CONTENTS / july 2012
FIRST SECTOR: the reGuLars
8 PArAdeS: THe BeST IMAGeS FroM MoNTréAL 14 SToP ANd Go: BrITISH GP Fever MouNTS 17 INBox: WHY LId deSIGNS SHouLd JuST STAY THe SAMe 18 PITPASS: NeWS, oPINIoN ANd ANALYSIS 31 PAT SYMoNdS’ TecH MASTercLASS: cAd 33 JAcqueS vILLeNeuve: MuLTIPLe WINNerS Are BAd NeWS 34 MurrAY WALker: doN’T reLY oN MANuFAcTurerS 37 NoW THAT WAS A cAr: THe McLAreN MP4/4 38 THe BeST rAce I’ve BeeN To: Your GP MeMorIeS 98 WAY BAck WHeN: F1 AS IT WAS 36, 47 ANd 57 YeArS AGo 100 SuBScrIBe To F1 racing ANd GeT A MurrAY T-SHIrT 108 WIN A SkY F1 Hd PAckAGe ANd 42” Tv!
buTTON Have McLaren finally made the car he needs to win at home?
aLONSO What makes him the vital link between Spain and Formula 1
WuRz The former Williams driver on his new role as a driver coach
SECOND SECTOR: the features
40 you ask the questions Mercedes’ head honcho Norbert Haug on sausages, cigars, beer… and the return of the Silver Arrows,
46 jenson vs silverstone He’s won pretty much everything else on the F1 calendar, so could this be the year he finally wins his home GP?
55 secret silverstone We go through the keyhole to show you the bits of Silverstone you won’t be seeing on television
60 bizzare british gp moments From the one where torrential rain caused total chaos, to the one where Schuey managed to win from the pitlane
62 when f1 went to aintree You know about Silverstone and you know about Brands Hatch… but did you know F1 used to race near Liverpool?
68 the people’s champion Worshipped by his adoring home crowd, Fernando Alonso is crucial to the continuance of F1 in Spain, as we discover
74 driver coach alex wurz The former Williams racer has helped Pastor Maldonado on his way to victory and now has his eye on Bruno Senna
78 inside the red bull garage We find out how the teams manage to cram 40 tonnes of equipment into the smallest garages in Formula 1
80 pérez: on ferrari’s radar After second place in Malaysia, all the talk has been of Sergio leaving Sauber for the Scuderia. We investigate
86 the third man Testing’s off the F1 agenda, but test drivers have no time for thumb-twiddling. Just ask Force India’s Jules Bianchi…
90 Johnny Herbert spills the beans about driving on cushions with a callused toe…
80 The young Mexican’s stock has risen significantly after those two podiums
40 You ask the questions and Mercedes boss Norbert Haug sits down to answer them
90 when maurice met johnny The winner of the 1995 British Grand Prix, Johnny Herbert, chats with Maurice Hamilton about his tumultuous F1 career
péREz He’s happy at Sauber for now, but when will Ferrari come calling?
THIRD SECTOR: fINIshING straIGht
104 MoNAco GP deBrIeF IT’S WeBBer’S TurN To WIN 110 cANAdA GP deBrIeF …ANd THeN LeWIS HAS A Go 114 rAce PrevIeW euroPeAN GP 116 rAce PrevIeW BrITISH GP 119 FrANk WILLIAMS oN WINNING… AT cHeLSeA 121 ALAN HeNrY THe odd WorLd oF drIver coNTrAcTS 122 ANd FINALLY... rIccIArdo oN BreAkFAST cereALS british gp special
46 The wraps are now off the Mp4-27 and it’s looking good for a win at Silverstone british gp special
Controversial restarts and defrocked priests running amok. It’s all happened here… 60
british gp special
F1 Racing pays a visit to one of britain’s forgotten Gp tracks: historic aintree 62
68 If there wasn’t a Fernando alonso, would there be two
Spanish races? probably not…