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Alex Kalinauckas
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Alex Kalinauckas

Alex Kalinauckas is Autosport's Grand Prix Editor, covering every Formula 1 race since the start of 2020. After completing a master's degree in journalism at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2014, he worked for a range of motorsport and technology publications while covering national racing as an Autosport freelancer.  

A lifelong motorsport fan - no one in his family can explain quite how or why such a development first occurred - Alex joined the Autosport staff in April 2017 as the magazine’s Assistant Editor covering Formula 2 and GP3, before being made Formula E correspondent and Autosport.com’s Plus Editor in March 2018. He lives in north-east London and is constantly frustrated by the Central Line.

Latest articles by Alex Kalinauckas

Ten things we learned at the 2024 F1 Imola Grand Prix

Ten things we learned at the 2024 F1 Imola Grand Prix

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Ten things we learned at the 2024 F1 Imola Grand Prix
Imola Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

Imola Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

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Imola Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024
Why Albon wasn't penalised for driving with "10mm" loose wheel in Imola GP

Why Albon wasn't penalised for driving with "10mm" loose wheel in Imola GP

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Why Albon wasn't penalised for driving with "10mm" loose wheel in Imola GP
F1 Imola GP: Verstappen resists late Norris push for fifth win of 2024

F1 Imola GP: Verstappen resists late Norris push for fifth win of 2024

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F1 Imola GP: Verstappen resists late Norris push for fifth win of 2024
What F1 GPS data reveals about Verstappen’s Imola qualifying save

What F1 GPS data reveals about Verstappen’s Imola qualifying save

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What F1 GPS data reveals about Verstappen’s Imola qualifying save
Tsunoda's Imola speed shows Red Bull is right to wait on Perez's F1 future

Tsunoda's Imola speed shows Red Bull is right to wait on Perez's F1 future

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Tsunoda's Imola speed shows Red Bull is right to wait on Perez's F1 future
F1 Imola GP: Verstappen takes pole from Piastri as Ferrari disappoints

F1 Imola GP: Verstappen takes pole from Piastri as Ferrari disappoints

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F1 Imola GP: Verstappen takes pole from Piastri as Ferrari disappoints
F1 Imola GP: McLaren fastest as Alonso and Perez crash out of FP3

F1 Imola GP: McLaren fastest as Alonso and Perez crash out of FP3

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F1 Imola GP: McLaren fastest as Alonso and Perez crash out of FP3
F1 Imola GP: Leclerc quickest in FP2 as Verstappen slides to seventh

F1 Imola GP: Leclerc quickest in FP2 as Verstappen slides to seventh

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F1 Imola GP: Leclerc quickest in FP2 as Verstappen slides to seventh
The winter Norris focus that helped end his lengthy F1 win wait

The winter Norris focus that helped end his lengthy F1 win wait

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The winter Norris focus that helped end his lengthy F1 win wait
Why "misfortune" would help Bearman's case for 2025 Haas F1 seat

Why "misfortune" would help Bearman's case for 2025 Haas F1 seat

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Emilia Romagna GP
Why "misfortune" would help Bearman's case for 2025 Haas F1 seat
Red Bull explains why Lambiase wasn't engineering Verstappen in FP1

Red Bull explains why Lambiase wasn't engineering Verstappen in FP1

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Red Bull explains why Lambiase wasn't engineering Verstappen in FP1
F1 Imola GP: Leclerc leads opening practice, Verstappen struggles

F1 Imola GP: Leclerc leads opening practice, Verstappen struggles

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F1 Imola GP: Leclerc leads opening practice, Verstappen struggles
Magnussen feels he's been penalised for driving "outside of some white lines"

Magnussen feels he's been penalised for driving "outside of some white lines"

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Magnussen feels he's been penalised for driving "outside of some white lines"
The risk in Leclerc’s Ferrari F1 engineer swap

The risk in Leclerc’s Ferrari F1 engineer swap

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The risk in Leclerc’s Ferrari F1 engineer swap
Norris can beat Verstappen in straight fight but 'many races ending in tears' - Brown

Norris can beat Verstappen in straight fight but 'many races ending in tears' - Brown

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Norris can beat Verstappen in straight fight but 'many races ending in tears' - Brown
Leclerc set for new Ferrari F1 race engineer as Xavi Marcos moves role

Leclerc set for new Ferrari F1 race engineer as Xavi Marcos moves role

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Leclerc set for new Ferrari F1 race engineer as Xavi Marcos moves role
The three factors that mean Norris's Miami F1 win can't be cast as a safety car fluke

The three factors that mean Norris's Miami F1 win can't be cast as a safety car fluke

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The three factors that mean Norris's Miami F1 win can't be cast as a safety car fluke
F1 Miami GP: Norris takes advantage of safety car for maiden win

F1 Miami GP: Norris takes advantage of safety car for maiden win

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F1 Miami GP: Norris takes advantage of safety car for maiden win
Sainz wants Pirelli to be more aggressive with future Miami F1 tyre choices

Sainz wants Pirelli to be more aggressive with future Miami F1 tyre choices

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Miami GP
Sainz wants Pirelli to be more aggressive with future Miami F1 tyre choices
What the sprint race and qualifying tell us about the 2024 F1 Miami GP

What the sprint race and qualifying tell us about the 2024 F1 Miami GP

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What the sprint race and qualifying tell us about the 2024 F1 Miami GP
Verstappen “guessing” every lap in Miami GP qualifying with F1 tyre inconsistencies

Verstappen “guessing” every lap in Miami GP qualifying with F1 tyre inconsistencies

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Verstappen “guessing” every lap in Miami GP qualifying with F1 tyre inconsistencies
F1 Miami GP: Verstappen fends off Leclerc for pole again

F1 Miami GP: Verstappen fends off Leclerc for pole again

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F1 Miami GP: Verstappen fends off Leclerc for pole again
Magnussen: Miami F1 sprint penalties “deserved” for “stupid tactics”

Magnussen: Miami F1 sprint penalties “deserved” for “stupid tactics”

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Magnussen: Miami F1 sprint penalties “deserved” for “stupid tactics”
F1 Miami GP: Verstappen wins sprint from Leclerc; Hamilton penalised

F1 Miami GP: Verstappen wins sprint from Leclerc; Hamilton penalised

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F1 Miami GP: Verstappen wins sprint from Leclerc; Hamilton penalised
Bottas hit with grid penalty for impeding Piastri in F1 sprint qualifying

Bottas hit with grid penalty for impeding Piastri in F1 sprint qualifying

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Bottas hit with grid penalty for impeding Piastri in F1 sprint qualifying
Norris: Miami sprint qualifying tumble down to "pushing too hard"

Norris: Miami sprint qualifying tumble down to "pushing too hard"

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Norris: Miami sprint qualifying tumble down to "pushing too hard"
F1 Miami GP: Verstappen on sprint pole, Mercedes out in SQ2

F1 Miami GP: Verstappen on sprint pole, Mercedes out in SQ2

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F1 Miami GP: Verstappen on sprint pole, Mercedes out in SQ2
Alpine's 2024 F1 car finally hits minimum weight limit

Alpine's 2024 F1 car finally hits minimum weight limit

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Alpine's 2024 F1 car finally hits minimum weight limit
Haas: Bearman's FP1 approach has "more weight" than F2 results in 2025 F1 chance

Haas: Bearman's FP1 approach has "more weight" than F2 results in 2025 F1 chance

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Haas: Bearman's FP1 approach has "more weight" than F2 results in 2025 F1 chance
Sainz: No assurance of future Audi F1 seat amid Hulkenberg deal

Sainz: No assurance of future Audi F1 seat amid Hulkenberg deal

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Sainz: No assurance of future Audi F1 seat amid Hulkenberg deal
Hulkenberg: Seidl is the "driving factor" in my Audi F1 deal

Hulkenberg: Seidl is the "driving factor" in my Audi F1 deal

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Miami GP
Hulkenberg: Seidl is the "driving factor" in my Audi F1 deal
No Verstappen domination without Imola 1994? How Senna's death is still influencing current F1

No Verstappen domination without Imola 1994? How Senna's death is still influencing current F1

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No Verstappen domination without Imola 1994? How Senna's death is still influencing current F1
Hulkenberg's China sprint shows Haas "not completely out" of tyre issues

Hulkenberg's China sprint shows Haas "not completely out" of tyre issues

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Hulkenberg's China sprint shows Haas "not completely out" of tyre issues
F1 teams downplay risks of ‘sprint cars’ with new parc ferme rules

F1 teams downplay risks of ‘sprint cars’ with new parc ferme rules

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F1 teams downplay risks of ‘sprint cars’ with new parc ferme rules
Norris: F1 might never have a driver with Alonso's longevity again

Norris: F1 might never have a driver with Alonso's longevity again

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Chinese GP
Norris: F1 might never have a driver with Alonso's longevity again
12 years late: How Hulkenberg is finally getting his shot at a ‘big’ F1 team

12 years late: How Hulkenberg is finally getting his shot at a ‘big’ F1 team

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12 years late: How Hulkenberg is finally getting his shot at a ‘big’ F1 team
Alonso laments "game of who can run less" in F1 sprint practice

Alonso laments "game of who can run less" in F1 sprint practice

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Chinese GP
Alonso laments "game of who can run less" in F1 sprint practice
How Stroll and Magnussen revealed the scale of F1’s racing and rules problems

How Stroll and Magnussen revealed the scale of F1’s racing and rules problems

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How Stroll and Magnussen revealed the scale of F1’s racing and rules problems
10 things we learned from the 2024 F1 Chinese Grand Prix

10 things we learned from the 2024 F1 Chinese Grand Prix

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10 things we learned from the 2024 F1 Chinese Grand Prix
Chinese Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

Chinese Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

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Chinese Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024
Red Bull says it can't match "very lucrative" Audi F1 offer to Sainz

Red Bull says it can't match "very lucrative" Audi F1 offer to Sainz

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Chinese GP
Red Bull says it can't match "very lucrative" Audi F1 offer to Sainz
How the F1 driver market situation sits for each team with 2025 openings

How the F1 driver market situation sits for each team with 2025 openings

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How the F1 driver market situation sits for each team with 2025 openings
Sainz: All my best 2025 F1 seat options are "still open"

Sainz: All my best 2025 F1 seat options are "still open"

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Chinese GP
Sainz: All my best 2025 F1 seat options are "still open"
Norris: McLaren can win races in F1 2024 if it gets everything right

Norris: McLaren can win races in F1 2024 if it gets everything right

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Chinese GP
Norris: McLaren can win races in F1 2024 if it gets everything right
Alonso: Stroll more sensitive to Aston F1 car handling issues I drive around

Alonso: Stroll more sensitive to Aston F1 car handling issues I drive around

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Chinese GP
Alonso: Stroll more sensitive to Aston F1 car handling issues I drive around
Hamilton needs talk with Wolff to prepare Ferrari F1 move

Hamilton needs talk with Wolff to prepare Ferrari F1 move

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Hamilton needs talk with Wolff to prepare Ferrari F1 move
What's been going wrong for Leclerc in F1's tiny margins qualifying game

What's been going wrong for Leclerc in F1's tiny margins qualifying game

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What's been going wrong for Leclerc in F1's tiny margins qualifying game
Hamilton: MotoGP and F1 shared events would be “epic”

Hamilton: MotoGP and F1 shared events would be “epic”

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Hamilton: MotoGP and F1 shared events would be “epic”
Sainz: Better F1 car the biggest factor behind Ferrari strategy jump

Sainz: Better F1 car the biggest factor behind Ferrari strategy jump

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Japanese GP
Sainz: Better F1 car the biggest factor behind Ferrari strategy jump
Suzuka sensation redeemed Alonso, but his F1 future is complicated

Suzuka sensation redeemed Alonso, but his F1 future is complicated

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Suzuka sensation redeemed Alonso, but his F1 future is complicated
The three factors behind Verstappen overturning Perez's real Suzuka advantage

The three factors behind Verstappen overturning Perez's real Suzuka advantage

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Japanese GP
The three factors behind Verstappen overturning Perez's real Suzuka advantage
Ranked: The 10 F1 teams at the 2024 Japanese GP

Ranked: The 10 F1 teams at the 2024 Japanese GP

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Ranked: The 10 F1 teams at the 2024 Japanese GP
F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen breezes to victory in Red Bull 1-2

F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen breezes to victory in Red Bull 1-2

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F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen breezes to victory in Red Bull 1-2
Verstappen reveals new Red Bull F1 processes to avoid brake fire repeat

Verstappen reveals new Red Bull F1 processes to avoid brake fire repeat

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Japanese GP
Verstappen reveals new Red Bull F1 processes to avoid brake fire repeat
Verstappen not "as comfortable" at Suzuka as in previous F1 races

Verstappen not "as comfortable" at Suzuka as in previous F1 races

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Japanese GP
Verstappen not "as comfortable" at Suzuka as in previous F1 races
F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen on pole as Red Bull locks front row

F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen on pole as Red Bull locks front row

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F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen on pole as Red Bull locks front row
What unusual final F1 practice revealed about true Suzuka race form

What unusual final F1 practice revealed about true Suzuka race form

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What unusual final F1 practice revealed about true Suzuka race form
F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen heads Perez in final practice

F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen heads Perez in final practice

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F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen heads Perez in final practice
The extra complications behind F1's Alonso 'brake-test' penalty debate

The extra complications behind F1's Alonso 'brake-test' penalty debate

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The extra complications behind F1's Alonso 'brake-test' penalty debate

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