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So, guess who is fastest in practice in Abu Dhabi?

Day one of our new ‘Sunday Driver Ratings’, and we can declare them a success, partially. Remember, all drivers are eligible except Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. They’ve got something bigger to drive for, and our SDR is designed to keep everyone else interested. So it’s a bit of a shame that the most exciting […]

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Ahead of Abu Dhabi, who is your driver of the year?

There are two kinds of F1 stories out there right now. The first are awe-struck appreciations of the genius of Adrian Newey, which conclude there will be no beating the Bulls over the next three races. The second are slightly hollow-sounding reports of rallying calls at Ferrari who now have it all to do if […]

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Qualifying in India: it’s Red Bull on the front row

Well, there you go. Could it be any more clear when they line up like they will tomorrow morning; two RB8s, two MP4-27s, two F2012s? Red Bull is faster than you McLaren, faster than you Fernando. If anyone out there thinks this year’s titles are going anywhere else than Milton Keynes, please let us know […]

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Indian Grand Prix: Vettel dominates practice… Is the championship over?

Well, we promised the end of early morning racing and, thanks to the end of British Summer Time on Sunday/Monday (depending on when you chose to put your clocks back), both qualifying and the race kick of in India at 9.30 in the morning here in the UK. If you have Sky.

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Video: the BBC Formula One team go ‘Gangnam Style’

We are posting this without further comment, for your edification this Monday morning. It’s a link to the BBC Formula One presenting team – Eddie, Jake and DC – replicating the internet mega-hit ‘Gangnam Style’ with the help of creator ‘Psy’.

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Webber takes pole in Korea in a clash of the Red Bulls

We shouldn’t be too surprised to see Mark Webber on pole position for tomorrow’s Korean Grand Prix. Think back to Silverstone: Webber and Alonso were the season’s only two-time winners and looked, for all the world, to be the likely dualists for this year’s world title. Back in the summer (well, July), Sebastian Vettel looked […]

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Formula One heads to Korea… and is Vettel’s third title inevitable?

Sunday Afternoon Club rarely sits down to write anything hoping to be shouted down firmly, swiftly and conclusively, but today it does. We want to talk about Sebastian Vettel: and we’d be very surprised if he isn’t leading the World Championship by breakfast time on Sunday.

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Lewis Hamilton set to leave McLaren, signs for Mercedes-Benz

Confirmation is in: Lewis Hamilton is leaving McLaren, the team that has nurtured his F1 career for more than half his life, to go and drive for Mercedes for the next three years, replacing Michael Schumacher. And it would appear, judging by the reaction out there, that there’s little love for Hamilton – do you […]

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