F1 Racing editor Ben Anderson and columnist Mark Gallagher join host Stuart Codling toweigh up whether winning the world championship with Lewis Hamilton in the garage nextdoor really is an impossible dream. Bottas is a proven grand prix winner, but time and againHamilton has found an extra gear mid-season and left his team-mate eating dust.While his challenge for the 2019 drivers’ championship is running out of road, Bottas sayshe’s still developing as a driver. He’s trying to erase the weaknesses in wheel-to-wheelcombat and tyre management that have occasionally held him back during race weekends,and he’s changed his lifestyle as well.F1 Racing’s cover feature this month is an exclusive interview with Bottas. In it he explainsthe renewed motivation he found to come out of the blocks fighting this season and answerhis critics: “’F**k them. I can do this.’ That was the mentality.”Ferrari celebrated its 90th anniversary with a star-studded event in Milan. F1 Racing reportedfrom the scene and our panel ask what it is that still makes Ferrari so special despite itsoften fraught existence.The Scuderia’s long relationship with Philip Morris International and its Marlboro brand hasbecome a talking point again this season with the arrival of PMI’s Mission Winnow branding.While this is a campaign to communicate that the tobacco industry is undergoing atransformation towards a smoke-free future, rather than advertising a product, manyterritories F1 visits remain uncomfortable with the idea of the tobacco industry beinginvolved in sport.But the departure of tobacco sponsorship has cost F1 in the region of £300m a year, andthere hasn't been an influx of other corporates to fill that gap. F1 is still a great way tocommunicate product, but can it communicate an ideal? That remains a challenge as it looksfor new partners and revenue streams in an increasingly regulated ad industry.And as F1 continues to struggle to reach a consensus for the next set of technicalregulations, Mark Gallagher argues that it needs to innovate if it’s to remain relevant in arapidly changing world.
Max Verstappen has conquered his demons and made Red Bull-Honda his team. Now to take down Lewis. Max sat down with F1 Racing magazine to talk about becoming F1's most feared hunter.Robert Kubica has already announced he will not be driving in Formula 1 in 2020, but he was happy to sit down with us to talk about how he faced an uphill battle to return to the grid.This month's long interview is with Frederic Vasseur. Every Formula 1 world champion since 2007 has driven for Fred at some point in their career. As a Formula 3 and GP2/Formula 2 team boss he was a starmaker par excellence, helping turn around Lewis Hamilton's career when Lewis hit his first bumps in the road.Does Formula 1 need new teams on the grid? And if so, exactly how much money would you need to start your own F1 team.
Sebastian Vettel rates his current performance as 5 out of 10. Why is his current form a shadow of that which won four World Championships with Red Bull? We discuss Andrew Benson's feature article this month as Sebastian has big questions to answer as he enters the final year of his contract in 2020. We're also talking about 24 races in a season, when sponsorships go wrong and the driver market after the Summer break.F1 Racing is the world’s best-selling F1 magazine. Join Codders, Ben Anderson and Mark Gallagher as they lift the lid on the world of Grand Prix racing.