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Driver Performance Analysis – The Sleeping Dogs

Let sleeping dogs lie, or so the phrase goes. Not in this Sett and not on our watch.

Driver Performance Analysis – The Chasing Dogs

In this edition of Hot Rod or Hot Dog we look at the teams in the midfield or, as they're known in the Sett, The Chasing Dogs.

The most exciting ever?

With most of the country's newpapers heralding Sunday's race, we thought it would be proper for us to cast our eye over the race and beg the question: "Was China the most entertaining dry race of the modern era?"

Driver Performance Analysis: The Top Dogs

We've named our driver of the race, but what about the rest of the runners and riders from the Chinese Grand Prix? In part one of Hot Rod or Hot Dog we look at the front-runners, better known in these parts as the Top Dogs.

The F1 Top 5 from China

The Badgerometer is where we compile a Top 5 things from the previous grand prix (or anything else we fancy when there's no race)...

Chinese Highlights: Rosberg’s Brawn Cracker

The Chinese Grand Prix saw Nico Rosberg score his first points of 2011 with an impressive run to fifth, and the lad has rightly earned himself a place among Badger's highlights of the race.

The Top Dog for China is…

"Hot Rod or Hot Dog" is our regular post-grand prix column where we review all of the driver performances in that race. As part of the process, one driver is declared as Badger's "Top Dog"; it's not necessarily the winner and, to be honest, it could be for anything - even driving into the wrong pit... (it's not Button though!)

You Dim Sum, you lose some – Renault’s muted Chinese Grand Prix

We're looking at the Renault team's thoughts on their quiet weekend in Shanghai, the Enstone-based squad having found themselves removed from the spotlight for the first time in 2011.

Paddock opinions on Button’s Pitstop Blunder

Following Jenson Button's pitstop blunder in yesterday's Chinese Grand Prix we've been taking a look at what's being said about the Brit's mistaken trip to the Red Bull box.

Chinese Highlights: The Race-Defining Start

What made today's race so exciting - KERS, DRS, Pirelli tyres? Yep, all of these were crucial, but what really allowed it to flourish was the start.

Chinese Highlights: Button’s Sweet and Sour Race

After a tremendous effort in qualifying, Jenson Button lined up alongside Vettel for the start of the grand prix and made the most of...

Chinese Highlights: Webber’s Second Half Stunner

Our second highlight from the Chinese Grand Prix is the sterling job done by Mark Webber to charge from 18th on the grid to third at the flag. A stellar performance from the Aussie.

Chinese Highlights: Lewis’ return to the top

The first of our race highlights from the Chinese Grand Prix is, rather appropriately, the man who finished first: Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton Springs a Shanghai Surprise

To say the Chinese Grand Prix was action packed, would be one heck of an understatement - there was plenty of overtaking, different strategies...

The Starting Grid for the China

Qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix was again dominated by Sebastian Vettel in his all-conquering Red Bull.  His lap time, set in the early...

Button beats Hamilton to P2

It has to be said - pretty much everyone expected to see the Red Bull of Vettel grab pole position, and he did do just that, however, it won't be all smiles at Red Bull - the other side of the garage especially, with Mark Webber having a shocking early exit in the first round of qualifying...

Webber hoping for a boost in Shanghai

After a disappointing start to the season by his Red Bull team's standards Mark Webber is looking for a boost in this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix - and he's hoping it will come from a fully-functional KERS system.

Who is Luiz Razia?

22-year-old Brazilian Luiz Razia made his F1 debut in FP1 today, driving the second Team Lotus entry alongside Heikki Kovalainen. So who is the lad, where did he come from, and here where on earth is he going?