Six more races are remaining in the calendar year. The seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is competing against the Dutchman Max Verstappen for a record-breaking eighth title. Turkish Grand Prix will take coming Sunday on 10 October 2021. Istanbul Park circuit will witness its second consecutive race after staying closed for eight years. The circuit has fewer straights than Monza is famous for its turn 8, drivers compare this turn to legendary corners like Eau Rouge and 130R. The total length of the circuit is 5.338 km and it has 58 laps.
Tires and teams played a crucial role in the Russian Grand Prix. A drizzle in the death laps ended in favour of Lewis Hamilton. Lando Norris who was leading till then slid off the track on lap 51. Norris’ intermediate tires showed signs of problems in the previous laps but the McLaren team were unsure about the pitstop. Mercedes took the stop in 50 and came back strong in lap 51. The intermediate tires which Norris was driving didn’t cooperate and he pitted one lap later, the McLaren star finished seventh in the race.
Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second year straight owing to the COVID-19 restrictions. Tokyo Olympics was held in Japan in face of the disapproval of the natives. But a wise decision has been made by Japan regarding F1. A bright future holds on for F1 with young talents like Lando Norris, Max Verstappen and George Russell finding their groove.
In the UK, Sky Sports is the official broadcaster of Formula 1 this year, the online platform Sky Sports F1 will stream the races. Besides, the European audience can watch the event live on their gadgets through the Sky Go application.
ESPN channel provides live coverage in the United States, the millennial F1 fans can live stream the event ESPN+ OTP platform.
Indian subcontinent can witness the race in Star Sports network in the comfort of their homes. Disney+ Hotstar has procured the rights for broadcast on their platform.
In Australia, Fox Sports and Network Ten broadcast the live event.
Play Sports is the go-to network for Max Verstappen’s fans in his home, Belgium.
Additionally, bet365.com streams the event live for active bettors on race day.
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Turkish GP Schedule
Thursday 7th October
|Formula 1||Press Conference||13:30-17:00|
|F1 Experiences||F1 Experiences Track Tour / Grid Photo||15:30-16:30|
Friday 8th October
|Intercity Silver Cup||Practice Session||09:20-09:50|
|Intercity Gold Cup||Practice Session||10:15-10:45|
|Formula 1||First Practice Session||11:30-12:30|
|Intercity Platinum Cup||First Practice Session||12:55-13:25|
|Formula 1||Press Conference||13:00-14:00|
|Intercity Silver Cup||Qualifying||13:50-14:20|
|Formula 1||Second Practice Session||15:00-16:00|
|Intercity Platinum Cup||Second Practice Session||16:45-17:15|
Saturday 9th October
|Formula 1||Team Pit Stop Practice||09:05-09:20|
|Intercity Gold Cup||Qualifying||09:25-09:55|
|Intercity Platinum Cup||Qualifying||10:20-10:50|
|Formula 1||Third Practice Session||12:00-13:00|
|Intercity Silver Cup||Race (8 Laps or 30 Mins)||13:40-14:15|
|Formula 1||Qualifying Session||15:00-16:00|
|Formula 1||Press Conference||16:00-17:00|
|Intercity Platinum Cup||First Race (12 Laps or 35 Mins)||16:40-17:20|
Sunday 10th October
|Intercity Gold Cup||Race (8 Laps or 30 Mins)||10:35-11:10|
|Intercity Platinum Cup||Second Race (12 Laps or 35 Mins)||11:50-12:30|
|Formula 1||Drivers’ Parade||13:20-13:50|
|Formula 1||‘We Race As One’ Gesture||14:43-14:44|
|Formula 1||National Anthem||14:44-14:45|
|Promoter Activity||Air Display – Turkish Stars Fly Past||14:45-14:47|
|Formula 1||Grand Prix (58 Laps or 120 Mins)||15:00-17:00|
* Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments
Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton would make a good team if they were pilots. Such is the understanding between the two about victory, regardless of the day-to-day troubles. Hamilton achieved his 100th win in the previous race and is a threat to Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix championship title. Monza favoured low-rake cars due to the straights and drag dependency. McLaren drivers capitalized on this aspect and clinched the first two spots. Crestfallen Lando Norris finished seventh at Sochi. Turkey will help Red Bull to gain back the lost momentum, Verstappen will cut through the corners with relative ease. If drama is constrained, Verstappen will emerge a victor.
F1 rules 2021 & teams
Significant changes in the FIA rules include a further decrease in the minimum cost cap. Last year’s cap of $175 million is reduced to $145 million.
Lower order teams will be allowed more internal test runs than the top order teams. Chassis & suspension won’t receive major innovations for the year. Big fishes in the sea are prohibited from massive power unit upgrades.
The FIA decided that the teams will race with the same cars from the past season, the new era is postponed to 2022. All machines will feature the 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid engine.
Perhaps the most nightmarish regulation for Mercedes will be the prohibition of slots, holes and any design tweaks at the floor in front of the rear tire. An original cut will be maintained.
Tracks saw an immense increase in downforce throughout last year. FIA keeps a check on that, the machines will have to reduce their downforce by 10 per cent.
The dual Axis Steering (DAS) system, the brainchild of Mercedes, will be abandoned. Lewis Hamilton will have to keep W12’s toes straight in the track.
The minimum weight of the F1 cars is increased by 3 kg, while the 749-kilogram baseline will make the giants’ frown, a parallel increase of the power unit to 150 kg will compensate for it.
No stone is left unturned, the strakes of the diffuser will be shortened by 50 millimetres.
Scraping all the problems they had in last season and getting an edge over the Silver Arrows through a rule change, Red Bull appear a threat to Mercedes’ eighth world championship. As it turns out, Red Bull’s high-rake angle and new floor regulation have paired well.
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