In the 45 years or so that I've been reading MS, at a minimum, there has been enough of interest in it to keep me subscribed. It has, by it's own admission, suffered in the last few years. It has recently made efforts to recover the situation and by necessity has had to change. As a monthly, it can never satisfy those who need to know on which lap Charles Pic used his second tear off visor, or whatever and sensibly, has always left that to others.
But what it seems to have done in the past 2 or 3 years, is to attract the better or well known/regarded motor sport writers. Whether some of them are great in world writing terms may be debatable but generally speaking they are the best.
My question is what attracts them to MS? - Money? (understandable but does MS have enough resources to pay large salaries?) - Status? (Can by argued that MS is the most prestigious magazine - The chance to write more about your own particular sphere/interest? - Three more weeks time to write/research & improve quality? - Nicer working atmosphere? - Better coffee machine - Better Christmas party?
Maybe one of the good fellows could be so kind as to enlighten us?