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Joe Saward

Jonathan Mark Christopher "Joe" Saward[1] (born 14 July 1961 in London) is a British Formula One journalist.

Joe Saward
Born Jonathan Mark Christopher Saward
(1961-07-14) 14 July 1961 (age 56)
London, England, UK
Nationality English
Occupation Motorsport journalist
Years active 1984–present
Known for Formula One reporting
Parent(s) Michael Saward
Relatives Jill Saward (sister)
Henry George Kendall (great grandfather)


Life and careerEdit

Saward was educated at Haileybury College and attained a degree in history at Bedford College, University of London. In 1984 he joined Autosport magazine in London. He began reporting on Formula One in 1988, working alongside Nigel Roebuck and remained as Grand Prix Editor of Autosport until 1993. He later wrote for the F1 News magazine, and went on to create the Business of Motorsport newsletter and, a Formula One website.

This was followed by a blog and the launch of GrandPrix+, an e-magazine developed in partnership with David Tremayne. Saward also hosts audiences for Formula One fans who can ask questions about the sport. He also features in An Aside With Joe podcasts at Sidepodcast. He has the distinction of attending all the F1 races since 1988, is accredited as an FIA Formula One Permanent Passholder and has previously sat on the board of Caterham Cars as a director.[2] He is also the F1 Editor of Autocar magazine.

Saward has also authored a number of books, including The World Atlas of Motor Racing. In 2007 Saward published The Grand Prix Saboteurs, detailing the story of racing drivers who went on to establish a sabotage network in France during World War II. As a result of this book, the Guild of Motoring Writers named Saward the Renault UK Author of the Year. He published a biography of his great-grandfather, Henry George Kendall, called The Man who Caught Crippen.

Saward is the son of clergyman Canon Michael Saward (died 2015) and the brother of activist Jill Saward. Canon Saward suffered a fractured skull during a violent robbery and Jill Saward (died 2017) was raped during the burglary.[3]


  1. ^ "Joe Saward and David Tremayne become Directors of Caterham Group". Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Caterham Cars Group". Companies In the UK. December 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "An Aside with Joe - It's About Providing Interest and Excitement and Entertainment" (Podcast). Sidepodcast. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 


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