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In the magazine: Hamilton's career crossroads
Lewis Hamilton's career appears to be at a crossroads as his title chances fade away for another year. AUTOSPORT looks at the the choices the Briton will face

The 2008 world champion faces a dilemma. Should the McLaren ace sever his ties with the team that brought him to F1 in 2007 having guided him through junior single-seaters or stay with the British squad in the hope more world titles will follow?

The 26-year-old is desperate to win more championships – it's his raison d'etre – and he's becoming frustrated that the past three Woking-built machines have failed to given him the platform he needs.

On the back of Lewis's cack-handed approach to Red Bull in the Canadian GP, and the public airing of his frustrations at McLaren, AUTOSPORT grand prix editor Mark Hughes analyses the choices the Briton is likely to make in the coming months.

Mark Hughes column – Exhaust-blown diffusers will be outlawed in 2012 but, as our columnist explains, it doesn't mean that Red Bull – the team that pioneered the technology – is going to suffer.

Book extract – The double 2010 world title-winning Red Bull RB6 has had the Haynes Manual treatment and we bring exclusive extract from the cut-away classic.

What's up at Lotus? – Targets of mid-field scraps and regular points hauls were set by the British outfit but they haven't been forthcoming in 2011. Edd Straw reckons it's time for a reappraisal.

Remembering Paul Warwick – Twenty years ago this week, Paul Warwick was killed while leading a British F3000 race at Oulton Park. Adam Cooper remembers the talented brother of Derek who won the title posthumously.

Luca Filippi – On the eve of his 100th GP2 series start, Italian veteran Luca Filippi tells Glenn Freeman that he's happy with his lot and that he knows he's missed the F1 boat.

WTCC Donington – Chevrolet's Yvan Muller won both races to halve his team-mate Rob Huff's points lead. Mark Glendenning saw it all.

British F3 Paul Ricard – Another two wins for Brazilian Felipe Nasr have given the Carlin youngster a massive championship lead, while Will Buller broke his series duck for Fortec. Ben Anderson reports.

World GT1 Paul Ricard – German duo Michael Krumm and Lucas Luhr managed their tyres better than rivals in France to notch up a brace of wins in the JR Motorsports Nissan GT-R, witnessed by Gary Watkins.

Superleague Zolder – Craig Dolby, John Martin and Frederic Vervisch won the Belgian Superleague Formula races for England, Australia and Luxembourg respectively, with Belgian driver Vervisch pocketing the €100,000 for his race-three win.

From the archive – Paul Warwick kicked off his tragic British F3000 campaign with victory in the opener at Oulton Park, just four months before he lost his life in round five at the Cheshire venue.

Race of my life – Dane Kris Nissen remembers a frantic European FF2000 race at Zandvoort in 1981 and tells Jamie O'Leary that it was the race of his life.

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  FEATURES FROM JUL 21, 2011 - JUL 27, 2011
Priaulx, the right man to lead BMW's DTM attack
By Jamie O'Leary
In the magazine: Hamilton's career crossroads
Paul Warwick: a tragic talent
By Adam Cooper
Zoom In: German Grand Prix
By LAT Photographic
Setting the scene for Germany
By Edd Straw
The top 10 Nordschleife drivers
By Edd Straw
Webber's big chance to strike back
By Mark Hughes
Five themes to watch for in Germany
By Edd Straw
We rate the drivers after the German GP
By Edd Straw
The complete 2011 German GP review
By Matt Beer, Pablo Elizalde and Sam Tremayne
How McLaren turned the tables on Red Bull
By Adam Cooper
The personalities are not gone from Formula 1
By Lee McKenzie
Why Whitmarsh is the best man for McLaren
By Tony Dodgins
Vettel misses Senna's record
By Michele Merlino
The MotoGP half-term report
By Toby Moody
Behind the scenes in Germany
By Jonathan Noble
Why you've got to be brave to win in Finland
By David Evans
McNish: What it's like to be a driver steward
By Allan McNish
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
The Hungarian Grand Prix preview
By Edd Straw
Why Alonso and Hamilton need each other
By Jonathan Noble
McLaren out to extend Hungarian record
By Michele Merlino
Why in-season testing must return to Formula 1
By Dieter Rencken