Christine Blachford

1,341 Flips | 2 Magazines | 299 Followers | @sidepodcast | Christine became an avid follower of Formula One after getting a taste of the action way back in 2003.

Selection box - New Year’s resolutions across the paddock

<b>Getting back to business with an upcoming race to consider</b>It's a new year and that means we can look forward to a new year of racing fun and games, …

The Motorsport Saga: Breaking dawn

<b>Happy new racing year</b>It's fair to say Sidepodcast's 2017 finished a whole lot better than it started. For Formula 1 the opposite was arguably true. …

Selection box - What does this mean and how does this work?

<b>A feast of posts for the soul this festive period</b>It's Christmas week and that means it's hard to concentrate too much on full length articles about …

Corporate takeover

<b>Highlighting the huge expansion of Motorsport Network</b>I was embarking on my periodical tidy up of our Around the Web list of great motorsport content, …

Post-F1 Paths - The official

Hello there, you’ve tuned in to the final episode of Post-F1 Paths, a mini series of seven short shows from Sidepodcast that looks at career options …

Post-F1 Paths - The athlete

Hello one and all, welcome to Post-F1 Paths, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast. This is the fifth episode of seven short shows in which we …

Selection box - An instant curiosity

<b>Featuring WEC stats, IndyCar racers, human vs machine and more</b>This week, the UK has seen a significant amount of snowfall in various places around …

Post-F1 Paths - The boss

Hello and welcome to episode four of Post-F1 Paths, the latest mini series from Sidepodcast that investigates what options are available to F1 …

Post-F1 Paths - The cross-discipline

Hello there, welcome to Post-F1 Paths from Sidepodcast, a mini series of seven short shows looking at what options are available to drivers who hang …

Post-F1 Paths - The entrepreneur

Hello friends and welcome to Post-F1 Paths, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast that tracks some of the options available to drivers once …

Let a thousand engines bloom

<b>An idea for Ross Brawn's consideration</b>Ross Brawn is trying to deal with a tricky situation. Half the teams want budget restrictions, the other half …

Post-F1 Paths - The comeback

Hello, welcome to Sidepodcast, this is a brand new mini series called Post-F1 Paths, I bet you can’t guess what it’s about! I’m your host, Christine, …

Selection box - This era of teenaged whizz-kids

<b>Which drivers are returning and which series' to keep an eye on</b>Usually, when I curate these Selection box links, I like to group together topics that …

Punta del Este joins the 2017/18 calendar to replace Brazil

Welcome to It Only Takes E Minute, where Formula E welcomes back a familiar track to the season lineup.There's been a hole in the Formula E calendar …

Audi Sport drop appeal of Hong Kong disqualification

This is It Only Takes E-Minute, where Audi have gone back and read the rule book properly.Daniel Abt crossed the finish line first for the second …

Formula E-Brief - Your big puffy friend was there

On this show, we discuss our thoughts from a frantic first weekend of Formula E this season, what the sport can do better against what we absolutely …

Rosenqvist wins second Hong Kong race after Abt disqualification

Welcome to It Only Takes E Minute, where the racing is dominated by spins in the opening and closing laps.Felix Rosenqvist earned himself pole …

Race highlights - Hong Kong Round 2

<b>Energy saving dominates and two spins dictate the order</b>The second race of the season was just two laps longer than the first but it made an …

Sam Bird takes victory in opening Hong Kong race

Welcome to It Only Takes E Minute, where a red flag delay isn't enough to dampen a great race.Jean-Éric Vergne had pole position for the first round …

Sauber launch 2018 livery alongside driver announcement

The 2017 season has barely been over a week and Sauber are already motoring ahead with their plans for next year, hosting a livery launch in Milan …

Race highlights - Hong Kong Round 1

<b>Red flags, pit lane incidents, drive through penalties and more</b>If you're looking for fast-paced racing action, Formula E is the place to go. The …

Michelin to continue as tyre supplier until end of 2021

You're listening to It Only Takes E Minute, where we celebrate the brilliant mascot that is Bibendum.Much of the focus of Formula E tyre supplier …

BMW continue partnership to supply official vehicles

This is It Only Takes E Minute, in which Formula E signs a partnership to keep the coolest safety car in motorsport.Formula E and BMW have agreed an …

A beginners guide to FanBoost

<b>How to give your favourite driver a competitive edge</b>One of the fun and unique things about Formula E is their FanBoost initiative, which encourages …

The power to change your mind

<b>A reversal of thoughts on the future of electric racing</b>I was wrong about electric cars. I was studying ecology at the time, so really should have …

I have to remember that one - Christine's Rankings, Week 37

<b>Final points round up of the year as the champion earns his crown</b>It's the final Christine's Rankings update of the season, and with it comes a new …

Hülkenberg drives off into the night

<b>Midfield battle ends in controversy as Renault edge Toro Rosso & Haas</b>As the 2017 season comes to an anticlimactic close, the dust begins to settle …

New global advisory board formed, headed by Alain Prost and Christiana Figueres

Welcome to It Only Takes E Minute, where I'll introduce you to the members of a brand new supergroup.In an effort to continually assess the impact on …

Pirelli reveal rainbow of tyres for 2018

Ahead of the final race of 2017 in Abu Dhabi, Pirelli launched their lineup of tyres for the 2018 season, including two new compounds and extending …

Who are they, anyway - Formula 1 to Formula E

<b>Keeping track of the drivers with an F1 history</b>I've seen a couple of Formula E races across the last few years, and although I haven't been a regular …