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Mercedes lead the way in Malaysia as Magnussen suffers free practice fire

Renault cause red flag after car bursts into flames

Sidepodcast: Mercedes lead the way in Malaysia as Magnussen suffers free practice fire

by Christine Blachford

First practice in Sepang was dominated by a terrifying fire outside the Renault garage. Kevin Magnussen completed just two installation laps before his car burst into flames. He leapt out and allowed the mechanics to move in with fire extinguishers, but they couldn’t get the fire to stay out. The session was red flagged for twenty minutes until the blaze could be brought under control.

Race information - Malaysia 2016

The hot and humid race moves to the later end of the calendar

Sidepodcast: Race information - Malaysia 2016

by Christine Blachford

It feels odd to start thinking about the Malaysian Grand Prix at this late stage in the championship. Previously a mainstay in the early rounds of any given season, Sepang has taken up hosting duties in September/October this year, although expectations are still that weather will play a big part in the race weekend. The title battle is still raging between the two Mercedes drivers, and there's plenty to play for in the midfield, so this could be a fascinating weekend.

2017 F1 calendar revealed with Brazil and Canada subject to confirmation

Season also features a later start in March

Sidepodcast: 2017 F1 calendar revealed with Brazil and Canada subject to confirmation

by Christine Blachford

The FIA have revealed the 2017 Formula One calendar, which is very similar to this year’s offering, featuring 21 races across nine months. The action gets underway later than normal with Australia opening up the season on March 26, and Abu Dhabi closing proceedings on November 26. The summer break is still firmly in place with most of August free of racing.

Refuelling was great! - Christine's Rankings, Week 28

Answering questions and climbing the walls

Sidepodcast: Refuelling was great! - Christine's Rankings, Week 28

by Christine Blachford

As the drivers start preparing for the Malaysian Grand Prix, it's time to hand out a few points for actions I've spotted over the last few days. This time out, we've got some tricky questions in another Grill the Grid quiz, plus a driver answering his own Twitter Q&A with some important updates. Meanwhile, there's also more of the training battle, with a variety of different sports and activities on display.

What do women have to do to earn their place in motorsport?

Showing the men that they are capable of anything

Sidepodcast: What do women have to do to earn their place in motorsport?

by Anna Duxbury

As far back as the origins of motorsport women have played a small but determined part despite the prevailing mindset that it isn't a place for them. In 1921 Italian Maria Antonietta d’Avanzo came third in a ‘gentleman’s’ race, and ‘ladies’ races were not uncommon. In the 1920s and 1930s a significant amount of rally drivers were women, far more than today. Pat Moss, sister of F1 great Sir Stirling Moss, had three rallying wins and a number of podium finishes and in 1958 Maria Teresa de Fillippis was the first of five women to ever take part in a Formula One event.

An Aside with Joe - I think, they think, they've got a plan

Business is business

Sidepodcast: An Aside with Joe - I think, they think, they've got a plan

by Mr. C

With the sport turned on its head following news of Liberty Media's takeover, we track down Joe between long haul flights to grab his thoughts on all matters Formula 1. We discuss who's been wandering around as if they own the place, saying goodbye to a ghastly bunch of people and why working together makes things better. Plus there's talk about pushing revenue upwards, the demolition of pay television and squeezing just a few more races into the calendar.

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