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Race information - Monaco 2017

One of the highlights of the F1 calendar gets underway

Sidepodcast: Race information - Monaco 2017

by Christine Blachford

Although hardcore Formula One fans know that the Monaco circuit doesn't deliver a cracking race in terms of overtaking action, there's still something about it that gets the pulse racing. Considered by many to be the jewel in the F1 calendar, there are a few contenders vying to snatch that title from Monaco, but for now, the glorious weather and beautiful vistas hiding a treacherous and difficult circuit are hard to beat. This weekend has the added attraction of the return of Jenson Button, whilst we'll all be keeping one eye on Fernando Alonso in the US.

Celebrating a century of classic Class acts

Class of the Field feature passes a milestone

Sidepodcast: Celebrating a century of classic Class acts

by Christine Blachford

Prolific feature writer Adam pointed out on Twitter that his Class of the Field column reached the grand old age of 100 recently. We're rubbish at keeping track of such things, but felt such a milestone couldn't pass without a spot of celebration. Class of the Field started even before we had a feature section and Adam has been a stalwart writer on Sidepodcast even when we have let our attention drift.

Selection box - Bunking off from school to go karting

What the drivers get up to in their downtime

Sidepodcast: Selection box - Bunking off from school to go karting

by Christine Blachford

It's the lull before the storm this week, with the Spanish Grand Prix rapidly disappearing in the rear view mirrow, and the double header of Monaco/Indy 500 approaching full speed ahead. With that in mind, this week's collection of links have time to look back at the race and what came out of it, as well as ponder some of the young drivers around the grid, as well as going behind the scenes in the paddock. Enjoy!

Wehrlein continues his return to form

Chaos upfront puts the spotlight on the midfield pack

Sidepodcast: Wehrlein continues his return to form

by Adam Barton

We may have been starved of action in Russia but the true return to Europe more than made up for it, as the Spanish GP, traditionally a procession, turned into a near classic. Most drivers were involved in one battle or other throughout the race, various strategies were used and the win wasn’t ensured until the final few laps. There may have been a lack of overtakes but it was still intriguing and exciting, oh and a boy met his hero too – well done FOM and Ferrari!

Ferrari miss out on race win after safety car strategy call

Hamilton regains advantage and takes victory

Sidepodcast: Ferrari miss out on race win after safety car strategy call

by Christine Blachford

Sebastian Vettel snatched the lead of the race from polesitter Lewis Hamilton off the line, as the Spanish Grand Prix got underway. Behind them, Valtteri Bottas nudged Kimi Räikkönen who had a hard impact with Max Verstappen, knocking both drivers out of the race. With tyre strategy the main area to make gains or losses, Bottas remained out the longest of the front runners and managed to hold up Vettel, but things still looked like they were going Ferrari’s way.

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