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Race information - China 2014

Facts and figures for the fourth round of the F1 season

Sidepodcast: Race information - China 2014

by Christine Blachford

Formula One this year is the Hamilton versus Rosberg show, and whilst the Mercedes domination is a concern, we've got a heck of a battle between these two stars. Their teammate track fight in Bahrain captivated F1 fans across the globe and was the icing on what was already a brilliant race cake. Now it's up to China to continue that trend and deliver something even better. No pressure!

Shall I just keep on cooking? - Christine's Rankings, Week 8

From cows to pizzas, taxi drivers to photobombs

Sidepodcast: Shall I just keep on cooking? - Christine's Rankings, Week 8

by Christine Blachford

This week, drivers have had some downtime following the back to back racing action that culminated in a hectic Bahrain Grand Prix. With the sun shining (mostly), they scattered, visiting home and resting up before the racing action gets underway once more. Points are available this week for behind the scenes videos, for cooking up a storm, and for spending time with the family.

Le Mans 24 Hours 2013 - Diary of a motorsport photographer

Getting stuck in at the famous endurance event pit lane

Sidepodcast: Le Mans 24 Hours 2013 - Diary of a motorsport photographer

by Lara Platman

As a photojournalist I am very privileged to attend some of the world’s most celebrated motoring events and the 24 Hours du Mans is indeed one of these. However, as a photojournalist I often find myself arriving at these events through some dubious means, often I hitch hike – (as I did on this occasion through Twitter) – or conversely arrive in fabulous style as I did with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historic (in an Aston Martin).

Pick and mix - From quiet to chaos in Bahrain

A tame start to the weekend, ending with penalty points galore

Sidepodcast: Pick and mix - From quiet to chaos in Bahrain

by Christine Blachford

For the past few years, I’ve approached the Bahrain race with a feeling of resignation – it is not going to be a classic but it’ll pass a few hours on a Sunday. As it turns out, this year, the racing was incredible. Whether it was related to the move to a night race, or just a handy coincidence, I don’t know, but from the moment the start lights went out on Sunday, you couldn’t spare a moment to blink.

Rate the race - Bahrain 2014

Make your vote count as you pick out the driver of the day

Sidepodcast: Rate the race - Bahrain 2014

by Christine Blachford

It's judgement time once more, as the opportunity to vote on a handful of items from the race weekend appears. The Bahrain Grand Prix was something of a surprise, giving us an interesting race, some fascinating penalties and plenty to talk about in the fortnight before China. This is your chance to vote on the race itself, on the tyres and on the time of day, as well as selecting the driver you think did the best job on Sunday.

Fastest laps - Bahrain 2014

Rosberg pips race winner Hamilton to the fastest lap

Sidepodcast: Fastest laps - Bahrain 2014

by Christine Blachford

The Mercedes domination was complete in Bahrain, with Rosberg and Hamilton posting the fastest two laps. They also posted their best times on the same lap, just a couple of tours before the end of the race. Meanwhile, despite Sergio Pérez making his way on to the podium, it was Nico Hülkenberg who was the third fastest driver on track. The Mexican himself was down in seventh.

Starting grid - Bahrain 2014

Ricciardo's Sepang penalty drops him way down the grid

Sidepodcast: Starting grid - Bahrain 2014

by Christine Blachford

Daniel Ricciardo put in a great drive in Bahrain on Saturday to post the third fastest time, but his work was diminished somewhat by the ten place grid penalty hanging over his head from Sepang. After an unsafe release by the team in Malaysia, Ricciardo drops down behind his teammate. Adrian Sutil also faces a penalty, after being found to have impeded Romain Grosjean during qualifying.