2021 Turkish GP takes centre stage

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2021 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2021 Turkish Grand Prix
Istanbul Park

Tuzla, Turkey 

Sunday, 10 October 2021
The 2021 Turkish Grand Prix will take place in Tuzla which is a municipality in the province of Istanbul, Turkey on October 10.
This will be the 16th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship season and it will be held at the Istanbul Park.
Istanbul Park has been called "the best race track in the world" by former Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the most recent race in the current 2021 season which was the Russian Grand Prix on September 26.
Lewis Hamilton
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Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jr finished second and third respectively at the Russian Grand Prix. 
Hamilton is sitting at the top of the 2021 Drivers' Championship standings having accumulated 246.5 points with seven races left this season.
Verstappen (244.5 points) and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas (151 points) are placed second and third respectively on the standings.
While Lando Norris of McLaren is placed fourth on the standings having accumulated 139 points heading into the Turkish Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen
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“We’ve used our opportunities to score those three podiums,” Sainz said after securing his third podium finish of the season at the Russian Grand Prix.
“We just maximise the opportunities that we get. It’s a good signal, a signal that the team, under pressure and in the right moments, 
"We are performing well. We are getting the results whenever the chances are coming.”
Mercedes are placed at the top of the Constructors' Championship standings and they are followed by Red Bull Racing-Honda and McLaren-Mercedes respectively. 

2020 Turkish Grand Prix results

Winner: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Runner-Up: Sergio Perez - Racing Point 
Third-Place: Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari 


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Published: 10/06/2021