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GP Racing UK November 2016

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

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2 min.
can you get it back on track, lewis?

Oh, Lewis, what can the matter be? You haven’t won a race since the German GP in July and now, for the first time in your four F1 seasons as team-mates, Nico Rosberg looks as if he might win the title – and he’s driving like a man who believes he can. Your triumphant crowd-surfing at Silverstone, where you blitzed the British GP to close to within a point of Nico at the top of the drivers’ table, already seems a lifetime ago. To be fair, an apparently certain victory in Malaysia was snatched from you by a ‘big end’ bearing failure, and comeback drives in Spa and at Suzuka showed you’ve lost none of your speed, elan, or gift for theatre. In Singapore, though, you were bested by a Rosberg who…

1 min.
contributors

Frank Foster In F1 for almost as long as Jenson Button Our long-serving art editor has toiled through many a season on F1 Racing, patiently shooting down bad ideas in features meetings Jack Woolrich Karting ace and king of the layouts Designer Jack joined us from the world of hi-fi, but much prefers motor racing to the minutiae of gold-plated interconnecting cables Vanessa Longworth F1 Racing’s grammar police department Due to the ongoing Southern Rail fiasco, our chief sub has been reining in our writers’ lyrical excesses from a remote location this month Stewart Williams Our omniscient managing editor ‘Wiggy’ rules F1 Racing deadlines with a fist of iron. He hit a fence post while cycling in to work last week. The fence post came off worse…

1 min.
parade

Loaded! This shot of Nico Rosberg utterly on the limit through Suzuka’s Degner Curve captures the vortex of conflicting forces endured by an F1 car when driven to its full potential. Oh, and did we mention? It’s also utterly mega! Where Suzuka, Japan When 3.17pm, Friday 7 October 2016 Photographer Peter J Fox Details Canon EOS-1DX, 600mm lens, 1/250th at F6.3 1-2; 3-33 The last time Red Bull scored a one-two was in Brazil 2013, when Seb Vettel led home Mark Webber. F1 has turned silver since then, but with this result, Dan Ricciardo and Max Verstappen served notice of their 2017 intent Where Sepang, Malaysia When 5.17pm, Sunday 2 October 2016 Photographer Glenn Dunbar/LAT Details Canon EOS-1DX MkII, 200mm lens, 1/250th at F4 Dark star Sebastian Vettel has won four times at the Marina Bay circuit, so he wasn’t…

4 min.
f1’s new owners look to life after ecclestone

The shape of Formula 1’s future under its new leadership is becoming clearer, following the emergence of leading commercial figure Zak Brown as a prime candidate to run the financial side of the sport. Brown, 44, has resigned from his position as group chief executive officer of CSM, a marketing and entertainment leviathan whose executive chairman is Lord Sebastian Coe, and will step down at the end of the year. This will free him up to take on any new role that might emerge in Formula 1 as the sport’s new owners, Liberty Media, begin to re-shape the business over the course of the next few months. It is believed that Brown is keen to take on the role of chief commercial officer, which is as yet unassigned. The new chairman of…

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

09.09.16 Williams recruit Antonio Spagnolo, the former head of Ferrari’s tyre performance group, as competitor analysis and performance concept team leader 14.09.16 Daniil Kvyat admits the stress of his turbulent season took him “a bit over the edge” 15.09.16 Renault delay decision on 2017 driver line-up 16.09.16 Pirelli drop plans to introduce new soft-compound tyre construction in 2016, citing inconsistent testing data 23.09.16 Honda confirm expansion of UK technical base 28.09.16 FIA releases draft 2017 calendar and closes engine-penalty loophole 01.10.16 Sergio Pérez commits to Force India for 2017 02.10.16 Williams confirm change of seatbelt supplier from US GP onwards, following Bottas incident at Singapore Grand Prix…

2 min.
silverstone: we can’t afford the british gp

Formula 1’s buyers, Liberty Media, are facing their first crisis even before completing the deal in which they will take a controlling interest in the sport. Silverstone have said that the future of the British GP is under threat because the contract has become too expensive. Derek Warwick, chairman of Silverstone’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, said the circuit’s bosses were considering whether to activate a clause by which they can end the contract after the 2019 race, rather than allow it to run its full term through to 2026. Warwick blamed a so-called ‘escalator clause’ that adds five per cent to the race fee each year, saying it “has become too expensive for us”. Such clauses are common in all F1 race contracts. Silverstone’s initial deal, signed in 2009 and starting…