Vettel one win away from equalling Senna | 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix stats and facts

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

Sebastian Vettel needs just one more victory to equal Ayrton Senna?s tally of wins. Vettel lies fourth on the all-time list of winners following his 40th grand prix victory yesterday, which also made him the first driver to win the Malaysian Grand Prix four times. This was the 222nd win for Ferrari, who are now 40 victories clear of McLaren at the top of the all-time team winners? table. It ended a win-less streak for the team which stretched back to Fernando Alonso?s win in the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, 34 races ago. This isn?t their longest win-less run: between 1990 and 1994 they went 58 races without a victory. Gerhard Berger brought that to an end with their 104th win, which at the time put them level with McLaren as the most successful F1 team in terms of wins. Uniquely, Vettel is the first driver to score his debut win for Ferrari having already won an F1 race using one of their engines. This is because he is the only driver in F1 history to have won a race powered by Ferrari but not in a Ferrari ? his breakthrough victory in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix for Toro Rosso. Go ad-free for just £1 per month >> Find out more and sign up Vettel started the race from second position, which was the first front row start for a Ferrari driver since Felipe Massa?s second place at the same race two years ago. Following a win-less 2014, Ferrari took their first win with turbo power in F1 since 1988. On that occasion the team also halted a streak of domination by one of their rivals. Yesterday Vettel ended a run of eight consecutive wins for Mercedes, while in 1988 it was Berger again who broke McLaren?s eleven-race monopoly on the top spot. Vettel drove a F1-87/88C of the type Berger won the race with last year. While Vettel scored his 40th win, Lewis Hamilton took his 40th pole position. This was also Hamilton?s 150th F1 start. The fastest lap went to Nico Rosberg, who has now scored ten during his career, as many as world champions Graham Hill, John Surtees and Mario Andretti. Verstappen becomes youngest points scorer Not only does 17-year-old Max Verstappen have a great chance to to break many ?youngest ever?? records, he will probably get to keep them as the FIA is setting a minimum age limit of 18 for F1 racers next year. Having become the youngest driver to start a race in Australia two weeks ago, he is now the youngest driver ever to score points in a race at the age of 17 years and 184 days. He took the record off Daniil Kvyat who set it in last year?s Australian Grand Prix aged 19 years and 329 days. Sixth place on the grid was not only Max Verstappen?s best...

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Cool Short: Fugu & Tako

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

Written and directed by award winning filmmaker Ben West, Fugu & Tako is an amazing buddy film with stunning visual effects. The story follows two Japanese salary men?s lives that literally transform when one of them eats a live puffer fish in a sushi bar. Watch it below. [embedded content] Related Read this practical guide View ads...

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Ecclestone considering championship for women | F1 Fanatic Round-up

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone has suggested to F1 teams they could run a separate championship for women to race in. Links Your daily digest of F1 news, views, features and more. Bernie Ecclestone keen to explore the idea of grands prix for female drivers (The Guardian) “Ecclestone wants to look at the idea of an all-women world championship, with the races taking place before the main event on Sunday afternoons.” Hamilton calls for clarity over Alonso crash (The Telegraph) “Charlie Whiting, the experienced race director, then took Hamilton to one side after the meeting to reassure the Mercedes driver there was no evidence the McLaren failed at the Circuit de Catalunya last month.” FIA post-race press conference – Malaysia (F1) “I was shitting myself the last couple of laps because here and there the thought was coming to my head, I was looking at the top of the chassis and thinking ‘this is a red, you?re about to win’ and then I thought, ‘OK, stop thinking that, otherwise you?ll miss the next apex or something’.” Ferrari win good for F1 – Wolff (F1i) “They have won the race. It wouldn?t be right to say that we have lost it. In hindsight it?s easy to be clever.” Fernando Alonso: ?I want to be in pole position, not second… (Adam Cooper’s F1 Blog) “To beat Mercedes you need to do something special, not to follow them, because if not you will be behind all the time.” Tweets Sorry, Paul Monaghan, no access for you to the grid! @redbullracing #crazySecurity pic.twitter.com/zzKtv3jyef ? Nicola Pohl (@NicolaBILD) March 29, 2015 Some angry people on the grid regarding Manor only running one car, but Graeme Lowdon insists it could run two at the same time #F1 ? Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) March 29, 2015 Ecclestone’s claim #F1 needs part-reversed grids, double points, sprinklers and other horrible gimmicks looks even sillier now. ? F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) March 29, 2015 This is what we call an “I’m proud of my driver” engineer look ? #BRAVO pic.twitter.com/Y7ATmkpMMq ? Toro Rosso (@ToroRossoSpy) March 29, 2015 The @FIA says @SChecoPerez has three penalty points now but looks like it should be four: http://t.co/U1nQZNzLOY #F1 pic.twitter.com/K8ZFAgNmpp ? F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) March 29, 2015 Just had confirmation from the FIA Perez is indeed on four penalty points now, not three. #F1 ? F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) March 29, 2015 Busy times for @robertomerhi: 53 gruelling laps of Sepang today, Formula Renault 3.5 testing tomorrow! #WSR pic.twitter.com/LxWhuKp2kl #F1 ? F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) March 29, 2015 Comment of the day A point worth remembering about the team radio clips we hear during the broadcasts: It bothers me that people pick on radio transmissions ? regardless if it?s about Vettel, Hamilton or anybody else complaining over the radio. These guys drive cars that pull 4-5Gs, pumped with adrenaline with a high heart-rate and lots of stuff...

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Bottle Top Bugs & Mini Beasts

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

My kids have always enjoyed Junk Modelling. Pip Squeak?s junk modelling tends to consist of tp rolls, cardboard boxes and LOTS of tape. Red Ted, now 7, is gradually moving on and looking for ?cooler things? to craft (I say GRADUALLY, as we have plenty of back to basic days too). A session of Bottle Top crafting and assembling is just the thing for him. We had a big  bag of Beer Bottle Tops to craft with and had a good old rummage in the tool box for bits and pieces to get crafty with. This is most definitely team work ? as it involves a hot glue gun, but it is an interesting move away from the more ?kiddy? craft that we still very much enjoy making. So? using some old bottle tops and rummaging through our tool box for some bits and pieces and soon you have enough items to make some fun little mini beasts. Be as adventurous as you like and create your own imaginary bugs and creatures. If you want, you can add some magnets to the bottom of your creatures and use them as quirky fridge magnets! Beer Bottle Top Mini Bugs Materials: Bottle Tops Acrylic or enamel paint Brushes Wire Bits & pieces from the tool box (mini washers) Anything else you can find (e.g. we use the bubbly side of a plastic coke bottle) Mark pens Hot glue gun (key tool!!!) How to make your Beer Bottle Top bugs: Begin by painting your bottle tops in your desired colours. You may need 2-3 layers depending on the paint you are using. It is handy to keep similar colours together ? e.g. if your lid is red with white writing, paint it red! Let dry. Enamel paints dry very quickly, so you don?t have to wait to long to add second layer if is needed! Now have a play with all your bits and pieces. What makes good eyes? Does your bug need legs? What could be used as wings? We found some washers as great eyes (make a big blob of hot glue gun in the centre as a big eye ball), the bubble side of a plastic drinks bottle, made for fabulous wings (already curved up in flight position) etc Using your hot glue gun, carefully add your embellishments and done! Hide your Beer Bottle Mini Beasts in the garden and go on a bug hunt! Did you like this? Share it: Tags: Beer Bottle Tops, Bottle tops, bugs, junk modelling, mini beasts, tool box Category: How To’s, Kids Craft, Recycling, Spring, Summer Panorama News Blog –...

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Dwayne Johnson is Bambi for Disney?s latest live action film

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

?I?m Bambi!? Disney are following Maleficent and Cinderella with a live action version of Bambi. This one stars Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, as Bambi. Of course, Disney aren?t really making this. Instead Johnson did this sketch on SNL. Disney?s latest live action film stars Dwayne Johnson as Bambi, Vin Diesel (Taran Killam) as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) as Flower and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong) as Faline. Tim Burton directing Dumbo? Yep, that?s still happening. Watch The Rock below. [embedded content] Related External Link to Article ( Full article...

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