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MAGAZINE - PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 15TH 2011
In the magazine: Mega 2011 F1 season review
In this week's bumper 136-page AUTOSPORT magazine, read our mega review of a Formula 1 season in which overtaking returned in its abundance, and a young German named Sebastian Vettel stamped his authority on the sport

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AUTOSPORT's traditional Christmas double issue features an in-depth review of the 2011 Formula 1 season, a year in which new standards were set and long-standing records were broken. Not to mention the hundreds of overtaking moves race fans crave. In our 60-page grand prix pull-out, you'll find:

A season overview in which Mark Hughes analyses the year's key themes.

Our top 10 drivers of the year. And, yes, all three Brits make the cut.

The F1 team principals' top 10.

David Coulthard's take on the all the good and bad bits of the 19-race season.

Adrian Newey's appraisal of his latest baby, the Red Bull RB7, as revealed to Edd Straw.

A one-to-one with Pat Fry, the Briton charged with returning Scuderia Ferrari to its glory days.

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A post-season catch-up with Felipe Massa, who tells Adam Cooper that he believes he can win again.

A full resume of Lewis Hamilton's turbulent season, featuring the good (three wins), the bad (private life distractions) and the ugly (all those collisions).

Reflections and revelations from Michael Schumacher on his motivation and desire to win again after the second season of his comeback tour.

The (technical) truth behind Renault's fall from grace after such a strong start. And it's not all hot air.

Team-by-team analysis from Mark Hughes and Gary Anderson.

All the relevant statistics involving the 28 drivers, 12 teams and 19 grands prix.

Mark Hughes column - Our grand prix editor wonders what will become of the Formula One Teams' Association in the wake of the recent pull-out by Red Bull, Ferrari and Sauber.

Christmas quiz - Win a pair of three-day tickets to the 2012 British Grand Prix at Silverstone in resident anorak Henry Hope-Frost's fiendish annual brain-teaser.

National news - The Aston Martin Owners' Club has restructured in a bid to rescue its struggling race series.

National focus - We choose the top 10 national and/or club racing rivalries of 2011 and select our favourite club machines of the year.

From the archive - When 22-year-old Bruce McLaren won the 1959 US GP at Sebring, he became the youngest winner of a world championship grand prix. It was a record that wasn't broken for 44 years.

Race of my life - As a tribute to Peter Gethin, who died recently, we re-run the story, as told by the man himself, of his dramatic win in the 1971 Italian GP the closest finish in F1 history.

Read this week's AUTOSPORT digital magazine.

  FEATURES FROM DEC 15, 2011 - DEC 21, 2011
In the magazine: Mega 2011 F1 season review
The 2011 GP3 Series review
By Glenn Freeman
Memories of the year: Beating my racing hero
By Ben Anderson
Why F1 drivers keep getting younger
By Dieter Rencken
Memories of the year: Reminiscing with Will Power
By Mark Glendenning
Newman/Haas: End of an era
By Jeff Olson
Petter Solberg: Why I signed for Ford
By Petter Solberg
Remembering Jason Richards
By Mark Glendenning
Dan Wheldon: By those who knew him best
By Charles Bradley, Edd Straw and Simon Strang
Memories of the year: An Indian adventure
By Marcus Simmons
How Ricciardo earned his big chance
By Adam Cooper
Memories of the year: In the company of legends
By Henry Hope-Frost
Memories of the year: Fun at the Daytona 24 Hours
By Charles Bradley
The 2011 MotoGP season review
By Simon Strang
The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2011
By Simon Strang
Marco Andretti: Proving the sceptics wrong
By David Malsher
Why de la Rosa has faith in HRT
By Adam Cooper
Memories of the Year: Zandvoort magic
By Jamie O'Leary
The 2011 Sportscar season review
By Gary Watkins
Zoom in: F1 2011 season review
By LAT Photographic
2011 Formula 1 season review podcast
The F1 team principals' top ten drivers
By Jonathan Noble
Lewis Hamilton's rollercoaster year
By Edd Straw
Memories of the year: Group B fever
By David Evans
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