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Which drivers crushed the official paddock quiz this year?

F1's Grill the Grid highlights driver personalities

Sidepodcast: Which drivers crushed the official paddock quiz this year?

by Christine Blachford

For the 2016 season, Formula One Management have been publishing some excellent videos filmed in various Grand Prix paddocks. Mostly, the videos are additional content for their timing and news app, but they also release them on YouTube for the wider audience. It's a small step in the direction we want F1 to take, releasing more insight into driver personalities, but they did a really good job this year, so it's worth celebrating their efforts.

Germany drops off the official 2017 F1 calendar

Confirmed 20-date season crosses the globe

Sidepodcast: Germany drops off the official 2017 F1 calendar

by Christine Blachford

This week the FIA's World Motor Sport Council gathered together to sign off on the official sporting calendars for the coming season, and F1 in 2017 is starting to take shape. The season starts in late March and goes through to November 26th, visiting 20 venues across the globe along the way. The notable exception this year is that the German Grand Prix has dropped off the calendar after failing to come to an agreement with the sport's promoters.

I got the point, it's fine - Christine's Rankings, Week 37

Kvyat faces questions as the championship reaches a conclusion

Sidepodcast: I got the point, it's fine - Christine's Rankings, Week 37

by Christine Blachford

The 2016 F1 champion may have been decided in Abu Dhabi, but the important fight is still going on. After this, there's just one week left for our drivers to campaign to win the Christine's Rankings championship, and it is still all to play for. Daniel Ricciardo has completed a spot of dancing this week, which has elevated him into the lead, but with a few days left for pointsworthy things to happen, and all the drivers winding down for the off-season, it's anyone's guess what will happen next.

Race information - Abu Dhabi 2016

The season finale and host of the championship showdown

Sidepodcast: Race information - Abu Dhabi 2016

by Christine Blachford

It seems incredible that a season with such vast swings in the championship lead could come down to the final race of the year, but here we are. It’s Abu Dhabi, and whilst not a circuit that inspires confidence that we’ll see a classic event, tensions are running high as there’s a title on the line. It’s been a long year, and everyone is keen to see this season wrapped up but which way is it going to go? There’s only one way to find out!

How Brazil has set us up for a thrilling end to 2016

Championship goes down to the wire

Sidepodcast: How Brazil has set us up for a thrilling end to 2016

by Anna Duxbury

The rain delivered as much excitement as was promised in Brazil. With two red flags and five safety cars, Sunday’s disjointed race gave many drivers a platform to showcase their prodigious talent in the wet. Lewis Hamilton’s flawless performance from up front won him another first place finish while championship leader Nico Rosberg clung onto second place despite attempts by Max Verstappen to climb a podium step higher.

I think in America it was a bit funny - Christine's Rankings, Week 35

From the highs of a great drive to the lows of a final goodbye

Sidepodcast: I think in America it was a bit funny - Christine's Rankings, Week 35

by Christine Blachford

This week was the incredible Brazilian Grand Prix, which overshadowed most of the antics any of the drivers got up off track. However, I've still managed to zero in on a few items, including Fernando Alonso making the most of his free time at Interlagos again, Max Verstappen admitting he is perhaps both brilliant and over-rated at the same time, and Felipe Massa for generally needing a great big hug.

Race highlights - Brazil 2016

Coverage of the race featuring five safety cars and two red flags

Sidepodcast: Race highlights - Brazil 2016

by Christine Blachford

You always expect a bit of chaos and calamity during the Brazilian Grand Prix, but this weekend was something both brilliant and awful in equal measure. Rain delays, safety car periods, red flag stoppages and quite a few crashes meant it was a long, long, long race. But alongside that, there was some incredible driving on display and some great atmosphere in the crowd (both positive and negative).

Race information - Brazil 2016

It's time to party at the popular Interlagos circuit

Sidepodcast: Race information - Brazil 2016

by Christine Blachford

There are two races left on the 2016 F1 calendar, but I'd wager that this is the one that most people are looking forward to more than any other. The championship is still up for grabs, we've got interesting team dynamics as driver contract decisions are starting to be made, and of course, we're at the wonderful Interlagos circuit in Brazil. The location always provides a fantastic atmosphere and rarely skimps on racing action, so this should be a weekend to remember!

Can you tell me if I beat my teammate? - Christine's Rankings, Week 34

Gutiérrez gets married and competitive with his teammate

Sidepodcast: Can you tell me if I beat my teammate? - Christine's Rankings, Week 34

by Christine Blachford

It's been a bit quieter on the rankings front over the past few days, as drivers make their way to Brazil and prepare for the last two races in this season's championship showdown! There's a lot of talk about how brilliant Brazil is, and what a wonderful atmosphere there is, so I can't give points to all the guys for being so positive. However, there are points at hand for nuptials, for chatting with your colleagues, and for getting techy on us.

Race information - Mexico 2016

The championship fight moves on to Mexico!

Sidepodcast: Race information - Mexico 2016

by Christine Blachford

It's been a long season so far, with many twists and turns along the way, but I'm still surprised to find that we're at the point where there are only three races left. This time, Formula One moves on to Mexico City, with the championship battle still raging, drivers still desperate to prove points to their current or new teams, and plenty of fans ready and waiting to cheer on their home favourites. Roll on the weekend!

Have you ever lassooed anything? - Christine's Rankings, Week 32

Drivers try all manner of activities ahead of the US race

Sidepodcast: Have you ever lassooed anything? - Christine's Rankings, Week 32

by Christine Blachford

In an effort to help promote Formula One to the US audiences, our F1 drivers tried all kinds of weird and wonderful hobbies in the build up to the race. Hülkenberg decided being a cowboy was the way to go, Hamilton did the TV circuit, Grosjean turned to food, and Ricciardo, well he practiced doing the accent instead. All of these things are pointsworthy and there's plenty more besides.

What a difference a year makes

The 2016 championship draws to a topsy-turvy conclusion

Sidepodcast: What a difference a year makes

by Anna Duxbury

This time last year Rosberg was 73 points behind Hamilton, dispirited and doomed to watch his teammate achieve his second title in Austin. Fresh on the back of a DNF the rest of the season must have looked very bleak indeed. This time last year Sebastian Vettel was second in the championship and all the insiders and experts were talking about how 2016 would be the year where the Prancing Horse finally took the fight to Mercedes and might even win the duel in the desert. This time last year Max Verstappen was in 12th place with 33 points and had never yet stood on the podium. What a difference a year makes.

Race information - United States 2016

F1 crosses the pond for the popular Austin event

Sidepodcast: Race information - United States 2016

by Christine Blachford

For a relatively new entry to the Formula One calendar, the US Grand Prix has bucked the trend and provided some pretty good racing over the last couple of seasons. However, last year was something of a washout, with qualifying delayed until just a few hours before the race itself! This year, all fingers are crossed that we can have a sensible weekend, as there's enough going on in the sport to be concentrating on without the weather intervening to that degree.