In an interview for Issue 8 of The Official Formula 1 Magazine – which is out now – Red Bull star Max Verstappen says the team are fully focused on challenging Mercedes in the world championship fight, while boss Christian Horner explains exactly why the Dutch racer is such a formidable opponent...

    Verstappen says he’s not “frustrated” with this year’s campaign and is hoping that 2021 or even the following year will enable them to get back on top - whatever power unit they’ll have in the back of the car - while Horner reveals how his star driver is able to extract so much speed from this year’s RB16.

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    Italian Grand Prix winner Pierre Gasly joins us as our new columnist and looks forward to what he says will be an “incredible” Grand Prix when Formula 1 returns to Imola in November. Meanwhile, in Kevin Magnussen’s 'View From the Cockpit' column he explains to us the art of wet-weather driving.

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    We also talk to Renault’s Esteban Ocon to get his insight on Fernando Alonso’s arrival in the team and why Daniel Ricciardo is such a tough competitor. In addition, Mark Webber explains why the newly-crowned FIA Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri is the “new Alain Prost".

    There is an Italian perspective on Ferrari’s faith in young Mick Schumacher and why Stefano Domenicali is the right appointment to be the new CEO of Formula 1, as well as all the usual reports from Russia and the Nurburgring.

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    Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa explains why the new F1 circuit in the Algarve is so special, Felipe Massa talks about Turkey’s epic Turn 8, plus we have all the usual regulars and insight.

    The Official Formula 1 Magazine is your perfect monthly companion to the world of Formula 1. Buy Issue 8 now or sign up for a worldwide monthly subscription with a 40% discount by using Editor40 at checkout at www.thef1magazine.com where you can also buy our Italian language edition.