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GP Racing UK August 2019

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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.
success still out of renault's reach…

It costs an inordinate amount of money simply to compete in F1, never mind win. It’s a lesson Renault is learning the hard way as it struggles to recapture past glories in this hybrid, high-tech era. Trying to focus on the moving target of Mercedes is proving more challenging than expected, with Renault admitting even the extraordinary financial commitment it’s made since re-acquiring ‘Team Enstone’ (and its debts) at the end of 2015 is still nowhere near enough to reach the ultimate goal. Renault always intended to win while spending less, but such is the heft of Mercedes’ financial commitment – boosted by favourable contractual terms with F1 and handsome commercial rewards for ongoing success – the financial gap to Renault is growing at a rate that easily outstrips any marginal gains…

1 min.

JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE Our technical editor looks back on Nelson Piquet's title-winning Brabham BT49 (p84-89) and scrutinises modern brake ducts (p48-49) STEVEN TEE In his work as principal photographer for both F1 Racing and McLaren, Tee was perfectly placed to shoot new team boss Andreas Seidl (page 71) NIGEL ROEBUCK Legendary Mexican racer Ricardo Rodríguez, the younger brother of Pedro, is the subject for Roebuck's F1 Heroes this month (page 90) MARK GALLAGHER The former commercial director of the Jordan F1 team looks at the enduring earning power of one of the greats, Sir Jackie Stewart (page 31)…

3 min.

Orange army cheer in uniform One of the more unusual aspects of the Austrian Grand Prix is the bespoke Max Verstappen grandstand situated in the centre of the circuit. Normally, when you photograph a grandstand there isn’t a central focus. People are moving about, getting to their seats or there are large gaps in the stands. But with the Dutch fans there is an incredible uniformity since they are all wearing the same thing. This is about an hour into the race and they are looking directly at a giant TV screen opposite them and cheering on Verstappen as he charges through the field. Photographer Steven Tee Where Spielberg, Austria When 4.10pm, Sunday 30th June 2019 Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 600mm lens, 1/1000th @ F6.3 A picture only tells part of the story It’s interesting how quickly you can make…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 ALONSO BACK TO FERRARI? Fernando Alonso may not even have been to a Formula 1 race since his pre-test appearance at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but he could yet play a role in this year’s driver-market silly season. Most extraordinary of all is that a return to Ferrari – the team he quit in rancorous circumstances five years ago – isn’t out of the question. Alonso has kept a low profile since a whirlwind few weeks in May and June when he failed to qualify for the Indy 500 and then won Le Mans after some late-race heartbreak for his Toyota team-mates. Since then he has been pondering his next move. All the indications are that he’s waiting to see how the F1 market shakes out. One thing is certain, though: he…

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

21.06.19 Russian Sergey Sirotkin will double up as reserve driver for both McLaren and Renault for the rest of the year 22.06.19 McLaren reveals plans to upgrade its windtunnel at the MTC in Woking 24.06.19 After meeting with the FIA, Lewis Hamilton says the planned 2021 rules require “serious changes” 25.06.19 Williams finally confirms the departure of chief technical officer Paddy Lowe after leave for “personal reasons” since March 02.07.19 McLaren’s engineering director Pat Fry is put on “gardening leave” after indicating he wants to leave the team 10.07.19 Silverstone and F1 agree deal for the British GP to continue until 2024 22.07.19 Daniel Ricciardo hit with £10m legal claim from former advisor Glenn Beavis PICTURES: GARETH HARFORD; GLENN DUNBAR; GIORGIO PIOLA…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 Which driver achieved Honda’s last win as an engine manufacturer before Austria this year? Q2 Who is the only driver to win two world championship F1 races at Jarama? Q3 Which current driver’s best world championship result remains the one he achieved on his Formula 1 debut, and what was the position? Q4 Which family won more world championship F1 races, the Rosbergs or the Villeneuves? Q5 Which circuit held the first three South African GPs in 1962, 1963 and 1965? Q6 True or false: Lewis Hamilton has won at least one GP at every circuit on the 2019 calendar? Q7 Nico Hülkenberg has had two Mexican teammates in F1, Sergio Pérez and which other driver? Q8 Which team is this: 291 races started over 19 seasons, 8 podiums, 1 pole position, but no wins, and…