CONTENTS / may 2012
FIRST SECTOR: the reGuLars
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37 NoW THAT WAS A CAR: THe TyRReLL P34 38 THe BeST RACe i’ve BeeN To: youR GP MeMoRieS 100 WAy BACk WHeN: MoNACo 17, 52 AND 55 yeARS AGo 102 SuBSCRiBe To F1 racing AND GeT A PuMA TeAM BAG
SECOND SECTOR: the features
40 you ask the questions The ultra-relaxed Nico Hülkenberg on why crashing in Monaco’s tunnel, is a bit like driving into a cushion
46 what’s up with felipe massa? David Tremayne gives his personal assessment
HülkENbERg Force India’s Mr Cool joins us to answer your questions
MaSSa he just missed the title in ’08, and it’s been downhill ever since
55 the monaco issue 56 the boys are back in town McLaren racers and Monte Carlo residents Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton show us around 62 165mph in the dark Why Monaco’s tunnel is one of the toughest challenges in F1… unless you’re Nico Hülkenberg 64 the master of monaco That title goes to Ayrton Senna, who took an astonishing six victories here in seven years 70 five of the best races We pick our top Monaco GPs… but do you agree?
76 the monaco you didn’t know Discover the best and cheapest view of the track and the drivers’ favourite watering hole… 78 the view from the streets Photographers get closer to the action here than at any other track. We present their finest handiwork… 84 sir stirling remembers… A British legend recalls his racing heyday at Formula 1’s most famous street circuit…
40 Force India’s Nico Hülkenberg takes your questions about his full-time return to F1
88 Daniel Ricciardo makes his Toro Rosso debut at his home race in Melbourne
46 brazil 2008 must seem like a long time ago for Felipe Massa.
we ask: what’s gone wrong?
lEwIS & jENSON The Mclaren duo on life in their new hometown
88 ricciardo’s first home race We follow the Aussie Toro Rosso driver through the media frenzy building up to his first F1 outing in Melbourne
92 when maurice met john surtees The motorcycle and F1 world champion on Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari… and having his body interestingly ’rearranged’
THIRD SECTOR: fINIshING straIGht
aYRTON SENNa His record of six wins at Monaco still stands after 19 years
106 MALAySiAN GP DeBRieF ALoNSo GeTS THe JoB DoNe 112 CHiNA GP DeBRieF RoSBeRG FiNALLy GeTS THAT WiN 116 RACe PRevieW SPANiSH GP 119 FRANk WiLLiAMS oN ADAM PARR’S DePARTuRe 121 ALAN HeNRy oN RACiNG iN FRANCe… oR NoT 122 AND FiNALLy... WHeN PASToR MeT THe PReSiDeNT THE
64 Victory at Monaco for ayrton Senna was usually a given,
as alan Henry explains
56 jenson and lewis explain their move to Monte Carlo.
It’s all about the weather…
“There’s nowhere like monaco. Be prepared for something truly amazing!” murray Walker, page 34
84 Those carefree days when you could smoke in the cockpit.
Over to you, Sir Stirling…