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Selection box - Head to heads and history heroes // A collection of links from around the web to welcome 2016

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It's 2016, we're tentatively opening the curtains to a brand new year and a new season of F1 racing, and that means people are starting to talk, and more importantly write, about this year's sporting endeavours. Selection box makes a welcome return to highlight some of the little gems you might have missed over the last few days, this time including some thoughts on champions, a look at key designs from 2015, and a glance back even further at some old time liveries.

Let's kick off with a good old fashioned head to head battle - something we're hoping to see a lot more of in 2016. Here, we're comparing two of the most successful champions of recent years.

2015 wasn't necessarily everyone's idea of a classic season, but there were some highlights littered throughout the year. One of those was the incredible attention to detail going into the car designs - as ever. Somers takes a closer look at this, picking out the best development work on the grid.

A bit further back now, and to celebrate the build up to launch season (where we're likely to see exactly the same colours revealed as we've grown used to already), the next link starts a countdown of some of the best liveries from a certain year.

Reminiscing can be fun, and reviewing history can make for fascinating reading, which is where our next link takes us. The motor museum based in the New Forest has started a series of articles chronicling the history of women in motorsport, although in this first one we're talking about just being allowed to ride bicycles!

Now, let's get straight back to the present, with Pat who has updated his motorsport calendars for the upcoming season. It doesn't matter what kind of motorsport you're into, he likely has a calendar that you can import to your own software and devices. Incredibly useful, and a top job from Pat.

Once the F1 calendar finally gets going, we'll get a glimpse at who has made any improvements over the winter and if anyone can manage to take the fight to Mercedes - and this penultimate link takes on the tricky job of making some predictions of how the grid will look.

Finally, we finish with a startlingly familiar concept - selecting the best of Twitter's output from the previous week. Great idea!