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The logo is wrong i think. Because you can see the official logo in the official web site. May somebody change it? --88.233.96.130 15:00, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Co-ordinates[edit]

I corrected the coordinates of the circuit. The coordinates given are for the start/finish line, taken from Google Earth (using an overlay photograph of the circuit).--Ciroa 21:27, 18 September 2006 (UTC)--

Factual accuracy[edit]

"In 2006 with the smaller 2.4 liter V8 engines (instead of the 3.0 liter V10s of previous years) the fastest cars reached 320 km/h, this is not down to power, however, the tyres were a major let down for all participating teams in the 2006 venue." What is this supposed to mean? Smaller engines equal lower top speeds, nothing to do with tyres. 07 tyres are harder yet straight line speeds are higher than they were last year. I don't recall teams complaining about the tyres last season, where is this info from? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.30.78.244 (talk) 09:10, 24 July 2007

Also the kinked back straight does not resemble Eau Rouge in the slightest. Eau Rouge is a fast chicane, not a tame kink. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.30.78.244 (talk) 09:12, 24 July 2007

Circuit Map[edit]

What are those things marked with dark grey? For me they look like possible alternative track configurations. There's just this one problem that as far as I know, such routes just don't exist. However, there is a shortcut from near the 6th corner to the back straight, which is missing from the map.

Of course I may be wrong because there's not much material available online, but all the few aerial photos lack those dark grey track sections. Therefore I suspect that this track map is at least partially invalid. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.128.189.62 (talk) 22:33, 6 July 2007

External links[edit]

  • I added link to Official F1 site, race-game.org & BBC--Cheetaih (talk) 05:19, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I added link to the ITV report of the dog incident.--Cheetaih (talk) 23:59, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

I don't wish to engage in an edit war with the anonymous user over the images on this page, but I do wish to see this page at its most useful to the reader. I have used the gallery cleanup template instead of removing the images again in the hope that we can work together to achieve a better result overall for the article.

My dispute with the images is that at the moment they lack context. Though they depict the facilities at Istanbul park, and could technically be called relevant, there is no information provided in the article as to what they are actually showing. Therefore I believe the majority of readers' responses on seeing these images will be something along the lines of "So?". They need to be given some kind of context in the article beyond a simple image caption, otherwise I feel they fail to meet this Wikipedia policy guideline. I appreciate that these images were obtained at expense, and graciously made freely available for use here, but that alone is not justification for their inclusion. They need to contribute to their host article by illustrating something discussed explicitly in the text.

For example, with regards to the picture of the DJ booth, what is going on here? Was this a major part of a race weekend? Was this part of Coca-Cola's corporate hospitality? Did anything noteworthy happen at this stand?

To take another example: what does this image depict? Is it the main entrance? The entrance to the grand stand? To Petrol Ofisi's hospitality area? Why is that GP2 car there? Can something be mentioned at this point about Petrol Ofisi's sponsorship of the F1 race? (Also, are two images of this one area really necessary?)

What shouldn't now happen is to have weak and undetailed text quickly rushed onto the page with the sole purpose of justifying the images. What should happen is to have detailed, useful, notable and where necessary, referenced information added to expand the page, and the images used to illustrate what is discussed in this text. Feel free to comment and discuss here, as I only want to see the page improved, and if anyone has any input, it is just as valuable as mine.

Lastly, please don't engage in any personal attacks, as happened in an edit summary recently. I don't own this article, and neither does anyone else. The only party we as editors have an obligation to is the reader, for whom the page should be made as useful, informative and clear as possible. Tbone762 (talk) 09:26, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Show some good will. I'm an "inclusionist" and I don't enjoy when someone removes content according to his/her personal opinion. You're not a journalist, magazine columnist or a talk show host, i.e. you don't have to care so much about your presumed "readers/audience" because you don't have any. Wikipedia's goal is to share information and fill in the gaps of the "information puzzle" in the universe. The more you contribute~and help solve the "puzzle", the better. 151.57.157.162 (talk) 11:33, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm afraid I fundamentally disagree with you about the audience of the article, and the audience of Wikipedia. Its goal is to create an encyclopedia about everything that everyone can use. While the infinite nature of that task makes it impossible to achieve that goal, what is not impossible is the continual improvement of the encyclopedia. That doesn't mean the continual adding of information, with no thought for the reader. If you researched it enough and found enough information, you could fill an entire encyclopedia on a comparitively small subject as Istanbul Park, but a reader wouldn't find it very useful. On Wikipedia, the majority of articles are kept shorter by the principle that the article has to be useful to the reader. Pages upon pages of facts, figures, images, reports and data are worth almost nothing when compared to a shorter, more summarised, still detailed, but most importantly clearer article. So yes, we do have an obligation to the reader, and no it is not simply a case of "the more you contribute the better", unless you clarify that with "in a clear and useful manner".
With regards to this particular situation, I initially removed the images simply because I didn't see any context. That isn't my personal opinion, that's Wikipedia policy. However, having discussed the images further, I now believe I was wrong in that instance and that they do have a place on the page, but not in their current format. They need context, not simply to be placed on the page and to let the reader figure out what they are supposed to be showing. As the person who created the images, I feel you may be better qualified than me to create that context.
PS I know the template said to move them to the commons, but as I have explained above, I don't feel that is the best solution here. I didn't create the template, I simply placed it there to highlight the fact that the gallery needs attention. Tbone762 (talk) 11:54, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Subsections[edit]

Do we really need a separate subsection for every F1 and MotoGP race held at the circuit? DH85868993 (talk) 03:23, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

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