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Magazine: Portuguese GP review, IndyCar finale and Spa 24H

Lewis Hamilton's record-breaking 92nd Formula 1 victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix makes the cover of this week's Autosport magazine, out today (29 October)

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The Algarve Circuit, host of the first Portuguese GP since 1996, provided some unusual challenges for the drivers, as did the inclement weather.

Valtteri Bottas seemed to have an advantage but, as our GP Editor Alex Kalinauckas explains, Hamilton's tweaked Mercedes set-up and better tyre conservation gave him a crucial edge. That allowed him to come through, surpassing Michael Schumacher's previous wins record, and extending his 2020 points lead.

It was a good weekend for multiple champions. In the IndyCar finale at St Petersburg, Scott Dixon did enough, despite a fine win from rival Josef Newgarden, to take his sixth title. Dixon is now just one off AJ Foyt's record, which has stood for more than 40 years.

Reigning British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington bounced back from a difficult Croft weekend to star at Snetterton. The WSR BMW driver took two wins and a third to move back ahead in the championship, and Marcus Simmons was there to get the reaction to some dramatic and controversial moments.

Our reporters were out and about elsewhere, most notably at the Spa 24 Hours, where a combination of superb wet-weather pace and a little bit of luck helped Nick Tandy complete his set of endurance classic successes, sharing a Rowe Racing Porsche with Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

The issue also takes a look at the likely replacements for Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen at Haas in F1 next year, and assesses the impact Scott McLaughlin's switch to IndyCar for 2021 could have on the Australian Supercars championship

It was a bumper weekend for UK national racing and that's reflected in our 20-page news and reports section. The Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival provided some close racing, as ever, while at Snetterton Harry King capped a brilliant rookie season in the Porsche Carrera Cup to secure the crown with a round to spare.

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