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The UK’s ‘must-read’ motorsport magazine AUTOSPORT is revered by fans and industry personnel alike as the ultimate source of motorsport news and analysis. The magazine’s expert editorial covers all aspects of the sport, from major international series such as Formula 1, Sports Car racing and the World Rally Championship, to the less glamorous but hugely important grassroots events in UK club motorsport

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2 min.
another thriller adds to the hope of a true title contest in 2021

For a sport that often gets criticised for being boring and predictable, Formula 1 has thrown up some brilliant contests in recent months. The Italian, Tuscan, Turkish and Sakhir Grands Prix last year all had their fair share of drama and intrigue, and last weekend’s Emilia Romagna race at Imola continued the trend. Yes, a wet track normally does shake things up and creates exciting moments, but even before it lined up in Italy the grid looked intriguing. How would Red Bull play its cards now that it finally had two cars at the front? Could Lewis Hamilton pull off another miracle and defeat the faster RB16Bs? Who would top the tight midfield scrap? The rain added extra challenges and chaos to the event, and most drivers made an error one way…

4 min.
us city races back on f1 menu with miami gp

FORMULA 1 Formula 1 has announced that the Miami Grand Prix will finally join the calendar for 2022 after receiving final approvals last week. It means that the tradition of F1 grands prix in US cities will be revived, after races in Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix from the 1970s to the 1990s (see right). Miami has been a long-sought addition to the F1 calendar since Liberty Media acquired the series in 2017 and pushed to expand its footprint in the US. Initial plans to hold a street race around the Miami port area in 2020 were quickly abandoned before attention was shifted to a location around the Hard Rock Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins NFLteam. Despite frequent opposition from a number of local groups that has already forced…

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us city races in formula 1

1 LONG BEACH 1976-83 It was a world – well, a continent at least – away from Watkins Glen. The traditional home of the US Grand Prix was in leafy rural New York State, with legions of mud-encrusted spectators. But the addition of a race in the California city of Long Beach, in those days down at heel verging on seedy, was a resounding success thanks to the vision of promoter Chris Pook. Clay Regazzoni took honours for Ferrari on the first visit, and over the years to follow Long Beach was transformed for the better. The classic original layout was altered for 1982, when Niki Lauda scored the first win of his comeback year with McLaren, and again in 1983, when John Watson stormed from 22nd on the grid to victory…

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turkish gp tipped to replace canada amid covid worries

FORMULA 1 The Turkish Grand Prix is tipped to rejoin the Formula 1 calendar this season with the likely cancellation for the second year running of the Canadian GP in Montreal. While the COVID-19 pandemic forced last year’s Canadian race to be scrapped, officials remained hopeful of bringing F1 back to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for 11-13 June. But reports in Canada last week claimed that the decision had been taken to cancel the event, amid concerns over the risks associated with F1 visitors mixing with local circuit staff and volunteers. Tight restrictions are currently in place in Canada, requiring those arriving in the country to quarantine. F1 has been in talks with the government over exemptions for those entering Canada for the race, hoping to gain a break that would make the…

1 min.
full(ish) layout for monaco fe

FORMULA E Formula E, the FIA and the Automobile Club de Monaco have finally unveiled the final circuit configuration that the electric single-seater championship will use for the E-Prix on 8 May. The layout is five metres shorter than the contemporary Formula 1 route. Notable tweaks have been made at Sainte Devote, where the inside kerb has been moved, and the chicane at the exit of the tunnel, which has been modified. The track previously broke off after Ste Devote to run downhill and rejoin the GP circuit at the harbour. These alterations for the fourth running of the Monaco Formula E race follow FIA president Jean Todt’s desire to avoid direct comparisons with F1 and FIA Formula 2, which are scheduled to race there two weeks later. “This discipline has its own identity…

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dakar rally

French rally ace Guerlain Chicherit has been testing his bioethanol-fuelled GCK Thunder buggy for next year’s Dakar Rally, while plans evolve for his 2023 attack: in a hydrogen-hybrid machine. Chicherit is combining his passions for environmental change and extreme motorsport while conforming with the aims of GCK (Green Corp Konnection) to compete without using fossil fuels. The 2023 weapon will be known as e-Blast H2, incorporating a highperformance fuel cell developed by GCK and global engineering giant FEV. “I’ve made no secret of my passion for Dakar and my desire to return to racing it,” said Chicherit. “The development programme – along with the work we’re doing to reduce the event’s environmental impact – makes me super-excited.”…