A promotional film was filmed prior the F1 Turkish Grand Prix to be held in Istanbul on November 13-14-15. Formula cars crossed the Eurasian Tunnel to the Anatolian side.
14th leg of the Formula 1 races, "Formula 1 DHL Turkish Grand Prix 2020 " will be held at the Istanbul Park circuit in KURTKOY after a nine-year hiatus.
The cargo plane carrying racing vehicles and the necessary materials for Formula 1 to be held in Istanbul on 13-14-15 November 2020 landed at SABIHA GOKCEN Airport and said race cars showed up on the streets of Istanbul.
Istanbul Governor's office had announced that some roads in Istanbul would be closed to traffic for the filming of the Formula 1 promotional film. According to said announcement concerned street were closed for 3 consecutive days for the film.
As the shooting began, those who saw F1 cars on the roads of Istanbul were not able to believe their eyes. On this occasion Formula cars crossed the Eurasian Tunnel to the Anatolian side, as well.
Some pilots like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez, Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Hulkenberg, had previously competed on the Istanbul leg of Formula 1. Pilots such as Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen Polina, Alexander Albon Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly, Daniil Kvyat, Lance Stroll, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi on the other hand will be experiencing this challenge in Istanbul for the first time.
There is no doubt this event is expected to contribute to promotion of Istanbul in the world as it is followed by hundreds of millions with great interest.