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Drivers can't stop talking about turn 8

Updated: August 19, 2005, 3:43 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turn 8 at the new Istanbul Park track has become an instant classic.

After the opening day of practice for the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix and the first chance to sample the 14-turn, 3.317-mile track, the drivers have been praising the circuit and some of its challenging bends.

Turn 8 specifically is getting plenty of tributes. It has a narrow entry and then spirals downhill in a swooping, four-part, 180-degree bend that has a wide exit.

"It has four apexes," ...

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