F1 Racing

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F1 Racing
Editor Anthony Rowlinson
Categories Sport
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 64,897 a month
First issue March 1996
Company Haymarket
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.f1racing.co.uk
ISSN 1361-4487

F1 Racing is a monthly magazine focused on Formula One racing which launched in March, 1996.

The previous Editor, Matt Bishop, also used to write a fortnightly column for the website of the weekly magazine Autosport (sister publication of F1 Racing). Matt Bishop left both Autosport and F1 Racing in late 2007 to join McLaren and was replaced as editor of F1 Racing by the then executive editor Tim Scott, and later by Hans Seeberg. On 9 May 2012 it was announced that Anthony Rowlinson would become the magazine's new editor.

In July 2005, F1 Racing celebrated its one hundredth issue; it continues to publish in over twenty countries, and claims the title "The World's Best-Selling Grand Prix Magazine." In the one hundred issues, Michael Schumacher had been cover feature over forty times — more than any other driver — including the first issue in March, 1996. In February 2001, a "Michael Schumacher Special Edition" was published.

Many well respected journalists and photographers contribute to the magazine. Such regulars have included journalists Peter Windsor and Alan Henry, and renowned photographers Darren Heath, Steven Tee, Rip (Ripley & Ripley) and Lorenzo Bellanca. Damon Hill was 'Guest Editor' in January, 2000, which featured an interview between him and Michael Schumacher. From the March 2006 issue to the February 2007 of F1 Racing, Max Mosley, then president of the FIA, had a monthly column in the magazine.

At the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix, Darren Heath, an F1 Racing photographer, noticed that the rear brakes of the McLarens were glowing red in an acceleration zone of the track. The magazine discovered through investigation that McLaren had installed a second brake pedal, selectable by the driver to act on any one of the rear wheels at the driver's control. This allowed the driver to eliminate understeer and reduce wheelspin when exiting slow corners. This system was entirely legal, but was an innovation, and hence gave McLaren an advantage. While F1 Racing suspected what McLaren were doing, they required proof to publish the story. At the 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix the two McLarens retired from the race while in first and second positions. This allowed Heath to take a picture of the footwell of Häkkinen's car and the second brake pedal. The story was run in the November issue of F1 Racing and led to the system being dubbed "brake steer". Ferrari's protestations to the FIA led to the system being banned at the 1998 Brazilian Grand Prix.[1]

As of 2011 F1 Racing has been available as a digital download, alongside the print edition.

International editions[edit]


This is a chronological list of people who have appeared on the front cover of F1 Racing magazine.

Date Cover Comments
March 1996 Michael Schumacher First issue
April 1996 Damon Hill
May 1996 Jean Alesi
June 1996
July 1996 Damon Hill, James Hunt, Stirling Moss, Nigel Mansell "Who is Britain's best? The all-time top 10"
August 1996 The "Cavallino Rampante"
September 1996
October 1996 Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve
November 1996
December 1996
January 1997
February 1997 Ayrton Senna
March 1997 Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill
April 1997 Michael Schumacher
May 1997 Jacques Villeneuve
June 1997 Collage "100 greatest drivers of all time"
July 1997 Ralf Schumacher
August 1997 Jacques Villeneuve
September 1997 Jacques Villeneuve
October 1997 Damon Hill
November 1997
December 1997 Collage "A year of living dangerously
January 1998 Michael Schumacher
February 1998
March 1998
April 1998 David Coulthard
May 1998 Michael Schumacher
June 1998 Michael Schumacher
July 1998
August 1998 Alex Wurz
September 1998 Michael Schumacher, Mika Häkkinen (helmets)
October 1998 Damon Hill
November 1998 Michael Schumacher, Mika Häkkinen
December 1998 Mika Häkkinen
January 1999 Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher
February 1999 Michael Schumacher
March 1999 Jacques Villeneuve
April 1999 Eddie Irvine
May 1999 Ralf Schumacher
June 1999 Jacques Villeneuve
July 1999 Damon Hill
August 1999 Jean Alesi
September 1999 Eddie Irvine
October 1999 Mika Häkkinen
November 1999 Mika Häkkinen
December 1999 Mika Häkkinen "The year's greatest pictures"
January 2000 Damon Hill Guest editor: Damon Hill
February 2000 Jaguar R1
March 2000 Michael Schumacher
April 2000 Jacques Villeneuve
May 2000 Michael Schumacher
June 2000 Rubens Barrichello
July 2000 Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher
August 2000 David Coulthard
September 2000 Jacques Villeneuve
October 2000 Eddie Irvine
November 2000 Michael Schumacher
December 2000 Michael Schumacher, Mika Häkkinen, Jacques Villeneuve "Man of the year"
January 2001 Jenson Button, Damon Hill
February 2001 Michael Schumacher
March 2001 Jacques Villeneuve
April 2001 Jenson Button, Giancarlo Fisichella
May 2001 Juan Pablo Montoya
June 2001 Michael Schumacher
July 2001 Michael Schumacher
August 2001 David Coulthard
September 2001 Juan Pablo Montoya, Ralf Schumacher
October 2001 Michael Schumacher
November 2001 Juan Pablo Montoya
December 2001 Ralf Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen, Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, David Coulthard "Man of the year"
January 2002 Juan Pablo Montoya
February 2002 Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna
March 2002 Juan Pablo Montoya, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Jean Alesi
April 2002 Kimi Räikkönen, David Coulthard
May 2002 Jenson Button
June 2002 Juan Pablo Montoya
July 2002 Rubens Barrichello
August 2002 Jordan EJ12
September 2002 Michael Schumacher
October 2002 Michael Schumacher
November 2002 Martin Brundle "We drive Schumi's Ferrari!"
December 2002 David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Rubens Barrichello, Mark Webber, Kimi Räikkönen, Ralf Schumacher, Jenson Button "Men of the year"
January 2003 Michael Schumacher
February 2003 Jenson Button, Jacques Villeneuve
March 2003 Michael Schumacher
April 2003 Juan Pablo Montoya
May 2003 Kimi Räikkönen
June 2003 Rubens Barrichello
July 2003 Mark Webber
August 2003 Michael Schumacher
September 2003 Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso
October 2003 Michael Schumacher
November 2003 Kimi Räikkönen, Michael Schumacher
December 2003 Michael Schumacher
January 2004 Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher, Mark Webber, Ralf Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, David Coulthard "Man of the year"
February 2004 Kimi Räikkönen
March 2004 Juan Pablo Montoya
April 2004 Juan Pablo Montoya
May 2004 Fernando Alonso
June 2004 Michael Schumacher, Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna, Jack Brabham, Alberto Ascari, Alain Prost "100 greatest drivers of all time"
July 2004 Michael Schumacher
August 2004 Jenson Button
September 2004 Juan Pablo Montoya
October 2004 Mika Häkkinen
November 2004 Michael Schumacher
December 2004 Mark Webber, Kimi Räikkönen, Takuma Sato, Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jenson Button "Man of the year"
January 2005 Mark Webber, Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve
February 2005 Jenson Button
March 2005 Kimi Räikkönen, Juan Pablo Montoya
April 2005 Renault R25
May 2005 Michael Schumacher
June 2005 Kimi Räikkönen
July 2005 Jenson Button
August 2005 Mark Webber
September 2005 Fernando Alonso
October 2005 Jacques Villeneuve
November 2005 Kimi Räikkönen
December 2005 Fernando Alonso "Man of the year"
January 2006 Felipe Massa
February 2006 Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello "10th anniversary special"
March 2006 Martin Brundle, Pat Symonds, Damon Hill, Murray Walker
April 2006 Fernando Alonso
May 2006 Scott Speed
June 2006 McLaren "McLaren - The first 40 years"
July 2006 Michael Schumacher
August 2006 Nico Rosberg
September 2006 Jacques Villeneuve
October 2006 Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso
November 2006 Kimi Räikkönen
December 2006 Michael Schumacher "Schumacher Tribute Issue"
January 2007 Lewis Hamilton "The quick list - The 50 fastest F1 drivers ever"
February 2007 Robert Kubica
March 2007 Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso
April 2007 Ferrari F2007, Ferrari 248 F1
May 2007 Kimi Räikkönen
June 2007 Lewis Hamilton
July 2007 All 2007 drivers "We interview all twenty-two F1 drivers"
August 2007 Felipe Massa "MASSA Champion by Stealth"
September 2007 Lewis Hamilton
October 2007 Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso "World Championship showdown"
November 2007 Lewis Hamilton
December 2007 Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen
January 2008 Lewis Hamilton
February 2008 Kimi Räikkönen
March 2008 Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso
April 2008 Lewis Hamilton
May 2008 Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Jackie Stewart, Alain Prost, Gilles Villeneuve, Jim Clark, Mika Häkkinen, Kimi Räikkönen, Nigel Mansell, Fernando Alonso, Keke Rosberg, James Hunt "100 greatest drivers ever"
June 2008
July 2008 Lewis Hamilton
August 2008 Robert Kubica
September 2008 "The Ferrari Issue"
March 2009 Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica Season Preview
April 2009 Felipe Massa, Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari's Dream Team
June 2009 Fernando Alonso
July 2009 Jenson Button
August 2009 Felipe Massa
September 2009 Mark Webber
October 2009 Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber Down to the Wire
November 2009 Jenson Button
December 2009 Lewis Hamilton
October 2010 Fernando Alonso
November 2010 Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso "F1's greatest showdown"
December 2010 Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton "F1 Season Review 2010"
January 2011 Ayrton Senna "Senna - The Untold Story"
February 2011 Michael Schumacher "Schuey Fights Back"
March 2011 Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg "Ultimate 2011 F1 Season Preview"
April 2011 Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Murray Walker
June 2011 Ayrton Senna "Senna The Movie"
July 2011 Martin Brundle, David Coulthard "British Grand Prix Special"
August 2011 Nigel Mansell "Mansell Speaks"
September 2011 Michael Schumacher "20 years of Schuey in F1"
October 2011 Alain Prost, Mark Webber "Prost v Webber"
November 2011 Kimi Räikkönen "The Iceman Cometh Back!"
April 2012 Michael Schumacher
July 2012 Jenson Button "Jenson Vs Silverstone"
August 2012 Kimi Räikkönen, Sebastion Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher "2012 The Greatest Season Ever"
September 2012 Fernando Alonso "The Terminator"
January 2013 Williams FW34
August 2013 Rush
October 2013 Mark Webber
November 2013 Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso
February 2014 Williams FW36
March 2014 Lewis Hamilton


  1. ^ Bishop, Matt. "Pedal to Metal". The Best of F1 Racing 1996-2006 (Haymarket Magazines). p. 66. 

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