So it's hardly a surprise that it's hot in Budapest - it's always hot here, every year - but the sheer viciousness of the heat always seems to catch us off guard somehow. Even if we're not sweating directly into our laptops this year as we write race reports, it's still tough to get through. Continue
Saturday is the work day in the paddock, the day where you get your head down and get through. Throw in some weather, you don't know what's going to happen to the timetable. We were in early for the GP3 qualifying (set at that time to clean the track for F1, seemingly), and there's nothing to be done but down another espresso and plough on. Continue
And so, because we love you so, we are upgrading your backstage pass to show you the randomness that is our Instagram accounts. Because we are totally up with this whole social networking thing, and not at all because I'm running out of words and want to go for a beer, or because Al is refusing to let us use his photos. Continue
Technical Director Didier Perrin had an ... interesting journey to the circuit. Arriving at the airport in Paris yesterday, he discovered that his Canadian passport, the one he prefers to travel on, was out of date. His French passport was at home, of course, so he had to storm back home to find it, time ticking against him the whole way.
If only he hadn't packed it away in one of the boxes in his house, somewhere, ready for his forthcoming move. Continue