Autosport

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Autosport
Type Motorsport publication
Owner(s) Motorsport Network
Editor Glenn Freeman (online)
Kevin Turner (print)
Founded 1950; 68 years ago (1950)
Circulation 18,022 (Jan-Dec 2016)
ISSN 0269-946X
Website www.autosport.com

Autosport is a motorsport publishing company based in Richmond, London, UK. It began life as a magazine in 1950 and expanded into digital publishing with the creation of Autosport.com in 1997. In 2016, Haymarket Media Group sold Autosport and the rest of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network.[1]

Autosport.com[edit]

Autosport launched its website – Autosport.com – in 1997. The content is more internationally focussed than Autosport magazine. As well as covering news and races, Autosport.com also produces video and galleries taken from the Motorsport Images archive and in-depth long-form content. This features in the subscriber-only section of the site.

Current editorial team[edit]

  • Glenn Freeman - Editor[2]
  • Matt Beer - Deputy Editor
  • Alex Kalinauckas - Plus Editor
  • Ben Anderson - F1 Editor
  • Scott Mitchell - F1 Correspondent
  • Jack Cozens - International Editor

Autosport Magazine[edit]

Autosport first issue was published in 1950 and it has subsequently reported on every world championship Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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.[3] In the past, the magazine once carried reviews of new road cars, but it is now specifically dedicated to racing and rallying.

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.

  • Editor - Kevin Turner
  • Deputy editor - Marcus Simmons[5]
  • Grand Prix editor - Edd Straw
  • Chief sub-editor - Peter Hodges
  • Group National Editor - Jack Benyon
  • Editorial assistant - Matt Kew
  • Art Editor - Lynsey Row
  • Designer - 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 a roster of 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[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 showcases the innovations and expertise of the engineering taking place in motorsport, with 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. The Show is divided into a number of areas such as Autosport Engineering, The Live Action Arena and the F1 Racing F1 exhibition.[11]

Autosport Academy[edit]

Established in 2015, the Autosport Academy is a training programme for young aspiring motorsport journalists. Overseen by Matt Beer and Tom Errington, the Autosport Academy currently has around 30 members, who are trained in news and feature writing, sub-editing, race reporting, CMS usage, picture editing.

Autosport Awards[edit]

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[12] 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. ^ "Online editor appointed at autosport.com". ResponseSource. 
  3. ^ "MotoGP news, analysis and stats". Autosport.com. 
  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". Motorsport.com. 
  7. ^ "AUTOSPORT launches Russian version". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "AUTOSPORT launches Arabic website". Autosport.com. 
  9. ^ "AUTOSPORT launches French version". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Autosport Engineering". Autosport.com. 
  11. ^ "All you need to know about this year's Autosport International". The Irish Sun. 10 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Andrew van de Burgt appointed editor-in-chief of Autosport". haymarket.com. Haymarket Media Group. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.