Click to view our fantastic subscription offers

Instant access to the F1 paddock

You have 5 views remaining

You have read 10 stories this month. After 15, you will need to register or subscribe.

Register with us for free to view 25 stories a month.

Or subscribe to AUTOSPORT+ for unlimited news stories and access to our exclusive subscriber-only content.

Our commitment to quality journalism

We've introduced metered access to AUTOSPORT which will ensure that the majority of our visitors can continue to view the site for free. But we think that is worth a small investment from those who use it most, so that we can continue to send the leading experts in their field to motor racing paddocks all over the world to break the latest news and produce the most compelling interviews and race reports.

Every visitor gets 15 free page views per month. Once you reach the limit you can register to get 25 views or choose one of our value-for-money subscription packages to continue viewing and to get additional access to a range of features including:

  • Unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Get AUTOSPORT magazine in a digital format on your computer or iPad every week
  • Full access to FORIX - the world's best motorsport statistics website

We greatly appreciate your continued support to keep AUTOSPORT at the forefront of motorsport coverage, and we look forward to welcoming you as a new subscriber.

Glenn Freeman Editor
Find out more about our subscriptions

Hakkinen launches free taxi scheme

Mika Hakkinen at MonacoTwo-time world champion Mika Hakkinen on Friday helped launch a free taxi scheme sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

Driving a London taxi on the streets of Monte Carlo, Hakkinen drew attention to the initiative, aimed at reinforcing Johnnie Walker's "Winners always stay in control - don't drink and drive" message.

On Saturday night in Monaco, Hakkinen will kick off the scheme with a number of local taxi drivers. Between midnight and 6am on Sunday morning, eight taxis will be available within Monaco, providing free local journeys home.

"My experience as a racing driver has taught me a lot about being in control," said Hakkinen. "I believe that I have a responsibility as a high-profile driver to help address the hugely important issue of drinking responsibly and never drink driving.

"Hopefully by highlighting the public services available in the Principality from the train to the taxis - I have helped to raise awareness of the importance of not drinking and driving, and as far as I am aware this is the first time anyone will be able to have a free taxi ride in Monaco."

  More news  
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Breaking news feed
Live commentary feed