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GP Racing UK April 2019

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.
can ricciardo keep on smiling?

Daniel Ricciardo’s sunny disposition and sharp sense of humour is always a welcome breath of fresh air for a Formula 1 paddock in which the collective mood can often be weighed down by the stultifying pressure of the need to always succeed. In that context, Ricciardo’s winter move from Red Bull to Renault remains a puzzling one. Why give up a proven race-winning team to join one firmly planted in the midfield, albeit with ambitious plans to escape? In this month’s cover story, Dan properly explains the rationale behind throwing his lot in with the French manufacturer. Ricciardo is adamant he wasn’t ‘running from a fight’ with Max Verstappen. He simply needed a change of scenery in order that he may continue to enjoy F1 to the maximum and therefore operate at…

1 min.

JAMES ROBERTS Roberts interviewed Dan Ricciardo for our cover feature (p40) and visited Racing Point for an exclusive look at its future plans (p18) STEVEN TEE Steven will be in China to shoot the 1000th GP, while his father Michael shot the first race in 1950. Turn to p74 for a celebration of 1000 GPs BEN WRIGHT This month's cover star Daniel Ricciardo was photographed at the Renault factory by the talented Ben Wright. See page 40 for the pics JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE Our new technical editor, Boxall-Legge was at both pre-season F1 tests seeking out the latest technical innovations. See p50…

3 min.
f1 parade

Ticker tape parade for reborn Bottas The opening round of the world championship in Melbourne is one of the highlights on the F1 calendar. And each year I’m among the few photographers that gets special access to a ledge above the podium. Along with a couple of TV cameramen, there are also a couple of VIPs who have managed to get access, so the secret is to get there early. The key to this shot is to fire off a series of pictures as soon as the cannons shoot the ticker tape into the air and grab a pic before the view is obscured. Despite it being St Patrick’s Day, the confetti is green mixed with gold to represent the national sporting colours of Australia. Photographer Steven Tee Where Melbourne, Australia When 5.51pm, Sunday 17 March 2019 Details…

9 min.
f1 insider

01 AMBITIOUS NEW FACTORY FOR RACING POINT Racing Point plans to move to the front of the Formula 1 grid through fresh investment that will include an entirely new factory – pictures of which have been revealed exclusively to F1 Racing. The team will file its application for planning permission this month and hopes to be able to start building later this year. The plan is to have construction complete in time for the 2021 F1 season. “This is a new chapter, the dawn of a new era, and there is huge energy from the shareholders to invest and help the team become a regular podium contender in the future,” said Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer. “The team has never been more stable or in better hands and this project aims to…

1 min.
f1 digest

12.02.19 McLaren confirms managing director Andreas Seidl will start his new role on 1 May 13.02.19 Former Haas and Sauber F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez secures a 2019 development role with Mercedes 18.02.19 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel dominates the first of eight days of pre-season testing in Barcelona 19.02.19 The FIA issues an invitation to tender for a common F1 gearbox for 2021-24 22.02.19 Former McLaren boss Eric Boullier gets a new role on the organising committee of the French GP 27.02.19 Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin rejoins Renault as its reserve driver for this year 06.03.19 Williams announces chief technical officer Paddy Lowe is taking “a leave of absence” from the team 11.03.19 F1 approves ruling to award an extra point for fastest lap for a driver finishing in the top ten 14.03.19 FIA F1 race director Charlie Whiting dies on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix PICTURES: RACING…

1 min.
f1 mastermind

Q1 The Chinese GP will be the 1000th world championship F1 race, but when was the 500th: Britain 1990, Australia 1990 or Monaco 1991? Q2 Which current driver made their F1 debut in the 2009 European GP at Valencia? Q3 What significance did the number 158 have for Robert Kubica at the Australian GP? Q4 How many races did Ricky von Opel, Liechtenstein’s only F1 driver, start: 10, 15, or 20? Q5 Which driver completed the fewest race laps in the 2018 season? Q6 In 2018, how many races did NOT have a Safety Car or VSC period? Q7 Who completes this list of Tyrrell race winners: Jackie Stewart, François Cevert, Jody Scheckter, Patrick Depailler,…? Q8 Which driver holds the record for the number of consecutive race starts? Q9 True or false: Estoril held more world championship F1…