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
This week’s cover feature takes an in depth look at the relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff talking intelligently and insightfully about the relationship between the pair in a must-read article by Ian Parkes.
We also have coverage of Hames Hinchcliffe’s remarkable run to Indy 500 pole position – a year and a day after his potentially-fatal accident at The Brickyard, as well as Mitchell Adam’s report of Jorge Lorenzo’s stunning MotoGP victory at Mugello.
David Evans tells the story of Kris Meeke’s second World Rally Championship event victory in Portugal, while Simon Strang explains the reasons behind Stefan Wilson racing at the Indy 500 less than a year after brother Justin’s death at Pocono.
We also have coverage of the DTM, European F3, NASCAR, TCR International, Formula 3.5 V8 and V8 Supercars, as well as all the usual national and club racing coverage – including Marcus Pye’s ever-popular Humble Pye column.