In this issue;
UP IN SMOKE – Spectacular failure costs Lewis crucial victory: “Someone doesn’t want me to win this title”
Ricciardo at last – Red Bull ace beats Verstappen
British Grand Prix under threat again
Shedden snatches third BTCC crown
The Goodwood Revival is our unusual focus on the cover of Autosport magazine this week. The event has been a highlight of the historic racing scene for many years and last weekend was no exception.
The Revival is a must for anyone who likes close racing, loud engines and sideways cars. And there are always some star drivers in the mix. This year Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen, British Touring Car champions Gordon Shedden and Andrew Jordan, and ex-Formula 1 racer Giedo van der Garde stood out, but there were plenty more.
The big news of the F1 week, the Liberty deal, also comes under scrutiny, plus we look at the last front-engined Ferrari to win a world championship grand prix, speak to the man who has revived Manor’s fortunes in F1, and cover the latest bout in a remarkable MotoGP season.
Jenson Button’s unusual deal with McLaren is the focus of the cover of this week’s Autosport magazine. Will he really be back in 2018 or is this season the 2009 world champion’s final campaign?
Fellow British title winner Lewis Hamilton was in the headlines for the wrong reasons after the Italian GP. A poor start from pole allowed Nico Rosberg to win as Mercedes underlined the fact it is still a long way ahead of Ferrari and the rest.
We also take a look at Porsche’s World Endurance success in Mexico, Suzuki finally breaking its duck in MotoGP at Silverstone, and preview one of the world’s biggest historic events: the Goodwood Revival.
Group B was one of the most spectacular motorsport categories ever devised and boosted the popularity of rallying around the world. Thirty years on from the end of a dramatic era in the World Rally Championship, we pay homage to the cars and stars in this week’s special issue of Autosport.
As well as looking at the rise and fall of Group B, we talk to some of the heroes – Markku Alen, Walter Rohrl and Ari Vatanen – and compare a current WRC Volkswagen Polo with its bewinged Audi Quattro great-grandfather.
It’s not all about the past, of course. We also bring you the tantalising new Manor Formula 1 duel between Mercedes’ junior talents Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon, coverage of Jason Plato’s breakthrough British Touring Car success for Subaru, and Ducati finally ending its drought in MotoGP.
Plus national coverage spanning Formula 4 to Trucks, Marcus Pye’s Humble Pye column and much more
We look back on one of the great Formula 1 seasons in this week’s issue of Autosport magazine. Michael Schumacher finally ended Ferrari’s drought in 2000, after a tough fight with McLaren’s Mika Hakkinen, and we talk to some of the key players that made it happen.
Jenson Button also made his impressive F1 debut in 2000, Rubens Barrichello scored his first victory in a remarkable German Grand Prix, and away from F1 several current star names started to make their presence felt.
The motorsport world lost two important figures in recent days and we pay homage to both Chris Amon – surely the unluckiest driver never to win a world championship grand prix – and inaugural British Touring Car champion Jack Sears.
We celebrate two fine British successes with a rare green cover this week. Lewis Hamilton’s sixth win of 2016 moved him clear of Nico Rosberg in the Formula 1 title fight, helped by the fact his team-mate was unable to race his way out of trouble following a bad start, as EDD STRAW explains.
Kris Meeke was sublime on his way to winning Rally Finland, a flat-out, high-speed event that neither Colin McRae nor Richard Burns managed to win during their illustrious careers.
There was more British success at Spa, as Alexander Sims was part of the winning BMW squad in the 24 Hours. GARY WATKINS reports from Belgium, while we also bring extensive coverage of the Silverstone Classic, one of the highlights of the historic racing calendar.
All this and much more, in this week’s Autosport magazine
After a fantastic run of form, Lewis Hamilton took the lead of the Formula 1 world championship with his win at the Hungarian GP, which is the focus of this week’s Autosport magazine.
Ben Anderson explains Hamilton’s fifth victory of the season, as well as showing why Mercedes was able to fight off Red Bull with such ease.
Gary Watkins reports on the latest instalment of the World Endurance Championship, as Porsche defeated Audi in a hard-fought battle at the Nurburgring, and tells the story of crack endurance GT team WRT ahead of this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours.
The Silverstone Classic is one of the biggest historic events in the world and our guide tells you which stars and cars to look out for, and gives an insight into how to be quick around the fast GP circuit.