Istanbul Park’s surface got increased grip for 2021 race

Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Turkish GP 2020. Lewis Hamilton. Credits: Daimler.

Michael Masi has confirmed that the grip level at the Istanbul Park circuit has been improved ahead of the Turkish GP.

Why it matters: Istanbul Park was resurfaced several weeks before the 2020 Turkish GP, so it as well as rainy weather caused a lot of problems with grip.


  • The teams have been informed about the changes at the track.
  • Masi confirms that the Istanbul track has been water-blasted.

What he had to say:

  • “We do regularly each season send updates to the teams about any circuit changes for upcoming events. Be they be barriers, fences, gates, whatever. It may be areas of resurfacing.”
  • “So yes, the surface in Turkey has been effectively water-blasted, would probably be the best way to put it, which is a regular treatment that happens.”
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