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THE WEEKLY JOURNAL - VOLUME 11, ISSUE 29 - JUL 20TH 2005
 
It's a Wonderful AF1 Life
The AF1 (After Formula One) life of a World Champion could be fraught with longing for a crash helmet and a cockpit, but not many find a way to enjoy their trade or be successful in other forms of racing. One weekend in Germany saw five former World Champions rekindle their racing instinct, in a race event that also featured more F1 drivers than could be seen in the US Grand Prix. Indeed, the DTM series is becoming a favourite among former F1 stars, with Mika Hakkinen never looking happier than he is now, and even Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell are mulling the possibilities of driving in the series next year. Jonathan Noble was at the Norisring last weekend and talked exclusively to these great drivers, about the AF1 life of a former World Champion
BY JONATHAN NOBLE
BMW's Blitzmobile
FIA president Max Mosley revealed last week his plan to introduce a high-tech energy storage system to F1, in a bid to improve overtaking. The system is already experimented in the motor industry, and Karl Ludvigsen was among the first to test-drive BMW's own experimental X5 vehicle some two years ago. With an extraordinary marriage of quick-response electrical storage and gasoline power, the prototype has shown just why the automakers in F1 are enthusiastic about Mosley's idea
BY KARL LUDVIGSEN
  McQuilliam's Pendulum
John McQuilliam has been with the Jordan team since its inception, working his way up through the ranks over the years to end up as the team's technical director and in charge of chassis design. He speaks to Craig Scarborough about the design process, how it flows over the years, and how, in design, everything is related to everything else
BY CRAIG SCARBOROUGH
German GP Preview
Hockenheim may no longer offer long straights and stressful engine work, but the circuit remains a technical challenge for the teams and drivers. McLaren and Kimi Raikkonen are favourites for the weekend, but their rivals Renault and Fernando Alonso could well disrupt again Woking's plans. Tom Keeble previews the upcoming race and rates the teams' and drivers' chances of success ahead of the twelfth round of the 2005 season
BY TOM KEEBLE
 

Germany Facts & Stats
What needs to happen for Fernando Alonso to lose his grip on the Championship? What happened 21 years ago this week? And who celebrated his final victory eight years ago at the German Grand Prix? Marcel Schot brings the answers and more anecdotes on the twelfth round of 2005
BY MARCEL SCHOT
 



Bookworm Critique
This week, our resident book expert reviews John Bullock's book: "Fast Women: The Drivers Who Changed The Face Of Motor Racing".
BY MARK GLENDENNING
  ASK NIGEL
Do you agree with David Coulthard's criticism?

What was Jean-Marie Balestre like?

Would F1 be better off without Ferrari?

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