AUTOCOURSE, the world's leading grand prix annual, celebrates its
70th year of publication in 2020.
With Pandemic closing all motorsport activity in the first half of the year,
The condensed schedule for the 17-race Formula 1 World
Championship season is covered in its usual full depth, with hugely
experienced paddock insiders Tony Dodgins and Maurice
Hamilton dissecting the drama and intrigue that are intrinsic parts of any
F1 season. Their race commentaries are complemented by detailed
results spreads, including lap charts and tyre strategies.
Mercedes-Benz again proved the class of the field, with Lewis Hamilton,
backed by the experienced Valtteri Bottas, bidding to win his seventh
Ferrari found themselves uncompetitive and Charles Leclerc,
and Sebastian Vettel struggled to find the speed that made them winners
in 2019, and it was left to the ever-resourceful Red Bull Racing, with the
exciting talent of Max Verstappen, to rise to the challenge and further
justify their decision to switch to Honda power.
Below the top three teams, Renault at last looked like return to past glories
while locked in battle with McLaren and Racing Point for fourth place in
the constructors championship.
Highly respected Mark Hughes looks at the technical
developments behind all the competitors in his team-by-team review,
enhanced by Adrian Dean's beautiful F1 car illustrations.
In addition to Formula 1, the sport's other major categories are all afforded
ample coverage. The Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships, key
rungs on the professional single-seat ladder, are chronicled, as is the rise
of Formula E, which is rapidly gaining considerable support from major
In sports car racing, the all-conquering Toyota, once again, seem set to
win the Le Mans 24-hour race. Also covered are the door-banging exploits
of the leading touring car series - the World Touring Car Championship,
DTM (German Touring Cars) and the British Touring Car
From the other side of the Atlantic, Gordon Kirby provides his usual
insightful analysis of the US racing scene which majors on the
compelling action of the ever-growing Indycar series and the gruelling
AUTOCOURSE provides the most comprehensive record of the year's
sporting action, complete with results, published anywhere in a single
volume. It is required reading for motor sport fans the world over.