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RACE START REPLAY for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix: Watch Alonso get spun around by Gasly as Bottas leads pack away in wet Istanbul start

A perfect getaway from polesitter Valtteri Bottas saw him hold his advantage over Max Verstappen as the Turkish Grand Prix got underway on a damp Istanbul Park circuit.

It wasn’t a perfect start for Fernando Alonso, who tried a move around the outside of Pierre Gasly through Turn 1 and got spun around by the Frenchman, who claimed that he’d been sandwiched into the first corner.

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Starting P11, meanwhile, Mercedes will have breathed a sigh of relief to see Lewis Hamilton make it through the start unscathed after his engine change penalty.

Watch the race start in the video above.

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