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GP Racing UK August 2020

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The inspiration for this month’s cover comes from an iconic image of boxer Muhammad Ali (née Cassius Clay) arriving at the weigh-in for his 1963 bout with Doug Jones – Clay with his usually loquacious mouth taped firmly shut, no doubt mocking those who would prefer he stayed silent. As he rose to global fame and acclaim, Ali made concerted efforts to use his profile and platform to further the cause of racial justice and civil rights. He remains one of the greatest sportsmen who ever lived, as well as an important political figure. Similarly, Lewis Hamilton has seized the present moment sparked by the brutal killing of black civilian George Floyd by police in the United States, using his own global profile to campaign in a similar vein – supporting the…

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MARK GALLAGHER Lewis Hamilton's fight against racism, and his campaign to address the issue in F1 and the wider world, is Mark's focus this month (p32) STEVEN TEE As racing resumed Steven was in Austria and Hungary, snapping away and examining what F1's 'new normal' is actually like (p44) RICHARD WILLIAMS Richard's superb feature on the 70 most influential people in 70 years of Formula 1 has reached the 1970s (see p50) STUART CODLING Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams gives Stuart the low down on the team's finances and why she remains optimistic (p40)…

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f1 upgrades

DUKE + DEXTER RACING PACK Price From £150 (footwear) London-based footwear label Duke + Dexter has launched a new range in collaboration with Formula 1 legend Jenson Button, the face of its recent In Pursuit Of Adventure campaign. The Racing Pack collection features an eclectic range of styles, from loafers to sneakers to Chelsea Boots, all riffing off Jenson’s famous Union flag button logo and his racing number 22. There’s also a D+D Racing umbrella, flight tag and pack of foam stickers. All Duke + Dexter footwear is designed in London and hand-made in a family-owned Sheffield workshop. MUNCHY PLAY VROOM-VROOM PLATE Price £14.50 GP Racing readers with young families will be acutely familiar with the many perils of mealtimes, particularly after several months of lockdown. Munchy Play’s new range of playfully designed crockery…

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01 THIRD TIME’S A CHARM? ALONSO BACK TO RENAULT 02 F1 BOSS BACKS RACING POINT IN ‘DUCT-GATE’ 03 MORE ROUNDS JOIN THE 2020 CALENDAR 01 ALONSO DEAL LEAVES VETTEL ON THE MARGINS Sebastian Vettel’s future in Formula 1 hangs in the balance following Renault’s announcement that Fernando Alonso will join the Anglo-French team on a two-year contract from the start of 2021. When Ferrari announced that Vettel’s contract would not be renewed beyond this year – indeed, that it had not even offered the four-time world champion a deal to stay on – Renault seemed the most plausible alternative destination, given that it has championship ambitions and had a vacancy to fill. That door was closed at the beginning of July when Renault announced that Alonso, who walked away from F1 at the end of…

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nigel roebuck’s formula one heroes

“ON THE RECORD, YES – OFF THE RECORD, NO!”… This was Gerhard Berger, responding to my question: was he happy in his current team? There was a time, before the tentacles of PR tightened, when racing drivers were fun to interview, and none more than the irreverent Gerhard, who – like Niki Lauda – always gave you straight answers. Why did he live in Monaco? The sun, the blue of the Mediterranean, the security…? “No, for the same reason as everyone else – tax!” I remember Berger’s first Formula 1 start, at the Osterreichring in 1984. His ATS wasn’t much of a car, but it did have BMW’s muscular turbo engine, and when the lights went out he blasted away in a series of lurid slides. “You looked out of control,” I said.…

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imola’s long shadow

THE BEST OF TIMES THE WORST OF TIMES... Williams was awesome in the middle chunk of the 1990s, winning five constructors’ world championships in six seasons – a run back then only McLaren could rival – as Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve joined Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost among its illustrious roster of champion drivers. But it’s the glaring omission from that roll-call that will forever cast a shadow deep and long over the team’s most successful era. No amount of race wins and titles could possibly sooth the pain that would engulf Williams following the death of Ayrton Senna. But guilt? No, not that. Regret, certainly. But guilt suggests culpability for the crash that killed the world’s greatest racing driver, and for the rest of the decade and even a chunk…