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I can't wait to heat a hot dog - Christine's Rankings, Week 7

A couple of drivers try to act with hilarious consequences

Sidepodcast: I can't wait to heat a hot dog - Christine's Rankings, Week 7

by Christine Blachford

This week, the McLaren boys finally got themselves some points on the board in Russia - and in Christine's Rankings, they've also both made great strides. That single video of them mostly just laughing has hoisted them up the rankings table but still no one can beat Daniel Ricciardo. Other points this week go to Nico Rosberg for trying his hand at a certain type of surfing, and for beating the boss at table tennis.

Race highlights - Russia 2016

First lap action brings out the safety car in Sochi

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Russia 2016

by Christine Blachford

An afternoon of racing in Russia has been completed, culminating in a somewhat predictable podium, four drivers retiring from the race, one safety car, one engine issue, and just 26 pit stops throughout the 53 laps. After first lap chaos brought out the virtual and then the actual safety car, the bunched up field spread out once again to limit the number of battles occurring on track.

Race information - Russia 2016

F1 heads back to Sochi for a spot of motor racing

Sidepodcast: Race information - Russia 2016

by Christine Blachford

The Russian Grand Prix has moved from its spot at the end of the calendar to take a more prominent position at the front of the 2016 season - this time it is the fourth round and so we're headed their next. A couple of drivers are looking forward to making their home visits count, but most watching from the outside are wary about what the Russian race can deliver after a rocky start to Sochi's F1 history.

Has Rosberg turned the corner with his early dominance?

The Mercedes title battle leans towards Nico early on

Sidepodcast: Has Rosberg turned the corner with his early dominance?

by Ewomazino Orowor

The 2016 Formula One season is three races old, and Mercedes are still the team to beat - as has been the case since 2014. Ferrari have improved and may offer a bit of competition, but Mercedes have nudged the bar higher too and still have superior raw pace in their Silver Arrows compared with the Prancing Horses - along with the rest of the cars from other teams too.

Put the kettle on here - Christine's Rankings, Week 5

Red Bull and Toro Rosso drivers take centre stage

Sidepodcast: Put the kettle on here - Christine's Rankings, Week 5

by Christine Blachford

The Chinese race gave our drivers a chance to take some time in the spotlight, particularly considering how much drama there was before, during and after the event itself! This week feels more like Red Bull and their sister team Toro Rosso have dominated things, with Daniel Ricciardo being his particularly awesome self, and all four of them getting up to things that no racing driver should experiment with (ie. being in a band).

Race information - China 2016

Get up to speed for the third round in Shanghai

Sidepodcast: Race information - China 2016

by Christine Blachford

This week, Formula One heads to Shanghai for the third stop on the 2016 calendar. We've had two action packed race weekends already and it's time for China to see if they can deliver more of the same. The qualifying format debacle has thankfully been resolved (for now), we've got our full complement of drivers fit and healthy to race again, and everyone is looking forward to getting back out on track.

Gesticulating a lot - Christine's Rankings, Week 3

Alonso and Ricciardo make great strides up the table

Sidepodcast: Gesticulating a lot - Christine's Rankings, Week 3

by Christine Blachford

The racing action continued in Bahrain this past weekend, which allowed us some more great driver interactions - with each other, with the media and with the fans. It makes up for an incredibly quiet week beforehand, and gives us a change at the top of the rankings table. This week we've got some fun and games with a Massa quiz, as well as the Toro Rosso boys trying not to punch each other, and an epic airport ride.

Race highlights - Bahrain 2016

Overtaking galore under the floodlights of Sakhir

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Bahrain 2016

by Christine Blachford

The Bahrain Grand Prix was another great event, with plenty of action from start to finish, overtaking opportunities aplenty, plus a lot of tyre strategy to keep on top of. A couple of drivers didn't even make it through the formation lap, whilst some first corner chaos added to the action. The sun gradually set to plunge the cars into a full on night race, and the sparks flew as all battled to finish in the points.

Off the grid

Pushing the boat out to change F1 for the better

Sidepodcast: Off the grid

by Lukeh

As we know Formula 1 is going through somewhat of an identity crisis right now in how it views qualifying. We seem to be stuck in an endless loop of a nothingness orchestra being composed by a cacophony of idiots at the very top, and unsurprisingly that is becoming tiresome for the fans such as ourselves to watch.

Race information - Bahrain 2016

Sakhir takes centre stage for second round of the season

Sidepodcast: Race information - Bahrain 2016

by Christine Blachford

We'd normally be talking about Malaysia at this early stage of the championship, but the Sepang circuit has taken a sojourn towards the end of the calendar, shuffling Bahrain up to second place. With just one race weekend under our belts, it's quite obvious that Mercedes are still the team to beat but there was plenty to whet our appetites from the action in Melbourne. It was a closer fight, an unpredictable weekend, and hopefully Sakhir can deliver some of the same over the next few days.

The price is rights

Selling F1 by the pound

Sidepodcast: The price is rights

by Mr. C

Do you know what television will look like in 2024? Could you say for certain how the general populous will choose to consume their media eight long years from now? Can you predict the path of live streaming technology or media trends nearly a decade away?

Races we have many - Christine's Rankings, Week 1

Kevin Magnussen takes an early lead in 2016

Sidepodcast: Races we have many - Christine's Rankings, Week 1

by Christine Blachford

It's the first week of the brand new Christine's Rankings championship, and boy have we had some early contenders for you. Kevin Magnussen has burst onto the scene, making a triumphant return to Formula One and embracing the fact that he has done so looking like a banana. There's a bumper crop of points handed out in this first week, as the drivers gear up for the brand new season and start their campaigns in earnest.

Race information - Australia 2016

The first race of the season brings triple tyre choices

Sidepodcast: Race information - Australia 2016

by Christine Blachford

It's here! At long last the season has come to greet us, bringing with it an opening round in the sunny parks of Melbourne. Granted, the off-season was a shorter one than usual but the build up to this weekend's action in Australia has whet our appetite for a return to the racing action. Fresh faces are on the grid, new teams and new colours litter the paddock, and there are a host of questions that need answering now that the 2016 season is getting underway.