I think it's great that bradleyl has been talking and debating with us on this thread on the content of F1 Racing. It's much appreciated, and I wish to add my take.
I received the latest edition of F1 Racing by mail earlier in the week, and I have to say it's great! I'm still reading it, haven't finished all the articles yet (which is a good sign, meaning high value).
People have earlier in the thread expressed a feeling of discontent with the mag's content the past year, and considered quit reading it. I agree with them about the deteriorating content the past years, although it never came a far as quit reading F1 Racing for me (mainly because a 1-year subscrition to it has been a standard christmas present from my mother since the late 90s ;)).
I enjoyed many pieces of the April edition and it marked a clear upward trend in content quality and value, such as the interviews with Kimi & Massa, but this latest one is an even greater step forward in quality, and with much content that interest me.
I very much enjoyed the piece by Ann Bradshaw, giving a new perspective on the events around Senna's death. I've read much about that weekend, but this was from another angle, and I found it very enlighting how it was perceived by her as press officer.
The interview with Brawn, Button and Rubens was great as well. This is the kind of articles I like to read; it's current-F1 related, and explore the whys, whats and hows behind. Fascinating insight into the Brawn team from its conception until now.
The FIA court of appeal piece was great too. It gave an insight into how that F1 business can work off track. The pictures were good, loved the panorama view on p.70-71, and now I know were Tozzi were sitting when he called Brawn a person of "supreme arrogance"!! I would've loved the article to be even more extensive on the atmosphere and talks between the players, as it gives you a view that you won't find in the news.
I liked the Pitwall, Hesketh, and Movable front wings articles as well. I still haven't read the one on Gascoyne, but I'm looking forward to it.
I have a question about the article by Alan Henry on Ron Dennis. I got the feeling I had already read it, but in a more extensive form. There was much I knew I had read before, such as Dennis yelling at him at Suzuka 1999. Was this a reprinted version of an older piece, or am I confusing things? Anybody else knows about this?
Most likely a lot too much to ask for, but for the next issue I'd just love to see an investigative deep digging article on the status within Ferrari, what's the atmosphere like, why the many cock-ups, is it back to spaghetti racing?, as Lauda put it. I'd love a deep one on FOTA vs FIA, Max as well!
Edited by brunopascal, 11 May 2009 - 00:15.