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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

What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Spanish GP

What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Spanish GP

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Spanish GP
F1's superlicence change not about Antonelli as Red Bull stands to gain

F1's superlicence change not about Antonelli as Red Bull stands to gain

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
F1's superlicence change not about Antonelli as Red Bull stands to gain
Hamilton asks F1 fans not to spread "negativity" with favouritism claims

Hamilton asks F1 fans not to spread "negativity" with favouritism claims

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
Hamilton asks F1 fans not to spread "negativity" with favouritism claims
Zhou returns to early 2024 Sauber F1 chassis, hopes it cures recent struggles

Zhou returns to early 2024 Sauber F1 chassis, hopes it cures recent struggles

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
Zhou returns to early 2024 Sauber F1 chassis, hopes it cures recent struggles
Why it's not just the FIA's bizarre superlicence tinkering undermining the modern path to F1

Why it's not just the FIA's bizarre superlicence tinkering undermining the modern path to F1

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Formula 1
Why it's not just the FIA's bizarre superlicence tinkering undermining the modern path to F1
Apple’s F1 film given release date in June 2025

Apple’s F1 film given release date in June 2025

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Formula 1
Spanish GP
Apple’s F1 film given release date in June 2025
Was F1 too pessimistic about the 2024 season?

Was F1 too pessimistic about the 2024 season?

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Prime
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Canadian GP
Was F1 too pessimistic about the 2024 season?
Ten things we learned at the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

Ten things we learned at the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

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Formula 1
Canadian GP
Ten things we learned at the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

Canadian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024

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Canadian GP
Canadian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2024
The worrying messaging in Alpine's F1 recovery plan

The worrying messaging in Alpine's F1 recovery plan

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Formula 1
The worrying messaging in Alpine's F1 recovery plan
Can Monaco stay on the F1 calendar post-2025?

Can Monaco stay on the F1 calendar post-2025?

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Formula 1
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Monaco GP
Can Monaco stay on the F1 calendar post-2025?
The two critical changes behind Leclerc finally breaking his Monaco F1 duck

The two critical changes behind Leclerc finally breaking his Monaco F1 duck

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Monaco GP
The two critical changes behind Leclerc finally breaking his Monaco F1 duck
F1 Monaco GP red-flagged as Perez and Magnussen crash

F1 Monaco GP red-flagged as Perez and Magnussen crash

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Formula 1
Monaco GP
F1 Monaco GP red-flagged as Perez and Magnussen crash
The winners and strugglers in Monaco trackside viewing

The winners and strugglers in Monaco trackside viewing

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Formula 1
Monaco GP
The winners and strugglers in Monaco trackside viewing
What F1 GPS data reveals about Piastri's Monaco pole near-miss

What F1 GPS data reveals about Piastri's Monaco pole near-miss

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Formula 1
Monaco GP
What F1 GPS data reveals about Piastri's Monaco pole near-miss
Leclerc would have felt "completely stupid" without Monaco F1 pole

Leclerc would have felt "completely stupid" without Monaco F1 pole

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Formula 1
Monaco GP
Leclerc would have felt "completely stupid" without Monaco F1 pole
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Monaco GP

What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Monaco GP

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Formula 1
Monaco GP
What we learned from Friday practice at the 2024 F1 Monaco GP
How Magnussen will race under F1 ban threat for 11 months

How Magnussen will race under F1 ban threat for 11 months

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Formula 1
Monaco GP
How Magnussen will race under F1 ban threat for 11 months
Does Ferrari have an F1 engine power problem in qualifying?

Does Ferrari have an F1 engine power problem in qualifying?

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Formula 1
Does Ferrari have an F1 engine power problem in qualifying?
Why F1's artificial racing tools are to blame for Imola race snoozefest

Why F1's artificial racing tools are to blame for Imola race snoozefest

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Emilia Romagna GP
Why F1's artificial racing tools are to blame for Imola race snoozefest
Ten things we learned at the 2024 F1 Imola Grand Prix

Ten things we learned at the 2024 F1 Imola Grand Prix

Formula 1
Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
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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Emilia Romagna GP
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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Formula 1
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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Formula 1
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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Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
Miami GP
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
Miami GP
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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Formula 1
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
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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Chinese GP
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

Formula 1
Formula 1
Chinese GP
10 things we learned from the 2024 F1 Chinese Grand Prix

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