Michael Bailey

A perfectly timed picture - and a pair of interesting expressions - on the Hockenheim podium at the weekend.

Lewis Hamilton will need to keep it all crossed over Formula One championship gap

The controversy nightmare surrounding Fric was avoided at Hockenheim – which meant the racing could do the talking. Therefore, it’s probably worth sitting down for a moment and reflecting on exactly what Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes said to him and the rest of us over the course of this year’s German Grand Prix.

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When front and back combines  others will surely protest? In Formula One at least.

It’s between a Fric and a hard place for Formula One teams as Hockenheim awaits

There’s a good chance a fair few Formula One fans will be wondering what the Fric is going on at this weekend’s German Grand Prix. The answer? Another one of the sport’s technical tussles that could see things get pretty messy at Hockenheim if the nightmare scenario plays out.

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Lewis Hamilton enjoys the Silverstone sun after his British Grand Prix win.

Staggering Lewis Hamilton can build on turning his fortunes around at Silverstone

Britain’s summer of sport before the race at Silverstone had been a bit of a shocker. And in all honesty, over the course of that Saturday night, it looked like it was getting worse too.

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Brazil versus Germany in their World Cup semi-final. An iconic match - and a clash of footballing personalities we will talk about for years to come.

World Cup personality clashes reminded exactly why we love football

It was expected that by now, the football fatigue would be in full flow. If memory serves, that’s usually the case in a World Cup or European Championships summer off the back of the domestic season.

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Caterham may finish the 2014 season - and their latest battle with Marussia - under new management.

Caterham left to recover from Tony Fernandes’ latest dose of quicksand

It feels like every other column I’ve written this season has revolved around Caterham’s woes – something which appeared to reach its low point at the end of last week with Tony Fernandes’ latest unsettling stab in the dark.

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The joy of a shared triumph - but the picture belies the current tension at Brackley.

It’s time Mercedes got real – just like their two drivers

What does a world champion look like? Well, if you’d asked the question over the last four years in Formula One, the answer would’ve been easy – Sebastian Vettel.

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Robert Snodgrass completes his move back to the Premier League, from Norwich City to Hull, for £7m-plus.

Robert Snodgrass’ move from Norwich City to Hull – business that most would agree with

So Robert Snodgrass is officially a Hull City player. The Canaries’ player of the season last term, with just a year left on his current deal, will have earned City an impressive transfer figure of between £7m and £8m with his move to the KC Stadium and the delights of Humberside.

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An old-school Ferrari shows the elevation changes Formula One will revisit at the redeveloped Red Bull Ring this weekend.

Spielberg looks to deliver a blockbuster Formula One return for Austria

Home track advantage doesn’t get any better than what Red Bull – and seemingly to a lesser extent, Toro Rosso – are going to experience this weekend.

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Daniel Sturridge finishes a brilliant move to score for England against Italy. Both sides will hope their positive momentum in Brazil continues.

Are you tempted to re-evaluate your World Cup runners and riders Rio?

Time to be honest – the World Cup is starting to drain. Not the actual football; that’s been brilliant. The games have been a minimum of intriguing and at their best, entrancing. So far, Brazil is delivering the tournament we all hoped it would.

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Daniel Ricciardo takes the limelight, but it was a big day for Nico Rosberg in Canada.

Magic Montreal ensures Formula One another Canada classic

It doesn’t matter how many new places Formula One wants to conquer, the bosses should always ensure Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is on the calendar. Only a few years ago, one particularly dramatic Canadian Grand Prix was the basis for devising an entire strategy for Formula One tyres – and Pirelli delivered the remit perfectly.

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F1 rookie Kevin Magnussen shares a chat with a McLaren engineer earlier this season.

Kevin Magnussen is managing his Formula One rookie syndrome well

The rookie problem in Formula One – you would have thought that was about becoming one, given 2013 GP2 champion Fabio Leimer revealed this week it would have cost him almost £17m to buy a seat at Sauber for this season.

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