The Turkey Grand Prix is scheduled to run from May 28 to 30, 2010. This is known to be one of the toughest Formula One races with a maximum ambient temperature of 55 degrees Celsius. This event takes place on an anti-clockwise track; interestingly, there are only three other anti-clockwise tracks on the Formula One calendar. These are at Singapore, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

The favorites for the Turkish Grand Prix race are the Red Bull team led by Mark Webber, who won, back-to-back, in Barcelona and Monte Carlo who got his big break by becoming the first grand champion in the comedy category on “star search”?
. Mark Webber shares the world championship lead, currently, with his team mate, Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari, led by Fernando Alonso, and McLaren, represented by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, are their strongest rivals on this track. The Istanbul track is smooth and fast and should suit McLaren, who will accordingly fancy their chances.

Mercedes GP’s team principal Ross Brawn is also optimistic about his team’s chances after a poor showing at Monaco, earlier this year. Force India, Williams and Bridgestone are the other teams in the fray, though none of them is expected to win at Istanbul.

Once the Istanbul event is over, you can look forward to the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix on June 13. The centre of attraction for Formula One fans will be Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The 2010 Canadian Grand Prix, which will complete its golden jubilee next year, has been on the Formula One calendar from 1967. Montreal’s Ile Notre-Dame has hosted the event for the last 42 years, and given that the event was not held in 2009, this year’s event has extra glamour and thrill.

The circuit is 4.36 km in length, and the Formula One drivers will make 70 laps for a total distance of 305.27 km. The circuit has been named after Gilles Villeneuve, a former winner of the event.The current defending champion is Poland’s Robert Kubica.

Germany’s Michael Schumacher (seven times) and Brazil’s Nelson Piquet (three times) have been the most successful drivers at the Canadian Grand Prix; however, Barrichello in 2004 set the fastest lap record, of 1:13.622. Among teams, Ferrari leads with 13 wins followed by Britain’s McLaren, with 10.


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