It’s been 25 months since Hamilton final received a race in F1, by some margin the longest drought he has endured since bursting onto the scene in 2007.
Now 39, and saddled with less-than-spectacular Mercedes equipment for 2 years, the seven-time world champion might be forgiven for deciding that it was time to do one thing else. However it’s clear in our interview this week that this isn’t the case.
Whether or not it’s as a result of he feels there may be unfinished enterprise after the best way 2021 ended, a need to overhaul Michael Schumacher with an eighth title, or just a love for the game, Hamilton remains to be motivated. And he believes that he has the group round him to provide him an opportunity to problem 2023 dominators Verstappen and Crimson Bull.
A lot of our situation this week is devoted to the rebooted Autosport present, which kicks off the European motorsport season as we speak (Thursday). We pick the star names and automobiles, clarify the important thing areas of the ‘A24’ occasion and embrace interviews with two stage friends, Ferrari Le Mans winner James Calado and four-time British Touring Automobile champion Ash Sutton.
Concurrently issues kick off at Birmingham’s NEC, the tenth Method E season will get below approach in Mexico. Stefan Mackley highlights the primary themes to observe in our preview earlier than heading off to cowl the occasion for autosport.com and subsequent week’s journal.
The Autosport Nationwide Rankings monitor all of the race winners within the UK every season. This week Stephen Lickorish speaks to the 2023 winner and Marcus Simmons reveals the highest 100 in our desk.
In addition to all that, it’s additionally time for our newest free Autosport Engineering situation. The a number of powerplants battling it out in truck racing, new Chevrolet Corvette and F2 equipment, and BriSCA short-oval racers all characteristic within the 28-page complement.
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