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
Lewis Hamilton continued his Formula 1 fightback in the Canadian Grand Prix, closing the gap to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to just nine points in the title race. Ben Anderson dissects the race in this week’s issue, and shows how Ferrari once again let a possible victory slip through its fingers.
Autosport’s build up to the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend also continues with a look at Toyota’s chances: can the Japanese firm finally overcome its jinx in the world’s greatest endurance race? Plus, Gary Watkins says goodbye to open prototypes as they visit Le Mans for possibly the final time.
We also cover Josef Newgarden’s incredible Texas accident escape, the new grand prix venue in Baku, and Thierry Neuville’s timely victory in Rally Italy.
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Max Verstappen gets his first Autosport magazine cover this week, with Ben Anderson taking a look at the reasons behind his promotion to Red Bull and his prospects ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix when the 18-year-old first gets his hands on a Red Bull drive.
We’ve also got Karun Chandhok’s analysis of the F1 season so far, as well as Gary Anderson’s look at which teams have and haven’t made a gain from 2015 to ’16. Mitchell Adam reports on Jorge Lorenzo’s victory in MotoGP at Le Mans, Gary Watkins reflects on how Audi ended Porsche’s year of dominance in the World Endurance Championship, Marcus Simmons reports from the Brands Hatch Blancpain GT event and Jack Cozens has all the action from the WTCC in Morocco.
We’ve also got an interview with GP2 title favourite Alex Lynn, and ask if the GP3 field is the best junior grid of 2016 ahead of the Barcelona season opener. Then there’s all the latest news and reports from the club racing scene, as well as Marcus Pye’s column