Setting the scene for Istanbul

Setting the scene for Istanbul

Rain, Turn 8, Pirelli's tyres, strategy... all the ingredients you need for an action-packed race on a circuit that encourages overtaking. But as Edd Straw points out, whether it's racing or politics you're into, there's likely to be a bit of everything in Turkey

"Right. Next year – let's get it out of the way... we'll talk about it in August. Next question."

Mark Webber's first words to the assembled media this afternoon picked up on what has, inevitably, been one of the major talking points of the season. But it seemed that he was, in fact, actually pretty happy to talk about the prospects for 2012 when asked about what was in his mind. Even the prospect of retirement was raised.

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