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“Lewis cannot have serial incidents – none of the great drivers ever drove like that” THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION SIR JACKIE STEWART IS CONCERNED ABOUT HAMILTON’S APPROACH
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69.8Thenumber,expressedas a percentage, of laps led by Sebastian Vettel during the 14 GPs so far this year. Jim Clark’s 1963 record of 72
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28 Singapore Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel disappears up the road from pole position for his ninth win of the season to make title victory a formality
46 Le Mans Series Estoril Pescarolo boys’ race and title 48 British F3 Donington Wins for Svendson-Cook, Bottas and Magnussen
7 From the editor 8 Snapshot 17 Mark Hughes column 82 Subscribe for a free gift 96 Final drive Letters and Latest Gear
Vettel was untouchable on the streets of Singapore
50 British GT Donington 64 World of Sport NASCAR; British Rally Championship; STCC; Intercontinental Rally Challenge
98 On track/on screen The best action in the next week 101 From the archive Carlin Porsche Supercup win, ’01 102 Race of my life Al Unser Jr, Indianapolis 500 ’92
42 The F1 car you can drive Jean Alesi on the Lotus T125 44 Hethel: Britain’s Fiorano How to tame Lotus’s test track
Ex-F1 star Jean Alesi has helped create the best arrive-and-drive
56 Celebrating Snetterton at 60 The Norfolk circuit’s milestone 60 All Power to Penske’s elbow Will Power is Indy squad’s star
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10 McLaren’s Lewis worries Team concerned about Briton’s state of mind after latest clash 12 Williams serious about Kimi Will Finn join legendary squad? 14 Alonso: races are now tests Ferrari to focus on 2012 parts 18 Brit lands plum ISR one-oﬀ
Lewis Williamson back in ISR fold for FRenault 3.5 finale 20 FIA World GTs in GT3 switch Stephane Ratel explains move 22 British F3 may head to Pau Series eyes return to street track 26 Loeb fears French punctures World champ has rubber worries
79 Stars commit to Britcar 24 Turkington and Martin sign up 80 Tandy for Porsche GB bow Supercup ace to race in final two Carrera Cup rounds 84 National reports Roadbook Spa 6 Hours; BARC
Oulton; BHC Loton Park; BRSCC Snetterton; BARC Croft; BRSCC Anglesey; 750MC Pembrey; 500MRCI Kirkistown 94 National Focus Club Formula Ford in the spotlight: is Duratec or Kent the future?
FFord: it’s Zetec versus Kent
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