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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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