Length : 5.338
Time difference: GMT +3
No of Laps: 58
Race Distance: 309.396 km
Lap Record: 1:24.770 - JP Montoya (2005)
The Istanbul Racing Circuit is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, 6 km from the junction of Kurtkoy on the north side of TEM Motorway, linking Istanbul to Ankara.
The Istanbul Racing Circuit is close to the newly-constructed Sabiha Gokcen Istanbul Airport.
Motor Sports and Organization
Resadiye Cad. ITO Ek Binasi Kat:1
Eminonu - Istanbul
Turkey is one of the newer countries on the F1 calendar with its spectacular all-purpose 5.338km track at the Otodrom.
The track is the brainchild of Herman Tilke, also responsible for Sepang, Bahrain and Shanghai.
The circuit features 14 turns and cars reach speeds of up to 320 km.
The race is one of the few on the calendar where the lap runs anti-clockwise.
The circuit should have plenty of character as it's built on four different ground levels.