Autosport is a global motorsport publishing brand headquartered based in Richmond, London, England. It was established in 1950 at the same time as the origins of the Formula One World Championship.

EditorHaydn Cobb (online)
Kevin Turner (print)
Total circulation
(Jan-Dec 2016)
First issue1950; 74 years ago (1950)
CompanyMotorsport Network
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

Autosport began life as a weekly magazine in 1950 and expanded into digital publishing with the creation of in 1997. In 2016, Haymarket Media Group sold Autosport and the rest of its motorsport portfolio to Motorsport Network.[1] edit

Autosport launched its website – – in 1997. As distinct from the magazine, the online content is more internationally focussed and as well as covering sports news and reporting on races, also produces video and galleries taken from the Motorsport Images archive and in-depth long-form content in the website's subscriber-only sections.

Autosport Plus edit

Autosport Plus is a paywalled part of the website with additional content.

Current editorial team edit

  • Editor - Haydn Cobb
  • Plus Editor - James Newbold
  • Grand Prix Editor - Alex Kalinauckas
  • F1 Reporter - Luke Smith
  • F1 Editor - Matt Kew
  • International Editor - Lewis Duncan
  • News Editor - Megan White
  • News Editor - Tom Howard
  • Technical Editor - Jake Boxall-Legge
  • Director of Digital - Jessica McFadyen
  • Technical Team Leader - Geoff Creighton

Autosport Magazine edit

Autosport first issue was published in 1950 and the weekly newsstand title has been in continuous publication ever since.

It covers all forms of motorsport from Formula 1 through to the British club racing scene. The magazine carries race and rally reports from high-profile and significant meetings from all over the world and the UK and blends this with news analysis and in-depth articles looking at contemporary cars, drivers and events as well as retrospective looks at significant characters and developments from the sport's past.

Traditionally Autosport had only focused on four-wheel racing, but its editorial expanded to include MotoGP coverage in 2014.[2] In the past, the magazine once carried reviews of new road cars, but it is now specifically dedicated to racing and rallying.

Autosport stopped printing their magazine on 30 April 2020 due to COVID, and said that they would resume in time for the 2020 Formula 1 season.[3] They then resumed publishing with the issue dated 3 July 2020.

Current editorial team edit

Since May 2016 the magazine has been edited by Kevin Turner,[4] who was previously the editor of sister title Motorsport News. The other full-time members of staff are.

  • Chief Editor - Kevin Turner
  • Deputy editor - Marcus Simmons[5]
  • Grand Prix editor - Alex Kalinauckas
  • F1 Editor - Matt Kew
  • F1 Reporter - Luke Smith
  • Technical Editor - Jake Boxall-Legge
  • Production Editor - Peter Hodges
  • Group National Editor - Stephen Lickorish
  • Performance and Engineering Editor - James Newbold
  • Deputy National Editor - Stefan Mackley
  • Art Director - Lynsey Elliott
  • Art Editor - Michael Cavalli

In addition, the magazine features a number of freelance correspondents. Among these are F1 columnist Nigel Roebuck,[6] Sportscar specialist Gary Watkins and British Club racing expert Marcus Pye. It also has correspondents covering club-level racing from the British domestic racing scene and prominent international races and rallies.

Editions edit

Autosport Asia Edition

In April 2011, Autosport re-launched Autosport Asia Edition. It is published by Bespoke Media Pte Ltd in Singapore. It is a monthly magazine instead of a weekly and the aim is that it will carry over most of the month's content from the British edition, as well as placing a very strong emphasis on the Asian motorsport scene.

Autosport Russian Edition

On 11 February 2013, launched Autosport Russian Edition.[7]

Autosport Arabic Edition

On 1 November 2013, launched Autosport Arabic Edition.[8]

Autosport French Edition

On 3 April 2014, launched Autosport French Edition.[9]

Autosport Engineering & Autosport Performance edit

Autosport Engineering and Autosport Performance are regular supplements that appear in Autosport each month on a rotating basis.[10] Edited by James Newbold, Autosport Engineering is derived from the section of the Autosport International Show of the same name.

The supplement has a particular focus on companies based in the UK.

Autosport International edit

Autosport International is a motorsport-themed exhibition, which has taken place every January at the NEC Birmingham, UK, since 1991.

Autosport Awards edit

The Autosport Awards, held annually at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London on the first weekend in December is motorsport's red carpet event, honouring the achievements of the race drivers from Formula One and other world championships, as well as recognising and promoting emerging talent.

Former Autosport Editors edit

Name Start End
Gregor Grant August 1950 March 1968
Simon Taylor April 1968 August 1971
Richard Feast August 1971 November 1973
Ian Phillips November 1973 April 1976
Quentin Spurring May 1976 November 1981
Mark Hughes November 1981 November 1983
Quentin Spurring November 1983 March 1988
Peter Foubister April 1988 January 1992
Andy Hallbery February 1992 April 1993
Bruce Jones April 1993 June 1996
Laurence Foster June 1996 February 1998
Mark Skewis February 1998 March 2000
Anthony Rowlinson March 2000 February 2002
Laurence Foster February 2002 January 2004
John McIlroy January 2004 October 2005
Andrew van de Burgt November 2005 July 2011
Charles Bradley[11] July 2011 November 2014
Edd Straw December 2014 May 2016
Kevin Turner May 2016

References edit

  1. ^ "Haymarket to sell motorsport division". Campaign Magazine.
  2. ^ "MotoGP news, analysis and stats".
  3. ^ "COVID-19 Autosport Magazine Subscriber FAQ".
  4. ^ Porter, Hugh (23 May 2016). "Kevin Turner moves to Autosport". ResponseSource. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Marcus Simmons". Autosport.
  6. ^ "World-renowned Formula 1 journalist Nigel Roebuck returns to write for Autosport magazine".
  7. ^ "AUTOSPORT launches Russian version". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  8. ^ "AUTOSPORT launches Arabic website".
  9. ^ "AUTOSPORT launches French version". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Autosport Engineering".
  11. ^ "Andrew van de Burgt appointed editor-in-chief of Autosport". Haymarket Media Group. 15 July 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2011.