February 18, 2015

Top News Stories –

F1 drivers banned from changing helmets –
Former Formula One drivers take to Twitter to criticise a new rule banning Formula 1 drivers from changing their helmet design during the season. Alex Wurz who chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, tweeted –
copyright @AlexWurz on Twitter
And Australian former Red Bull driver Mark Weber added –
copyright @AussieGrit on Twitter

The Boston Blizzard Challenge –
The mayor of Boston Martin Walsh has asked the public to stop jumping out of first floor windows into piles of snow left by the record levels of snow that has fallen in February. Bostonians are stripping down to their underwear and leaping into the snowdrifts in a trend called the Boston Blizzard Challenge, all for social media’s delight – a perfect Vine.

Video of the Day –


Little Dreams from Wilkie Branson on Vimeo.

List of the day –

Formula One victories up to end of 2014 season

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 91 29.55%
2 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072014 139 39 28.05%
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072014 148 33 22.30%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032014 236 32 13.56%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 31 16.23%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
Austria Niki Lauda 19711979, 19821985 177 14.12%

Top Twitter Trends –

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1 Niall and Melissa #AshWednesday #EELive
2 #NuhKöklü Dragic #chelsearacists
3 #HappyHopeDay Niall and Melissa #AshWednesday
4 Happy Chinese New Year #MakeTVShowsPunk Eastenders
5 #AshWednesday #MyDreamIn5Words #Lent
6 Gong Xi Fa Cai #RuinAMovieWithPancake GBBO
7 #RuinAMovieWithPancake #Lent2015 Lucy
8 Miércoles de Ceniza Afroman Peter Oborne
9 #FlyAteneo Ash Wednesday Chelsea
10 #La7maEsMiObsesionCABJ Miss P Paris Metro

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