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GP Racing UK November 2018

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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Autosport Media UK Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
formula 1 cannot just hope for the best

Formula 1 is wonderful for those of us invested in it: a compelling concoction of high-speed complexity and adrenaline-filled competition. We ‘insiders’ hang on every twist and turn. But step outside the echo chamber for a second and all is not well. Fernando Alonso is right - F1 is too predictable. Far too often, to the untrained eye and mind, it is simply boring to watch. Every race cannot be a classic, and it’s tricky to produce consistently great racing without resorting to artifice, but sport sold as spectacle cannot simply hope for the best. Singapore and Russia were two perfect cases in point. Japan, saved by Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo starting out of position, was only marginally better. Few other major sporting events can be over so quickly yet drag…

1 min.

PAUL RIPKE Since 2016, German photographer Paul has had exclusive access to the Mercedes F1 team. Learn the secrets to his art form on page 54 JONATHAN NOBLE For over two decades Jon Noble has been breaking news from the Formula 1 paddock. Read his latest from the world of F1 on p14 EDD STRAW Edd returned to the Formula 1 paddock this year and on page 38 he analyses the reasons behind Kimi’s switch to Sauber for 2019 DAMIEN SMITH Last year Damien penned for us a brilliant history of Ferrari. Starting in this issue is a new six-parter on the history of McLaren (p68)…

2 min.

And still Lewis Hamilton rises From the moment he annexed pole position on Saturday with one of those signature laps where he finds a hitherto unexplored level of speed, Lewis Hamilton was odds-on to win the Singapore Grand Prix. While this edition of the race wasn’t especially complex or exciting in narrative terms (one-stoppers are fairly easy to ‘read’ from trackside), Singapore remains one of the most photogenic Formula 1 destinations. The organisers are savvy to the power of the image, and one of the new features this year was a huge screen under the winner’s parking spot. The screen made for a powerful background when shooting from above. Lewis’s body language is interesting, too: he’s unusually muted, a sign of the torture the body goes through during this race. Where Marina Bay, Singapore When…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO SEE THIS CAR Formula 1 chiefs recently revealed their vision of how grand prix machinery could look in 2021, and the images quickly went viral in the fan community. It’s a trifle unfortunate, then, that not only were these images not intended for such widespread dissemination, the cars are unlikely to look like this come 2021 anyway. F1 owners Liberty Media see the end of the present technical regulations in 2020 as a key opportunity to relaunch the sport with their stamp upon it, and to grow the audience by appealing to a younger demographic. As such they are exploring means of making the on-track action closer, more exciting and spectacular. Naturally the cars themselves are a crucial element of the package. With this in mind, last year…

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

12.09.18 Channel 4 announces new free-to-air broadcast deal for 2019 including live British GP 14.09.18 Ferrari reveal Charles Leclerc has contract running until 2022 season 16.09.18 Force India ban their drivers from racing each other after Singapore crash 18.09.18 F1 commits to improving mobile app after fans slam the latest version 24.09.18 Kimi Räikkönen has first seat fitting at Sauber 27.09.18 Unsuccessful Force India bidder launches legal action against administrators 28.09.10 Haas retain Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for 2019 29.09.18 Toro Rosso confirms return of Daniil Kvyat to race seat 04.10.18 Ferrari unveil revised livery at Japanese Grand Prix GLENN DUNBAR; ANDY HONE; SUTTON IMAGES…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 What feat, attained five times during the 2017 season, had not yet been achieved by any driver up to and including the Singapore GP? Q2 Esteban Ocon began his F1 career with Manor in 2016. How many races did he do with the team? Q3 When did a BRM-engined car last win a world championship race: Italy 1971 or Monaco 1972? Q4 At which circuit, in 2017, did Lando Norris first drive a McLaren Formula 1 car? Q5 Which team’s 2011 driver line-up consisted of Vitaly Petrov, Romain Grosjean and Bruno Senna? Q6 Korea held four GPs from 2010 to 2013 but who were the only two drivers who won races there? Q7 Three Venezuelans have started at least one GP. Pastor Maldonado and Ettore Chimeri are two, but who is the third? Q8 How many…