The European leg of the Formula One season gets under way this weekend with the Grand Prix of Turkey. Although Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull Racing team lead both the driver’s and constructor’s championships, memories of the race last year are sure to haunt them.
A late race move saw Vettel challenge his team-mate for the lead, but things went horribly wrong and Vettel collided with Webber taking himself out the race and handing the top two steps of the podium to the McLaren drivers.
The result is Lewis Hamilton will be looking for a repeat of his performance. He stood at the top of the podium when the dust settled and after his tremendous drive last race he has given his fans good reason to be optimistic about this weekend. Jenson Button looked good last race as well and were it not for his pit stop blunder (where he pulled in to the Red Bull pits accidentally), he may well have won the race. Mercedes saw Nico Rosberg lead a good portion of the Chinese Grand Prix but fuel starvation saw him fade to a fifth place finish. Look for both him and his team-mate Michael Schumacher to be very racy this weekend.
With the cars reaching top speeds of over 205mph on the Istanbul circuit, expect another wild race much like the last one in China.