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GP Racing UK October 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.
the guard is ready for changing at ferrari

Seeing the dynamic of power shift within a Formula 1 team is rather like watching the sun rise at dawn. You first become faintly aware of a brightening of the sky as time ticks by, before the new day is suddenly there in all its glory. We’ve been aware for some time that Charles Leclerc would probably, eventually – through the unstoppable passage of time as much as his sheer driving talent – become the main man at Ferrari. But the manner of his first two grand prix victories – fending off Mercedes while his four-time champion team-mate made rookie mistakes and played a subjacent role – has suddenly rendered the new dynamic at Ferrari crystal clear. What’s happening to Sebastian Vettel happens to most drivers eventually. Rather like in politics, all…

1 min.

ADRIAN MYERS Ace photographer Adrian travelled to Belgium to capture Red Bull star Max Verstappen for our cover this month STUART CODLING A busy month for Stuart. He interviewed both Robert Kubica (p58) and Frédéric Vasseur (p66), on top of his usual 'Flat Chat' column (p114) JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE This month our techincal editor recalls the last race-winning McLaren, the MP4-27, in our 'Now That Was A Car' feature (p74) PAT SYMONDS Formula 1's chief technical officer delves into the scary world of artificial intelligence in his regular column on page 26…

3 min.

Monza christens a new Ferrari hero For the podium ceremony at the Italian Grand Prix, I managed to photograph the celebrations from a very special vantage point: the Paddock Club suite that belonged to Mercedes. It’s always a great moment, but that is increased to the power of ten when a Ferrari driver wins their home race. The last time was when Fernando Alonso won nine years ago and I’d forgotten how passionate the tifosi can get. No one can begrudge them victory. It’s a little like a football crowd and the whole race was full of ‘oooh’s’ and ‘aahhh’s’ from the fans when the Mercedes drivers made mistakes at Turn 1. Photographer Steven Tee Where Monza, Italy When 4.46pm, Sunday 8 September 2019 Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 31mm lens, 1/1000th @ F4.0 Lewis going to the limit…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 WHY MERCEDES CHOSE BOTTAS Twelve months on from the doomed handshake between Mercedes’ Toto Wolff and Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul that left Esteban Ocon on the Formula 1 sidelines for 2019, the two team bosses have buried their differences and sorted a deal for the French youngster to join the French car manufacturer next season. It is, in part, the future of Ocon that has resulted in Mercedes retaining Valtteri Bottas for 2020, rather than plumping for Ocon. The scenario of Ocon moving to Renault had looked incredibly hard to believe, given that this time last year Wolff was left deeply upset when, following that handshake with Abiteboul that Ocon would be given a seat, things subsequently fell apart. When Daniel Ricciardo suddenly came available, and Abiteboul sensed a chance to sign a…

1 min.
f1 digest

22.08.19 Formula 1 releases first images of 2021 car windtunnel model 27.08.19 Spanish Grand Prix renews contract for one more year 29.08.19 Formula 1 confirms 22-race 2020 calendar, with seven pairs of back-to-back races 29.08.19 Teams agree to reduced test schedule for 2020 30.08.19 New race formats set to be trialled next season 30.08.19 Sergio Pérez signs new Racing Point deal, keeping him at the team until at least 2022 04.09.19 Monza secures five-year contract extension 09.09.19 Haas and Rich Energy terminate title sponsorship deal 13.09.19 Williams renews Mercedes engine deal until end of 2025 PICTURES: JOE PORTLOCK; FORMULA 1; GLENN DUNBAR; JERRY ANDRE…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 Up to and including Monza, which two drivers have completed a 2019 racing lap in every single position from first to 20th? Q2 Who was the last Italian to win a world championship F1 race? Q3 Charles Leclerc's first Formula 1 win came on his 34th start. Which three of the other seven current race-winning drivers took more starts to claim their first victory? Q4 In their first four full seasons in Formula 1, which driver finished third, second, second and first in the championship? Q5 True or false: the last world championship F1 race to be over 250 miles in length was the 1966 US GP at Watkins Glen? Q6 Dijon held six world championship races. Five were French GPs but what was the sixth? Q7 When was the last hat-trick of win, pole…