British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport magazine hits the shelves

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British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport on sale


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British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport on sale

The dramatic finish to the 2020 British Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton’s record seventh victory are the focus of this week’s issue of Autosport magazine.

Our Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas outlines the key events that led to the incredible closing laps at Silverstone, and explains how Hamilton was able to come out on top, despite essentially finishing on three wheels.

Our Formula 1 analysis also includes the latest technical changes Red Bull and Ferrari brought to their machines, ratings for the drivers, leading stories, and all the important data and statistics from the event.

As ever, we also picked out the important storylines from the supporting Formula 2 and F3 races, as well as the other major international events.

It was a bumper weekend of racing action in the UK, with the British Touring Car Championship finally

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MotoGP Andalusian Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch & more – MotoGP

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For the first time in MotoGP history, the series is hosting back to back races at the same circuit in the same season. Here’s how to watch qualifying.

After a dramatic opening race in which Fabio Quartararo secured his maiden MotoGP victory while Marc Marquez suffered a broken arm in a crash, it is time to do it all over again at Jerez as the circuit hosts consecutive grands prix behind closed doors as part of the COVID-19 calendar reshuffle.

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami has become the surprise early leader after Friday practice ahead of Avintia Ducati’s Johann Zarco – with the French rider having an eventful session after catching out former KTM team-mate Pol Espargaro while touring in the braking zone for Turn 2 which forced the Spaniard into the gravel.

In a shaken-up running order, with most riders focusing on long run pace given the bank of data

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2020 MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix session timings and preview – MotoGP

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After a dramatic Austrian Grand Prix, MotoGP stays at the Red Bull Ring for the second leg of the double-header with the Styrian GP.

With the paddock reflecting on a stunning Austrian race that was overshadowed by a huge crash involving Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli, MotoGP will return to action at the same track as part of the shaken-up 2020 race calendar following the COVID-19 pandemic postponements and cancellations.

The crash and Red Bull Ring track safety is set to dominate conversation with MotoGP facing the unusual prospect of racing at the same circuit for consecutive weekends – a situation already completed at Jerez and will also take place at Misano, Aragon and Valencia as part of the reshuffled calendar put together by organisers Dorna Sports.

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As a result of the double-headers, the second Red Bull Ring race is called the Styrian

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10 things we learned from the F1 Spanish Grand Prix – F1

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Although Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix didn’t produce an on-track thriller, it still yielded notable storylines; from the latest chapter in a messy divorce to the clearest update yet on the future of the Mercedes’ hierarchy. LUKE SMITH picks out the talking points

One week on from the heat-induced shake up the Formula 1 pecking order at Silverstone, hot conditions threatened to do so once again at the Spanish Grand Prix.

But instead what unfolded was a somehow torpid and processional affair at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya; a familiar storyline for the track which ended with a familiar winner.

For the fourth year in a row, Lewis Hamilton took home victory in Spain after a dominant display that saw him lap everyone except Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, who finished second and third respectively.

It was a race that saw Mercedes recover from its Silverstone tyre woes and prove its

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Podcast: F1 British Grand Prix review – F1

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Formula 1’s dramatic start to the 2020 season continued at Silverstone on Sunday as a flurry of late punctures threatened to turn the British Grand Prix on its head.

After dominating proceedings throughout the grand prix, Lewis Hamilton was left to limp home on three wheels after a last-lap tyre failure, crossing the line to his seventh – and surely his most heart-stopping – British Grand Prix victory.

It was a race that saw Max Verstappen see a chance for victory pass by, Valtteri Bottas take a hit in the championship battle, and Charles Leclerc star for Ferrari by bagging his second podium of the season.

Dissecting all of the action from Sunday’s race at Silverstone, Autosport Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas is joined by Autosport F1 Reporter Luke Smith, Autosport Technical Editor Jake Boxall-Legge and GP Racing Executive Editor Stuart Codling for the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast.

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Podcast: The talking points after F1 British Grand Prix qualifying – F1

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Lewis Hamilton recovered from a Q2 spin to take his 91st career pole position in the 2020 British Grand Prix, as Mercedes finished over a second clear of the pack.

Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas set the pace in both Q1 and Q2, but couldn’t match his team-mate in the decisive final runs as Hamilton set two laps good enough for pole.

The Finn ended up three tenths in arrears, but still comfortably clear of the fastest non-Mercedes, the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in third.

Red Bull’s disappointing day was compounded by Alex Albon failing to reach Q3, citing a balance problem.

Ferrari meanwhile had its best qualifying of the year with Charles Leclerc starting fourth, although team-mate Sebastian Vettel admitted his weekend “can’t get much worse” after struggling to 10th.

Lando Norris’s McLaren beat FP2 pace-setter Lance Stroll’s Racing Point to fifth while Formula 1 returnee Nico Hulkenberg was

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F1 2020, Spanish Grand Prix, Racing Point: Mercedes could be guilty in brake duct case, Red Bull boss says

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has suggested Mercedes could be a guilty party in the ‘copycat’ scandal engulfing Formula One.

Mercedes customer team, Racing Point, was last week fined €400,000 (A$658,250) and stripped of 15 world championship points after FIA stewards deemed it had illegally copied the team’s brake ducts.

Renault and Ferrari will appeal the leniency of the punishment, while Racing Point intends to take the case to the International Court of Appeals to have its name cleared.

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Racing Point, was last week fined €400,000 (A$658,250) and stripped of 15 world championship points.
Racing Point, was last week fined €400,000 (A$658,250) and stripped of 15 world championship points.Source: Getty Images

Racing Point was in pre-season dubbed the ‘Pink Mercedes’ because of similarities to the Silver Arrows’ 2019 car, but it wasn’t until

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Sebastian Vettel Will Get a New Chassis For the Spanish Grand Prix

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Vettel Gets New Chassis for Spanish Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel’s performance over Formula 1’s two rounds at Silverstone was not befitting of a four-time champion, and the German driver didn’t know what was wrong. Autosport reports that Ferrari investigated Vettel’s SF1000 chassis and found a problem, so the team is giving him a new car for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. “Sebastian will have a new chassis, because after the Silverstone post-race analysis, we spotted a small fault caused by a heavy impact over a kerb,” Simone Resta, Ferrari’s head of chassis engineering said. “It would not have had much of an effect on performance, but it was the logical decision to take.” Is

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2020 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix session timings and preview – MotoGP

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MotoGP heads on to the Red Bull Ring and the first of two consecutive races starting with the Austrian Grand Prix.

Following a shock victory for Brad Binder and KTM at the Czech GP last time out, all predictions are off for the fourth round of the reshuffled 2020 MotoGP season.

Despite being one of many riders to suffer with grip issues at Brno, Fabio Quartararo was still able to extend his early championship lead to 17 points over fellow Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales.

Marc Marquez remains out of action following his second surgery to fix a titanium plate in his right arm, with Stefan Bradl filling in again, with the defending champion potentially back in action for Repsol Honda in the second Red Bull Ring race next weekend.

Franco Morbidelli has moved up to joint-third in the standings thanks to his maiden premier class rostrum, which he credited to

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2020 F1 Spanish Grand Prix session timings and preview – F1

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Formula 1 completes the third and final leg of its second triple-header with the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend.

It might feel like a different era pre-coronavirus shutdown, but 2020 F1 action started at the Spanish track back in late February with pre-season testing, and the paddock returns to the track six months later for a rescheduled race.

With conditions forecast to be hot and sunny at the height of the Spanish summer, it could prelude to a repeat of last weekend’s race when Max Verstappen and Red Bull ended Mercedes’ perfect start to the season by winning the 70th Anniversary GP.

Pirelli has opted for its hardest tyre compounds – C1, C2, C3 – which were used for the British GP compared to the step softer options which opened up the race-winning strategy opportunity for Verstappen at Silverstone last weekend.

PLUS: How ruthless Verstappen

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