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Postcards from F1

About Postcards from F1

F1 does take itself awfully seriously, doesn't it? I suppose you'd have to if you spend hundreds of millions of dollars sending teams of engineers and drivers around the world to risk injury and bankruptcy for the chance of sustained, international glory. But, then again, having a few very serious people spend the economy of a small country accelerating a few corporate logos to a few hundred miles an hour while bickering over whose logos did what is intrinsically hilarious. Postcards from F1 peeks behind the carefully hung curtain to catch our heroes and villains eating a share-sized packet of Doritos in their underwear whilst watching 1997 repeats of Friends.

Paddock confessions from the United States

What is Vettel's problem?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from the United States

by Stuart Taylor

If you thought there was enough drama surrounding the antics at the US Grand Prix, you're in for a treat. Fresh from Austin, these paddock postcards have arrived to give us greater insight into just what went down in Texas this weekend. From the mysterious problems that Vettel has been experiencing, to finding out the truth of whether Kimi only cares about racing, there's a little bit of insight for everyone.

Paddock confessions from Abu Dhabi

Where exactly are the track limits?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Abu Dhabi

by Stuart Taylor

To gear up for the final two races of the season, we've got a behind-the-scenes peek at the action from Yas Marina. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wasn't a classic, but once you know what was really going on in the desert, the weekend becomes a hundred times more interesting. This time, the stewards are kept busy, Kimi Räikkönen bids a quiet farewell, and the fans point to where the real action is happening.

Paddock confessions from India

What do you see?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from India

by Stuart Taylor

After the Japanese and Indian Grand Prix, the paddock postcards are more important than ever - speculation is everywhere and the driver market is wide open. This fresh batch gives us a bit of insight into how the media handles these situations, some of the extra challenges presented at the Indian race, and a bonus challenge for viewers.

Paddock confessions from Korea

Who has the widest car on the grid?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Korea

by Stuart Taylor

Fresh from the Korean International Circuit, a handful of postcards have arrived, giving the inside story of the race - all the little things that would normally escape the F1 fan's notice. This time, how Nico Hülkenberg managed to score such a great result, and what the regulations for current F1 would be like if they were imposed on a previous era. All that and more in this week's paddock postcards.

Paddock confessions from Singapore

Why did Bernie decide on a night race?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Singapore

by Stuart Taylor

F1 teams and drivers are moving on to the next race in Korea, but before they get there, we just have time to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the action in Singapore. As Formula One's only night race, the Singapore weekend has plenty on offer, including an insight into the second career of a Sauber driver, what Mark Webber really wants to be doing out on track, plus a staunch competitor in the other car for Fernando Alonso next season.

Paddock confessions from Italy

Who is hiding their true feelings?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Italy

by Stuart Taylor

If you felt like you were missing something at this weekend's race in Monza, then these behind-the-scenes postcards will clear everything up! Featuring a brief look at the initiation into life at Red Bull, the ongoing financial troubles at Sauber and the real reason we saw glimpses of thermo-cam during the race weekend.

Paddock confessions from Belgium

Where is Kimi?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Belgium

by Stuart Taylor

There was one topic of conversation dominating the summer break from F1, but with the racing back in full flow at Spa, a whole raft of new inside information has come our way. From the difficulties Mark Webber has in keeping a secret, to the correct pronunciation of a key part of an F1 car, there is plenty of behind the scenes gossip to be encountered in this latest batch of postcards.

Paddock confessions from Hungary

Who's looking after Seb?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Hungary

by Stuart Taylor

Back in multi-coloured glory, a set of postcard secrets from behind the scenes at the Hungarian Grand Prix. From a summary of the season as it has unfolded so far, to the unexpected consequences unleashed by the sudden ban on all media in the pit lane. We also get two sneaky peeks at some unusual successes, and a stressed out pit wall.

Paddock confessions from Germany

What did make Webber decide to retire?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Germany

by Stuart Taylor

A bumper crop of top-secret behind-the-scenes postcards reached us from the Britain and Germany back-to-back Formula One races, including more information on the 600th GP celebrations at Williams, a broadcasting tip for Sky Sports and a look at the troubles facing Paul di Resta at this stage of his Force India career.

Paddock confessions from Monaco

Need a lift?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Monaco

by Stuart Taylor

Monaco was an action-packed race weekend, full of incident and intrigue, but there are a couple of things you may have missed. It's time to take a look at how some of the drivers make their way home, Bernie's private thoughts, and who is missing out with all the attention focused on those pesky Pirelli tyres.

Paddock confessions from Bahrain

Why have there been so few penalties?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Bahrain

by Stuart Taylor

Bahrain delivered some top notch racing, but once again, it was how the drivers related to each other that got the most headlines. Here, we go behind the scenes of the Bahrain Grand Prix, with a look at what is really going on in the stewarding office, a potential scenario from next season, and a brand new Formula One movie.

Paddock confessions from China

Why are soft tyres wearing so thin?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from China

by Stuart Taylor

There's been plenty of debate about the quality of the racing in Shanghai, but if you want a closer look at what was really going on in China, then you've come to the right place. From a peek inside the Red Bull facilities, to the real reason Kimi Räikkönen performed so well despite having a damaged car, there's a little bit of everything in these snapshots from the last race weekend.

Paddock confessions from Malaysia

Is the front wing important?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Malaysia

by Stuart Taylor

A choice selection of F1 postcards following the Malaysian Grand Prix. Including a behind the scenes peek at Vettel's apology to Webber, the real reason Force India had to retire, Ferrari's aesthetic approach, plus Lewis Hamilton and his shadow make a pitstop. All the gossip from Sepang that insiders didn't want you to know!

Paddock confessions from Australia

Who's been clogging up McLaren?

Sidepodcast: Paddock confessions from Australia

by Stuart Taylor

Straight from the non-stop (except for when it rained a bit) action in Melbourne comes a selection of secret postcards, collected together and displayed here for your enjoyment. From the motivation behind Sutil's surge to the front of the field, to a behind the scenes look at Kimi's winning strategy, all the gossip from Albert Park the teams didn't want you to know is revealed here.