I dont think "RCE is available as digital subscription" is valid here. I know it exists, and I think the OP does too, but some people just prefer actual copies. But yeah, it is there, but RCE promises a certain date etc. and they have to live up to that.
There was a free Le Mans issue once, and took it a read, well for what you can call "reading". I enjoyed the mag, there are some great articles in it, but since I am not much of a reader and cant get through long texts a subscription really isnt an option for me.
And as for JT's issue with it, I think I'd understand it, as it is written towards people interrested in the tech side it is sometimes overly simplified, and as more of an expert on a certain side it can be kind of annoying to then read it. I have that for example with stuff about IT, or regular F1 news articles.
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