On what could be the last Formula 1 GP in Turkey, German wunderkid Sebastian Vettel proves to be unstoppable after leading from start to finish and win the Turkish GP. Team mate Mark Webber finished in second, which makes the first Red Bull 1-2 finish this year. Ferrari finally scored a podium finish via Fernando Alonso in third place, while the McLarens of Hamilton and Button finished outside the podium.
While Vettel enjoys his victory with delicious Turkish Delights treat, now we present you our usual heroes and zeroes list of Turkish GP 2011!
Biggest Dissapointment of the race:
Michael Schumacher. The Red Baron’s comeback in 2010 is best described as a misery. He performed well on Friday’s free practice, finished in second place at best but only managed to qualify 8th on the grid. However his race gone worse, starting with collision with Vitaly Petrov on the early stages which forced him to pit for a new wing. He finished in 12th in the end.
“The big joy is not there right now, except some action, that’s about it”, said Shuey during a press interview. For that, we do feel his disappointment.
Donald Trump’s “You’re Fired” award:
The Turkish GP Race Director. For missing 5 to 6 overtaking moves on TV while letting the cameras cover the cars driving into the pit lane. That includes numerous overtaking from “Banzai” warrior Koyabashi. That person should be sacked.
Most unfriendly place to have booze:
Turkey. Since Turkey raised the new age limit for alcohol is 24, and Vettel is still 23, he was not allowed to drink his champagne during the podium ceremony. Well not too bad, he still got another 15 places to drink champagne and he already drank 3 times this year.
Man of the Race:
Kamui Koyabashi He did not do his qualifying due to a fuel system problem but was allowed to start the race as his lap times were consistent below 107% during free practice. Starting from 23rd spot, the ever-entertaining Japanese has shown his razor sharp overtaking skills and took a 3-pitstop strategy where others took 4. That paid him off and he finished in 10th with 1 championship point. A fan’s favourite due to his daring overtaking skills and his “never say never” spirit. Something you don’t often see in most Japanese in F1.