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Grip is the word at much faster Istanbul Park

Grip, grip, grip and they like it! That's the general feedback from drivers at the end of the first day of free practice for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix. After last year's complaints that the resurfaced track was far too slippery, organisers water blasted the entire tarmac surface ahead of this weekend with spectacular results as times on the opening day testify. Last year Max Verstappen's best effort in FP2 was 1.35.077s compared to Lewis Hamilton's top time of 1.24.178s – that is an unheard-of margin of grip found thanks to the treatment given to the tarmac. The majority of drivers were pleasantly surprised by the transformation of the track that is subbing for Suzuka, cancelled...
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