Verstappen targets top spot with Turkish GP win

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2021 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2021 Turkish Grand Prix
Istanbul Park

Tuzla, Turkey 

Sunday, 10 October 2021
Red Bull Racing-Honda driver Max Verstappen will be eager to climb to the top of the standings by winning the Turkish Grand Prix.
The Belgian-Dutch starlet finished sixth at last year's Turkish Grand Prix and his hopes of winning the Formula One title were dented.
Verstappen came close to winning the recent Russian Grand Prix on September 26, but he had to settle for the runner-up spot on the day.

Valtteri Bottas
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The 2021 Russian Grand Prix was won by Verstappen's Formula One title rival, Lewis Hamilton following an entertaining race. 
Carlos Sainz Jr of Ferrari finished third for the second time this season and he moved up to sixth place on the Drivers' Championship standings.
Hamilton is sitting at the top of the standings as he looks to successfully defend his Formula One title, while his teammate Vallteri Bottas is on position three.
Verstappen is placed second on the standings and he will leapfrog Hamilton into the top spot if he wins the Turkish Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez
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"I've had a few second places but this one definitely came a little bit out of nowhere towards the end," Verstappen was pleased with his performance at the Russian Grand Prix. 
"We made the right call to go from the slicks to the inters. The team kept asking how were the conditions, what did I want to do, and at one point it was so tricky to drive I said to box now and we go for it.
"That was the right call and I'm super pleased to be second here from last. If somebody would've told me I'd be second here this morning, then I definitely wouldn't have believed that."
Mercedes are placed at the top of the Constructors' Championship standings and they are followed by Red Bull Racing-Honda and McLaren-Mercedes respectively. 

2020 Turkish Grand Prix results

Winner: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Runner-Up: Sergio Perez - Racing Point 
Third-Place: Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari 


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Published: 10/06/2021