What time does the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix start?

What time does the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix start?

09-10-2021 14:56

Valtteri Bottas has secured a good starting position for Saturday's Turkish GP. Behind the Finn, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will start. A good start is important at this track, especially with the chance of rain. Last year we saw Verstappen lose a few places at the start of the Turkish GP due to the wet track. With a good start, the Dutchman can immediately pull away and get a good lead on Lewis Hamilton who starts from P11 due to his grid penalty.

When will the Turkish GP start?

The Turkish Grand Prix will start at 13:00 on Sunday afternoon. The drivers will do 58 laps at Intercity Istanbul Park. The finish is expected with a dry track around 14:30. It looks like it will rain. If that is the case the laps will take longer and the race will last longer.

This edition of the Turkish GP will again be exciting. On Friday Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes were the fastest in both free practices and for Verstappen, a second time in FP1 and a fifth place in FP2 were the best that could be achieved. On Saturday afternoon Lewis Hamilton was also the fastest, but due to his grid penalty his teammate Valtteri Bottas will start from first place. The 36-year old Briton will do everything he can to get close to Verstappen and Bottas. We can expect some nice overtaking actions from him.

Rain in Istanbul

Even though Bottas will start from first place, it is difficult to predict who will win the race. There is a big chance of rain. This means it can go either way. We know Verstappen and Hamilton are excellent drivers in the rain but a race in the rain can lead to surprises. Tyre choices are also essential with a drying track and the team plays a big role in this. In short, it will be a race to look forward to.

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