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Autosport 70: How Scheckter instigated Silverstone's most famous F1 incident

Jody Scheckter famously triggered one of Formula 1's most infamous crashes at the 1973 British Grand Prix. For the 8 August 2013 issue of Autosport magazine, we spoke to him and other drivers who were involved

Autosport 70: The lost F1 team that launched Newey

It never won a race, but the March team of the late 1980s and early 1990s was very significant for the future of F1. Autosport magazine explained why in the 16/23 December 2010 issue

McLaren plans to hit incoming F1 budget cap limit to match leaders

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl says McLaren will try to match the top three teams in 2021 by running to the limit of the budget cap

Why Haas's shocking 2019 should have F1 worried Plus

Why Haas's shocking 2019 should have F1 worried

Haas headed into the 2019 Formula 1 season after showing promising form in winter testing. But what followed was a tough campaign, blighted by car-handling issues. Here's why that development is not good for F1's future

How Kubica found the answer to his own incredible F1 challenge Plus

How Kubica found the answer to his own incredible F1 challenge

Based purely on results, Robert Kubica's Formula 1 comeback was not a success. But that misses the point - to return to the grand prix sphere (and score a point) was a phenomenal achievement in itself

Kubica: Closing F1 chapter worthwhile despite 2019 struggles

Robert Kubica says 'closing a chapter' by returning to Formula 1 was worth it despite his and Williams's "complicated" season

The real step that ended McLaren's F1 nightmare Plus

The real step that ended McLaren's F1 nightmare

McLaren's recent history in Formula 1 has been disastrous. But in 2019, it finally showed significant signs of recovery - a major step towards getting the team back to the front of the grand prix racing grid

2019's Albon, Norris and Russell are 2001's Montoya, Raikkonen and Alonso Plus

2019's Albon, Norris and Russell are 2001's Montoya, Raikkonen and Alonso

In Formula 1 2019, three drivers made their debut and went on to make major impacts - just like three famous names from the championship's history did back in the '01 campaign

How Toro Rosso gave Renault a major scare Plus

How Toro Rosso gave Renault a major scare

Toro Rosso underwent some substantial changes in 2019, but it nevertheless scored its best result since its glory days of '08. In the process it scared a works squad that ultimately underwhelmed after making some lofty pre-season aims

Will Williams's 2019 soul-searching be enough? Plus

Will Williams's 2019 soul-searching be enough?

The 2019 Formula 1 season was the worst in Williams's history. It has taken steps it hopes will mean such a disaster is not repeated - and with '20 already approaching the answer to questions over those changes will soon be revealed

The five best race drives of F1 2019 Plus

The five best race drives of F1 2019

The 20 Formula 1 drivers completed 420 individual races across the 21 races of the 2019 season. Many were memorable and many were decidedly not, but here are the five best Autosport has picked from F1's joint-longest (with '16 and '18) season

Top 10 F1 drivers of 2019 Plus

Top 10 F1 drivers of 2019

The 2019 Formula 1 world championships may have gone back to the same homes once again, but there were stars throughout the field. Here are the best from another year in grand prix racing

Russell qualifying whitewash over Kubica harder than people think

Formula 1 rookie George Russell says he is proud of having seen off Williams team-mate Robert Kubica in every qualifying in 2019, and believes it was harder "than people think"

Mercedes' warning shot shows how hard it will be to dethrone Plus

Mercedes' warning shot shows how hard it will be to dethrone

Mercedes ended the F1 season with a flourish and, though Lewis Hamilton might have longed for more battles in Abu Dhabi, a crushing victory at the end of an open second half of 2019 was a timely reminder of the potency of F1's dominant combination

Norris says he was a "s*** driver" in Perez Abu Dhabi F1 battle

McLaren Formula 1 racer Lando Norris says he was a "s*** driver" in his last-lap defeat against Sergio Perez in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Russell to conduct three F1 test days for Mercedes before end of 2019

Williams's George Russell will complete three days of testing for Mercedes before the end of 2019, starting with an outing in next week's post-season Abu Dhabi Formula 1 tyre test

Abu Dhabi GP qualifying: F1 world champion Hamilton seals pole

Lewis Hamilton claimed the final Formula 1 pole position of the 2019 season in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi GP: Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2, but clashes with Grosjean

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in second Formula 1 free practice ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although his evening was marred by a collision with Romain Grosjean

Why Mercedes' Abu Dhabi advantage might be an illusion Plus

Why Mercedes' Abu Dhabi advantage might be an illusion

At a glance, Mercedes appears in prime position to seal a 15th Formula 1 win of 2019 in the Abu Dhabi season finale. But though it may still be tricky for Mercedes' rivals to catch up, all signs point to a closer fight, in qualifying at least, than practice suggests

Kubica set to combine F1 test role with a DTM race seat in 2020

Robert Kubica says he has decided on his 2020 plans and confirmation will come "quite soon", as he looks to combine a Formula 1 role and a DTM race seat

Why Abu Dhabi is the wrong place for F1's season finale Plus

Why Abu Dhabi is the wrong place for F1's season finale

The Brazilian Grand Prix was a perfect reminder of why Interlagos has been an appropriate venue for Formula 1 title showdowns. Yas Marina's run of season-ending races shows why F1 should ideally reconsider its finale

What Gasly can learn from his superb response to demotion Plus

What Gasly can learn from his superb response to demotion

Pierre Gasly is almost unrecognisable from the driver who left Red Bull no choice but to demote him. While his response to that has been outstanding, he must do more if he is to fulfil the promise his talent offers

McLaren's Sainz: Brazilian GP was definitely best race of my career

McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr has no doubt his charge from the back of the Brazilian Grand Prix grid to a maiden Formula 1 podium was the best of his career

How Red Bull forced Mercedes into clumsiness Plus

How Red Bull forced Mercedes into clumsiness

Outpaced and outduelled, the usually flawless Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes combination ended up making a lot of mistakes in Brazil as they tried to respond to the brilliance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull-Honda

Brazilian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen puts Red Bull-Honda on pole

Red Bull-Honda's Max Verstappen claimed his second Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazilian Grand Prix practice: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 in the second free practice session for Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

Why Ferrari is back in business in Brazil Plus

Why Ferrari is back in business in Brazil

Amid the undercurrent of accusations over its engine and after a lacklustre weekend last time out in America, Ferrari showed revitalised form in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. But can it capitalise on its single-lap pace to beat Mercedes?

How Albon kept his Red Bull F1 drive Plus

How Albon kept his Red Bull F1 drive

Red Bull made a bold call when it promoted Alex Albon to its senior Formula 1 team when he had just half a season of grand prix racing experience. We explain exactly how he's done enough to keep one of the best drives on the grid

Wolff: Any breach of F1's fuel-flow system rules would be foul play

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff believes any breach of the rules addressed in the FIA's latest technical directive on fuel-flow systems would amount to "foul play"

How Russell is performing like Alonso Plus

How Russell is performing like Alonso

Back in 2001, Fernando Alonso made a low-key Formula 1 debut that nevertheless caught the eye of those in the know. This year, another rookie is putting in stellar performances that totally outshine his machinery

Raikkonen: I might as well finish last if I'm 11th like in F1 US GP

Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen says finishing 11th or last in Formula 1 "makes no difference" after he missed out on a points finish at the United States Grand Prix

Why Hamilton's finest moment was also Bottas's best Plus

Why Hamilton's finest moment was also Bottas's best

Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world championship in style - well and truly entering the greatest of all time debate. But he was beaten on the day at Austin by his team-mate, who turned in his best grand-prix winning performance to date

10 moments that decided the 2019 F1 title Plus

10 moments that decided the 2019 F1 title

Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world title at Austin to come out on top in what quickly became an intra-Mercedes battle in 2019. Here are 10 key moments that decided the title in his favour

US Grand Prix: Bottas beats Vettel to pole at Austin

Valtteri Bottas claimed his fifth pole position of the 2019 Formula 1 season in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Austin

Why Hamilton's Friday pace advantage is deceptive Plus

Why Hamilton's Friday pace advantage is deceptive

Lewis Hamilton might have topped second practice for the US Grand Prix by three tenths, but that advantage is effectively negated by a tow he received on his best lap. That's not to say Ferrari is now favourite, but it certainly shouldn't be discounted

US Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton leads Austin Friday F1 practice

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the United States Grand Prix, outpacing Charles Leclerc by 0.301 seconds

Ferrari/Williams are against delaying 2021 F1 rules

Ferrari does not share the desire of Mercedes and Red Bull to delay Formula 1's rules overhaul and hopes it will be voted through even if it is incomplete

The standout element that makes Hamilton a great Plus

The standout element that makes Hamilton a great

Pinpointing a weakness in Lewis Hamilton is proving increasingly difficult, and Valtteri Bottas's choice of words during Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix provided a telling insight into why Hamilton is so difficult to match

How Hamilton went from "no hope" to victory Plus

How Hamilton went from "no hope" to victory

There were a lot of reasons why Lewis Hamilton shouldn't have won the Mexican Grand Prix, but he did. How much of it was down to others leaving the door open and how much due to his and Mercedes' performance?

Lack of F1 Mexican GP Hamilton qualifying penalty annoys Verstappen

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he understands the penalty that cost him Mexican Grand Prix pole, but is annoyed Lewis Hamilton was not also penalised

Verstappen takes surprise F1 Mexican GP pole after Bottas crashes

Max Verstappen claimed a surprise pole position for Formula 1's 2019 Mexican Grand Prix, outpacing Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc by 0.266 seconds, as Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas crashed late in Q3

Mercedes on the back foot at F1's circuit of contradictions Plus

Mercedes on the back foot at F1's circuit of contradictions

The Mexico City layout puts a string of conflicting demands on car behaviour even before the altitude is factored in. Here's how the teams fared at finding the required compromises on Friday

Mexican Grand Prix practice: Vettel leads Verstappen on Friday

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel headed the second free practice session for Formula 1's Mexican Grand prix, outpacing Max Verstappen by 0.115 seconds

F1 teams' latest veto proves a will to spite their own faces Plus

F1 teams' latest veto proves a will to spite their own faces

OPINION: Formula 1's push for three reversed-grid races in 2020 hit the buffers when the teams rejected the idea. By blocking the latest attempt to improve the racing spectacle, self-interested teams displayed an underlying fear of change

The Button insight that explains Vettel's inconsistency Plus

The Button insight that explains Vettel's inconsistency

Sebastian Vettel's form has no doubt improved, but it's clear Ferrari's 2019 Formula 1 car doesn't suit his style. One fellow world champion can relate to that - an example that proves just one characteristic is the difference between the great and the good

Ferrari's progress from disaster to 2020 contender Plus

Ferrari's progress from disaster to 2020 contender

Even though Mercedes looks poised to interrupt Ferrari's run of pacesetting form in Japan, the changes made at Maranello appear to have tackled this year's key weaknesses and set up a proper 2020 title fight

The confusing history of F1 team name changes Plus

The confusing history of F1 team name changes

The recent news that Toro Rosso might be rebranded as AlphaTauri in 2020 is the latest chapter in a long line of confusing F1 team makeovers, turning defining each team's true identity into a statistical nightmare

How good would Bianchi have become? Plus

How good would Bianchi have become?

It's five years since the Suzuka accident that led to the death of Jules Bianchi. As a tribute to him, here's another chance to read for free our 2015 article reflecting on what he might've been capable of had his career not been tragically halted

Kubica waited until Monza for preferred Williams F1 steering wheel

Williams believes the delayed arrival of a new Formula 1 steering wheel is still of value to Robert Kubica, even though it did not appear until after the summer break

Williams to trial experimental F1 front wing design at Japanese GP

Williams is poised to trial an experimental front wing in practice for the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix as it assesses its aerodynamic options for next year's Formula 1 season

The defiance that shows Vettel isn't finished Plus

The defiance that shows Vettel isn't finished

There were doubts about whether Sebastian Vettel could once again be a leading force in Formula 1. But by ignoring a team order in the Russian Grand Prix he showed he may be able to dig deep and return to the fore

How Ferrari's most convincing win escaped its clutches Plus

How Ferrari's most convincing win escaped its clutches

The Russian Grand Prix weekend was supposed to prove just how much Ferrari had improved its SF90. But while its speed was impressive, Ferrari struggled to control its drivers during a race that got away from it

Hulkenberg: Renault deserved more after bitter Sochi F1 race

Nico Hulkenberg says his Russian Grand Prix result feels "bitter" and was not what he and the pace of his Renault RS19 car deserved

Russian GP: Leclerc beats Hamilton to seal fourth straight F1 pole

Charles Leclerc claimed his and Ferrari's fourth consecutive Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix

Why Red Bull might regret setting the Friday pace Plus

Why Red Bull might regret setting the Friday pace

Singapore was meant to be Red Bull's best chance since the summer break of a win, yet it looks a genuine contender at Sochi. Trouble is, the three-way fight shaping up in Russia means its decision to introduce a new Honda part could come back to bite it

Russian Grand Prix practice: Verstappen on top for Red Bull in FP2

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix

Why Grosjean is F1's most infuriating driver Plus

Why Grosjean is F1's most infuriating driver

Romain Grosjean is capable of challenging Formula 1's best on his day - but those performances are few and far between. This is the conundrum of one of grand prix racing's genuine enigmas

How a bad qualifying lap put Vettel on pole for Singapore win Plus

How a bad qualifying lap put Vettel on pole for Singapore win

If Sebastian Vettel had produced the qualifying lap he was truly capable of in Singapore, he wouldn't have been in the right place to capitalise on the unique race circumstances that allowed him to show the world his capabilities again

Sainz reckons Hulkenberg regrets Singapore GP first-lap move

McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr believes that Nico Hulkenberg regrets their first-lap incident at the Singapore Grand Prix, which forced both he and the Renault Formula 1 driver to pit

Giovinazzi penalised for going close to Singapore F1 rescue crane

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi has been penalised by the Formula 1 stewards for driving too close to a crane during the Singapore Grand Prix, but keeps his 10th place