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Magazine: Grosjean's miraculous escape and F1 Bahrain GP review

Romain Grosjean's miraculous escape from his fiery Bahrain Grand Prix crash and Lewis Hamilton testing positive for COVID-19 feature in this week's Autosport magazine, out today (3 December)

Magazine: Grosjean's miraculous escape and F1 Bahrain GP review

We investigate how recent safety developments helped Grosjean emerge from his Haas relatively unscathed, despite one of F1's worst accidents in years.

As our report shows, Hamilton once again came through the drama to win the Bahrain GP despite a strong challenge from Max Verstappen, but his subsequent requirement to isolate has changed the look of this weekend's second Formula 1 event at the Sakhir circuit.

Audi's announcement that it will withdraw from Formula E and head back to Le Mans - and the Dakar Rally - after 2021 made it a big news week for motorsport. We bring you opinions on the developments as well as the headlines.

The issue also looks back at one of the best championship battles of 2020, explaining how Ash Sutton ended Colin Turkington's reign at the top of British Touring Cars. Marcus Simmons speaks to the key players to find out how the Infiniti Q50 was turned into a winner by the Laser Tools Racing team.

There were some similarly stellar performances in the support categories and Stephen Lickorish analyses how the British F4, Porsche Carrera Cup, Mini Challenge, Ginetta Junior, and Ginetta GT4 Supercup titles were decided. As ever, some of the battles were not without controversy.

The future of the World Endurance Championship looks brighter now, thanks to Audi's announcement, but it had something of a mixed 2019-20 season. Gary Watkins charts the LMP1 fight that went the way of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez, as well as the LMP2 and GTE contests.

As is tradition, our correspondents also pick out the top drivers from each of their championships. Will you agree with their selections?

Outside of the reviews, we guide you through the best options for motorsport-related Christmas presents and talk to Jonathan Palmer about the growth of the BRDC British F3 Championship since 2016.

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