The world of Formula 1 has been turned on its head by the current financial crisis and the withdrawal of Honda. Joe Saward analyses of the state of Grand Prix racing as we head into 2009, while Rob Widdows interviews the unstoppable Sébastien Loeb, Sam Hancock compares a classic Porsche RSR with his modern Carrera Cup GT3 and Simon Taylor has lunch with David Piper.

 Latest Issue – February 2009

Porsche then and now

Two 911s – a classic RSR and a current-spec GT3 Cup car. How close is their gene profile?

 Latest Issue – February 2009

The BBC’s F1 challenge

The Beeb is F1’s traditional home, but picking up from where ITV left off won’t be easy

 Latest Issue – February 2009

Race of Champions

Sébastien Loeb ruled at Wembley – the WRC champ also talks to us this month (see below)
 Latest Issue – February 2009

Sébastien Loeb

An in-depth look at the ‘Schumacher of the WRC’, who’s pretty handy in an F1 car, too
 Latest Issue – February 2009

Lunch with… David Piper

The quintessential privateer talks farming, touring Europe and painting Ferraris green

F1 financial crisis

How the sport is reacting to the global financial crisis, Honda’s withdrawal, plus some of the key team players give their view

Team-mates: Cheever on Warwick

Derek’s already had his say on this pair’s love-hate partnership – now it’s Eddie’s turn!

Rudolf Caracciola at Indy

How did Rudi’s GP trophies end up in an Indy museum? It started with a post-war race offer…

Grand Designs: Ford C100

The endurance racer that never got to realise its potential once the Ford axe was swung

Nelson Piquet

Following in Dad’s footsteps was no easy task in ’08, but he has a second chance at Renault

Leslie Marr

Portrait of a painter who went racing when he (temporarily) fell out of love with art

Classic racing cars: MGB

This sports racer is both prolific and popular

Zakira’s Garage

Inside the Cincinnati restoration business