The Turkish Grand Prix, one of the stages of the Formula 1 World Championship, aroused great interest among fans and found a response in the world’s leading media.
The winner of the 16th stage of the Formula 1 World Championship – the Turkish Grand Prix was the Finnish race car driver from the Mercedes team Valtteri Bottas.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen regained the lead in the World Championship. The Dutchman finished second, behind Valtteri Bottas, at the Turkish Grand Prix. But that was enough for him, as Lewis Hamilton finished only fifth.
The British rider planned to cover the entire distance on one set of intermediate tires, but with eight laps to go to the finish line he left for a pit stop.
As a result, Hamilton finished fifth and scored 10 points per race, losing the lead to Verstappen.
The success of Hamilton’s teammate from Finnish race car driver Valtteri Bottas has inspired the Mercedes team.
According to Mercedes, the weather conditions at the İstanbul Park track played an important role in the performance of the race. “On a track that was constantly wet with rain, Valtteri achieved a tremendous victory. He also earned extra points, ”the message says.
In “Mercedes” also commented on the results of Hamilton, who at the start took only 11th place, as he was fined for an unscheduled change of the power plant.
“Despite the fine, Lewis left a lot of cars behind, especially at the start of the race. We are pleased with the performances of our pilots, despite the persistent rain clouds and foggy weather, ”the team said.
At the same time, Red Bull praised Verstappen’s achievements.
“It was a huge job for Max Verstappen to be at the top of the Formula 1 driver’s standings again,” the team said.
Commenting on the results of the race, Ferrari Team Director Mattia Binotto said: “İstanbul Park is a race track that requires great impact and we have shown how competitive we are.”
The BBC report says that Lewis Hamilton did not listen to the Mercedes specialists, changing tires late and thereby reducing his chances of ultimate success.
The Spanish sports daily Marka wrote that the Turkish Grand Prix was marked by an incessant light rain that heated tension on each of the 58 laps.
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