CONTENTS / NOVEMBER 2011
FIRST SECTOR: THE REGULARS
8 PARADES: OUTSTANDING F1 PHOTOGRAPHY 14 FROM THE EDITOR: READY FOR A KIMI COMEBACK? 17 INBOX: YOUR MUSINGS AND RANTS 18 PITPASS: NEWS, OPINION AND ANALYSIS 31 PAT SYMONDS‘ TECH MASTERCLASS: GEARBOXES 33 JACQUES VILLENEUVE: McLAREN‘S NEW NUMBER ONE 34 THE BEST RACE I‘VE BEEN TO: YOUR GP MEMORIES 37 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO… PAUL BELMONDO 38 MURRAY WALKER: WHAT IS GOING ON AT WILLIAMS? 92 WAY BACK WHEN: F1 AS IT WAS 17, 24 AND 51 YEARS AGO 94 SUBSCRIBE TO F1 RACING AND GET A TROLLEY RUCKSACK 122 INSIDE THE MIND OF BRUNO SENNA
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VETTEL Is this the beginning of a Schuey-style era of dominance?
RÄIKKÖNEN The 2007 world champ is eyeing up an F1 comeback
SECOND SECTOR: THE FEATURES
40 SERGIO PÉREZ GETS A GRILLING The Sauber driver discusses that Monaco shunt
46 INTRODUCING FORMULA 1‘S YOUNGEST BACK-TO-BACK CHAMP Sebastian Vettel: now waving two fingers in the air
54 ARE WING MIRRORS TOO SMALL? What exactly can a driver see behind him at 178mph?
56 WE JOIN THE BBC RADIO 5 LIVE F1 TEAM IN THE COMMENTARY BOX Find out what happens when F1 Racing‘s Jonny Reynolds turns producer. Ted Kravitz isn‘t impressed...
60 KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN EXCLUSIVELY OPENS UP TO F1 RACING The Iceman is planning a return. The question is – who with?
68 FRANK AND PATRICK AND THEIR LINKS WITH THE GREATS OF F1 Frank Dernie, Ross Brawn and a rather successful chap by the name of Newey all share history with the Williams duo
70 JAMES HUNT REMEMBERED Alan Henry offers a personal insight into the 1976 world champion, 35 years after that memorable win
Karun Chandhok visits the new Buddh track in India ahead of the New Delhi race
“Youngest ever back-to-back champion” could be a phrase you get tired of hearing…
JAMES HUNT Alan Henry reflects on the three sides of an F1 legend
76 “F1‘S IN FOR A CULTURE SHOCK” Karun Chandhok on the colour, noise and chaos of the inaugural Indian GP. “Party central buzz” guaranteed 82 ‘CARAMBOLAGE’, ‘ZYLON’ AND ‘TUGGER’. F1 JARGON EXPLAINED Get to grips with F1‘s more unusual terminology
54 “But I didn‘t see him!” Can drivers really blame that old chestnut on their wing mirrors?
84 “KEEP YOUR ENGINEERS TOGETHER AND FORGET THE DRIVERS…” The technical brains of Lotus, has radical ideas about team-building. Maurice Hamilton meets Mike Gascoyne
THIRD SECTOR: FINISHING STRAIGHT
INDIAN GP Karun Chandhok talks us through the build-up to F1’s newest GP
98 SINGAPORE DEBRIEF WIN NUMBER NINE FOR VETTEL 102 JAPAN DEBRIEF JENSON STARS AT SUZUKA 108 KOREA DEBRIEF …MAKE THAT WIN NUMBER TEN 115 FRANK WILLIAMS …IS DODGING WINTER IN QATAR 117 ALAN HENRY ARE WE BEING TOO HARD ON LEWIS? 118 RACE PREVIEW INDIAN GRAND PRIX 120 RACE PREVIEW ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 70 We remember the late, great James Hunt, 35
years on from his title win
84 Mike Gascoyne on a career that‘s included stints at
Jordan, Toyota and now Lotus
60 He‘s certainly not the chattiest of chaps, but Kimi‘s got plenty to say about his return to F1
40 It‘s been an impressive debut year for the likeable young
Mexican racer, Sergio Pérez