Check out our
gallery of the best images from the fourth round of the 2011 Formula One season
in Istanbul, featuring:
-a plea on behalf of the Turkish GP
-a marriage proposal
Opening practice sees a late spring shower, here causing Michael Schumacher to spin out.
World champion Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull RB7 is a casualty of the conditions, causing him to miss the whole of second practice.
Lewis Hamilton cleverly waits until the last moments for a spin in the McLaren - and makes it about a hundred yards.
This fan takes her love of Ferrari to a whole new level. We cannot confirm that Fernando said no...
... but he did say: "I have so many girls to choose from! I love being a racing driver!"
Pirelli technical bods work to ensure their tyres prove the doomsayers wrong.
The cars line up on the grid for the start in bright sunshine.
"Stop looking at my nipples and watch the race!"
Michael Schumacher loses his front wing in this contact with Vitaly Petrov.
The locals are enjoying their annual top-flight contest - and beseech Bernie Ecclestone not to take it away.
Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have a close call in the pitlane.
Meanwhile Jenson Button opts for a three-stop strategy rather than the favoured four-stopper...
... but Button eventually has to yield to team-mate Hamilton after a valiant tyre conservation attempt.
There is no stopping pole-sitter Vettel as he makes it three wins from four races this season.
But the dangers of alcohol are greater than driving at 200mph, it seems - at 23 years of age the German is one year too young to drink in Turkey. There is no booze in that there bottle.
- Michael Schumacher
- Sebastian Vettel
- Lewis Hamilton