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Autosport 17/10/19

The UK’s ‘must-read’ motorsport magazine AUTOSPORT is revered by fans and industry personnel alike as the ultimate source of motorsport news and analysis. The magazine’s expert editorial covers all aspects of the sport, from major international series such as Formula 1, Sports Car racing and the World Rally Championship, to the less glamorous but hugely important grassroots events in UK club motorsport

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autosport note to readers

You won’t have failed to notice the unprecedented price increase of Autosport magazine this month. Like all publishers we are facing the harsh economic realities of our audience shifting to digital, combined with the increasing costs of maintaining a print product. We know many of our readers and supporters value the print publication and we think it has significant value given the broad coverage – from Formula 1 to club racing via rallying and endurance events – and deep analysis, some of which is not offered elsewhere. If you believe the print version is now too expensive then we do have a great value alternative in Autosport Plus, for which there is currently a special offer (see left and page 44). A lot of the content in the magazine, and much more,…

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f1 earmarks races for reversed grids

FORMULA 1 Formula 1 is lining up Paul Ricard, Spa and Sochi for experimental reversed-grid qualifying races next year, although scepticism from teams could lead to the trials being put back to 2021. The mooted format is understood to be based on the grid being formed for what would be a sprint race to decide the line-up for the grand prix proper using a reverse order of world championship positions. But this would require unanimous support from the teams to change the 2020 sporting regulations at so late a stage – something that is not a foregone conclusion given ongoing opposition from more than one team. Should those objections remain, F1 and the FIA – which both back the move – could not force it through until the following season. As Autosport closed…

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renaults protested by racing point at suzuka

FORMULA 1 Controversy struck the Japanese Grand Prix after the race when the points-scoring Renaults of Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg were protested by Racing Point after finishing sixth and 10th respectively. The FIA was directed to seal and impound both Renaults’ electronic control units and steering wheels to allow the protest to proceed. Racing Point questioned the legality of the Renaults over an alleged pre-set lap-distance-dependent brake-bias adjustment system. Representatives of both teams and one from the FIA technical department convened with the Japanese GP stewards on Sunday evening, and the stewards determined that the protest satisfied all relevant parts of the International Sporting Code and is admissible. Renault has agreed to this point, but the next step will take some time to establish. This is because the stewards have directed the FIA technical…

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citroen pulls out the stops for ogier’s rally title bid

WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP It’s not often that testing images stop the world of rallying in its tracks, but Citroen did just that with a radical aero update to the C3 WRC seen for the first time last week as it pulls out all the stops to win the World Rally Championship with Sebastien Ogier. Desperate to get rid of the chronic understeer and absence of asphalt pace on the C3’s last Tarmac outing on Rally Germany during the summer, Citroen worked extensively on its transmission and suspension set-up in Spain last week. But it was a set of new wings, splitters, spoilers and endplates that got everyone talking after seeing the car running for the first time. Citroen tested for three days on asphalt, with Esapekka Lappi completing the first before Ogier took…

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fe nod for sims and turvey

FORMULA E British racers Alexander Sims and Oliver Turvey will stay with the BMW Andretti and NIO 333 squads respectively for the 2019-20 Formula E season. Sims and Turvey have each been confirmed on the eve of pre-season testing kicking off at Valencia on Tuesday of this week, while Ma Qing Hua joins Turvey at NIO, meaning the field is set. Sims (below) made his FE debut with BMW last season, but his position remained uncertain over the summer while the team reviewed its driver line-up. He will race alongside new BMW recruit Maximilian Gunther. Turvey continues to race for the same team at which he made his FE debut in 2015. The squad is now known as NIO 333 since the Chinese EV manufacturer stays as the team’s title sponsor, but has new…

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subaru makes swansong as btcc deal ends

BTCC Title-winning British Touring Car Championship team BMR Racing has paid tribute to Subaru as its four-year deal to field the Levorg model in the series has come to an end. Ash Sutton took a BMR-run Levorg to the BTCC drivers’ title in 2017. The factory team has taken 21 race victories over the past four campaigns, with Sutton claiming the Subaru’s sole win of the 2019 season on its swansong appearance at Brands Hatch last weekend. Of those 21 successes, Sutton has scored 13, Colin Turkington five, Jason Plato two and James Cole one. Levorg drivers have appeared on the podium on 55 occasions during the same period. The team says that changes to the technical and aerodynamic regulations of the series mean that it is getting harder to remain competitive with…