Story So Far2.30pm Formula 1 welcomes back another “awesome” track this weekend with the return of the Turkish GP – where championship history could be made and seasons could be defined as 2020 enters its final sprint.- Advertisement – The Turkish Grand Prix8.30am10.10am Date and showOn AirSession start Notebook1pm The Englishman is 85 points clear of his only remaining title rival Valtteri Bottas with a maximum of 104 points left to play for and so will become the sport’s second seven-time champion if he finishes Sunday’s race ahead of his Mercedes team-mate.Bottas, meanwhile, must outscore Hamilton by at least eight points to take the title fight on to the following round in Bahrain – so a race victory and fastest lap bonus point would be enough. Practice Two11.45am12pm Go on board with 2010 polesitter Mark Webber for a lap of the fast and very challenging Istanbul Park ahead of the Turkish GP’s return in November The unique triple left-hander at Turn 8 is a particular highlight of a track which, like the other F1 2020 returnees of the Nurburgring and Imola, is old-school in its design with plenty of fierce changes of direction.Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok gave an in-depth guide ahead of the Turkish GP, while Ricciardo admitted: “I can’t wait for Turkey. It’s an awesome circuit and a lot of fun to drive.“It’s going to be pretty cool in a modern Formula 1 car with some fast corners and long periods of time on the throttle. I think it will provide good racing as overtaking should be more straightforward [than Imola]. I think it’s a pretty complete circuit, so I’m certainly looking forward to that.“I think full beans around there is going to be awesome. Turn 8 is a great corner, but so is Turn 1, the downhill, unsighted left. It’s really cool!”The TV timesWith a three-hour time difference between the UK and Turkey, it’s the earliest start times of the reshaped season this weekend for live coverage on Sky Sports F1. How to watch F1 with Sky SportsWhether watching on the big or small screen, Sky Sports F1 has you covered.In addition to the coverage of every track session from each weekend on our TV channel, subscribers can also watch live coverage and in-race clips on the Sky Sports App.The App features Race Control – giving you access to on-board driver feeds, a mix feed, driver tracker and live timings. Race Control is also available via the Red Button on Sky Q and HD boxes.Sky Q is also the home of advanced features, including an interactive track map, plus the latest video clips of action, features and interviews. Sky F1’s David Croft says he expects Lewis Hamilton to sign a new contract with Mercedes, despite question marks remaining over his future in the sport There are plenty of other fierce battles to keep an eye out for through the weekend – the closest of which for third in the constructors’ standings with Renault, McLaren and Racing Point split by just a single point.It’s also been tough to call who will finish fourth behind Hamilton, Bottas and Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship all season, with Daniel Ricciardo currently ahead on 95 points but other midfield rivals – namely Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez – well in contention.The trackThere may have only been seven F1 races at the Istanbul Park circuit – which made its debut in 2005 before a lack of funding prevented Grands Prix post-2011 – but it quickly became, and still is now, a driver’s favourite.
Published on September 20, 2013 at 2:18 am Oct. 8, 2011Ryan Nassib wasn’t fazed.Even though Tulane had just tied the game with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, the Syracuse quarterback’s mind was clear as he returned to the field for the Orange’s next drive.“It’s time to win,” Nassib said after the game. “It’s time to breathe and focus. It wasn’t our first rodeo. All we had to do is just move the ball, get that first first down and just keep chugging.”Nassib led the SU offense 66 yards down the field, setting up Ross Krautman’s game-winning 21-yard field goal as time expired as the Orange came back to beat the Green Wave, 37-34.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse defense blew a lead that was once as wide as 17 points, and the offense mustered just two second-half field goals after a 31-point first half, but the Orange managed to leave the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans with a victory.“The biggest thought is always the win,” then-head coach Doug Marrone said. “There’s no doubt about it. It’s winning. That’s it.”In the first quarter, a 5-yard run by Antwon Bailey knotted the score at 7-7, and a 29-yard field goal from Krautman gave SU the edge going into the second quarter.That’s when the SU offense exploded.Nassib found wide receiver Dorian Graham for two touchdown passes, then ran one into the end zone from 4 yards out. With 2:58 left in the half, the Orange had a comfortable 31-14 lead.But it didn’t last.Forty-seven seconds later, Tulane’s Ryan Griffin connected with Xavier Rush for a 60-yard score, and a last-second field goal as the half ended brought the Green Wave within a touchdown.“We got down early, but our team never gave up,” Rush said at the time. “We always thought we could come out here and win.”The Orange defense clamped down in the second half after allowing Tulane 312 yards in the first half. A 49-yard field goal was all the home team scored in the third quarter.“We got that 17-point lead and we just kind of relaxed,” SU cornerback Kevyn Scott said. “It was like we just took things for granted. We just focused in and locked in and played our game.”Yet the Green Wave’s defensive unit was just as resistant, holding SU scoreless well into the fourth quarter.After a Krautman field goal put the Orange up 34-27 with 4:19 left on the clock, the Syracuse defense collapsed – literally. Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn fell to the ground and Rush easily took a 58-yard pass to the house to tie the game.That’s when Nassib took the field.Thanks in part to a third-down personal foul on Tulane, Syracuse marched down the field. Nassib went to Bailey twice for 21 yards and gave him six carries for 24 yards on the drive, as Syracuse brought the ball inside the 5-yard line. Then Krautman lined up his kick and booted it through the uprights.“We’re going home happy,” Nassib said. “I’ve played this game long enough, and I’ve lost enough games to know that a win is not easy to come by.”— compiled by Phil D’Abbracio, asst. copy editor, firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Facebook Twitter Google+