26

Noemi de Miguel (who had many good scoops in the past years) reports that the Turkish GP is out without replacement

https://twitter.com/...092009696014342

In my experience, if Noemi says it's happening, it's happening. Very personable young lady, too. She interviewed my boy in downtown Austin at the downsized FanFest before it finally died off, and she couldn't have been nicer.


Edited by AustinF1, 11 May 2021 - 19:51.


#50 Ruusperi

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 20:00

Why didn't they choose Nürburgring in the first place. They offered to host the race and the weekend was free.