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  • Force India launch partnership with charity Breast Cancer Care

    Force India launch partnership with charity Breast Cancer Care

    24/05/2017 at 19:41

    The Force India squad have announced a multi-year partnership with Breast Cancer Care, with the goal of “reaching more people affected by breast cancer faster.” The charity’s logo is the pink ribbon, which goes nicely with Force India’s rebranded pink image this season, and the cars will proudly bear the logo in Monaco this weekend.

  • Race information - Monaco 2017

    Race information - Monaco 2017

    24/05/2017 at 19:18

    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.

  • I'm used to it - Christine's Rankings, Week 10

    I'm used to it - Christine's Rankings, Week 10

    23/05/2017 at 18:14

    This week there are a handful of points for teammates working well together, particularly the Haas boys who get a moderately good score in F1's Grill the Grid, and the Red Bull boys who preview the Monaco race very well. There's also a look at Alonso's tentative steps across the pond in his IndyCar debut, as well as yet more new and interesting ways of training.

  • Celebrating a century of classic Class acts

    Celebrating a century of classic Class acts

    21/05/2017 at 15:51

    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

    Selection box - Bunking off from school to go karting

    18/05/2017 at 17:59

    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!

  • It would be great to see you - Christine's Rankings, Week 9

    It would be great to see you - Christine's Rankings, Week 9

    16/05/2017 at 18:15

    A bumper week of rankings comes out of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, as drivers seemed relaxed and happy to be back in Europe. There were plenty of fun updates throughout the weekend, including drivers getting involved with cooking, with instructional fashion videos, with Star Wars references, and of course, having a bit of a laugh in the press conference.

  • Wehrlein continues his return to form

    Wehrlein continues his return to form

    15/05/2017 at 18:40

    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!

  • Full results for 2017 Spanish Grand Prix updated

    Full results for 2017 Spanish Grand Prix updated

    14/05/2017 at 18:19

    Get up to speed with all the timing sheets for the action from Barcelona, from pole position to retirements to the fastest lap of the race.

  • Ferrari miss out on race win after safety car strategy call

    Ferrari miss out on race win after safety car strategy call

    14/05/2017 at 18:14

    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.

  • Race highlights - Spain 2017

    Race highlights - Spain 2017

    14/05/2017 at 14:57

    Two things were going to be key for this Barcelona race day - getting a good start off the line, and making the right strategy calls at the right time. And it was those two things that dictated the winner of the race, although there were a few incidents and retirements, and a couple of penalties that also helped move the action along.

  • Hamilton takes pole for Spain with Vettel on the front row

    Hamilton takes pole for Spain with Vettel on the front row

    13/05/2017 at 15:42

    Mercedes have appeared to have the edge over Ferrari so far in Spain, and qualifying went that way too. Lewis Hamilton’s first run in Q3 was good enough for pole position, and no-one, not even himself could better it in the final flying laps. Vettel finished second, after dealing with engine gremlins for most of the weekend so far, whilst Bottas and Räikkönen settled for the second row of the grid.

  • Names and numbers on display in Spain practice sessions

    Names and numbers on display in Spain practice sessions

    12/05/2017 at 18:44

    Teams showed off their updates to the cars in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix today, as well as refreshed paintwork that more visibly displays the drivers names and numbers. Fans were only able to look at Fernando Alonso’s number for three short corners before the McLaren started issuing smoke and Alonso pulled it off track. His afternoon session was marginally better, 21 laps but he was last and complaining the engine was even slower.

  • Selection box - A true display of ultimate teamwork

    Selection box - A true display of ultimate teamwork

    11/05/2017 at 20:04

    The European leg of the 2017 season is about to get underway, and so the previews for the Spanish Grand Prix are emerging all over the place. What with that and the countdown to Fernando Alonso's IndyCar sabbatical, there's a lot going on in the world of F1. We start this week's collection of great content from around the web with those two subjects - an audio Spain preview, a video about changes to the cars for Barcelona, and a great piece about Alonso's opportunity.

  • Race information - Spain 2017

    Race information - Spain 2017

    10/05/2017 at 22:57

    Formula One returns to Europe for the next leg of the 2017 season, with the Spanish Grand Prix set to kick things off at Barcelona. It’s a track everyone is familiar with, after mountains of testing completed in and out of season around the circuit, but it can still offer up a surprise or two. The last race wasn’t a spectacular event in and of itself, but it added to the narrative of the season – a story that is really starting to get interesting. What can Barcelona bring to the plot?

  • Wow, did you film that? - Christine's Rankings, Week 8

    Wow, did you film that? - Christine's Rankings, Week 8

    09/05/2017 at 18:28

    With the full fortnight between racing in Russia and in Spain, the drivers had a moment to themselves which means it's something of a quiet week on the rankings front. The Red Bull stable have been busy, with Daniel Ricciardo showing off his many different forms of fun workouts, and the Toro Rosso boys have a bit of a competition in the kitchen.

  • Proving they can stand the heat

    Proving they can stand the heat

    09/05/2017 at 18:16

    In what appears to be the first of a new series, Toro Rosso have posted a video with their drivers Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat going head to head in the kitchen. It's probably not the natural environment for these two, who are more used to zooming around at 100mph, but the competition element clearly bubbles up straight away.

  • Sexism and F1: The way things are

    Sexism and F1: The way things are

    07/05/2017 at 15:27

    To date there have been five female F1 drivers and only two of those ever competed in a fully sanctioned F1 race. Lella Lombardi is the only one of those drivers to have scored points in an F1 race, more accurately half a point. She last raced in 1976 and since then no female driver has qualified to race proper.

  • Confusion is nothing new

    Confusion is nothing new

    06/05/2017 at 14:34

    Kimi Räikkönen’s now infamous radio transmission during the Russian Grand Prix, where the Finn was confused by which Mercedes driver was storming out front, and which was lagging behind somewhat. There are two interesting sides to this radio message – firstly, Kimi’s humourous inability to keep up with what’s going on, and secondly, the fact that no one was really expecting Bottas to dominate his teammate in Sochi quite so much.

  • Romain Grosjean appointed as a director of the GPDA

    Romain Grosjean appointed as a director of the GPDA

    04/05/2017 at 19:17

    Romain Grosjean has joined the group of directors for the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, replacing the outgoing Jenson Button. Grosjean will serve alongside Sebastian Vettel as a fellow director, and chairman Alex Wurz. Grosjean said: “I am proud to have been elected by my peers. We race drivers don’t always hold the same opinion but we are united in wanting the best for our sport.”

  • You created the rumour - Christine's Rankings, Week 7

    You created the rumour - Christine's Rankings, Week 7

    02/05/2017 at 18:41

    Daniil Kvyat was still centre stage as he participated in his home race during the past weekend, but he wasn't the only one getting attention. Fernando Alonso still has plenty of eyes on him as he deals with the dodgy McLaren and prepares for his outing to America. There are points this week for all of the above, but also for having some fashion sense, for heading to the nightclub, and, as always, for cake!