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Archive: When Davidson was "too successful" to land an F1 seat

Anthony Davidson has announced that he will be retiring as a professional driver after tomorrow's Bahrain 8 Hours. In a career that yielded most success in sportscars, he also had fleeting opportunities in Formula 1 - but arguably showed his best form on Fridays driving a third BAR. In the 6 January 2005 issue of Autosport, he gave a revealing interview explaining his frustrating circumstances

From the archive: When a BMW tin-top ace sampled F1

Formula 1’s 2021 pre-season test is underway, with teams anxious to get their race drivers as much mileage as possible before the season begins. It was a different story in 2005 when teams could afford to try newbies, leading to a long-awaited moment for newly-crowned European Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx. ANTHONY ROWLINSON was on-hand for the 3 February issue of Autosport magazine.

Why the German giants are flocking to FE Plus

Why the German giants are flocking to FE

Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Porsche have incredible motorsport heritage between them, but we've yet to see all four head-to-head. That's what will happen in Formula E in the coming years, and the implications are both tantalising and daunting

Formula E 'would love' F1's Fernando Alonso to race in the series

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag says he "would love" to have double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso racing in the electric championship in the future

Porsche 'never' considered FE feeder team set-up like Mercedes/HWA

Porsche "never" considered establishing a Formula E feeder squad in a similar arrangement to Mercedes and HWA, according to its former LMP1 team boss Andreas Seidl

Nico Rosberg: Future Formula E team principal role 'unlikely'

One-time Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg says it is unlikely he would choose to become the team principal of a Formula E team in the future

Todt unconvinced by Formula E's plan to use full Monaco GP layout

FIA president Jean Todt is not yet convinced Formula E should use the full Monaco Grand Prix layout on the circuit's expected return to the series' calendar in 2018/19

Alejandro Agag makes surprise €600m bid for full Formula E control

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag has made a surprise €600m bid for outright ownership of the electric racing series

Imola 1994: Memories from Senna's rivals Plus

Imola 1994: Memories from Senna's rivals

The tragic events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix changed Formula 1 forever. Here, speaking as part of our special bookazine that was released in 2011, 17 of the drivers who took part in that infamous meeting explain how they coped with the devastating deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna

Aston Martin thinks F1 could use it against Ferrari quit threat

Aston Martin believes Formula 1 can use its intention to become an engine supplier in 2021 as a bargaining chip against Ferrari's threats to quit the championship

Fernando Alonso considered quitting F1 for triple crown in 2017

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso considered quitting Formula 1 at the end of 2017 to pursue his dream of winning motorsport's unofficial triple crown

Nissan: Formula E offers younger audience than Formula 1

Entering Formula E gives Nissan access to a much younger fanbase than if it was in Formula 1 or another major racing series, says its global motorsport director Michael Carcamo

Autosport International star Nigel Mansell's top 10 racing moments

With one of the greatest British Formula 1 drivers, Nigel Mansell, confirmed for Autosport International, it's fitting to take a look back at his illustrious career.

Formula E will 'protect' teams against manufacturers

Formula E is committed to 'protecting' its small and independent teams amid the manufacturer boom that has drawn factory entries from Jaguar, Audi, BMW, Nissan, Mercedes and Porsche

Vergne: Techeetah is nowhere near peak of 2016/17 Formula E season

Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted Techeetah is "nowhere near" its race-winning performance from last season, despite leaving Formula E's 2017/18 Hong Kong opening weekend second in the points

Mortara explains 'stupid' mistake that cost Hong Kong Formula E win

Edoardo Mortara has admitted that the "stupid mistake" that cost him a win on his Formula E debut weekend in Hong Kong was because he was "over-confident"

Sam Bird gets grid penalty for 'dangerous' pitlane incident

Formula E opening race winner Sam Bird's Saturday pitlane incident has earned him a 10-place grid penalty for the second part of this weekend's Hong Kong double-header

Plans revealed for 2020 Danish Grand Prix Formula 1 track proposal

A consortium backing a grand prix in Danish capital Copenhagen for 2020 is in advanced talks with Formula 1 bosses, Autosport has learned

Honda woe hurting McLaren F1 team's morale, says shareholder Ojjeh

McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh says the Formula 1 team's current tribulations with Honda have made maintaining morale and keeping hold of personnel harder

Interview with McLaren Formula 1 team's Mansour Ojjeh

McLaren's Mansour Ojjeh is one of the most media-shy, yet influential figures in Formula 1

McLaren considering Formula E team/powertrain involvement

McLaren is considering entering Formula E as a team or a supplier of powertrain technology

MotoGP legends collide: When Rossi met Surtees Plus

MotoGP legends collide: When Rossi met Surtees

Valentino Rossi has few superiors - but John Surtees is among them. When the two met 14 years ago, sparks flew

New Formula 1 marketing chief aims to 'detonate the fan experience'

Formula 1's new marketing chief Sean Bratches has promised to "detonate the fan experience" as part of a long-term plan to grow the championship

The story behind the Mercedes power struggle Plus

The story behind the Mercedes power struggle

James Allison is the latest high-profile F1 technical brain to be welcomed into Mercedes. But the journey that led the team to recruiting him carries with it some tales of caution he would do well to be aware of when he starts on March 1

New push for FOTA-style Formula 1 teams' union

Leading Formula 1 teams are in the early stages of creating a new 'FOTA-style' body to protect their financial interests and regulatory advantages following the takeover by Liberty Media

Formula 1 teams pondering standardised parts

Formula 1 teams are pondering introducing standard parts as a cost-cutting measure, according to McLaren executive director Zak Brown

Paddy Lowe to take up top Williams Formula 1 role next month

Former Mercedes man Paddy Lowe will join the Williams Formula 1 team in its most senior technical position early next month, Autosport has learned

McLaren supports F1 budget cap ideas

McLaren is in favour of the concept of a budget cap for Formula 1 teams, new executive director Zak Brown says

Prost on fighting Senna, leaving Ferrari and more Plus

Prost on fighting Senna, leaving Ferrari and more

Alain Prost has an incredible story to tell. Autosport's sister publication F1 Racing chose to revisit the back catalogue of this four-time world champion by presenting him with the questions of friends, rivals, peers and acolytes

Williams F1 technical boss Pat Symonds leaves the team

The Williams Formula 1 team's chief technical officer Pat Symonds will leave the team at the end of this year

McLaren CEO Jost Capito set to leave the Formula 1 team

McLaren Racing CEO Jost Capito is set to depart the team, Autosport understands

Zak Brown Q&A: The F1 challenge at McLaren

Zak Brown sets out his vision for McLaren ahead of his new, high-profile executive director role with the illustrious Formula 1 constructor, speaking to's Anthony Rowlinson and's Charles Bradley

McLaren F1 team will work differently in the future, Brown believes

The McLaren Technology Group's new executive director Zak Brown says the way the Formula 1 operation works will be different in the future

McLaren F1 team appoints Zak Brown as executive director

Zak Brown has been announced as the new executive director of the McLaren Technology Group

Ron Dennis set to be ousted from McLaren Group next week

Ron Dennis is poised to lose his positions as chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group as early as next week, Autosport understands

Ron Dennis set to leave McLaren top job when contract expires

McLaren chief Ron Dennis is set to leave his role as chairman and CEO of McLaren Group, Autosport can reveal

The heaven and hell of running Ferrari Plus

The heaven and hell of running Ferrari

Is there any job in Formula 1 more pressurised than that of Ferrari team principal? In this exclusive interview with Autosport's sister publication F1 Racing, Maurizio Arrivabene opens up about the joys - and unique anguish - of running the proudest race team of them all

Why is Hamilton such a divisive figure? Plus

Why is Hamilton such a divisive figure?

Few drivers have polarised opinion so much as Lewis Hamilton. But does the three-time world champion really deserve the hatred that's directed at him?

'One or two' F1 teams could fold this year, says McLaren's Dennis

McLaren chairman Ron Dennis believes "one or two" Formula 1 teams could fold before the end of the 2016 season

The pain and glory of running McLaren Plus

The pain and glory of running McLaren

This month's issue of F1 Racing is a special tribute to McLaren on its 50th anniversary in Formula 1. ANTHONY ROWLINSON spoke to team supremo Ron Dennis, who opens up about the past, present and future of the iconic team

Why F1 still misses Imola Plus

Why F1 still misses Imola

The roar of grand prix cars might be a distant memory at Imola, but the circuit remains one of the most revered in F1. A decade after it last held a grand prix, ANTHONY ROWLINSON visits a track steeped in history for our sister publication F1 Racing

Wurz: GPDA will suggest Formula 1 changes if powerbrokers listen

The Grand Prix Drivers' Association says it will put forward suggestions to help fix Formula 1's problems if it believes those in power are prepared to listen

Button answers the F1 paddock's questions Plus

Button answers the F1 paddock's questions

World champion, racing icon, national treasure... Jenson Button is all this and more. Yet, here, he faces his toughest test yet: a grilling by the Formula 1 paddock for our sister publication F1 Racing

The last Haas team in Formula 1 Plus

The last Haas team in Formula 1

Thirty years ago an American team entered under the Haas name made its full-season F1 debut. ALAN JONES, the world champion the project coaxed out of retirement, remembers the experience

Leading Red Bull back from the brink Plus

Leading Red Bull back from the brink

2015 was a difficult year for Red Bull and Christian Horner, both on and off the track. In an exclusive interview with sister publication F1 Racing, he explains how close the team came to leaving F1 and what the future holds

Ex-F1 racer Alex Wurz announces his retirement from racing

Former Formula 1 racer and two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Alex Wurz has announced his retirement from motorsport

Marc Marquez won't ride differently against Valentino Rossi at Valencia

Marc Marquez says he has no regrets about his riding in MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix and the fallout from his clash with Valentino Rossi will not change his approach

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi regrets Sepang move on Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi says he regrets the controversial move that triggered his clash with Marc Marquez in the Sepang MotoGP race

Jorge Lorenzo apologises to Valentino Rossi for thumbs down gesture

Jorge Lorenzo has apologised for making a 'thumbs down' gesture at Valentino Rossi on the Sepang MotoGP podium after his Yamaha team-mate's clash with Marc Marquez

Why demonising new F1 tracks is wrong Plus

Why demonising new F1 tracks is wrong

Formula 1's traditional grand prix venues are under pressure as more potential new hosts emerge. ANTHONY ROWLINSON argues that the newcomers have added to F1, not just taken away

Lauda expecting closer title fight between Hamilton and Rosberg

The battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg for the Formula 1 title will be closer this year than last season, reckons Niki Lauda

Australian GP: Mercedes' Rosberg and Hamilton still chasing set-up

Formula 1 pacesetters Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both admit they are still struggling to find the best set up for their new Mercedes after Australian Grand Prix practice

The winds of change at Ferrari Plus

The winds of change at Ferrari

The need for change at Ferrari has been manifest in the latter part of 2014. ANTHONY ROWLINSON attended the Italian's squad annual Christmas media briefing to hear about the new bosses' plans to make the team a winner again

Ferrari bosses say F1 needs a revolution to appeal to younger fans

A "revolution" in the way Formula 1 presents itself to fans is required if the sport is to survive and prosper, according to new Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne.

New Ferrari Formula 1 chiefs say fixing the team will take time

Ferrari's new bosses say there will be no quick fixes for the Formula 1 team, as it bids to recover from a dire 2014 season

Sergio Marchionne calls on Ferrari to atone for past mistakes

New Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has admitted the Formula 1 team made "too many mistakes" in recent seasons and called upon the Scuderia to fulfil its potential

Jenson Button answers your questions Plus

Jenson Button answers your questions

F1's soon to be second-oldest driver is energised and optimistic, even in his 14th season. World-weary? Not a bit of it, as he reveals to our sister publication F1 RACING

Nico Rosberg answers your questions Plus

Nico Rosberg answers your questions

This is a big year for Nico Rosberg as he takes on Lewis Hamilton, but he was in relaxed form when he joined AUTOSPORT's sister publication F1 Racing to answer readers' questions

Original Aussie grit Plus

Original Aussie grit

At 87, Sir Jack Brabham is the oldest living F1 world champion. Not only that, but he won the title three times and remains the only man do so in his own car. AUTOSPORT's sister publication F1 Racing relished a rare chance to interview a grand prix great

What it means to run Ferrari Plus

What it means to run Ferrari

The burden of expectation lies heavy on the shoulders of Ferrari's team boss. In this exclusive interview, Stefano Domenicali reveals to AUTOSPORT's sister magazine F1 Racing the qualities needed to run the Scuderia