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So long, Squire

A fond farewell to the nicest eyes in motorsport

Sidepodcast: So long, Squire

by Christine Blachford

It was a surprise to hear this week that Jaime Alguersuari has decided to retire from racing, at the tender age of 25. The Spaniard, who has previously driven for Toro Rosso in Formula One, and most recently appeared in the inaugural season of Formula E, admitted that he's fallen out of love with motorsport and thus knows it is time to hang up his hat. In celebration of Alguersuari's career, and commiseration at its early end, I've pulled together the collection of F1 Big Picture posts dedicated to one of the most photogenic drivers in the sport.

F1 Debrief - There's a definite change in policy here

The FIA's breaking news and putting your sport before the planet

Sidepodcast: F1 Debrief - There's a definite change in policy here

by Christine Blachford

Sidepodcast's 2015 break takes a break of its own as we hustle a quick podcast out the door regarding the FIA's recent statement of a potential refuelling return. As big fans of refuelling before it departed, we now discuss our mixed reactions to the possibility of a return and ponder just what the governing body are thinking with their latest batch of changes to the sport.

An unplanned gap year

Dealing with a self-imposed stop and go

Sidepodcast: An unplanned gap year

by Mr. C

Just days from the start of a brand new F1 season, it has become unquestionably clear that the two of us are not remotely ready for race one. Wildly unprepared and massively behind schedule, I cannot foresee any way we could competently cover the opening Grand Prix. It's time to take a break.

Faster for the feed of sound

Updating the backbone of podcasting

Sidepodcast: Faster for the feed of sound

by Mr. C

In preparation the 2015 season, we've spent a little time tweaking our behind-the-scenes website code. One subtle but important change made since last year relates to the way we're handling news and podcast feeds. Admittedly the finer detail of processing syndication updates is about the last thing most F1 fans will want to read about less than a week before the first track action of the year, but timing was never our strong point.

Innovation inspired: Confessions of a data junkie

F1's role in data science and data visualisation

Sidepodcast: Innovation inspired: Confessions of a data junkie

by Tony Hirst

As well as innovating on the vehicles themselves, F1 teams also help drive innovation in high performance computing and data analysis, with McLaren, for example, recently tying up a deal to provide predictive analytics expertise to KPMG. This side of the sport, however, and its potential for helping promote engagement in the STEM subject areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is often under-reported.

Selection box - Already missing Alonso

The F1 world gears up for its first 2015 race in Australia

Sidepodcast: Selection box - Already missing Alonso

by Christine Blachford

With testing wrapping up in Barcelona, and the first race of the season just around the corner, the F1 world is in a bit of a mish mash. We're looking ahead to ponder what the year will bring, looking behind us to analyse what testing can reveal, and of course pondering just what is going on with poor Fernando Alonso. All that and more in this wrap up of F1 links and goodness.

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