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Vamos, vamos, vamos! - Christine's Rankings, Week 27

All that happened in Singapore aside from that first lap

Sidepodcast: Vamos, vamos, vamos! - Christine's Rankings, Week 27

by Christine Blachford

Certain power unit news has been dominating the headlines, and certain first lap chaos has been dominating our thoughts, but there was more to the Singapore weekend than all that. Drivers were up to all sorts of mischief, and I caught as much of it as I could and handed out points where possible. Carlos Sainz picked up a good haul this weekend, but leader Daniel Ricciardo knows what he's doing!

Race highlights - Singapore 2017

Wet race causes chaos and significant championship swing

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Singapore 2017

by Christine Blachford

We've not seen a wet race in Singapore until now, but the heavens opened above the Marina Bay track just as the race was about to start. With a mix of intermediate and full wet tyres on the grid, there was only ever going to be chaos into the first corner - and that's just what we got. The first half of the race was fascinating, the second half lost quite a lot of the tension that had been built up, but all in all it feels like this was a crucial point of the 2017 championship campaign.

Race information - Singapore 2017

The next challenge for F1 drivers takes place at night

Sidepodcast: Race information - Singapore 2017

by Christine Blachford

This week's Singapore Grand Prix is often met with a complex range of emotions - it's a gorgeous location, hosts F1's original night race, and provides a unique and interesting challenge for drivers, teams, and paddock members alike. But the racing can leave a lot to be desired and that is, after all, what we're tuning in for. There's always hope but we can only wait and see what the weekend will deliver.

Save the best for last - Christine's Rankings, Week 26

Quiet week to build up to F1's original night race

Sidepodcast: Save the best for last - Christine's Rankings, Week 26

by Christine Blachford

After a bumper couple of weeks, things have quietened down for the drivers as they build up their strength for what is one of the longest and hardest races on the calendar - Singapore. There's still some time for fun and games though, with an epic Ferrari Grill the Grid (may be the first time I've ever seen those boys in the same room at the same time), as well as plenty of insightful interviews.

Imitation game

Codemasters' 2017 F1 release improves on the last

Sidepodcast: Imitation game

by Lukeh

It is that time of year again where a new F1 game graces the world and this year Codemasters have brought a real treat in F1 2017. If last year's instalment was a promising lap on fresh tyres then F1 2017 are the tyres being up to temperature and putting in personal bests as Codemasters have absolutely found their strongest title today with the F1 franchise this year.

Heikki was into hardcore heavy metal - Christine's Rankings, Week 25

How to pass the time when bad weather sets in

Sidepodcast: Heikki was into hardcore heavy metal - Christine's Rankings, Week 25

by Christine Blachford

There was all sorts going on in Monza, both on and off the track! This week we've got points for having a bit of a vendetta, for spending some quality time with your teammate, for indulging in a spot of cake and having an unusual birthday present as well. There are also points for karting on a track within a track, as well as trying desperately to play games under your own name.

Race information - Italy 2017

The passion and prestige of Monza plays host to round thirteen

Sidepodcast: Race information - Italy 2017

by Christine Blachford

Just one week on from the Belgian Grand Prix, we've got another race in store - this time F1 is rocking up to the passionate and proud Monza, where history meets the present with epic fans, super speeds, and lots at stake for everyone involved. Fresh from a pole record and race win at Spa, Hamilton is chasing down the championship leader Vettel on his home turf. Fingers crossed for some unmissable action in Italy!

Not too bad for you, old boy - Christine's Rankings, Week 24

Vandoorne and Verstappen celebrate home races (of sorts)

Sidepodcast: Not too bad for you, old boy - Christine's Rankings, Week 24

by Christine Blachford

The summer break is long gone and Formula One is back racing, which means the drivers are picking up rankings points all over the place. From their training montages, to cake in the paddock, as well as a bizarre Saturday morning television reprisal featuring Lewis Hamilton, there's plenty to look out for this week. Points are also awarded for impromptu dancing on the circuit and for standing on your head on the water.

Race information - Belgium 2017

F1 gets back to work at the spectacular Spa circuit

Sidepodcast: Race information - Belgium 2017

by Christine Blachford

The Spa-Francorchamps track is always popular, and it's even more so because it brings Formula One back into our lives after a four week summer break. The track is exciting, the drivers love it, the sun shines, the rain pours, and the championship fight gets back underway. There's plenty to look forward to over the next few days, so read on for all the important information to get you through the Belgian Grand Prix weekend.

You should have been more convincing - Christine's Rankings, Week 23

Catching up with off-season activities for everyone

Sidepodcast: You should have been more convincing - Christine's Rankings, Week 23

by Christine Blachford

After a week off, Christine's Rankings is back to hand out points for the most interesting and more importantly fun things that the drivers have been doing. Building up to the return of the season in Belgium, there's been some training, some quiz questions, some charity work and plenty of other sporting endeavours along the way. Oh, and Grosjean holds a tortoise.

The mid-field crisis: What’s the answer to ensuring young drivers enter F1?

Encouraging fresh talent into the sport

Sidepodcast: The mid-field crisis: What’s the answer to ensuring young drivers enter F1?

by Nathan Hine

The current crop of young drivers is probably one of the best in the past ten years with burning young, fiery Mediterranean talents ready to burst onto the F1 scene. But with all the midfield teams blocked by middle-aged point scorers there doesn’t seem to be much incline to allow these young, busting racers on the verge of F1 stardom to make the step up the pinnacle of Motorsport. So, what’s the answer?

Guest who

A summer chat with Superlicense F1

Sidepodcast: Guest who

by Christine Blachford

The summer break has been a relatively quiet period for Formula One fans, but if you're in the hunt for something to listen to so as to break the monotony before the Belgian Grand Prix, then look no further. We were honoured to be asked as guests on the Superlicense F1 podcast to talk about all things 2017 and beyond, with the super lovely Rodney and Zach.

Money for nothing! - Christine's Rankings, Week 21

Things go quiet as drivers head on their holidays

Sidepodcast: Money for nothing! - Christine's Rankings, Week 21

by Christine Blachford

We've had a bumper couple of weeks of rankings points but naturally as Formula One goes on its summer break, the activity and pointsworthy moments trail off. There's still a few drivers up to no good though, particularly the Red Bull boys who are showing off their holiday plans, the McLaren boys who have a few questions to answer, and Valtteri Bottas who reveals some very interesting things about himself!

Selection box - A very talented dude behind the wheel

Kubica's potential return and how motorsport is changing

Sidepodcast: Selection box - A very talented dude behind the wheel

by Christine Blachford

Here it is, then, the summer break that splits the Formula One season not quite in half with an enforced rest. Some greet the break with enthusiasm - a moment to take a breath and consider what has happened whilst resting and preparing for the final push to the title. Others can't wait for the racing to return. The following links might help to entertain, no matter which side of the fence you fall on!