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Qualifying highlights - Hungary 2016

Rain hits Hungaroring ahead of crazy first Q1

Sidepodcast: Qualifying highlights - Hungary 2016

by Christine Blachford

If you were hoping for a straight forward qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, then you would have been disappointed with what was delivered. The heavens opened and rain poured down to mix up the order and bring out multiple red flags during the first session. If you were looking for something chaotic and unpredictable, then what unfolded during the three knockout sessions would have been right up your street.

Race information - Hungary 2016

Preview the action-packed weekend in Budapest

Sidepodcast: Race information - Hungary 2016

by Christine Blachford

In the midst of this bumper section of the 2016 calendar, it feels odd to have had a two-week gap to play with ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. However, the sport is back this weekend and all the drivers are ready to get stuck in to make the most of the two races they have left before the summer break. It's all to play for at the top of the table, and there's some great scraps happening in the middle of the field as well. How will it all play out in Hungary?

Two World Champions and a young charger - Christine's Rankings, Week 17

Button moves back into second place after karting trip

Sidepodcast: Two World Champions and a young charger - Christine's Rankings, Week 17

by Christine Blachford

The Silverstone race is a good opportunity for home grown heroes to wow the crowds, and both Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton jumped at the opportunity to do so. They're not the only ones picking up points this week though, as we've also got Esteban Gutiérrez giving his teammate just a bit of aggro, the Williams team making their very own ice creams and even Stoffel Vandoorne making an appearance.

Race information - Britain 2016

Back to back races moves the F1 circus to Silverstone

Sidepodcast: Race information - Britain 2016

by Christine Blachford

We're having a brilliant summer of sport this year, with Wimbledon, the Euros, and the Olympics coming up soon. Tucked away in the middle of all that is the British Grand Prix, a race that many teams consider to be their home event, and one that is eagerly attended by fans and drivers alike. This weekend, Silverstone plays host to the next installment in 2016's Formula One saga, and hopefully it can live up to the promise.

Race information - Austria 2016

Formula One heads back to the Red Bull track in Spielberg

Sidepodcast: Race information - Austria 2016

by Christine Blachford

After building up such anticipation for the Baku race a fortnight ago, and then being disappointed, it's prudent to play down expectations for Austria. The Spielberg circuit may not be one of the classics of the F1 calendar, but it's certainly delivered some interesting races since its return to the F1 calendar. With changeable weather conditions, drivers constantly pushing the edges of the track limits and some tricky twisty sections, expect the unexpected at the Red Bull Ring.

Ready for the game - Christine's Rankings, Week 15

Football and wakeboarding, plus crossing the streams

Sidepodcast: Ready for the game - Christine's Rankings, Week 15

by Christine Blachford

Another week has flown by in a flash, and whilst there have been plenty of things happening on a worldwide scale, it's the minutae of the F1 drivers' lives that we care about. In this week's update, we've got points for turning up to Goodwood Festival of Speed and putting on a good show, bumping into other drivers at unexpected (or perhaps expected) places, and trying out some new sports.

Challenge accepted - Christine's Rankings, Week 14

The highs and lows of a brand new Baku race

Sidepodcast: Challenge accepted - Christine's Rankings, Week 14

by Christine Blachford

Heading to a brand new circuit means drivers get a fresh set of surroundings, and can participate in a lot of new local traditions. Rather than visiting the koala bears at the zoo like they do in Australia, or wearing ten gallon hats in the USA, this time it was all about weaving carpets. As you do. Also this week, points for sharing cute baby pictures and for getting feisty in the press conference.

Race information - Europe 2016

Previewing the brand new race in Baku City Centre

Sidepodcast: Race information - Europe 2016

by Christine Blachford

New races introduced to the F1 calendar of late have all had their own small controversies, and Baku is no different. The track itself however, looks to offer up a unique combination of challenges - intensely long straights, narrow streets, some incredibly twisting sections and a temporary road surface. It's going to be an unusual and difficult weekend for the drivers, which means we get to enjoy seeing them out of their comfort zone.

Strength, conditioning, training - Christine's Rankings, Week 10

Drivers prep for the glamorous but tricky Monaco race

Sidepodcast: Strength, conditioning, training - Christine's Rankings, Week 10

by Christine Blachford

This week's points go to drivers who have been supporting and spending time with their friends and family, as well as participating in demos, interviews and events that help promote charities and the sport itself. I haven't dished out points for the traditional Monaco football game, because there were at least 14 F1 drivers present and playing, which would dominate the graph this week!

The night race manager

A new motorsport simulation for desktop gamers

Sidepodcast: The night race manager

by Lukeh

When it comes to running an F1 team I imagine that there's quite a lot to do. First there's getting an engine to actually power your cars, and not to forget the hundreds of people that work on said engine and chassis to make them work as well as possible. There are sponsors to appease too and plenty to do with promotional work to get that sweet money in. Don't forget the babysitting of drivers too, and even more so now with social media being so important to get the fan's conspiracy theories across. Wait - the catering too! How could I possible forget about the catering?