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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Austrian Grand Prix 2020

Well, after 217 days the wait was finally over.

At 2:10 this afternoon it was indeed ‘lights out and away we go’ for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

And boy, was it worth the wait.
No one, absolutely no one could have predicted what would happen this afternoon.

Crazy race and on top of that, I felt very much like I was struggling on the return to school as my Twitter timeline was overwhelmed with an influx of super funny tweets.

So, without further ado, here is the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Austrian Grand Prix: Continue reading

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5 rules of the road that are actually law

Do you remember The Highway Code? You know, that book we study religiously so we can pass our driving test, and then it never sees the light of day again.

Let’s face it, most of their ‘rules of road’ are normally very quickly forgotten once we’ve passed our tests, as we deal with all the other road users who have forgotten the contents as well.

Here are five ‘rules of the road’ that drivers are wont to ignore, but are, in fact, enforceable by law: Continue reading

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A Comedy of Errors and a shambolic day in Melbourne

Let’s face it, the confusion and speculation over whether the Australian Grand Prix should continue following the news that one of the McLaren team had tested positive for COVID-19 would not have looked out of place in a farce on the West End stage. Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about WRC …

Everything you wanted to know about WRC …

… and more is in this amazing new 800-page book, packed with info & stats from 47 years of WRC history.
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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards ‘DRS’ special edition – Abu Dhabi GP 2019

DRS was unavailable for the first 16 laps of the race. Did it make the race slightly (emphasis on the slightly) more interesting for you? It certainly seemed to bunch the pack together a bit more, and the drivers certainly … Continue reading

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

Let’s face it, that was not the most exciting race of the year.

In fact, it ensured the race ended with a whimper instead of a bang.

The biggest bang came from the spectacular fireworks that were set off at the end of the race.

That’s not to say the race didn’t have it’s moments. It did, one or two, but that was it. Continue reading

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F1 Bake Off – Round 21 – Abu Dhabi

Well, I’ve done it. Another year of F1 Bake Offs.

21 countries, 21 cakes. Some heavenly, some hellish, but most of all a lot of fun had.

For the final bake off of the year I have tried to make ‘Basboosa’, a simple cake made of yoghurt and sweet semolina… Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 21 – Abu Dhabi

Yes, I know the front of the book says ‘Dubai;, but the inside cover says the locations are imaginary places “based on the various societies that lived in the region that today makes up the United Arab Emirates and the Musandam Peninsula of Oman.”

I loved this book. From the first page I was hooked, and found it very difficult to put down.

The book is beautifully written and from the outset you empathise with Noora’s plight. Continue reading

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Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards – Brazilian Grand Prix 2019

Well. Where the actual hecky thump do you start with that one?

How insane was that race?

Is it any wonder then that I got so caught up in the drama on track? I completely lost all track of the many, many, many funny tweets that were hitting my timeline, which meant I was playing catch-up for a good half hour afterwards, before getting down to the judging.

So, major apologies for the lateness of the results. But without further ado, here are the Top 10 Funniest Tweet Awards for the Brazilian Grand Prix 2019:
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F1 Bake Off – Round 20 – Brazil

It’s the penultimate ‘bake off’ of the year, and this week I’ve chosen a super simple recipe for biscuits that will go down a treat whilst you’re watching this weekend’s race.

‘Biscoitos de maizena’ or cornflour cookies, because that’s what they’re made from.

They taste amazing and are gluten-free! Continue reading

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