History and Operating Rights of Istanbul Park Track
Istanbul Park track, which was established in 2005, was transferred to Intercity, which won the right to operate it as a result of a tender held in 2012. This agreement would cover a period of 10 years and expire in 2023.
Statements of TOSFED President Eren Üçlertoprağı
In the statement made today, TOSFED President Eren Üçlertoprağı stated that the track was not used for its intended purpose and national athletes could not ride on this track. He also claimed that the operation period of Istanbul Park ended on July 18, 2023, but Intercity continued its activities.
TOSFED's Participation Problem in Tenders
Üçlertoprağı stated that TOSFED could not participate in the tenders on its own because it was not a company. However, he emphasized that they are ready to do their best and want to take over the operation of the track.
Potential of Istanbul Park
Another noteworthy comment made by Üçlertoprağı was about the use of the track as a temporary parking and delivery point by TOGG's rival TESLA.
Answer from İTO President Şekib Avdagiç
Following these statements, İTO President Şekib Avdagiç gave an answer on social media. Recalling the important investments made by Intercity and its role in Formula 1 organizations, Avdagiç opposed the criticisms made to the business world and the Istanbul Park brand.
Statements That Aroused Repercussions on Social Media
These mutual statements caused great repercussions in a short time. Social media and the motorsport world continue to discuss this issue.