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GP Racing UK September 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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United Kingdom
Autosport Media UK Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
vettel needs to answer his critics

There is talk of a generational changing of the guard in F1 right now, as tech-savvy youngsters schooled on simulators, who race online against random members of the public – and each other – between grands prix, get set to take over the world. At the forefront of this is Max Verstappen, doing his best to stick it to Lewis Hamilton in a Red Bull-Honda that, though rapidly improving, is not yet properly a match for Mercedes. Hot on Max’s heels comes Charles Leclerc, seriously rapid yet still somewhat error-prone in a difficult-to-drive Ferrari. Meanwhile, fresh-faced rookies Alex Albon, Lando Norris and George Russell have all emerged as potential stars over the first half of 2019 (their seasons so far are analysed on page 58). Nico Rosberg rather pointedly thinks Hamilton is…

1 min.

ANDREW BENSON The BBC's man in the F1 paddock, Andrew Benson, got the chance to speak to Sebastian Vettel about his difficult season. See page 48 STUART CODLING A little known fact is that Stuart 'Codders' Codling's first job was for a TV listings company. Read his 'Flat Chat' column on p114 ANDY HONE As a fan of TV's Alan Partridge, snapper Hone certainly appreciated the sarcastic humour of Guenther Steiner. Turn to page 88 for the fun EDD STRAW During the summer shutdown Straw boarded another plane to enjoy some football in Sweden. His nonfootie column is on p26…

4 min.

Waiting for the dust to settle There was a different timetable at the Hungarian Grand Prix with the Formula 2 feature race being held early on Saturday morning, swapping with the F3 race which moved to the post-F1 qualifying slot. During the race, Ralph Boschung suffered an engine blow-up along the Hungaroring’s back straight. As a result the fast left-hander at Turn 4 was covered in oil. That meant F1’s FP3 was delayed by ten minutes as the marshals laid down white cement powder to help clear up the oil. One of the first drivers to run through Turn 4 was Daniil Kvyat, who sent plumes of white powder up into the air. Photographer Sam Bloxham Where Hungaroring, Hungary When 12.15pm, Saturday 3rd August 2019 Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 560mm lens, 1/1250th @ F5.6 Mutual respect after…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 FERRARI'S FIGHTBACK PLAN For a team that headed in to the 2019 season as most people’s favourite for success, Ferrari’s failure to even win a race so far in 2019 has prompted some deep soul-searching inside Maranello. After all, the winter move to push team boss Maurizio Arrivabene aside in favour of Mattia Binotto was supposed to have given Ferrari the impetus to make the final step from race winner to world champion. It has fallen far short of expectations. Most of the reasoning for that can be put down to its car philosophy for 2019. Its pursuit of a more aero-efficient design has proved ill-suited for this season – where having the ultimate downforce appears best for overall lap time and switching tyres on. As Binotto confessed to F1 Racing recently: “If…

1 min.
f1 digest

26.07.19 Spanish Grand Prix set for calendar reprieve 29.07.19 Alain Prost becomes director of Renault F1 parent company 01.08.19 Alfa Romeo’s German GP appeal to be heard in September 01.08.19 Unsafe pitstop releases to incur time penalties rather than fines 04.08.19 Teams agree to 22-race calendar next season 04.08.19 Toto Wolff rules out George Russell for Mercedes seat in 2020 07.08.19 Sebastian Vettel rates his season so far as 5/10 08.08.19 Mexico City agrees three-year extension to grand prix deal 12.08.19 F1 announces campaign to promote efficiency of current engine formula PICTURES: MARK SUTTON; SAM BLOXHAM…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 True or false: Brawn is the only team to win the constructors' championship and then fail to score another world championship point. Q2 Who is the only Portuguese driver ever to stand on an F1 podium? Q3 Max Verstappen, Lance Stroll and Lando Norris are three of the four youngest drivers ever to start an F1 race. Who is missing from this list? Q4 The last non-championship Formula 1 race took place where and in what year? Q5 How long did Stewart Grand Prix compete in the F1 world championship for? Q6 Where did Jenson Button start his last F1 race from, when he stood in for Fernando Alonso at Monaco in 2017? Q7 With Zandvoort due to return to the F1 calendar in 2020, name the other two circuits beginning with Z that have…