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GP Racing UK May 2019

Every month, its stunning photography and unrivalled journalism gives readers unparalleled access to the world of grand prix racing. GP Racing captures the drama, asks the questions, and delivers the comment on Formula 1 - one of the most popular and exciting sports in the world.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
is it time for more drs zones, not less?

I’m going to say something unpopular here: I’m increasingly beginning to think DRS, decried by many – including reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton – as a gimmicky sticking plaster for F1’s overtaking ills, may actually be a good thing. The 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix is my case in point. Taking a more liberal approach to its use, by deploying a third zone between the Turn 1/2/3 complex and Turn 4, helped create conditions for several contested overtaking moves throughout that race, including the one that proved decisive in Hamilton’s inherited victory. True, it didn’t make a huge difference in Melbourne – never a good track for overtaking anyway – but Romain Grosjean made use of the added opportunity to pass Antonio Giovinazzi’s Alfa, so that’s something. China, with two zones, was a…

1 min.

ANDREW BENSON BBC Sport's Andrew Benson investigates recent staff changes aimed at returning McLaren back to their glory days. See p50 ANTHONY PEACOCK Having stayed on in Bahrain after the GP for testing, Peacock was on-hand to watch Mick Schumacher make his Ferrari debut (page 64) ALISTER THORPE A visit to Oxford's Cherwell Boat House was the venue for this month's Long Interview with Racing Point's Otmar Szafnauer (p74) NIGEL ROEBUCK This month, the veteran Formula 1 journalist remembers McLaren's 'Flying Finn' Mika Häkkinen on page 88…

3 min.
f1 parade

Sparks fly for Sainz’s McLaren Carlos Sainz’s McLaren switch hasn’t got off to the best of starts this year. He suffered an engine problem in Australia and then ‘a brush’ with Max Verstappen in Bahrain incurred a puncture that forced him to pit. It was an unfortunate incident when the Spaniard was challenging for fifth at Turn 4 on lap 3. He attempted to overtake Max Verstappen around the outside of the corner, but slight contact between the pair scuppered Sainz’s race. I captured this shot while I was positioned on the roof of the control tower that is used for the drag racing strip situated between Turns 10 and 11. Photographer Glenn Dunbar Where Sakhir, Bahrain When 6.19pm, Sunday 31 March 2019 Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 400mm lens, 1/800th @ F4.5 Reaching new heights in Bahrain Lewis Hamilton’s 74th…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 HAAS UNDER FIRE Brake ducts rule could be just the start 02 THE SIMULATOR SAYS NO ! Qualifying shake-up on hold for now 03 DEADLINE LOOMS FOR 2021 RULES 01 HAAS MODEL: THE HEAT IS ON When word leaked out in the F1 paddock that a small change to the rules had been agreed for 2020, forcing teams to make their own brake ducts, it was viewed by many as a small matter of detail and therefore inconsequential. But in the world of F1, nothing ever changes without good reason. The reality is it marked an important line in the sand over the future direction of Formula 1, with the Haas ‘customer model’ team in one corner and bigger teams like McLaren, Renault and Williams – all of which consider themselves to be properly independent constructors…

1 min.
f1 digest

21.03.19 Formula 1 announces new Middle East and North Africa TV broadcast deal 22.03.19 Pirelli confirms testing plans for new generation of 18-inch wheels 28.03.19 New McLaren technical director James Key begins work 29.03.19 Sauber extends junior project by launching karting team 30.03.19 Second row of start lights added to GP grids after visibility problems 02.04.19 Mick Schumacher and Fernando Alonso drive in post-race Bahrain test 05.04.19 Williams reveals increased revenue in latest accounts 06.04.19 Legendary engineer Sir Patrick Head returns to Williams as consultant 09.04.19 Alain Prost says F1 needs more ingenuity, less technology PICTURES: JERRY ANDRE; GLENN DUNBAR…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 Zeltweg, Sebring, Riverside, Pescara, Monsanto, Avus, Le Mans, Donington, Ain Diab and Dallas all have one thing in common. What is it? Q2 Who has started more Formula 1 races: Pierre Gasly or Lance Stroll? Q3 What links Damon Hill, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Giancarlo Fisichella? Q4 Kevin Magnussen currently has one fastest lap to his name. Where did he achieve the feat? Q5 Where did Valtteri Bottas achieve his first, and currently only, hat-trick of pole/win/fastest lap? Q6 How many world championship F1 races have been held at Imola: 26, 27 or 28? Q7 Mark Webber won for the first time at the 2009 German GP. How many races happened before the next first time GP winner, and who was it? Q8 Which was the only year that Bahrain used a longer track configuration for the…