In his statement regarding the races, Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT indicated that they are very happy that Turkey Grand Prix was again included in the World Championship agenda in Formula 1, “After 9 years, Formula 1 races are performed in Turkey. We take justified pride of being the host country of such a global organization."
Speaker Şentop stated that Istanbul and Turkey would be advertised deservedly throughout the world through this international organization for which they have endeavoured. Şentop expressed that, “We are both in the field and on the table with worldwide developments.”
Şentop thanked everyone who have contributed to the organization and stated, “Firstly, I’d like to thank our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for enabling the performance of Formula 1 races in Turkey after 9 years and all the institutions and organizations who have contributed. I’d also like to congratulate Ali Vural Ak, Chairman of Intercity Executive Board who had been striving for this great organization for many years, eventually he succeeded.”
Speaker Şentop stated the following:
“Our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wished to attend the Award Ceremony; however, he is paying an important visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkey has been putting significant projects about the closed Maraş territory on its agenda, on the other hand it didn’t leave its Azerbaijani brothers alone in Karabakh. In the meantime, it has hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix. We are both in the field and on the table with worldwide developments. I’m sure that we will have more good news soon.”