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Who will be driving where in 2016? Lewis Hamilton, win, driving, 2016, championship, cars, F1, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
What can we expect from Formula 1 going into 2016? Will it be much of the same with yet more Mercedes dominance? Here is a peek at the signed drivers for the coming season. Mercedes The team that have won the last two world championships are unsurprisingly keeping the same set up, though there have...
BBC cancel F1 TV contract with immediate effect
As a lifelong BBC and Formula 1 fan it was with shock and sadness that I heard the news on Monday 21 December that the BBC would be terminating their F1 contract with immediate effect. BBC will "reluctantly" end F1 TV contract early as part of savings across the corporation. https://t.co/zBVTxuMbQe pic.twitter.com/PAgvaezeCN — BBC Sport...
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg’s third triumph in a row
The Yas Marina circuit of Abu Dhabi now signals the finale of the Formula 1 season. And on the country’s 44th anniversary of becoming a nation it was all to play for for Lewis Hamilton (whose driver number is 44) as he prepared to take the final victory of 2015. Despite having secured the championship...
Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg takes back-to-back victories Interlagos Circuit, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
For the penultimate race of the 2015 Formula 1 season the sport took to Brazil. With the championship already sealed by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton there was less to play for, though Hamilton was clearly keen to secure his first win at the track, the home of his idol Ayrton Senna. But throughout qualifying Hamilton’s team-mate...
Is there a lack of female role models in sport?
Williams test driver Susie Wolff announced earlier this week that she will be leaving Formula 1 and will retire from motorsport following the Race of Champions later this month, where she will compete with ex-F1 driver and current BBC commentator David Coulthard. The Scot, who is married to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, stated that she believes...
Gymnastics: Great Britain take the world by storm
British Gymnastics has never been so good. Following the London 2012 Olympics, where the men’s team secured a well-deserved bronze team medal, the Brits have really upped their game. Hosting this year’s World Championships in Glasgow, where the 2014 Commonwealth Games were also held, definitely gave the team a home advantage but certainly no one...
Mexican Grand Prix: Rosberg takes win ahead of Hamilton
Formula 1 returned to Mexico this weekend for the first time since 1992 where the last driver to win was Nigel Mansell. Lewis Hamilton was looking to be the next Brit to win at the track and although none of the drivers on the grid had ever driven around the circuit the Mercedes cars looked...
Max Verstappen: A star in the making
A year ago when it was announced that Toro Rosso would be taking on then 17-year-old Max Verstappen as their next recruit for the 2015 Formula 1 season there was plenty of doubt throughout the paddock. Claims were made that the Belgian born Dutch lad was far too young to be driving in the sport...
Lewis Hamilton crowned third time world champion
There may still be three races left of the 2015 Formula 1 season but that didn’t stop the might of Lewis Hamilton this weekend in Texas. Going into the Grand Prix all the Brit had to do to claim the title was earn himself two more points than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and nine more...
There’s only One Direction
I wouldn’t call myself a Directioner or even a super fan of boyband One Direction, but that didn’t stop me from attending their final Birmingham show at the Barclaycard Arena on Monday 12th October. News has spread like wildfire over the past six months of Zayn Malik’s decision to quit the band and then the...
My F1 Interview: A meeting with Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell is one of the most well-known faces in the Formula 1 world, being crowned world champion in 1992 with the Williams team. Having also driven for McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus he is a household name, winning Sports Personality of the Year twice. Despite retiring for good in 1995 Mansell is still heavily involved...
Japanese Grand Prix: Hamilton sails to Suzuka win Japanese podium, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
Following last week’s pretty abysmal, and rather unusual, Mercedes showing the Silver Arrows needed to show that the previous race’s disappointment was purely a blip. The pair were consistently on top throughout qualifying, Nico Rosberg narrowly pipping team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the beginning of Q3 before the session was cancelled following a spectacular crash from...
The top ten women in F1 right now BBC F1 team, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag, women in F1
Formula 1 has always been a male-dominated environment, but things are changing. From drivers through to presenters and all the jobs in between plenty of females are making waves within the sport and here are our top ten to look out for right now. 1) Susie Wolff Image: Twitter, @Susie_Wolff Susie is probably the most...
Italian Grand Prix: Hamilton victorious as Rosberg goes up in smoke Italian podium, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
It was a case of another great day at the office for Lewis Hamilton this weekend in Monza. Amidst controversy regarding Pirelli’s tyre explosions in Spa Hamilton managed to keep his cool and sail to yet another win this season. Starting from pole Hamilton was already outdoing team-mate Nico Rosberg who qualified in fourth, behind...
F1 mid-season review: What a spectacle 2015 has been Rosberg and Hamilton, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
It’s been an interesting first half of the 2015 Formula 1 season with yet more expected dominance from Mercedes. The title is set to be another head-to-head between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the German narrowly losing out to Hamilton in 2014. So far this season Hamilton has taken an incredible ten pole...
Belgian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes first Spa win in Mercedes car Lewis Hamilton takes on Eau Rouge, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
After the excitement and tension of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which really showed fans that F1 is still at the top of its game, Spa had a lot to live up to. Following the summer break anticipation was high for the Belgian Grand Prix and with its own microclimate it was set to be unpredictable....
Pretty Little Liars: ‘A’ reveal has mixed responses The Liars, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
Spoiler alert: If you still haven't found out who the mysterious ‘A’ from ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars is then you should probably stop reading now. For fans of the show, the mid-season summer finale was always going to be a must-see, with ‘A’s identity finally being revealed to all. We’d been left on a cliff-hanger...
A brief history of F1 in America Austin GP, Holly Wade, KettleMag
F1 doesn’t seem to have ever really taken off in America as much as in other places. The sport is very much Europe based, the majority of the races taking part in this continent. Nearly all of the constructors are based within the UK, even the Austrian team Red Bull have their factory based in...
British Grand Prix: Hamilton wins as Williams waste their chance Kettlemag, F1, Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone
Silverstone is the holy grail of Formula 1 for not only British fans and drivers but the majority of the racers on the grid. The circuit is a classic and a win or podium finish here is up there with the greats of Monaco and Spa. You guys are immense.... #BestFans #BritishGP #NoPlaceLikeHome pic.twitter.com/V64UyfMw8Y —...
Lauda: The Untold Story Niki Lauda, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
Lauda: The Untold Story promised so much but sadly it didn’t deliver as much as was hoped. The documentary, written, produced and directed by Austrian Hannes Michael Schalle, tells the apparently untold story of three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda who suffered a horrendous crash at the Nurburgring in 1976, leaving his lungs and skin...
My F1 Diary: Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring, Holly Wade, KettleMag, F1
Going to a Grand Prix is surely on the bucket list of any motorsport fan. Tickets can be incredibly expensive so it’s worth saving up for them. If you’re like me and can’t afford to be jet setting so often then a different F1 race each year makes the experience fresh each time. I was...
BST Hyde Park Concert Diary Taylor Swift, Hyde Park, Holly Wade, Music, KettleMag
For many, the music festival at Hyde Park is worth the wait with big names like The Who and Taylor Swift across the weekend. I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Saturday where Swift headlined with preceding acts Ellie Goulding, John Newman and Vance Joy. BST Hyde Park Having never been to an open air...
Britain’s Got Talent 2015: Yet another dog act steals the crown
For some May half term means a week spent away from school or work, counting down the days until your summer holiday. For fans of reality show Britain’s Got Talent it’s a different story though as, after weeks of auditions, the semi-finals were upon us. This year has brought with it another mix of great...
EastEnders dominate at British Soap Awards EastEnders win Best British Soap, Kettle Mag
The British Soap Awards are the UK's biggest annual ceremony for some of TV’s best-known and most-loved stars. Phillip Schofield was on hand to ensure the actors didn’t get into a lather as they made their speeches at the Manchester Palace Theatre earlier this week. The awards aired on Thursday night to captive audiences around...
Monaco Grand Prix: Rosberg takes dramatic win Nico and Lewis shake hands after Monaco drama, Kettle Mag
Nico Rosberg took his third consecutive win at the Monaco circuit this weekend as some downright stupid strategy robbed Lewis Hamilton of his first Mercedes win at the track. Monaco is a known risky circuit, and one mistake can bring a car straight into the barrier. The roads are narrow and concentration is key throughout...
Dot found guilty of manslaughter in EastEnders shocker!
If you’re an East Ender and you go as far as to kill someone then, normally, you'd quite literally get away with murder. I mean, there was that time when Janine pushed Barry to his death. And then, of course, the time Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) killed rapist and abuser Archie Mitchell and managed to...
Pitch Perfect 2: Review Pitch Perfect, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
It’s been three years since the release of Pitch Perfect and now Fat Amy and the Bellas are back. Influenced by hit US TV show Glee and loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction book of the same name, Pitch Perfect 2 follows the journey of a group of college girls who aim to take a cappella glory....
Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton coasts to victory in Shanghai
The Chinese Grand Prix has always been rather kind to current world champion Lewis Hamilton; the Brit has finished on the podium there at every race of his Formula 1 career bar two. Over the past two races the stage has already been set for what looks like a consecutive title for the 30-year-old and...
Theatre Review: Wicked The Musical
It is never with trepidation that someone enters a theatre to see Wicked. We all know what’s coming - a touching musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz. And this touring company did not disappoint, with their rendition of the show last week at the Bristol Hippodrome. For those who don’t know the uplifting tale - based on...
McLaren’s miserable Melbourne start
McLaren-Honda had a rather woeful start to the 2015 Formula 1 season in Melbourne last weekend. With plenty of retirements throughout the race at Albert Park only 11 of the 20 cars managed to finish, McLaren's Jenson Button taking up the rear, gaining no points for the team. 2009 world champion Button was the higher placed...
Alonso crash raises suspicion
One of the main news stories revealed at the end of the 2014 Formula 1 season was Fernando Alonso's big move from Ferrari to McLaren. It had been set up for a while with the Italian team releasing information about new signing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Alonso more likely to be leaving his seat...
Charli XCX is no sucker
Though Charli XCX has become more of a household name of late, the Bishop Stortford born girl has in fact been writing her own songs since she was 14. 22 year old Charlotte Aitchison, named Charli XCX after her MSN Messenger screen name, has been performing around London since she was 15, releasing her EP...
Can we predict Hamilton as the 2015 champion already?
Following on from the incredibly successful 2014 campaign that resulted in Lewis Hamilton being crowned world champion for the second time in his career, Mercedes are back and are no doubt a force to be reckoned with. Going into the seasoner opener at Albert Park, Australia the Silver Arrows were on top form, Hamilton securing pole...
Giedo van der Garde: The mystery of Sauber’s third driver
Going into the start of the Formula 1 season there is always bound to be a fracas of some sort or another. Whether it be between new team-mates or the inevitable testing crashes and reliability issues for teams there are always a number of controversies heading into Australia, the opening race of the season. Giedo...
EastEnders Live Week: 30 Years of the ‘Duff Duff’ Lucy Beale's killer will be revealed
Last week's 30th anniversary live week was a brave challenge, even for EastEnders. Not only did they stage a full live episode, but throughout the week, every aired episode included live elements and essential clues to the 10-month long mystery of who killed Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater). It’s been the who-dunnit of the year, with...
Celebrity Big Brother: The Final Countdown Hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark
As the final week approached, there was a disappointing downturn in Celebrity Big Brother drama. Or, perhaps, the arguing and debating had just become so repetitive and dull, even with a 'letters from home' task kicking up a storm. TV presenter Nadia Sawalha was the most recent evictee, and without her constantly at his side,...
Review: Wild Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
On the surface Wild seems like it would be incredibly pretentious but in fact the film is far from it. Following the real life story of Cheryl Strayed the plot has plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience hooked throughout, desperate to know more about her seemingly dramatic life. Based on the book...
Celebrity Big Brother: Nadia finally gets the boot Nadia in the house, Kettle Mag, Holly Wade
After the reappearance of Perez Hilton this week the Big Brother house was set up for more arguing and tantrums than ever before. In line with the ‘new year new me’ motto that seems to resonate at this time of year Perez declared himself returning as a new person. Dressed in pink with a clean...
Celebrity Big Brother: Patsy’s exit is overshadowed by more Perez antics Patsy has a laugh now she is out, Big Brother, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
After the madness of last week and Friday’s eviction of glamour model Alicia Douvall, it seemed as if the Celebrity Big Brother house could not get any worse. But now, all hell has broken loose. Blogger Perez Hilton is still the main antagonist of the show but has yet to receive any formal warnings for...
Celebrity Big Brother: Alicia becomes second housemate to be evicted
Following last week’s madness, which resulted in 80's singer Alexander O’Neal choosing to leave the house following an explosive argument with blogger Perez Hilton host, Emma Willis promised an exciting nominations twist. During Tuesday’s live edition of the reality show, audiences were witness to events from the previous day, in which surprise contestant Katie Price...
Celebrity Big Brother: Alexander exits due to Perez pain
Over the past week, Celebrity Big Brother has really managed to outdo itself. The level of outcry and shock from the public thus far just goes to show how far a television show, and its contestants, are willing to go. Following the events of the previous week, Ken Morley and Jeremy Jackson were removed from...
Celebrity Big Brother: Ken and Jeremy shock the public with their actions
There was no doubt last Wednesday when a handful of mismatched celebrities entered the Big Brother house for a new series that there would be some serious drama involved. Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins was the first to enter, to much booing from fans, and in typical Big Brother style she was set up as the...
Button finally ties the knot Jensen Button, Jessica Michibata, Formula 1, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
It was revealed on 31 December that McLaren driver Jenson Button finally wed his fiancée Jessica Michibata. The lingerie model and racing driver have been in a relationship since 2008. Button has had a difficult year following the death of his father last January. Fondly known as Papa Smurf his father was a strong supporter of his...
Have McLaren ruined their reputation? KettleMag, F1, McLaren, 2015, Holly Wade
It’s no secret that over the past few seasons McLaren have been having a tough time of it. As a team they have always been very competitive, being the second oldest Formula 1 team after Ferrari. But perhaps being old is not so beneficial in contemporary racing where we’re seeing younger drivers emerging each year. As...
Double points have been pushed aside: what was the point? KettleMag, F1, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Holly Wade
Double points was the subject of much controversy throughout the 2014 Formula 1 season, ending on 23rd November with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton crowned as the world champion. F1 owner Bernie Ecclestone made the decision to include double points in the 2014 season in a supposed attempt to make the championship battle last longer and...
Top three saves of the F1 season Hamilton spins in Brazil, Holly Wade, Kettle Mag
Formula 1, the fast action of on track driving, competing against others at crazily high speeds. But sometimes a more delicate sense of driving is implemented, particularly when a driver is careering across the circuit, about to crash into the barrier. Throughout 2014 some of the drivers have produced some stunning spins to stop themselves...
REVIEW: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Surely by now everyone knows the story of the successful franchise The Hunger Games. If somehow you've managed to miss it then Jennifer Lawrence plays angsty teenager Katniss Everdeen, a female heroine battling her way through the annual games in order to save her sister Prim. The basic premise of the film series, based on...
Hamilton clinches world title in Abu Dhabi to become British legend Lewis Hamilton, F1 world champion 2014, holly wade,
The entire 2014 Formula 1 season has been building up to this moment, the final race in Abu Dhabi. The world championship determiner has been dubbed the Decider in the Desert and it did seem that it was Lewis Hamilton’s title to lose. Mercedes vs Mercedes Hamilton, and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, have been battling...
Rosberg sees off Hamilton to take first Brazil win for Mercedes
The Interlagos circuit in Brazil is usually host to the climactic final race of the Formula 1 season. But for 2014 the classic track is only the penultimate one, double pointsinstead  being awarded at the next and final race of Abu Dhabi. With the championship still in the hands of both Nico Rosberg and Lewis...
Lets Race: The F1 experience brought to life for fans
On my way to Surrey with my dad for a Lets Race Formula 1 simulator driving experience it was safe to say I was a little nervous. Having never had a driving lesson the idea of stepping into an F1 car, albeit a simulator, was pretty daunting. One of a Kind Lets Race is the...