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GP Racing UK January 2017

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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2 min.
a letter from zak brown

Dear Reader, What a fantastic year this has been for motorsport – full of thrills, intrigue and exciting twists in the plot. One in particular you might already have heard about: Autosport (including its Autosport International Show and the Autosport Awards), F1 Racing, Motorsport News and LAT Images are now part of the same family as motorsport.com and its suite of websites. As a loyal reader of one (if not all!) of these celebrated titles, I can imagine that you might be wondering: ‘What does this mean for the magazine, website, or exhibition I know and love?’ Well, I’d like to take this opportunity to outline how we’re planning to offer much more to you, the reader and race fan, in the years ahead. In short, we aim to take these pillars of the sport to…

3 min.
consider just what nico has achieved

With a few days’ perspective on Nico Rosberg’s soul-draining title win in Abu Dhabi (this being written less than a week after he crossed the line), his decision to quit F1 “at the top of his mountain” makes sense. The Rosberg we saw in the hour after that most agonisingly intense race was a spent human. Normally so sharp-witted, keen-eyed and generally ‘up for it’, he was empty, grey, brimming with emotion, and totally, utterly finished. Just how ‘finished’ we didn’t quite appreciate that Abu Dhabi Sunday, but while his retirement announcement five days later was of course a bombshell, it’s not actually that much of a surprise. Consider what he has achieved and what was required of him: he beat Lewis Hamilton in equal machinery. That is, as we note elsewhere…

1 min.
contributors

Malcolm Griffiths Ace lensman with three decades of experience Malcy snapped an awful lot of Williams back in 1996, so he was the obvious choice for Damon’s reunion with the FW18 (p71). And seeing the pair reunited brought back a lot of memories... Peter Windsor Former Williams team manager turned writer Who better to watch and report on Damon Hill strapping himself back into his title-winning Williams, 20 years on? You can read Peter’s musings on an emotional day on page 71 Thomas Butler Talented snapper with an eye for portrait photography In the past year Thomas has accompanied us to ‘behind the scenes’ photoshoots at Mercedes’ Brackley HQ and at Silverstone. This month he joined us at home with Ross Brawn (p86) James Roberts Our long-serving content planner and roving reporter The man who makes the F1 Racing Awards happen…

1 min.
champion’s parade

Jumping for joy After the longest grand prix season on record, and one of the most challenging races of his career, Nico Rosberg can finally celebrate his title triumph. His P2 finish behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton hands him the necessary five-point advantage in the drivers’ standings Where Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi When 6.45pm, Sunday 27 November 2016 Photographer Glenn Dunbar/LAT Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 200mm lens, 1/800th at F2.8 Smokin’ hot Rosberg mashes the loud pedal in his Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid to perform a sequence of tyre-smoking donuts on the Yas Marina finish line. At the end of this race his title-winning car immediately becomes obsolete, so no need to worry about stressing the clutch, gearbox or engine any more Where Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi When 6.44pm, Sunday 27 November 2016 Photographer Glenn Dunbar/LAT Details Canon…

4 min.
what next for merc as champ rosberg quits?

Nico Rosberg shocked both his own Mercedes team and the rest of Formula 1 by announcing his retirement just five days after winning the world championship. Rosberg, 31, revealed he’d started to formulate his decision at the Japanese Grand Prix in October, when his victory put him in control of the championship. “When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment the destiny of the title was in my own hands, the big pressure started and I began to think about ending my racing career if I became world champion,” Rosberg said. “On Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, I knew that it could be my last race and that feeling cleared my head before the start. I wanted to enjoy every part of the experience, knowing it might be the last time.…

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

07.11.16 Audi Motorsport’s Jörg Zander joins Sauber as technical director 08.11.16 The Imola circuit authorities withdraw legal action over the Italian GP 09.11.16 Jolyon Palmer renews his Renault contract for 2017 10.11.16 Esteban Ocon signs for a Force India race seat 11.11.16 Haas confirm Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean for 2017 16.11.16 New F1 chairman Chase Carey makes first appearance at Strategy Group meeting 21.11.16 Sauber re-sign Marcus Ericsson 24.11.16 Manor confirm talks with new investor 29.11.16 Pirelli evaluate 96 different prototypes at 2017 tyre test in Abu Dhabi…