「Turn 8は鈴鹿のスプーン・コーナーにちょっと似ている。このサーキットは鈴鹿のようなドライバーズサーキットだ。今まで見た中で最も流れるようなサーキット(flowing circuit)のうちのひとつだ。他のティルケのサーキットはストップ・アンド・ゴーの傾向が多いが、ここは全然違っている」
Button - "I think it has a very good layout. There are certain areas that are a little bit bumpy - especially braking into Turn 12, the last complex of corners - but generally it feels quite exciting to drive."
Alonso - "The circuit is challenging, with blind entries to corners at turns 1 and 3, plus a really unusual, difficult corner at Turn 8, which is different to any other track."
M. Shumacher - "Some corners, such as Turn 1, have a blind exit which makes it very interesting. Turn 8 is another challenging corner as it has several possible lines."
Trulli - "This is an interesting circuit, and very different from what we usually see. There are some ups and downs and turn 8 is a challenging corner."
R. Schumacher - "The Istanbul Park is a challenging track, the layout is unusual and something which we haven't seen in a long time in F1. It's a very smooth circuit with very few bumps and lots of run-off areas so it's very safe. "
Coulthard - "The track was pretty bumpy and the car was too low for the first few laps, so we increased the ride height and things improved after that. Although I drove the circuit in a road car when I visited the city a few weeks ago for a PR event, the experience of driving in an F1 car is so different that it didn't really help me today. "
Klien - "During the second practice session, I went a little bit too quickly into Turn eight."
Liuzzi - "Turn eight, the high-speed corner, is really fantastic to drive. The section of track after the corner is so long that you really start feeling the G force, which squishes you a bit in the car. As a driver, that's an awesome feeling. It's such a great corner."
Heidfeld - "As predicted, this is a nice, challenging circuit. It just has a lot more bumps than we expected, especially in the high speed sections, which is a bit unusual for a new circuit. "
Villeneuve - "This is a great track! It's got a nice flow to it and is really good to drive."
Massa - "As for this track, it's a fantastic place! Lots of different corners, and a real challenge. I love driving here."