Turkish Grand Prix
The words ‘Turkey’ and ‘exciting’ don’t often get placed in the same sentence, but that is exactly what happened today. Even the usual back markers were getting into the swing of overtaking with a lot of movement going on.
Jarno Trulli started as the best driver and quickly kept that advantage, Bruno Senna also took advantage and overtook Timo Glock from the start.
It took several laps before Glock regained ground on Senna and overtook again, with Lotus looking strong in the lead. Di Grassi, who had to start from the pitlane was just ahead of Karun Chandhok.
Impressively, especially after a disappointing race in Monaco when none of the new cars even finished, it took 35 laps before the fist retirement, Jarno Trulli going out on track, just half a lap later and Heikki Kovalainen pitted to retire with the same issue, hydraulics.
There was a good battle between di Grassi and Senna, but Senna retired after 51 laps, shortly followed by Chandhok just a few laps from the end.
|1||Timo Glock||Virgin Racing||18th||10|
|2||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin Racing||19th||6|
It is hotting up now. Karun Chandhok is now level with Heikki Kovalainen due to his consistent finishes., but is in second due to the fewer amount of ‘wins’ to his name. Despite this, Kovalainen hasn’t scored any points since China. For the first time all season, Timo Glock has moved off the bottom spot which is now filled by Bruno Senna.
|4||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin Racing||20|
|5||Timo Glock||Virgin Racing||16|
Virgin’s perfect weekend has seen them catch up with Hispania, now just four points behind them and less than 20 points behind Lotus, who’s lead is ever so slightly getting cut down. They haven’t been too impressive lately.