March 2019

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 INSIDE LEWIS HAMILTON  Britain's most successful Formula 1 driver has often divided opinion, with flamboyance a central feature of both his racecraft and his lifestyle. But what drives him?

 THE ALAN HENRY TAPES  In the first of a new series honouring former Motor Sport correspondent Alan Henry, we look back at some of his racing conversations. The first, recorded in the McLaren motorhome at the 1990 Belgian Grand Prix, brought him together with colleague Denis Jenkinson and Ayrton Senna. 

  THE DOCTOR'S EMPIRE  Valentino Rossi's hometown is the Graceland of MotoGP, where even the speed limit pays homage to him. But amid the hero worship something far more important is happening; an Italian motorcycling renaissance.

  GUILTY AS CHARGED  Accustomed to racing historic cars that ooze charisma and noise, the author had long been a Formula E sceptic. So Motor Sport dispatched him to sample an electric racer from behind the wheel. 

  THE LAST OF THE BEACH BOYS — Sixty years ago the most famous stretch of sand in motor sport closed for racing, to be replaced by the asphalt of Daytona Speedway. Staff writer Samarth Kanal tracked down one of the few surviving beach racers.