The National Sport's favourite things this week

It has been a long wait, but the 2011 Formula One season resumes on Sunday at Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix after a three week hiatus. One of the great grand prix circuits, we have been watching some of the classics on YouTube.

1. Best Belgian Grands Prix

It seems a very long time ago when we saw the last race in the F1 season. In fact it was over three weeks ago at the Hungarian GP, won by Jenson Button.

The McLaren-Mercedes driver, like most on the paddock truly loves driving at Spa. Fans do too, and if you are like us, you will spend hours on the dedicated Belgian GP channel.

The 1932 GP is a particularly haunting narrative on driving conditions back then.

2. Pool Basketball

Amusing trickery from a crew of friends, who have choreographed themselves dunking into a swimming pool.

3. Red Bull free runners in Sao Paolo I am quite fond of freerunning. If BMXing is an Olympic sport, then the art of motion should be considered. But before, I vent, here is Ryan Doyle

4. Plaxico Burress talks about his shooting incident

The wide-receiver is on HBO Real Sports to talk about the nightclub incident in Manhattan in November 2008 when he was jailed for 20 months for carrying a firearm without a licence, which went off inside the club.


Recently signed by the New York Jets ahead of the NFL season, Burress will be an interesting character to watch as the season develops.

5. Wembley start their Road to Wembley

The writers at the English football website specialise in quirky non-league football stories.

They review the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round between Ascot United and Wembley.

Two very small sides who attracted 27,000 online viewers when the FA Cup's new sponsor's Budweiser promoted the match via Facebook.

For the unitiated, many supporters follow all 12 rounds of the FA Cup starting with Wembley and then follow the winners of each round to the final, held, of course at Wembley.

Published: August 22, 2011 04:00 AM


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