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THE MAGIC OF FORMULA 1 ALWAYS EXCITING, EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS BORING.
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DETROIT RACE CITY • From 1982 to 1988, Formula 1 howled through the Motor City. The Detroit Grand Prix now showcases IndyCar and IMSA, but its F1 years were a gem of American racing—a time when legends like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost prowled Motown.
CHRYSLER’S DOOMED FORAY INTO FORMULA 1 • • What do Lamborghini, F1, and the Chrysler Imperial have in common?
NIKI LAUDA, 1949–2019 • • Three-time F1 world champion, safety advocate, aviation entrepreneur.
FORMULA 1’S LONG ROAD TO SAFETY • • Where the path is lined with heroes. And sometimes paved with them.
EBB AND FLOW FINDING THE MAGIC BEHIND THE WHEEL.
THE SIM OF ALL FEARS LOSING YOUR MIND IN ONLINE RACING.
DON’T HATE, JUST HYBRID HOT RODDING A BETTER (PORSCHE) PRIUS.
THE BIG LEAGUE • LIFE IN THE BELTS OF A MODERN FORMULA 1 CAR: LIGHT, LOUD, & ON TOP OF THE 19,000-RPM WORLD.
FIVE STEPS TO FIRE YOUR MP4-22 • • STARTING A FORMULA 1 CAR ISN’T LIKE HITTING THE KEY ON A COROLLA. MARTIN BOURNE, A MERCEDES-AMG SYSTEMS ENGINEER, TOLD US WHAT IT TAKES.
CLIPPED WINGS • TWENTY YEARS AGO, THE WORLD’S LARGEST ENERGY-DRINK COMPANY TRIED TO TRANSFORM THE PATH TO FORMULA 1. THE RESULT PISSED OFF DRIVERS AND ENDED CAREERS.
WARNING SHOT • YEARS BEFORE MOTORSPORT’S GREATEST INNOVATOR UPENDED FORMULA 1, HE TURNED SPORTS-CAR RACING ON ITS HEAD. THE LOTUS 11 WAS COLIN CHAPMAN’S BELLWETHER.
EVERY TIME COLIN CHAPMAN BROKE FORMULA 1 • Lotus’s Colin Chapman was one of racing’s all-time brilliant minds. His F1 cars took design and engineering chances that made them either the envy of the paddock or notable failures.
HOW TO FIX FORMULA 1 • FOR MANY, IT’S LONG BEEN BROKEN. BUT 1980S LEGEND STEFAN JOHANSSON HAS IDEAS.
CHASING LEWIS • R&T TEST: 2019 MERCEDES-AMG GT63 S 4-DOOR