Lawrence Barretto is Autosport’s Formula 1 reporter, travelling to all the races and focusing on news. He completed a multi-media journalism degree at Bournemouth University before joining weekly magazine Sport as their motorsport writer. He moved to Manchester to work for BBC Sport as its F1 live text commentator and general sports reporter. That role involved covering the London 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon and several international sporting events before he joined Autosport at the start of the 2015 F1 season.

Features by Lawrence Barretto
Why is the best-prepared rookie since Hamilton struggling? Williams put Lance Stroll through an intense programme including extensive testing in older Formula ... 1495411200 F1
Has F1 finally made a key fan breakthrough? As far as fan engagement goes, Formula 1 is finally on the right track - with teams trying out radic... 1494892800 F1
What Malaysia's anger reveals about F1's problems The Malaysian Grand Prix will no longer be a Formula 1 fixture after this season. Fans may not think... 1493942400 F1
Is Haas Magnussen's last chance? Kevin Magnussen moves on to a third team for his third full season in Formula 1 - a rarity in a cham... 1487635200 F1
Why are manufacturers snubbing Formula 1? Three different major manufacturers turning up their nose at Formula 1 sounds a warning bell for gra... 1486944000 F1
Why F1 has to be wary of Super Bowl ambitions New Formula 1 chief Chase Carey has suggested every grand prix should be like a Super Bowl. There ar... 1486425600 F1
Why Alonso needs to think like Federer Roger Federer's Australian Open victory was reassuring for any veteran sporting great chasing succes... 1485820800 F1
Villeneuve: 1997 glory and the regrets that followed The 1997 world title was decided in a final-round collision between Jacques Villeneuve and Michael S... 1485475200 F1
Why it’s not game over at Mercedes for Wehrlein The 2017 Formula 1 grid took shape with a trio of announcements - Pascal Wehrlein to Sauber being th... 1484611200 F1
How Rosberg spiced up the 2018 driver market Nico Rosberg's shock retirement gave the 2017 F1 driver market an unexpected twist. But it's the sil... 1483401600 F1
How Honda could supply a second F1 team As Honda continues to make progress alongside McLaren, the possibility of it supplying a second Form... 1481500800 F1
Is Ricard the right venue for F1's French return? Formula 1 is finally returning to France after countless false starts, but is going back to a now ve... 1481068800 F1
What is the perfect F1 calendar? Too many races, too many soulless new tracks and too little protection for the classic venues - ther... 1479859200 F1
Verstappen has deposed Hamilton as F1's new Senna Lewis Hamilton has always worn his admiration for Ayrton Senna on his sleeve (or head), but on the w... 1479168000 F1
Why F1 2016 is heading for its best possible outcome Some will cite unreliability on Hamilton's side of the Mercedes garage, but Rosberg will be a deserv... 1478649600 F1
Why shorter Formula 1 races would be a terrible idea Jenson Button has suggested Formula 1 should revamp its format in a bid to appeal to the next genera... 1477440000 F1
Is the Vettel-Ferrari dream heading for failure? Sebastian Vettel won three races with Ferrari last year but this season has become ever more frustra... 1476662400 F1
F1 bosses shouldn't be afraid to criticise drivers Maurizio Arrivabene raised eyebrows with his comments that Sebastian Vettel has to earn his Ferrari ... 1476144000 F1
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