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Istanbul Park (), also known as the Istanbul Racing Circuit or initially Istanbul Otodrom, is a motor sports race track in Akfırat County east of Istanbul, Turkey. It was inaugurated on 21 August 2005. It has been called "the best race track in the world" by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The venue of the Turkish Grand Prix is located in Pendik on the Asian side of Istanbul, close to the junction of Kurtköy on the north side of the TEM motorway, linking Istanbul to Ankara. It is adjacent to the newly constructed Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and is surrounded by forests and fields.



The Istanbul Park racing circuit is one of only five circuits of the 2010 Formula One season that runs anticlockwise, the others being Interlagos circuit (used for the Brazilian Grand Prix), the Singapore Street Circuit (used for Singapore Grand Prix), the Korean International Circuit (used for Korean Grand Prix) and the Yas Marina Circuit (used for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix). The circuit is long, with an average width of ranging from , and covers over 2.215 million m². With a total of 14 corners, the sharpest with a radius of merely , the circuit runs over four different ground levels with a start/finish straight over in length. The total race distance of the Turkish Grand Prix is over 58 laps.

The main grandstand has a seating capacity of 25,000 spectators. In addition, natural ground stands and temporary stands can provide a total capacity of...
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