GP Racing UK September 2021

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

in this issue

2 min
the start of michael's special journey

@BenAndersonF1 I was only six when Michael Schumacher made his Formula 1 debut in the summer of 1991, and still a few years away from properly understanding grand prix racing, and his place within it. So this particular edition of GP Racing has been a real education for me. Of course, I knew of Schumacher’s stunning debut at Spa for the fledgling Jordan team, his subsequent switch to Benetton and journey to a mid-90s world championship double (by which time I was a fully fledged Damon Hill fan and F1 nerd), but the original story I did not witness first-hand. Mark Gallagher did. He was Jordan’s press officer when Michael began his F1 journey and here, for the first time and 30 years after the fact, Mark gives his personal account (see page…

1 min

MARK GALLAGHER This month Mark recalls Michael Schumacher's F1 debut (p34) and the first season of Michael's soon-to-be chief F1 rival Mika Häkkinen (p64) DAMIEN SMITH In addition to wrapping up the story of Lotus in F1 (p74), Damien also recalls Michael Schumacher's six Spa victories (p54) OLEG KARPOV Oleg takes a look at the mentoring relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, son of Seb's idol Michael (p68) PAT SYMONDS In his column Pat, Michael Schumacher's race engineer for four years at Benetton, explains the bond between the pair (p26)…

3 min
f1 parade

King of the kerb-hoppers This is a popular and enduring image of Michael Schumacher at work. He was setting out his stall in only his second grand prix, really attacking the Monza circuit from the very first practice session onwards. And in an unfamiliar car too, having been parachuted into Benetton courtesy of some Bernie Ecclestone dealmaking. I stood on the outside of the Roggia chicane to take this shot. Drivers can find laptime by taking kerb at the entry but it needs judgement as well as commitment, because it can spit the car off at all sorts of angles. It could be quite a hairy place to stand – those cars got very close, and they weren’t going slowly… Where Monza, Italy When Sunday 8 September 1991 Details Canon EOS-1 HS 500mm lens, 1/250th…

9 min
f1 insider

01 TEAM APPEALS REJECTED Red Bull and Aston Martin fail to be heard 02 MERCEDES DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT IMMINENT 03 NEW SCHUMACHER MOVIE RELEASED FIA SHUTS DOWN TEAM APPEALS 01 Both Red Bull and Aston Martin have been forced to drop requests to review FIA stewards’ decisions at recent grands prix. In Aston Martin’s case this means Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix stands. Red Bull had requested a reassessment of the 10-second penalty handed to Lewis Hamilton after his collision with Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix. The stewards at that meeting judged Hamilton “predominantly to blame” for the incident with the Red Bull driver, his chief rival for the world title. But Red Bull felt the 10s penalty – the second mildest on the tariff –…

1 min
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THIS MONTH ★ Download and read it on your PC, M ★ It's identical to the print edition ★ On sale the same day as the print edition Go to NEXT MONTH* VETTEL'S ASTON MARTIN TRANSFORMATION How Seb is helping drive forward the team's evoluation ON SALE > Formula 1 finally returns to Zandvoort > McLaren's Zak Brown on the team's expansion > The story behind Netflix's Schumacher documentary > what's eating Yuki Tsunoda? CONTACT US ON GP Racing, 1 Eton Street, Richmond, London, TW9 1AG PICTURES: STEVE ETHERINGTON; GLENN DUNBAR *CONTENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE…

1 min
f1 mastermind

Q1 Which is the lowest grid position Lando Norris has started from this season and in which races? Q2 Four current drivers have won the first F1 race that they led. Who are they? Q3 Who was the last Dutchman to start the Dutch GP and in which year? Q4 In the 11 GPs so far this season, how many different race leaders have there been: 6, 7 or 8? Q5 Prior to Nicholas Latifi and George Russell, who was the last driver to score points for Williams? Q6 Who are the only drivers to have won consecutive Italian GPs since Nelson Piquet in 1986 and 1987? Q7 True or false: 2011 is, so far, the only season that Lewis Hamilton managed to claim just a single pole position? Q8 Michael Schumacher, Bertrand Gachot and which three…