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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.

The genuine article

Can F1's worst news abuser clean up its act?

Sidepodcast: The genuine article

by Mr. C

Arguably one of the biggest shocks during the past few months of Formula One downtime was unrelated to anything a driver or a team has said or done. Back in February the F1 editor of one of motosport's biggest online brands dropped a media bombshell and announced he would be leaving Autosport in May. Jonathan Noble decided to follow several of his colleagues to rival website Motorsport.com.

Talkin' bout a revolution

Moving F1 interviews outside the circuit

Sidepodcast: Talkin' bout a revolution

by Mr. C

Ferrari's new man in charge Maurizio Arrivabene may have only been in the hot seat for five minutes, but he has already managed to make an impression. This week Arrivabene tabled one of the best suggestions for an improvement to Formula One I've heard in years. Cynics will no doubt already be listing out all the reasons why his suggestion is untenable, for the moment at least I want to believe.

Team standings - Canada 2014

Red Bull put a stop to Mercedes domination

Sidepodcast: Team standings - Canada 2014

by Mr. C

At last a team other than Mercedes managed to win a race this year and it was defending champions Red Bull who took the honours. The promise of full power from Renault, plus a minor misstep on the part of Mercedes positioned the soft drinks team on the top step. A first and a third for Red Bull has enabled the gap at the top to close for the first time this year.

Race results - Canada 2014

Ricciardo gets the better of Mercedes

Sidepodcast: Race results - Canada 2014

by Mr. C

Just when it looked like Mercedes were unbeatable this season, their two cars ran into power problems which offered Daniel Ricciardo just enough incentive to go for gold. The Australian did exactly that, scoring his debut F1 win in front of a joyously packed Canadian house.

Race highlights - Canada 2014

Lap-by-lap live text coverage of an amazing race

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Canada 2014

by Mr. C

The Canadian Grand Prix promised a lot, yet delivered even more. There was drama from the first corner of the first lap, until the first corner of the last lap. Reliability was the watchword of the day as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve proved ultimate test for teams who very recently believed they had conquered early season problems.

Qualifying results - Canada 2014

Rosberg makes it two poles in a row

Sidepodcast: Qualifying results - Canada 2014

by Mr. C

You could have bet the farm on Lewis Hamilton bagging pole position on Saturday in Canada. The Mercedes driver has put distance between himself and his rivals in all but one practice session this weekend, it is a circuit he always goes well at and he was visibly keen to put the frustration of second place in Monaco firmly behind him. Yet against all odds it was Hamilton's team mate Nico Rosberg that took first blood around the tight and bumping Montreal race track.

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365 F1 stories

Which team were reported on 28 Jul 2009 to be considering leaving F1, despite taking their first victory in '08?

F1 team launches
McLaren HondaOnline29 Jan
Sauber F1 TeamOnline30 Jan
Scuderia FerrariOnline30 Jan
Scuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain31 Jan
Infiniti Red Bull RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain1 Feb
Williams Martini RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Lotus F1 TeamJerez, Spain2 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamOnline25 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuito de JerezSpain1 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain2 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain3 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain4 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain19 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain20 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain21 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain22 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain26 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar

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