Alex Palmer Writes...
As an Aussie, and particularly as someone from the northern part of the continent, I am amused by the discussion about how Silverstone this week is going to be a scorcher. Well, to be fair, I guess anything over 30 degrees Celcius is so hot England may just shut down. How unlike Silverstone, hot and dry......

But seriously, this has the potential to make the race on Sunday quite interesting if it is run in hot dry conditions. With Alonso's McLaren getting a new 'old' engine ( so no penalty) perhaps we should run a sweep on which lap he will retire the car? This will also be an interesting test for the Renault powered cars who desperately need a good weekend, particularly seeing Ricciardo has started calling for Red Bull to write off this season and focus on 2016.

A driver to watch this weekend is Will Stevens, in his first F1 home race - it would be great to see him finish, and who knows - if lots of cars fail in the heat could Manor score points? The heat will also test Mercedes brake-by-wire systems which have been known to fail in extreme heat ( think Canada 2014).

And a shoutout to our hardy F1Infocentre alumni who will be at the track. Can I suggest a famous Aussie SunSmart message - slip, slop, slap (slip on a long sleeve shirt, slap on sunscreen, and slap on a hat).

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2017 Calendar

RaceGrand PrixRace Day
1AustraliaSunday 26 March
2ChinaSunday 9 April
3BahrainSunday 16 April
4RussiaSunday 30 April
5SpainSunday 14 May
6MonacoSunday 28 May
7CanadaSunday 11 June
8AzerbaijanSunday 25 June
9AustriaSunday 9 July
10Great BritainSunday 16 July
11HungarySunday 30 July
12BelgiumSunday 27 August
13ItalySunday 3 September
14SingaporeSunday 17 September
15MalaysiaSunday 1 October
16JapanSunday 8 October
17United StatesSunday 22 October
18MexicoSunday 29 October
19BrazilSunday 12 November
20Abu DhabiSunday 26 November

2017 Driver Leaderboard

PlaceDriverTeamPoints
1HamiltonMercedes363
2VettelFerrari317
3BottasMercedes305
4RäikkönenFerrari205
5RicciardoRed Bull200
6VerstappenRed Bull168
7PerezForce India100
8OconForce India87
9SainzToro Rosso54
10HulkenbergRenault43
11MassaWilliams43
12StrollWilliams40
13GrosjeanHaas28
14MagnussenHaas19
15AlonsoMcLaren17
16VandoorneMcLaren13
17PalmerRenault8
18KvyatToro Rosso5
19WehrleinSauber5
20ButtonMcLaren0
21EricssonSauber0
22GaslyToro Rosso0
23GiovinazziSauber0
24HartleyToro Rosso0

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PlaceTeamPoints
1Mercedes668
2Ferrari522
3Red Bull368
4Force India187
5Williams83
6Renault57
7Toro Rosso53
8Haas47
9McLaren30
10Sauber5