In this issue;
Button in his own words – Why I really quit F1: “Ron told me to take a year off”
Plus Jenson’s fast future – Le Mans? Triathlon? F1? “I’ll be fitter than ever if I do come back”
Massa: Paddock favourite quizzed by his F1 rivals
Vandoorne – Why McLaren had to use him or lose him
Moss & Hunt – The lost interview
History of F1 – Pt 11: F1 for sale
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
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
Another clash between Mercedes ‘team-mates’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is the main talking point from our Austrian Grand Prix coverage.
Hamilton managed to score a dramatic last-gasp win, despite Rosberg’s robust defence, but will team orders now be imposed? With only 11 points between them as they head to the British GP this weekend, it’s hard to see how that could work.
There was another controversial crash in the Battersea Formule E finale and Scott Mitchell brings the views from both champion Sebastien Buemi and his defeated rival Lucas di Grassi.
We also cover Ott Tanak’s late heartache in Rally Poland and the progress of Suzuki’s return in MotoGP, as well as action from the historic Brands Hatch Superprix.
This week’s magazine includes extensive coverage of two of motorsport’s biggest events, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.
Lewis Hamilton finally got his first win in 2016 after an inspired drive in Monte Carlo, helped by a surprisingly shambolic Red Bull pitstop that managed to wipe the smile even from Daniel Ricciardo’s face.
Over the Atlantic, Alexander Rossi pulled off a near-impossible rookie victory in the Indy 500 in a dramatic running of IndyCar’s showpiece event.
We also joined Petter Solberg for the World Rallycross Championship’s visit to Lydden Hill, covered a highly competitive Nurburgring 24 Hours, and reported on all the Bank Holiday action in the UK.
Hamilton let down again – why car failures cost Lewis victory shot. “There was not doubt I could win it”
Plus Rosberg dominates Russian Grand Prix, How good was Bruce McLaren, Jamie Green’s DTM title bid, How F1 reached an engine cost cap, Deadline set for F1 head proptection, NASCAR sprint cup and much more!
The search for Grand Priz racing’s soul – what is F1?
And how to get it back on track. Special report finding F1’s heart
Plus Formula E lights up Paris, Paddon breaks through in WRC, Angry scenes in formula 3, Rossi takes first MotoGP win of 2016 and much more!
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