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How McLaren’s GT3 ‘single-seater’ defies expectations Plus

How McLaren’s GT3 ‘single-seater’ defies expectations

Time in a thoroughbred racer leaves you searching for time in yourself, especially when the rewards for total commitment are so high, as our man discovered at Snetterton

How Radical's latest machines fare on track Plus

How Radical's latest machines fare on track

The lightweight sportscar manufacturer has not rewritten the rulebook with its latest machines, but the new SR3 XX and SR10 still provide a step forward on its previous successful models

From the archive: Button's last spell with Williams

Jenson Button is returning to Williams in 2021 as a senior advisor, 21 years after making his F1 debut with the Grove outfit in 2000. The team is in a very different position now, but so too is Button - who reflected on his rookie campaign for the 11 August 2016 issue of Autosport magazine

Driving club racing's Revolution Plus

Driving club racing's Revolution

The Revolution prototype racer that has been created by Radical co-founder Phil Abbott aims to bridge the gap between club racing and LMP3 competition. And, as Autosport finds out, it provides drivers with a great challenge behind the wheel

The Deja vu moment that reveals Bottas' true Hamilton deficit Plus

The Deja vu moment that reveals Bottas' true Hamilton deficit

Valtteri Bottas made a winning start to the 2020 Formula 1 season, but he now trails Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by five points in the standings. This follows a race in Hungary that again exposed a troubling blow to Bottas's title hopes

The rules anomaly that saved Hamilton from harsher punishment Plus

The rules anomaly that saved Hamilton from harsher punishment

OPINION: Mercedes was aggrieved that Lewis Hamilton was demoted three places on the grid for the Austrian GP within an hour of the race start, but it could have been a lot worse had the rules been applied differently

When Ricciardo surprised amid a predictable F1 season

The 2014 Formula 1 season might not be considered an all-time classic, but unpredictability during a predictable campaign gave the Hungarian Grand Prix a surprise winner, stunning overtakes and cranked up tensions between title protagonists

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 79 Plus

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 79

As Formula 1 turns 70, Autosport is marking the occasion with a series of track test features in Lotus machinery that dominated the world championship in the '60s and '70s. In the final instalment of the series, Ben Anderson tries the Lotus 79

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 72 Plus

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 72

As Formula 1 turns 70, Autosport is marking the occasion with a series of track test features in Lotus machinery that dominated the world championship in the '60s and '70s. In the latest instalment of the series, Ben Anderson tried the Lotus 72

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 49 Plus

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 49

As Formula 1 turns 70, Autosport is marking the occasion with a series of track test features in Lotus machinery that dominated the world championship in the '60s and '70s. Following hot on the heels of the Lotus 25, Ben Anderson tried the Lotus 49

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 25 Plus

Formula 1's great Lotus landmarks - Lotus 25

As Formula 1 turns 70, Autosport is marking the occasion with a series of track test features in Lotus machinery that dominated the world championship in the '60s and '70s. To start off, here's Ben Anderson's experience of the Lotus 25

The British company offering amateurs a pathway to Le Mans Plus

The British company offering amateurs a pathway to Le Mans

Ginetta has established itself as a cornerstone of Britain's national racing landscape, but also has a clearly-defined ladder that newcomers can follow all the way to Le Mans. Autosport recently got behind the wheel of two of the manufacturer's long-serving machines and sampled its brand-new LMP3 challenger

Testing the tiers of Porsche's motorsport ladder Plus

Testing the tiers of Porsche's motorsport ladder

Porsche now offers three national-level categories aimed at giving amateurs and budding professional drivers real racing experience. Autosport compared the cars on a chilly day at Silverstone

The two eras of dominance that defined a decade in F1 Plus

The two eras of dominance that defined a decade in F1

In the first of a series of features looking back on the decade about to conclude, we assess the two drivers that have dominated Formula 1 since 2010 - Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton - and savour the promise of a battle that never came

Track Test: Lamborghini Super Trofeo

I've been lucky enough to drive more than 100 racing cars during my career, and I'm now fortunate to count two among that number as Lamborghinis

How Ferrari threw away another golden victory chance Plus

How Ferrari threw away another golden victory chance

Ferrari turned around Mercedes' early advantage at Suzuka and should have been able to use its front row sweep to control the Japanese Grand Prix even with a race pace disadvantage - but it let things slip away, again

Vettel: Nothing explains F1 qualifying turnaround at Japanese GP

Sebastian Vettel says there are no changes to explain his "step in performance" at the Japanese Grand Prix, where he ended Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc's qualifying superiority

Kubica: Williams F1 team removed Suzuka wing for "strange reasons"

Robert Kubica has slammed the Williams Formula 1 team for removing its upgraded front wing from his car at the Japanese Grand Prix, saying it 'crossed boundaries' for "strange reasons"

No penalties for "stupid" Japanese GP collision between Gasly/Perez

Japanese Grand Prix stewards have ruled there should be no penalties for Sergio Perez and Pierre Gasly's collision at the end of the Suzuka Formula 1 race

Vettel on top at Suzuka, scores Ferrari's fifth straight 2019 pole

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position with a commanding performance in qualifying for Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix, as Ferrari overturned Mercedes' practice pace advantage to lock out the front row

The evidence that Hamilton will be wrong about Suzuka Plus

The evidence that Hamilton will be wrong about Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton made no secret of his excitement at the prospect of a proper three-way scrap for honours between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull at Suzuka. But will such a scenario arise, or in reality does one team have a clear edge over the other two?

Japanese GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest again in second practice

Valtteri Bottas recovered from spinning on the run to Suzuka's start/finish straight to continue setting the pace as Mercedes dominated second practice for Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix

The most professional GT championship you've never heard of Plus

The most professional GT championship you've never heard of

McLaren's Pure GT Series is a private championship that offers those that can afford it the chance to race and learn as a real racing driver. Autosport went along for the ride in a battle for the ages between representatives of print and social media

Haas seeking a "solution" to stop Formula 1 drivers clashing

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he must come up with a "solution" to his clashing drivers because team instructions are not getting through to them

Steiner needed no explanation for 'unacceptable' Haas driver crash

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner slammed his drivers' 'unacceptable' first-lap clash and said neither spoke during a post-race reprimand because "I don't need any explanation of it"

British Grand Prix: Bottas heads Mercedes one-two in Silverstone FP2

Valtteri Bottas narrowly beat Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in second practice for the British Grand Prix, as Mercedes moved to the top of the order

Absolute racing rules force drivers into bad choices Plus

Absolute racing rules force drivers into bad choices

OPINION: Track limits has become a regular rule to debate in recent years, from Formula 1 and the pinnacle of motorsport, down to National level racing. But does a strict approach actually make things less safe for some drivers?

How Lauda won F1's closest title battle Plus

How Lauda won F1's closest title battle

Niki Lauda's third Formula 1 title was one of the most incredible in the championship's history, and won by statistically the smallest margin - just half a point. Back in 2017, Lauda talked Autosport through that season from his perspective

Robert Kubica feels like a 'passenger' in Williams Formula 1 car

Robert Kubica feels like a "passenger" due to ongoing problems with his Williams Formula 1 car, and the issues were "exaggerated" further by windy conditions in the Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel: F1 Bahrain GP spin in Hamilton battle not due to pressure

Sebastian Vettel has denied his spin in battle with Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix was related to mounting pressure following multiple mistakes he made last season

Hamilton: Passing Leclerc's Ferrari for Bahrain GP win 'felt weird'

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton said it "felt weird" to pass the hobbled Ferrari of Charles Leclerc for an unlikely victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain GP: Hamilton wins as long-time leader Leclerc loses power

Lewis Hamilton claimed an unlikely victory in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix, as Ferrari's race imploded spectacularly with an engine problem for Charles Leclerc and a spin for Sebastian Vettel

Kubica: Reduced gap to Williams team-mate Russell not representative

Robert Kubica says the reduced gap between himself and rookie Williams team-mate George Russell in Bahrain qualifying means nothing considering the aerodynamic discrepancy between their Formula 1 cars

Norris: Vettel screwed over penalised Grosjean in Bahrain qualifying

Lando Norris believes getting blocked by Romain Grosjean in Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying was caused by his penalised Formula 1 rival being "screwed over" by Sebastian Vettel

Vettel explains loss of crucial set of F1 tyres for Bahrain GP Q3

Sebastian Vettel says a "hectic" Q2 when Ferrari put him in an "unfortunate slot" on the track compromised his Q3 running in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain GP: Vettel, Leclerc will work together for Ferrari one-two

Sebastian Vettel reckons he and Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc "need to work as a team" at the start of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, after qualifying first and second

Bahrain GP: Leclerc completes Ferrari practice domination in FP3

Ferrari set a scorching pace in final free practice for Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix, with Charles Leclerc leading Sebastian Vettel in a Scuderia one-two, seven tenths clear of Mercedes

Alfa Romeo's Bahrain FP2 interrupted by car cooling problems

Separate cooling problems unrelated to Ferrari's Formula 1 engine spoiled the crucial second practice session for Alfa Romeo in Bahrain, leaving Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi short on laps

Bahrain GP: Toro Rosso, Haas hit back at F1 B-team complaints

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has hit back against complaints from Formula 1 rivals about teams exploiting the rules to forge closer ties with bigger outfits and manufacturers

Bahrain Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc leads Ferrari practice one-two

Ferrari immediately rebounded from a poor Australian Grand Prix by setting the pace in first practice for Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix, nearly a second clear of Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari could've lost straightline speed edge

Sebastian Vettel believes the cornering strength of Ferrari's 2019 Formula 1 car may have cost it straightline speed, but needs more data to be sure

Perez: Stroll closer to me on race pace than past F1 team-mates

Sergio Perez says new Racing Point team-mate Lance Stroll is already closer to him on race pace than any of his previous Formula 1 team-mates, which have included Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg

Vettel surprised by extent of Mercedes upgrades for second F1 test

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says he was "a bit surprised" to see Mercedes bring so many upgrades to the second Formula 1 pre-season test at Barcelona

F1 test crash damage hampers Ferrari in finding cause - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says it would be "a lot easier" to identify the cause of his Formula 1 pre-season testing crash at Barcelona without the damage his Ferrari has suffered

How Michael Schumacher raised the Formula 1 bar in his career

How seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher changed grand prix racing during his distinguished career is the subject of this latest video from Autosport's sister title F1 Racing

Why Formula 1 teams are worried about the impact of Brexit

Formula 1 teams are fearful of the impact of Britain's exit from the European Union due to concerns they could suffer employment and logistical problems after Brexit

Why F1 fears the changes that can save it Plus

Why F1 fears the changes that can save it

Formula 1 is spectacular and fascinating for those heavily involved in it, but it doesn't do a good enough job of getting that across to a wider audience, or allowing the things that make it so great to come to the surface often enough

Stoffel Vandoorne to lose McLaren seat after 2018 Formula 1 season

Stoffel Vandoorne will lose his McLaren Formula 1 drive at the end of the 2018 season

Ricciardo's Italian GP failure was clutch, not Renault F1 engine

Red Bull and Renault say Daniel Ricciardo's retirement from the Italian Grand Prix was caused by a suspected problem with his car's clutch, rather than an engine failure

Verstappen: Renault engine still over a second off Mercedes/Ferrari

Max Verstappen says Renault's Spec C Formula 1 engine is still missing "over a second" to Mercedes and Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, despite providing a performance boost

Romain Grosjean denies Ferrari hope inspired Haas F1 team move

Romain Grosjean insists his decision to join Haas was never taken with a potential Formula 1 future at Ferrari in mind

Track testing the best of the BTCC Plus

Track testing the best of the BTCC

Autosport got behind the wheel of five of the championship's greatest machines on a special day at Brands Hatch to celebrate six decades of tin-top action

Formula 1 needs McLaren 'turmoil' to end - Red Bull boss Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner hopes McLaren can recover from its present "turmoil" because Formula 1 "needs McLaren to be performing" given its history

Haas driver Grosjean's F1 struggles like poor Djokovic tennis form

Romain Grosjean has compared his struggles during the 2018 Formula 1 season to 13-time tennis grand slam winner Novak Djokovic's run of poor form prior to his recent Wimbledon success

Who is Fernando Alonso really? Plus

Who is Fernando Alonso really?

In this piece, first published in the August 20 2015 issue of Autosport magazine, we attempt to untangle the myths, legends and misconceptions surrounding Fernando Alonso, with input from on-track rivals, former team colleagues and the man himself

Ferrari F1 reserve Giovinazzi keen to prove he's not just sim driver

Ferrari reserve Antonio Giovinazzi says it has been "really hard" not racing in 2018 and hopes he can prove "I'm not a simulator driver" by graduating to Formula 1

Mercedes believes it has made breakthrough with key F1 weakness

The Mercedes Formula 1 team is buoyant it has made progress with its weakness in high temperatures and will fare better in warmer races in the future

Haas: F1 grid mustn't grow while teams like Force India so unstable

Formula 1 should not add more entries until it makes all teams financially stable enough to avoid problems like Force India going into administration, according to Haas

Haas believes reputations count too much in F1 stewards' decisions

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner believes Formula 1's stewards are influenced by the prior reputations and standing of the drivers and teams they deal with, despite efforts to remain impartial

The chief victim of F1's renewed civil war Plus

The chief victim of F1's renewed civil war

Carlos Sainz Jr's deal to join Renault on loan from Red Bull appeared at first to have given him control over his own destiny. But is he now next in line to be shuffled out of the door in Renault's relentless pursuit of progress?