Last weekend saw a massive anti-climax in the world of Formula One as the return of the European Grand Prix proved to be a relatively boring race compared to the last 3 races of the championship. Meanwhile many were instead focusing their weekend's around the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans which saw one of the most memorable finishes in recent years.
Daniel Ricciardo now has the honor of being the first man ever to hit the wall at Baku. Surprisingly to many, he didn't crash at Turn 8, but found himself in the barriers on the exit of Turn 15 - where the walls are very close.
Fast cars, big crashes, beautiful grid girls and the Monaco harbor. All unique attractions to the supermassive world of Formula One - the largest global motorsport on the planet. Each season 22 drivers compete for the most prized racing seats on the planet - starting just one race is a astounding honor. But for Jean-Eric Vergne he got a few more than that, 58 to be exact. And a couple of weeks ago he took 20 minutes out of his day to share some insight into the mind of a competitive racer at the top level.
For many Nico Rosberg fans a very nervous sight during the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix was the German running down the opposite side of the back straight to cool his car mid way through the race.
Red Bull Racing and sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso have just had their futures in Formula One secured with a brand new engine deal from French manufacturer Renault. For the 2017 and 2018 seasons both teams will receive Renault's V6 Hybrid power unit but are open to badge the power units as they please, as Red Bull have done in 2016 with title sponsor (and watchmakers), TAG-Heuer.
Team mates Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson are currently under the pump by the Sauber F1 Team after a collision at Rascasse on lap 47 of the Monaco Grand Prix put both drivers out of the race. Marcus Ericsson's rash move came just a couple of laps after team mate Felipe Nasr ahead was given a team order to let the former through.
Formula One's official tire supplier, Pirelli, have unveiled the size of their new 2017 specifications tires in a presentation this morning in Monaco. "This is a significant technical change that also has an effect on the balance and aesthetics of the cars that will compete next year" said Pirelli.
It's fair to say Dany Kvyat hasn't had the greatest of weeks. The Russian driver was dropped from Red Bull Racing last week and rejoined Scuderia Toro Rosso in a straight swap with young gun Max Verstappen. Now Kvyat has spent the Spanish Grand Prix watching Verstappen take Red Bull's first win in over a year whilst he scrambles around toward the back of the field, scrapping over a single point.
Whilst the all eyes are set on Max Verstappen and his shocking, surprising and unexpected win, one of the key factors that led to it (other than the Mercedes crashing into each other) was Carlos Sainz's incredible start which saw him jump both Ferrari's on Lap 1.
Vettel, Schumacher and Ascari - a group of men who have achieved incredible feats in the World of Formula One. 13 World Championships and 146 wins between them - All part of the exclusive 7-in-a-row and now joined by Mercedes very own Nico Rosberg after he took his 7th straight win at the 2016 Russian Grand Prix.
Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin has signed on with Renault Sport as a official Test Driver in a "long-term development plan" with the team. His work will begin at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix where he will drive in FP1, replacing Dane Kevin Magnussen for the 90 minute session.
A slightly unnoticed and significant event that happened during the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix was a particular interview with Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner who stated that his team may use a canopy cockpit as early as the next round in Russia.
The elimination style qualifying used for the first time at the Australian Grand Prix has reportedly now been tweaked for Bahrain. The new system created a lacklustre qualifying session with the pole decided 4 minutes before the end. After the race the FIA announced the system would revert back to that used in 2015.
After two years of domination in Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team are raking up wins like they grow on trees. In both 2014 and 2015 Mercedes won 16 of the 19 races in the season, and either car has taken pole in every single race over the two years, bar two. However the real question is will they continue this form for the third year running in 2016?
Scuderia Ferrari have officially unveiled their car for the forthcoming Formula One season. The big reveal was streamed online via their website on the 19th of February. This reveal comes just 3 days before the first pre-season test in Barcelona.