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Turkey F1 track to become used car dealership

  • Published on 31 Aug 2015 10:19
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Turkey's chances of returning to the F1 calendar any time soon now appear dead. Istanbul Park hosted grands prix between 2005 and 2011, with the Hermann Tilke-penned circuit famous for its challenging turn 8.

But the event collapsed for financial reasons and a lack of local interest. Now, the track that reportedly cost almost $300 million to build is to become a used car dealership, the Turkish daily Sozcu reports. A car rental company has reportedly signed a 10-year lease and plans to sell 25,000 cars per year from the facility, to be called Istanbul Park Auto Market. (GMM)

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