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GP Racing UK August 2018

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.

United Kingdom
Autosport Media UK Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
time for the honey badger to bite

That’s the trouble with being a Formula 1 driver: there’s always someone younger, faster and more ‘of-the-moment’ fashionable wanting your ride. Four-and-a-bit years ago that young gun was a 24-year-old Daniel Ricciardo to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, then 26, at Red Bull. Dan’s pace and punch had seen off Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat at junior team Toro Rosso, demanding his elevation to Red Bull Racing, where he’d be partnered with Seb, who was king of the F1 world: four straight world titles, if you please. Tough gig? Maybe Dan didn’t get the memo, for 19 races, three wins and 238 points later, he’d completely shaded his starry team leader, finishing as best non-Mercedes driver, with Vettel only fifth in the championship, winless. Chastened, Vettel jumped ship to Ferrari, reputation largely secure but…

1 min.

MATT YOUSON When we’re afraid your YATQ posers are going to net us a punch in the mouth, we send Matt instead. He takes one for the team on p46 ADRIAN MYERS In his spare time, ace portrait artist Adrian plays rugby at Farnham RC. Photographing Dan Ric for our cover feature (p36) was less risky JAMES ROBERTS Our associate editor has been industrious, taking a detailed inside look at Williams (p54) and grilling Esteban Ocon in Paris (p66) GLENN DUNBAR Glenn has been shooting Williams (p54) for so long, he’s almost part of the team – no other snapper enjoys such privileged access…

3 min.

First time ‘un’lucky Some F1 fans wait a lifetime to witness a dramatic crash. My son waited about 30 seconds, at his very first grand prix. He couldn’t believe it, nor could I, as I snapped away. Because of the fencing that is at Turn 6 of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, I chose to capture the field instead of following the leaders. If not for that fence, I would have turned in the direction of Turn 7. Lance Stroll and Brendon Hartley came into view, and then this. I had attended the Canadian Grand Prix on and off since the days of Senna and Mansell. There have of course been crashes, but never in front my lens. Add one nine-year-old superfan to the F1 family. Photographer Mike Edgell Where Montreal, Canada When 2.20pm, Sunday 10 June…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 LECLERC LINED UP FOR FERRARI Rising star set to replace Räikkönen 02 RED BULL’S HONDA SWITCH After 12 years with Renault, Red Bull have opted to change engine suppliers for the 2019 season 03 MERC’S AUSTRIAN WOE Strategy error and mechanical failures blunt improvements made in France 01 LECLERC SET FOR BIG TIME Charles Leclerc is set for promotion to Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel’s team-mate in 2019. Ferrari agreed a deal for the 20-year-old Sauber driver to replace Kimi Räikkönen before the Austrian Grand Prix, sources close to the team say, but it had not yet been signed as F1 Racing closed for press. Ferrari, who supply Sauber with engines badged ‘Alfa Romeo’, gave Leclerc the Sauber drive this year with the intention of moving him into the factory team sooner rather than later, as long as he…

1 min.
the month’s big stories at a glance

14.06.18 Renault signs senior Mercedes engineer Matthew Harman as deputy chief designer 15.06.18 New Michael Schumacher exhibition opens in Germany 15.06.18 Belgian Grand Prix secures three-year contract extension 19.06.18 Red Bull announce Honda engine supply deal from 2019 season 22.06.18 Mercedes reveal enhanced engine upgrade after Canada delay 24.06.18 Action on poor traffic management promised for future French GPs 25.06.18 F1 and FIA to look at removing chicane from Ricard layout 29.06.18 Renault introduce new engine mode for extra power in qualifying 04.07.18 Eric Boullier leaves McLaren as part of another management reshuffle LAT IMAGES: STEVEN TEE; SAM BLOXHAM; RICK DOLE…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 When was the last time half points were awarded for a race because 75 per cent of the race distance hadn’t been completed? Q2 What do Lorenzo Bandini and the Stewart GP team have in common? Q3 Which current driver has the most podiums without a win: Sergio Perez or Romain Grosjean? Q4 True or false: Fernando Alonso has never recorded a fastest lap at the Spanish GP? Q5 How many British winners of the British GP have there been: 10, 11 or 12? Q6 Who made their first appearance in an official GP practice session in Canada this year? Q7 How many podiums did Dallara manage in their time as a fully-fledged Formula 1 constructor? Q8 Which circuit is further south – Monaco, Paul Ricard or Sochi? Q9 Which two drivers are next in this list…