F1’s Belgian GP review and BTCC at Knockhill



Magazine: Belgian GP and BTCC Knockhill


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Magazine: Belgian GP and BTCC Knockhill

Lewis Hamilton’s domination of the Belgian Grand Prix, including his impressive 155mph qualifying lap, is the focus of this week’s Autosport magazine, on sale today (3 September).

Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas explains how the Spa performance came as a result of Hamilton identifying and addressing a ‘weakness’ in his game in 2019.

The Mercedes star is closing on Michael Schumacher’s records of seven Formula 1 world title and 91 victories, but his impact on the sport goes beyond mere numbers and Kalinauckas takes a look at Hamilton’s likely legacy in his opinion column.

News-wise, F1 will be heading to the Bahrain ‘oval’ in December. It should be quite a departure for F1 and we compare the likely speeds there to the fastest circuits the world championship has visited in the past. We also preview this weekend’s Italian GP at Monza.

The British Touring Car Championship fight between Colin Turkington’s BMW and the Infiniti of Ash Sutton continued at Knockhill last weekend.

Sutton twice narrowly defeated the four-time champion in Scotland to close the gap at the top of the points table but, as Marcus Simmons points out, it would be wrong to count out the best of the front-wheel-drive contenders just yet.

Scott Dixon avenged his defeat in last month’s Indianapolis 500 by winning the first race of an IndyCar double-header at Gateway.

It was his 50th victory at the top level of American single-seater racing and, as David Malsher-Lopez shows in our report, Dixon looks like he is heading for a sixth drivers’ crown in 2020.

Our World of Sport section also includes coverage of the latest Formula 2, F3, Porsche Supercup, World Rallycross, Super Formula, NASCAR Cup and Australian Supercars events.

It was another bumper weekend of racing action in the UK too, and we bring you all the news and action from the national scene, including a dramatic clash between Aston Martin British GT team-mates at Brands Hatch and the return of a famous one-off special from club competition.

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