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Williams team :Turkish Grand Prix 2008 preview

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Am busy with exams again, so here is AT&T William’s Turkish GP preview for you all, se what the Williams team is hoping to get out of the 2008 formula one Turkish Grand Prix.

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The 2008 FIA World Championship proceeds to Istanbul next week for round five of the season and the fourth Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday 11 May. Located on the Bosphorus Strait, which acts as a gateway between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is renowned for it’s traditional versus modern dichotomy and provides for one of the most culturally diverse destinations on the calendar. 

A relative newcomer still having only made its debut in 2005, the Hermann Tilke- designed Otodrom is a lesser known proposition than last week’s race at Barcelona, but its state of the art facilities put it on a par with Bahrain and Shanghai from a driver, team and fan perspective. With two more points added to its Constructors’ total following Kazuki Nakajima’s seventh place in Barcelona, the AT&T Williams team will continue in its pursuit of points-paying finishes to fortify its position in the Championship.  

Nico Rosberg :

I’m looking forward to Turkey. It was our strongest race last year in terms of pace in
comparison to the front runners so I think we can do well there. The circuit itself is great
and it should suit our car. We’ve spent some time analysing our performance in Spain,
where we took the wrong set-up direction with the car in the opening sessions. We’ve
learnt from that mistake so we should definitely take a step forward next weekend. I’m looking forward to it.

Kazuki Nakajima :

I’m not particularly familiar with Turkey’s circuit, but I did race there last year in GP2 and liked the track so hopefully I can do a good job for the team in my debut there in an F1 car. I will try my best to get a good result and score some more points.

Sam Michael, Technical Director, Williams F1

Istanbul’s Otodrom has a couple of overtaking opportunities per lap and a good mixture of high, medium and low speed corners. The circuit has a great layout and always produces something exciting during the race.

The Turkish Grand Prix normally takes place in August, when it’s always really hot. With the race falling earlier this year, though, the temperatures are likely to be much cooler which will have an impact on bodywork configuration and tyre selection. Downforce is some way off the maximum level because of the long straights, so car set-up is arranged around that.

Written by Formula One Addict

May 2nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Posted in F1 News

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