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How good was Surtees? Plus

How good was Surtees?

This weekend's AUTOSPORT International celebrates John Surtees' career with a unique display of his iconic car and bikes, and a guest appearance from the man himself. Here's another chance to read MARK HUGHES' in-depth assessment of where Surtees stands among the F1 greats

The top 10 F1 drivers of 2013 Plus

The top 10 F1 drivers of 2013

In a season that was dominated by Sebastian Vettel setting new standards, the other drivers often battled each other to make an impression. MARK HUGHES assesses the best on the grid

The title fight that turned on tyre failures Plus

The title fight that turned on tyre failures

At first the tyres held back Vettel back, but when the British GP chaos proved that was unsustainable, the Red Bull man was unleashed. MARK HUGHES tells the full story of F1 2013

GP report: Formula 1's subdued farewell Plus

GP report: Formula 1's subdued farewell

Sebastian Vettel made history in Brazil, while Felipe Massa bade farewell to Ferrari and Mark Webber to the sport. But with such an uncertain winter ahead, says MARK HUGHES, this was a strangely subdued affair

Form guide: it's Vettel vs Rosberg if it rains Plus

Form guide: it's Vettel vs Rosberg if it rains

If the Brazilian Grand Prix takes place in the dry, then Friday's practice sessions were completely irrelevant. But if, as expected, the weekend is wet, it will be Nico Rosberg fighting the Red Bulls, as MARK HUGHES explains

GP report: a waste of a beautiful track Plus

GP report: a waste of a beautiful track

Sebastian Vettel broke another record with his eighth straight win, but in his GP report MARK HUGHES argues that a cagey race of tyre management was less than Austin deserved

Form guide: only Webber can stop Vettel Plus

Form guide: only Webber can stop Vettel

Hopes that Sebastian Vettel could face a tougher challenge in the United States Grand Prix were quickly vanished by his pace in second practice, as MARK HUGHES explains

Mark Hughes' GP report: Vettel reaches a new level Plus

Mark Hughes' GP report: Vettel reaches a new level

Even by his own standards, Sebastian Vettel was a league apart in Abu Dhabi. MARK HUGHES recounts how the world champion somehow found a new gear at Yas Marina

Form guide: Only Grosjean can stop Vettel Plus

Form guide: Only Grosjean can stop Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is looking unstoppable again in Abu Dhabi, but what could Romain Grosjean have done without his brake problem? MARK HUGHES reckons the Lotus man is the key to the race

GP report: Vettel does it in style Plus

GP report: Vettel does it in style

Sebastian Vettel claimed a fourth title in resounding fashion in India, with Red Bull judging to perfection its strategy in a race influenced by heavy tyre graining. MARK HUGHES reviews the Indian Grand Prix

Form guide: it's Red Bull vs tyre graining Plus

Form guide: it's Red Bull vs tyre graining

Red Bull's pace in Friday practice in India was ominous, but the team struggled with the graining of its softer tyres. MARK HUGHES analyses its chances against the chasing pack

GP report: Grosjean brings Suzuka alive Plus

GP report: Grosjean brings Suzuka alive

Romain Grosjean gave the race a hint of tension, but Sebastian Vettel continued his relentless march towards a fourth title with his fifth successive win. MARK HUGHES reviews the Japanese Grand Prix

Form guide: Don't bet against a Red Bull walkover Plus

Form guide: Don't bet against a Red Bull walkover

There have been tantalising glimpses that Mercedes can carry the fight to Red Bull in Japan but, as MARK HUGHES reveals, the RB9 is still the pick of the bunch - while further down Sauber and Toro Rosso appear to have closed on McLaren

Mercedes F1 team boss Ross Brawn insists he's staying

Ross Brawn has ruled out leaving the Mercedes Formula 1 team as discussions continue about how the squad will be run in the future

Perfection from Vettel, if not the tyres Plus

Perfection from Vettel, if not the tyres

Sebastian Vettel scored another crushing win in a Korean Grand Prix, while tyre complaints were largely of his rivals' own making, as MARK HUGHES explains

Form guide: Mercedes and Lotus join Red Bull's party Plus

Form guide: Mercedes and Lotus join Red Bull's party

While Red Bull remains favourite for Korea, things have changed significantly since Singapore, with Mercedes and Lotus looking like a threat to the team's dominance, as MARK HUGHES explains

Vettel finally shows his hand Plus

Vettel finally shows his hand

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull didn't just win the Singapore GP, they absolutely crushed their rivals. This, reckons MARK HUGHES, was Vettel's full pace finally unleashed

Form guide: Red Bull dominance reaches new level Plus

Form guide: Red Bull dominance reaches new level

The Red Bulls aren't just clocking faster times than rivals around Marina Bay, they look a class apart from the trackside too. MARK HUGHES analyses the day one form from Singapore

Alonso and McLaren: why it didn't work Plus

Alonso and McLaren: why it didn't work

Fernando Alonso and McLaren endured a torrid relationship back in 2007. But could the Spaniard return to the team? As speculation increases, AUTOSPORT republishes MARK HUGHES' analysis of what went wrong six years ago

Mark Hughes' GP report: Vettel's rivals make it easy Plus

Mark Hughes' GP report: Vettel's rivals make it easy

Sebastian Vettel's Italian Grand Prix needn't have been so easy that he had time to nurse a gearbox problem. MARK HUGHES examines where the opposition slipped up

Friday form guide: focus on fight for second Plus

Friday form guide: focus on fight for second

Sebastian Vettel looks odds-on for a Monza win, reckons MARK HUGHES, but based on Friday times at least six drivers have a shot at being 'best of the rest'

The flaws that deny McLaren titles Plus

The flaws that deny McLaren titles

It has a great history, talented staff and superb resources, so why can't McLaren win the title? MARK HUGHES reckons he knows

Mark Hughes' GP report: only Greenpeace rivals Vettel Plus

Mark Hughes' GP report: only Greenpeace rivals Vettel

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull provided a masterclass for the opposition in the Belgian GP. MARK HUGHES reckons only the Greenpeace protestors rivalled the champions for efficiency

Friday form guide: far closer than it looks Plus

Friday form guide: far closer than it looks

Red Bull set the headline pace on Friday at Spa, but Lotus looked a match on long runs and Mercedes' appeared to be in conservative mode. Tyres, as Mark Hughes outlines, were also back in the news

Francois Cevert: a lost champion Plus

Francois Cevert: a lost champion

Jackie Stewart believes Tyrrell team-mate Francois Cevert was on course to become a world champion before tragedy struck. Mark Hughes looks back

John Coombs obituary

John Coombs, who died on Saturday aged 92, was instrumental in the early career of Jackie Stewart as well as in convincing Jaguar to create the lightweight E-Type racer

Mark Hughes' report: Hamilton's mini-miracle Plus

Mark Hughes' report: Hamilton's mini-miracle

Lewis Hamilton had been convinced victory was out of reach even after securing pole, but Mercedes defied the Hungarian heat and the Briton scored a breakthrough win, as Mark Hughes explains

Friday form guide: Red Bull a class apart Plus

Friday form guide: Red Bull a class apart

The Red Bull drivers' usual Friday caution was absent in Hungary as they relished their practice dominance. Their optimism is well-founded, reckons Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes' report: Vettel wins a pure race Plus

Mark Hughes' report: Vettel wins a pure race

Sebastian Vettel had to dig very deep to defeat the resurgent Lotus team in Germany, and there was nothing false or contrived about this race, reckons Mark Hughes

Friday form guide: Merc/Red Bull intrigue deepens Plus

Friday form guide: Merc/Red Bull intrigue deepens

Early forecasts suggested Pirelli's new rubber would enhance Mercedes' prospects, but as Mark Hughes explains, the numbers appear to contradict that - at least at first glance

Mark Hughes: Pirelli's horror show Plus

Mark Hughes: Pirelli's horror show

Nico Rosberg took his second win of 2013 in the British Grand Prix, but the race was marked by the tyre drama that made the whole paddock agree that F1 needs changes quickly. Mark Hughes offers an in-depth review of the events

Friday form guide: grey skies cloud the picture Plus

Friday form guide: grey skies cloud the picture

Mercedes looked respectable over a single lap and on longer runs on Friday at Silverstone, reckons Mark Hughes, but improving conditions could hurt the team and hand Lotus, Red Bull and Ferrari the advantage

Mark Hughes: Vettel in a league apart Plus

Mark Hughes: Vettel in a league apart

Sebastian Vettel took the most commanding win of 2013 so far in the Canadian Grand Prix, although in the end the day was overshadowed by an off-track tragedy. Mark Hughes reviews the Montreal race

Friday form guide: Ferrari strong favourite Plus

Friday form guide: Ferrari strong favourite

Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's Montreal Friday pace is genuine and ominous for their rivals, reckons Mark Hughes, who also thinks Mercedes could face another tyre nightmare

Mark Hughes: Mercedes' Monaco masterplan Plus

Mark Hughes: Mercedes' Monaco masterplan

Thirty years after his father's Monaco success, Nico Rosberg repeated the feat with an equally impressive drive. Mark Hughes explains how Mercedes kept its rivals under control

Thursday form guide: Silver Arrows on target Plus

Thursday form guide: Silver Arrows on target

Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton surprised no one with their one-lap speed during Thursday practice. Mark Hughes asks if the W04s can do 78 laps out front

Mark Hughes: Alonso keeps it simple Plus

Mark Hughes: Alonso keeps it simple

Amid 77 pitstops and tyre conservation stress for most of the field, Fernando Alonso simply drove his Ferrari as close to the limit as his Pirellis would allow, and won at home, as Mark Hughes explains

Friday form guide: don't judge McLaren yet Plus

Friday form guide: don't judge McLaren yet

The upgraded McLaren is likely to be quicker than practice suggested, argues Mark Hughes, who predicts little change in the fight up front between Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes

Bahrain report: supreme Vettel surprises himself Plus

Bahrain report: supreme Vettel surprises himself

Sebastian Vettel secured his second win of the season in Bahrain, and even the German himself admitted he was surprised at how easy it had been. Mark Hughes analyses how the world champion stormed to victory

Friday form guide: Lotus vs Ferrari in Bahrain Plus

Friday form guide: Lotus vs Ferrari in Bahrain

Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen topped Friday practice in Bahrain. Mark Hughes analyses the Ferrari and Lotus teams' form and tyre wear patterns and predicts how Sunday's race will unfold

China report: racing but not as we used to know it Plus

China report: racing but not as we used to know it

Fernando Alonso won a race of interwoven strategies in China, but as Mark Hughes contends in his in-depth grand prix report, that wasn't pure Formula 1 combat as it used to be

China Friday form guide: three teams in the hunt Plus

China Friday form guide: three teams in the hunt

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull all have good reason to be confident after Friday practice for the Chinese GP, reckons Mark Hughes, but has Red Bull been coy so far?

Mark Hughes: Red Bull animosity spills over Plus

Mark Hughes: Red Bull animosity spills over

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber's Malaysia spat was a long-time coming, reckons Mark Hughes, who analyses the controversy in his in-depth race report

Tyre advantage for Lotus again? Plus

Tyre advantage for Lotus again?

Tyres dominated the talk after Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, but one man who had no complaints was Kimi Raikkonen. Is the Finn favourite for victory again? Mark Hughes analyses Friday's running

Mark Hughes: brilliant Raikkonen takes first blood Plus

Mark Hughes: brilliant Raikkonen takes first blood

Talk that Red Bull would dominate the season opener proved highly inaccurate as an intriguing Australian Grand Prix was won emphatically by a brilliant Kimi Raikkonen and his Lotus. Mark Hughes reviews the race

Why rivals fear a Red Bull whitewash Plus

Why rivals fear a Red Bull whitewash

AUTOSPORT's Mark Hughes is trackside in Melbourne and his Friday-practice analysis will delight Red Bull fans – while making for uncomfortable reading for McLaren and its followers

Why F1 2013 will rock the world Plus

Why F1 2013 will rock the world

In the final year of the current set of F1 rules, there are plenty of reasons to suggest there's a perfect storm brewing that will make this a season to remember. Mark Hughes looks forward to the action

How good was James Hunt? Plus

How good was James Hunt?

This week, AUTOSPORT magazine ran a special issue on the career of 1976 F1 world champion James Hunt. Mark Hughes gives his verdict on the 1970s superstar

How good was John Surtees? Plus

How good was John Surtees?

As part of AUTOSPORT magazine's John Surtees special, guest-edited by Dan Gurney, Mark Hughes analysed just how great the 1964 Formula 1 world champion was

AUTOSPORT's F1 season review 2012 Plus

AUTOSPORT's F1 season review 2012

Great races, eight different winners, an incredible title showdown, and off-track politics. Formula 1 had it all in 2012. Mark Hughes looks back

Mark Hughes' top 10 F1 drivers of 2012 Plus

Mark Hughes' top 10 F1 drivers of 2012

Many drivers starred in one of the closest and most dramatic F1 seasons in years. AUTOSPORT's grand prix editor Mark Hughes picks his 10 best

Mark Hughes: The pendulum swings Vettel's way Plus

Mark Hughes: The pendulum swings Vettel's way

There were moments in the Brazilian Grand Prix when it looked like Sebastian Vettel needed a miracle to be world champion, but he avoided fate's pitfalls and prevailed. Mark Hughes tells the full story

Vettel's job will not be straightforward Plus

Vettel's job will not be straightforward

Sebastian Vettel may be favourite for the title, but Ferrari's pace on Friday and the very high chance of rain on Sunday will make sure the Red Bull driver has to dig deep to leave Brazil with his third crown

Mark Hughes: Relentless Hamilton does it Plus

Mark Hughes: Relentless Hamilton does it

Lewis Hamilton feared for his chances of catching Sebastian Vettel when the Austin weekend started, but on Sunday the McLaren was imperious as it hunted leader down. Mark Hughes recounts the US GP

Only a problem can stop Vettel at Austin Plus

Only a problem can stop Vettel at Austin

Sebastian Vettel needed just one day at the new Austin circuit to establish himself as the dominant force ahead of the United States Grand Prix. Mark Hughes believes it will be hard to stop the German this weekend

Mark Hughes: Raikkonen knew what he was doing Plus

Mark Hughes: Raikkonen knew what he was doing

"Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing," was one of the highlights of Kimi Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The other, of course, was him putting on a great performance to take his first win of 2012. Mark Hughes reviews the race

Mark Hughes' Abu Dhabi GP form guide Plus

Mark Hughes' Abu Dhabi GP form guide

Not even Mark Hughes can pick a winner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix based on Friday's practice times, as McLaren and Ferrari both seem closer to Red Bull on race pace than at any other time during the Autumn.

Indian GP: Vettel and Newey bring the special stuff Plus

Indian GP: Vettel and Newey bring the special stuff

Their rivals talked up their chances of challenging them, but there was no touching Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull in the Indian Grand Prix. Behind him, however, it was a flat-out event for everybody else. Mark Hughes reviews the Buddh race

Alonso not giving up as Red Bull marches on Plus

Alonso not giving up as Red Bull marches on

Alonso and Ferrari have new upgrades for India, but after the first day's practice it is still Red Bull that is in control - of the timesheets at least. Mark Hughes runs through the first day's form at the Buddh International Circuit

Mark Hughes: Vettel in the driving seat now Plus

Mark Hughes: Vettel in the driving seat now

Red Bull destroyed the field in Korea, Sebastian Vettel recorded his third straight victory and took the lead in the world championship in the process. Mark Hughes explains how and why the Milton Keynes squad has finally hits its stride in 2012