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Alex Kalinauckas
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Alex Kalinauckas

Alex Kalinauckas is Autosport's Grand Prix Editor, covering every Formula 1 race since the start of 2020. After completing a master's degree in journalism at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2014, he worked for a range of motorsport and technology publications while covering national racing as an Autosport freelancer.  

A lifelong motorsport fan - no one in his family can explain quite how or why such a development first occurred - Alex joined the Autosport staff in April 2017 as the magazine’s Assistant Editor covering Formula 2 and GP3, before being made Formula E correspondent and Autosport.com’s Plus Editor in March 2018. He lives in north-east London and is constantly frustrated by the Central Line. 

Latest articles by Alex Kalinauckas

Osaka establishes motorsport promotion council within F1 race bid

Osaka establishes motorsport promotion council within F1 race bid

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Osaka establishes motorsport promotion council within F1 race bid
The two F1 greatness tests Verstappen is passing and failing

The two F1 greatness tests Verstappen is passing and failing

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Hungarian GP
The two F1 greatness tests Verstappen is passing and failing
The 10 reasons why the Hungarian GP was so good

The 10 reasons why the Hungarian GP was so good

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Hungarian GP
The 10 reasons why the Hungarian GP was so good
Does McLaren’s explanation for its F1 team orders controversy stack up?

Does McLaren’s explanation for its F1 team orders controversy stack up?

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Formula 1
Hungarian GP
Does McLaren’s explanation for its F1 team orders controversy stack up?
Hamilton: Verstappen battle and crash in Hungary "hair-raising"

Hamilton: Verstappen battle and crash in Hungary "hair-raising"

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Formula 1
Hungarian GP
Hamilton: Verstappen battle and crash in Hungary "hair-raising"
McLaren drivers wary of 'Bottas moment' at Hungarian GP first corner

McLaren drivers wary of 'Bottas moment' at Hungarian GP first corner

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Hungarian GP
McLaren drivers wary of 'Bottas moment' at Hungarian GP first corner
FIA replaces Hungary Turn 5 grass with gravel after Tsunoda's qualifying crash

FIA replaces Hungary Turn 5 grass with gravel after Tsunoda's qualifying crash

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Hungarian GP
FIA replaces Hungary Turn 5 grass with gravel after Tsunoda's qualifying crash
Verstappen wary of "spreading false hope" of beating McLaren in F1 Hungarian GP

Verstappen wary of "spreading false hope" of beating McLaren in F1 Hungarian GP

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Hungarian GP
Verstappen wary of "spreading false hope" of beating McLaren in F1 Hungarian GP
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Hungarian GP

What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Hungarian GP

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Hungarian GP
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Hungarian GP
Exclusive: FIA to trial fitting aircon system to F1 cars

Exclusive: FIA to trial fitting aircon system to F1 cars

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Hungarian GP
Exclusive: FIA to trial fitting aircon system to F1 cars
The deflated Sargeant defiance amid more mid-season Williams seat threat

The deflated Sargeant defiance amid more mid-season Williams seat threat

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Hungarian GP
The deflated Sargeant defiance amid more mid-season Williams seat threat
What are Magnussen's options after Haas F1 exit?

What are Magnussen's options after Haas F1 exit?

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Formula 1
Hungarian GP
What are Magnussen's options after Haas F1 exit?
The "emotional" car trophy that symbolises Ocon's F1 career sacrifices

The "emotional" car trophy that symbolises Ocon's F1 career sacrifices

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Formula 1
Hungarian GP
The "emotional" car trophy that symbolises Ocon's F1 career sacrifices
Magnussen to depart Haas after 2024 F1 season, Ocon closes on 2025 deal

Magnussen to depart Haas after 2024 F1 season, Ocon closes on 2025 deal

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Hungarian GP
Magnussen to depart Haas after 2024 F1 season, Ocon closes on 2025 deal
What Newey is doing with Red Bull at F1 race weekends now he’s leaving

What Newey is doing with Red Bull at F1 race weekends now he’s leaving

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Hungarian GP
What Newey is doing with Red Bull at F1 race weekends now he’s leaving
Why the Brad Pitt film is actually F1’s Barbie moment

Why the Brad Pitt film is actually F1’s Barbie moment

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Why the Brad Pitt film is actually F1’s Barbie moment
How Mercedes has shielded Antonelli from F1 media glare

How Mercedes has shielded Antonelli from F1 media glare

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British GP
How Mercedes has shielded Antonelli from F1 media glare
Exclusive interview: Adrian Newey explains his last Red Bull "work of art"

Exclusive interview: Adrian Newey explains his last Red Bull "work of art"

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Exclusive interview: Adrian Newey explains his last Red Bull "work of art"
Newey’s F1-inspired Red Bull RB17 hypercar revealed at Goodwood

Newey’s F1-inspired Red Bull RB17 hypercar revealed at Goodwood

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Newey’s F1-inspired Red Bull RB17 hypercar revealed at Goodwood
Exactly how much have F1 race mistakes cost McLaren this year?

Exactly how much have F1 race mistakes cost McLaren this year?

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British GP
Exactly how much have F1 race mistakes cost McLaren this year?
How Labour’s UK election win led to a last-minute Silverstone F1 podium change

How Labour’s UK election win led to a last-minute Silverstone F1 podium change

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British GP
How Labour’s UK election win led to a last-minute Silverstone F1 podium change
Seven things we learned at the 2024 British Grand Prix

Seven things we learned at the 2024 British Grand Prix

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Formula 1
British GP
Seven things we learned at the 2024 British Grand Prix
Repeated mistakes are costing Norris and McLaren too many F1 wins

Repeated mistakes are costing Norris and McLaren too many F1 wins

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British GP
Repeated mistakes are costing Norris and McLaren too many F1 wins
The post-England Euros penalty study that won Hamilton the 2024 British GP

The post-England Euros penalty study that won Hamilton the 2024 British GP

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British GP
The post-England Euros penalty study that won Hamilton the 2024 British GP
Verstappen thought he’d be “fifth or sixth” in F1 British GP

Verstappen thought he’d be “fifth or sixth” in F1 British GP

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British GP
Verstappen thought he’d be “fifth or sixth” in F1 British GP
Norris "didn't deliver" in F1 British GP qualifying

Norris "didn't deliver" in F1 British GP qualifying

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British GP
Norris "didn't deliver" in F1 British GP qualifying
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 British GP

What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 British GP

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British GP
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 British GP
F1’s Austria track limits solution deployed at Silverstone too

F1’s Austria track limits solution deployed at Silverstone too

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British GP
F1’s Austria track limits solution deployed at Silverstone too
Why Norris believes he can go one better than second at Silverstone in 2024

Why Norris believes he can go one better than second at Silverstone in 2024

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British GP
Why Norris believes he can go one better than second at Silverstone in 2024
McLaren use repaired old floors to fix Norris’s F1 car “destroyed” in Verstappen crash

McLaren use repaired old floors to fix Norris’s F1 car “destroyed” in Verstappen crash

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British GP
McLaren use repaired old floors to fix Norris’s F1 car “destroyed” in Verstappen crash
Russell hits back at ‘mistakes under pressure’ F1 critics

Russell hits back at ‘mistakes under pressure’ F1 critics

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Russell hits back at ‘mistakes under pressure’ F1 critics
Ex-Mercedes F1 engine boss Cowell replaces Whitmarsh as Aston CEO

Ex-Mercedes F1 engine boss Cowell replaces Whitmarsh as Aston CEO

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Ex-Mercedes F1 engine boss Cowell replaces Whitmarsh as Aston CEO
10 things we learned at the 2024 F1 Austrian Grand Prix

10 things we learned at the 2024 F1 Austrian Grand Prix

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Formula 1
Austrian GP
10 things we learned at the 2024 F1 Austrian Grand Prix
Verstappen just proved again he hasn’t changed, or matured, since F1 2021

Verstappen just proved again he hasn’t changed, or matured, since F1 2021

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Austrian GP
Verstappen just proved again he hasn’t changed, or matured, since F1 2021
Austrian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

Austrian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

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Austrian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024
Red Bull regrets not warning Verstappen about Norris investigation in Austrian GP

Red Bull regrets not warning Verstappen about Norris investigation in Austrian GP

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Austrian GP
Red Bull regrets not warning Verstappen about Norris investigation in Austrian GP
Stella: Verstappen/Norris Austrian GP clash caused by unpunished 2021 F1 moves

Stella: Verstappen/Norris Austrian GP clash caused by unpunished 2021 F1 moves

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Austrian GP
Stella: Verstappen/Norris Austrian GP clash caused by unpunished 2021 F1 moves
Verstappen denies aggression, moving under braking in Norris Austria crash

Verstappen denies aggression, moving under braking in Norris Austria crash

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Austrian GP
Verstappen denies aggression, moving under braking in Norris Austria crash
Norris slams "reckless, desperate" Verstappen after Austrian GP crash

Norris slams "reckless, desperate" Verstappen after Austrian GP crash

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Austrian GP
Norris slams "reckless, desperate" Verstappen after Austrian GP crash
F1 Austrian GP: Russell wins after Verstappen, Norris contact

F1 Austrian GP: Russell wins after Verstappen, Norris contact

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Austrian GP
F1 Austrian GP: Russell wins after Verstappen, Norris contact
Has F1 managed to snatch defeat from victory on Austria track limits?

Has F1 managed to snatch defeat from victory on Austria track limits?

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Austrian GP
Has F1 managed to snatch defeat from victory on Austria track limits?
Verstappen escapes punishment for Austrian GP outlap slow driving

Verstappen escapes punishment for Austrian GP outlap slow driving

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Austrian GP
Verstappen escapes punishment for Austrian GP outlap slow driving
FIA investigates Tsunoda's F1 outburst over potential ableist slur

FIA investigates Tsunoda's F1 outburst over potential ableist slur

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Austrian GP
FIA investigates Tsunoda's F1 outburst over potential ableist slur
Piastri slams “embarrassing” Austrian F1 qualifying track limits situation

Piastri slams “embarrassing” Austrian F1 qualifying track limits situation

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Austrian GP
Piastri slams “embarrassing” Austrian F1 qualifying track limits situation
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen storms to pole by 0.4s from Norris

F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen storms to pole by 0.4s from Norris

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Austrian GP
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen storms to pole by 0.4s from Norris
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen wins “exciting battles” sprint race over duelling McLarens

F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen wins “exciting battles” sprint race over duelling McLarens

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Austrian GP
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen wins “exciting battles” sprint race over duelling McLarens
The Austrian GP sprint qualifying mess that left Perez and Gasly stuck behind Ocon

The Austrian GP sprint qualifying mess that left Perez and Gasly stuck behind Ocon

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Austrian GP
The Austrian GP sprint qualifying mess that left Perez and Gasly stuck behind Ocon
Verstappen’s Austrian GP FP1 stoppage-then-resurgence explained

Verstappen’s Austrian GP FP1 stoppage-then-resurgence explained

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Austrian GP
Verstappen’s Austrian GP FP1 stoppage-then-resurgence explained
Leclerc explains issue that led to setting no time in SQ3 in Austria

Leclerc explains issue that led to setting no time in SQ3 in Austria

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Austrian GP
Leclerc explains issue that led to setting no time in SQ3 in Austria
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen pips Norris to sprint race pole

F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen pips Norris to sprint race pole

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Austrian GP
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen pips Norris to sprint race pole
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen beats Piastri to top practice despite sensor glitch

F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen beats Piastri to top practice despite sensor glitch

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Austrian GP
F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen beats Piastri to top practice despite sensor glitch
Williams announces raft of new F1 technical department hires

Williams announces raft of new F1 technical department hires

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Austrian GP
Williams announces raft of new F1 technical department hires
Verstappen: I will be driving for Red Bull in F1 2025

Verstappen: I will be driving for Red Bull in F1 2025

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Austrian GP
Verstappen: I will be driving for Red Bull in F1 2025
Ricciardo thinks he has time to save RB F1 seat despite Marko comments

Ricciardo thinks he has time to save RB F1 seat despite Marko comments

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Austrian GP
Ricciardo thinks he has time to save RB F1 seat despite Marko comments
Aston Martin announces new Stroll F1 deal "for 2025 and beyond"

Aston Martin announces new Stroll F1 deal "for 2025 and beyond"

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Aston Martin announces new Stroll F1 deal "for 2025 and beyond"
The ruthless marker Norris laid down with his Verstappen squeeze at Barcelona

The ruthless marker Norris laid down with his Verstappen squeeze at Barcelona

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Spanish GP
The ruthless marker Norris laid down with his Verstappen squeeze at Barcelona
Aston Martin to build Alonso-commissioned sportscar

Aston Martin to build Alonso-commissioned sportscar

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Aston Martin to build Alonso-commissioned sportscar
Is Barcelona still F1’s best car performance litmus test track?

Is Barcelona still F1’s best car performance litmus test track?

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Spanish GP
Is Barcelona still F1’s best car performance litmus test track?
Why it wasn't just Russell's start that cost Norris the Spanish GP victory

Why it wasn't just Russell's start that cost Norris the Spanish GP victory

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Why it wasn't just Russell's start that cost Norris the Spanish GP victory
Hamilton: Mercedes F1 car is "at its max" right now and only likes one set-up

Hamilton: Mercedes F1 car is "at its max" right now and only likes one set-up

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Spanish GP
Hamilton: Mercedes F1 car is "at its max" right now and only likes one set-up

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