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Spanish Grand Prix Preview
The Circuit de Catalunya plays host to the fifth round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship this weekend. It’s a circuit the teams know like the back of their hand as the venue for winter testing every January, so we can certainly expect some high-speed action throughout the weekend. Any such running will no...
The Key Questions After Baku
After all the hype last Sunday was somewhat underwhelming. Baku seemed to blow all its chaos during practice and qualifying. Friday in particular seemed to set an all too familiar tone to the weekend as we saw FP1 cancelled, a wrecked Williams, and a flatbed lorry crashing into a bridge. Then, of course, two red...
Chinese Grand Prix Report
Despite the hype Formula 1’s 1000th outing turned out to be mostly a fairly dull affair. A characteristically dominant performance for Mercedes saw them claim their third consecutive 1-2 finish in as many races. The race was won right the start as Lewis Hamilton jumped polesitter and teammate Valtteri Bottas at the lights before rapidly...
Bahrain Grand Prix Review
Last week's race in Bahrain saw a thrilling spectacle from start to finish with drama and tragedy scattered throughout. Lewis Hamilton took seized the top step of the podium flanked by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second, and a despondent Charles Leclerc in third. Here are a few of  the main talking points from...
Bahrain Grand Prix : Preview and Predictions
This weekend F1 comes to the desert circuit of Sakhir, Bahrain. A fast racetrack located in the heart of the desert. Last year saw a hugely entertaining race with a tense finish between Bottas and Vettel stealing all the headlines as well as a heroic 4th place finish from then Torro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly....
What we Learnt from the Australian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas won an entertaining season opener in Melbourne last week that has certainly given us a lot to talk about, so here are four of the biggest talking points from the first race of 2019: Red Bull Honda are the Real Deal(?) Although Pierre Gasly’s qualifying session was cut short by what team boss...
F1 2019 Preview: Valtteri Bottas, A Man Under Pressure?
To say that Valtteri Bottas had a disappointing 2018 would be an understatement. The Finn achieved no race victories over a season in which fellow countryman Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first in 113 entries. Perhaps worse still was finishing 5th in the World Driver’s Championship behind Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and a huge 161...
F1 2019 Preview: Can Honda Deliver?
In a move that perhaps surprised some, towards the end of the 2018 season Red Bull Racing made the choice to switch their engine supplier from Renault to Honda. How the Honda engine will perform in the Red Bull chassis is a hugely important question for the upcoming season. It will no doubt be the...
F1 2019 Preview: Spicy Teammate Battles
The 2019 Formula 1 season is nearly upon us, testing has begun and we’re finally beginning to see the cars on track. It might still be a bit early for constructors predictions but that notwithstanding, it’s as good a time as ever to start thinking about the teammate battles we’re going to see in the...
The problem with the ‘Humanist’ movement
Non-religious movements come in many different forms and take many different labels, some call themselves atheists, others secularists and increasingly ‘humanist’. In Great Britain the foremost secular or non-religious group is indeed ‘Humanists UK’ an organisation that seeks to forward the interests of secularism and the non-religious. Increasingly it is this label of ‘humanism’ that...
Why We Shouldn’t Be Encouraged By Unlikely Success Stories
In stories that are now familiar to many, tech giants Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have made multi-billion dollar fortunes from companies they launched from their college dorm rooms. Stories such as theirs are often retold to try and take the sting out of defeat the idea being, anything is possible! Even though things might...
The Dangers of Political Protest
Allowing the citizens of a nation to voice their dissatisfaction at the ruling party is a key ingredient in any democracy wherever it may be.  After all, it is a fundamental democratic principle that governments derive their legitimacy from the consent of the those over which they govern. Throw these maxims together and you have...