CONTENTS / OCTOBER 2011
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FIRST SECTOR: THE REGULARS
6 PARADES: THE BEST PHOTOS FROM SPA 12 FROM THE EDITOR: F1 DRIVERS AREN‘T LIKE THE REST OF US 15 INBOX: YOUR MUSINGS AND RANTS 16 PITPASS: NEWS, OPINION AND ANALYSIS 29 PAT SYMONDS’ TECH MASTERCLASS: ELECTRONICS 31 JACQUES VILLENEUVE: WHAT‘S GOING ON WITH LEWIS? 32 MURRAY WALKER: THE 2012 DRIVER LINE-UP 35 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO… DEREK DALY (YOU WON‘T GUESS) 36 THE BEST RACE I’VE BEEN TO: YOUR GRAND PRIX MEMORIES 90 WAY BACK WHEN: F1 AS IT WAS 27, 30 AND 37 YEARS AGO 92 SUBSCRIBE TO F1 RACING AND GET AN AUTOGLYM VALET KIT 114 INSIDE THE MIND OF ANTHONY DAVIDSON
SECOND SECTOR: THE FEATURES
38 “ROBERT STILL DREAMS ABOUT HIS QUALIFYING LAP AT SPA IN 2010” Renault boss Eric Boullier takes your Kubica-centric questions
44 THE RACE TO CATCH RED BULL Tony Dodgins on how McLaren and Ferrari have closed the gap
44 The relentless race to catch Red Bull: but is anyone going to be able to manage it?
50 WALKING THE TRACK WITH DI RESTA F1 Racing joins the rather tall Scottish racer as he goes through his pre-race ritual – quite quickly, as it happens...
TARGET: RED BULL The challenges ahead for McLaren and Ferrari
52 ONE F1 LEGEND. ONE CURRENT RACER. AND ONE HUGE CHALLENGE... We know drivers are competitive. That must be why Alain Prost and Mark Webber decided to cycle up a very big mountain – for fun
62 KERS: WAS IT REALLY WORTH IT? Huge amounts of money have been invested in a technology that‘s supposed to make F1 greener. Simon Arron investigates
PROST Vs WEBBER They don't like to spend their holidays relaxing
NIKI LAUDA The triple world champ discusses one seriously colourful life
66 YOU‘RE NOT GOING MOTOR RACING LOOKING LIKE THAT, ARE YOU? Sometimes people say ‘it seemed a good idea at the time.’ But these hideous F1 liveries were never a good idea. Ever.
70 THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF NIKI LAUDA He chanced his way into F1, nearly died... but still won three world titles along the way. Maurice Hamilton chats to a living legend
66 The ten worst liveries to make it onto an F1 car. Trust us… we had quite a few to choose from
78 YOU REALLY HAVE TO VISIT THIS PLACE The unique charms of Ferrari's home town, Maranello
82 THE £70,000 MOBILE LABORATORY FERRARI TAKE TO EVERY RACE How scientifically analysing fuel and oil helps performance 84 HOW DO DRIVERS GO ABOUT GETTING THE RIGHT SETUP? It's a tricky business, so we get the lowdown from Mercedes‘ Nico Rosberg and chief race engineer Andrew Shovlin
66 The car that started Williams’s hot winning streak, 32 years ago 38 Eric Boullier answers your questions – and fuels hopes for the return of Kubica
THE PERFECT SETUP What does it mean? And how do drivers obtain it?
THIRD SECTOR: FINISHING STRAIGHT
96 BELGIAN DEBRIEF: VETTEL RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS 100 ITALIAN DEBRIEF: VETTEL KEEPS UP HIS WINNING WAYS 105 FRANK WILLIAMS: ON BERNIE, LEWIS AND PASTOR 106 ALAN HENRY THE BBC/SKY DEBATE RUMBLES ON 108 RACE PREVIEW: SINGAPORE GP 110 RACE PREVIEW: JAPAN GP 112 RACE PREVIEW: KOREA GP 84 The ridiculously complex world of setup made simple, by Nico Rosberg
52 Prost and Webber: so who really is fastest?
We reveal all...
70 Maurice Hamilton takes along a very old photo when he meets Niki Lauda…
“Last year‘s car is ready for Robert to test when he wants it. It‘s hard to give a date, but we're ready and waiting...“