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How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory Plus

How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory

After missing out on the 2020 British F4 title in astonishing fashion, Zak O'Sullivan was determined to earn his first car racing title stepping up to the BRDC British F3 championship. While the series underwent a mid-year name change to GB3, the Carlin driver was imperious throughout and deservedly claimed the title in his rookie year

New Racing Star scheme to offer two funded drives in British F4

FIA Single-Seater Commission president and former Formula 1 team boss Bob Fernley has launched a new initiative that will award two teenagers fully-funded drives in British F4 in 2023.

Edwards bags BRC hat-trick as Mitchell brothers march to IndyKa 500 success

Despite heading into the final round of the British Rally Championship on the back foot, Matt Edwards came away with victory on the Ulster Rally and his third title on the bounce. While at Brands Hatch, Gary and Ian Mitchell finished on top in the season-ending EnduroKa contest

What could have been: The Norris-Herta-Sutton fight that never was

Ash Sutton is now well-established as a modern great of the British Touring Car Championship, having scored three titles in the past five seasons. But plans were afoot for Sutton to stay on the single-seater ladder, which would have put him into direct confrontation with a future Formula 1 star and IndyCar talent - a tantalising prospect for many...

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory Plus

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory

Never finishing lower than fifth, Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind’s peerless consistency paid dividends in 2021 as British GT’s decision to drop the Silver class yielded the same outcome as in 2020 - a Barwell-run Lamborghini sweeping to the title. Autosport reviews the GT3 and GT4 classes, and picks out the year's best drivers

GT4 Supercup champion Smalley chosen as new Porsche GB Junior

Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Adam Smalley has been selected as Porsche GB's Junior driver for 2022-23.

Birley storms into top six of Autosport National Driver Rankings

Veteran club racer Rod Birley has jumped up to sixth place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking another two wins last weekend.

Top Ginetta Junior team R Racing to run GT4 Aston

Leading Ginetta Junior squad R Racing plans to expand into the British GT Championship’s GT4 class with Aston Martin next season.

Watts family C1 delight as Race of Remembrance held at Anglesey

Ex-British Touring Car driver Patrick Watts won the C1 Challenge at Brands Hatch alongside daughter Aimee at the weekend, while winter series including Minis and Ginetta Junior were in action. At Anglesey, the annual Race of Remembrance took place with familiar faces at the top.

How 2021's TOCA support titles were won Plus

How 2021's TOCA support titles were won

There were all the usual thrills and spills among the BTCC support series this year and plenty of impressive performances along the way. Autosport recaps how the five championships were won and ranks the top 10 drivers

Jackson keeps Autosport National Driver Rankings lead after vital class win

Cam Jackson maintained his lead in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after scoring a vital Walter Hayes Trophy class victory on a dramatic weekend in the battle for top spot.

Esterson wins Walter Hayes Trophy as Smith reclaims British Truck title

Team USA Scholarship driver Max Esterson just held on to take victory in another tightly contested Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone last weekend. While at Brands Hatch, Ryan Smith made it six British Truck titles on the bounce.

Have a go hero: The nightmare US foray of a top GT team boss

Short on options to continue his single-seater career in Europe, a stint in the US beckoned for a driver who had beaten future Le Mans winner Nick Tandy in Formula Ford. But for Century Motorsport boss Nathan Freke, his spell in the IRL-supporting Indy Pro Series in 2008 was one to forget

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing Plus

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing

There’s just a handful of events remaining in the national racing season, but it’s still very much all to play for in the battle to secure the most wins in 2021. Cam Jackson and Miles Rudman currently heading the classification ahead of a potentially crucial weekend of national racing for Autosport’s National Driver Rankings

Cottingham and Jordan into top 50 of Autosport National Driver Rankings

James Cottingham and Andrew Jordan were the only movers inside the top 50 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings last weekend, as the battle for top spot reaches a crucial point.

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm Plus

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm

Big names were back on track and in the grandstand for the 50th Formula Ford Festival last weekend, which served to remind the world of the knockout contest's enduring appeal - even if it is unlikely to return to its former status as a must-win event on the single-seater ladder

Cottingham/Girardo take Pall Mall Cup victory on weekend of National action

The Lister-Jaguar Costin pairing of James Cottingham and Max Girardo triumphed over a plethora of Shelby Cobras in the three-hour Pall Mall Cup at Silverstone. While elsewhere over the weekend, there was further racing action at Donington Park and Knockhill

McLaren to give GT contract to best DDP driver in 2022 British GT

The best-performing driver in McLaren's 2022 Driver Development Programme intake will be awarded a contract with the marque in 2023.

Sharp wins 50th Formula Ford Festival after chaotic final

Ex-British Formula 4 driver Jamie Sharp took victory in the 50th edition of the Formula Ford Festival, as his main rivals fell by the wayside in a typically chaotic final.

The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony Plus

The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony

The decision to allow 15-year-olds to race in MSV's new low-cost GB4 championship in 2022 poses a challenge to the position of British F4 - previously the only UK-based series where drivers below the age of 16 could compete. Whether the two can co-exist is the next pertinent question...

Formula Ford Festival at 50: The show goes on in its latest reinvention

With another cycle of reincarnation marking the early years of the 2010s, the Formula Ford Festival found fresh health and enticing scholarship programmes on both sides of the Atlantic to attract young talent. Ahead of its 50th edition this weekend, Autosport looks back at its most recent decade

Autosport Podcast: Formula Ford Festival at 50 - Why you should go this weekend

The iconic Formula Ford Festival has been a crucial stage in the careers of many future Formula 1 stars, including the likes of Damon Hill, David Coulthard and Jenson Button.

MotorsportDays LIVE gets back on track

More than 100 brands will be represented at Europe’s only on-track motorsport exhibition as it returns to Silverstone next week.

Memories from Formula Ford Festival greats Plus

Memories from Formula Ford Festival greats

Ahead of this year’s 50th edition of the legendary contest, we speak to some of those involved in some of the best contests over the years

Little jump for C1 winner to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

James Little was the most notable mover in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after taking a C1 Challenge victory last weekend to make a small jump to fifth place.

Formula Ford Festival at 50: Dwindling grids and controversy blight the 2000s

Clashes and off-track penalties meant the Formula Ford Festival continued to deliver in the drama stakes in the 2000s, even if it was starting to lack the prestige of years gone by. On the eve of its 50th edition this weekend, Autosport looks back at a transitional decade

Magnussen and Lind return to Formula Ford Festival

Ex-Formula 1 driver and endurance racing stalwart Jan Magnussen will make a surprise return to the Formula Ford Festival this weekend – nearly 30 years after taking victory in the event.

Archive: How Button achieved a rare Formula Ford feat

During his first year of car racing, Jenson Button surged to the British Formula Ford title ahead of a move to British Formula 3 with Promatecme. The Brit won the Formula Ford Festival at the first time of asking, relaying his experience to Autosport in the 29 October 1998 issue

Formula Ford Festival at 50: When future F1 stars showed their mettle

The likes of Mark Webber and Jenson Button triumphed in the Formula Ford Festival on their way up the single-seater ladder in the 1990s, continuing its relevance to up-and-comers against increasing competition from other series. On the eve of its 50th edition this weekend, Autosport takes a look back

Minis provide the action as TOCA support titles decided at Brands Hatch

All five TOCA support categories crowned a champion at Brands Hatch last weekend, with the Mini Challenge providing the best of the action. At Silverstone, the season-ending Birkett Six-Hour Relay was held for the 70th time.

Formula Ford Festival at 50: A golden era as the ultimate proving ground

Formula Ford enjoyed something of a golden era into the 1980s, and into the second decade for the Festival it firmly established credentials as a must-win event on the way up the single-seater ladder. Continuing Autosport’s decade-by-decade history of the Festival on the eve of its 50th edition this weekend, here’s a look back at a halcyon period

Formula Ford Festival at 50: How a British motorsport institution began

This weekend marks the 50th running of the illustrious Formula Ford Festival, first held in 1972, which has been won by some of motorsport's biggest names down the years. In the first instalment of Autosport's decade-by-decade look at its history, here's a look at the Festival's formative years in the 1970s when it was first held at Snetterton

Rees wins British F4 title with a race to spare

Single-seater rookie Matthew Rees has claimed the British Formula 4 title with a race to spare after taking a fifth place in the second contest at Brands Hatch.

The other title battles to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend Plus

The other title battles to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend

The finale of the British Touring Car Championship always provides plenty of drama, but its support series are also set to produce many twists and turns at this weekend's last round. Unusually, all five titles are still up for grabs, so it's all to play for at Brands Hatch. Here's how each series' showdown is shaping up

Short jumps to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Ben Short jumping to fifth was the only change inside the top 10 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after last weekend, while there were numerous improvers further down the leaderboard.

Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

Ex-Formula 1 and Indycar driver Roberto Moreno is to race a Van Diemen RF80 at next week’s Formula Ford Festival, 41 years after he won the event in a similar car.

Tillbrook/Clutton take British GT victory as titles decided at Donington Park

Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton came out on top in the British GT season finale at Donington Park, but it was Dennis Lind and Leo Machitski who took the GT3 crown. Zak O'Sullivan also claimed the GB3 Championship in style over the weekend, while there was plenty of historic action at Silverstone.

British GT champion Lind considered retiring after losing Lamborghini works status

Newly-crowned British GT champion Dennis Lind has revealed that he considered retiring from racing after being dropped as a Lamborghini factory driver last year.

Donington British GT: Machitski and Lind wrap up title, Enduro takes first win

Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind secured British GT championship spoils with a steady drive to fourth place at the Donington Park finale as Enduro Motorsport's McLaren took a maiden win.

O'Sullivan secures GB3 title with victory at Donington

Zak O'Sullivan has claimed the 2021 GB3 Championship crown after taking his sixth win of the year on the final weekend of the season at Donington Park.

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership Plus

The ex-IndyCar racer in "uncharted territory" of British GT team ownership

This weekend’s British GT finale will be a tense title showdown for some but, for those not in the championship fight, it’s a chance to end a challenging year on a high. In the latter camp is Paddock Motorsport's team owner Martin Plowman, whose 2021 season has been a rollercoaster ride of non-stop learning

Rudman closes to within a win of Autosport National Driver Rankings leader Jackson

Miles Rudman has closed to within just one win of Autosport National Driver Rankings leader Cam Jackson after his latest Legends triumph last weekend.

Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting Plus

Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting

A year and a half after it was originally scheduled, this weekend’s 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting honours key figures from the circuit’s history, including the likes of Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney and Gerry Marshall

Finalists revealed for 2022-23 Porsche GB Junior shootout

The four finalists who will battle to be named as the 2022-23 Porsche GB Junior have been selected, including two drivers that have already claimed championships this year.

BTCC supports to go down to the wire, as Snetterton hosts dramatic BRSCC decider

There was plenty of entertaining racing among the TOCA support categories at Donington Park but all of the overall titles remain up for grabs heading into the Brands Hatch finale, however there was no shortage of dramatic conclusions at Snetterton.

Cullen reclaims third in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Michael Cullen has struck back and retaken third place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after completing his unbeaten campaign in the Irish Stryker series.

Historics thrill at Castle Combe Autumn Classic and Spa Six Hours

It was a weekend full of historic action, as the Castle Combe Autumn Classic and Spa Six Hours attracted a plethora of machinery. More modern cars were in action at Snetterton where the competitive Sports 2000 title was decided.

The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive Plus

The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive

From a famous land-speed special to an Indianapolis 500 frontrunner, restorer and racer Geraint Owen has a fascination for making old machines work

The real-life Jedi revival earning rave reviews in club racing Plus

The real-life Jedi revival earning rave reviews in club racing

The F1000 championship celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021, and is going from strength-to-strength. While that hasn't always been the case, the series for lightweight Jedi cars has learned valuable lessons that are making it a force to be reckoned with

F2 squad Virtuosi latest new team to commit to British F4

Formula 2 squad Virtuosi Racing has become the third new team to announce it will enter British F4 next year, when the category undergoes a major overhaul.

Leaney leaps up to third in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Newly crowned F3 Cup champion Stefano Leaney was the main mover in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after last weekend, having taken another three wins.

TOCA support titles decided as McCullough wins third Martin Donnelly Trophy

The TOCA supports were back in action last weekend at Silverstone, with Dominic Wheatley, Toby Trice and Angus Whiteside all claiming titles. While over in Northern Ireland, Ivor McCullough made it a hat-trick of wins in the Martin Donnelly Trophy.

Rudman closes on Jackson in Autosport National Driver Rankings battle

Miles Rudman narrowed Cam Jackson's lead at the top of Autosport's National Driver Rankings to just two wins after the Legends racer picked up a hat-trick of victories last weekend.

Hitech GP to expand into British F4 in 2022

Single-seater powerhouse Hitech GP has announced that it will compete in the British Formula 4 Championship for the first time next year.

The questions posed by British F4's imminent shake-up Plus

The questions posed by British F4's imminent shake-up

It’s all change in British F4 next year with a different car, engine and promoter. But with the British motorsport governing body set to become a competitor to organising clubs, and a question mark over the external funding to replace the shortfall previously put in by Ford, a lot remains unclear

Podcast: Karun Chandhok on the changing UK single-seater landscape

The UK's junior single-seater scene is set to change next year, with new cars being introduced and even a new series launching for 2022.

Cammish back on track in Porsche Carrera Cup as Smalley's GT4 Supercup lead cut

The TOCA supports were in action last weekend at Croft as Dan Cammish hit his stride on home soil in Porsche Carrera Cup GB, while Adam Smalley's lead in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup was cut by Tom Hibbert. Across the rest of the country, championship titles were already being handed out.

Burns/Burton seal British GT4 title as O'Sullivan waits to be crowned in GB3

Gus Burton and Will Burns sealed the British GT4 title at Oulton Park last weekend with one round to spare, while in GT3 five cars could still take the overall honours. In the GB3 Championship, Zak O'Sullivan must wait to see if he has secured the crown before the Donington Park finale next month.

Cullen's latest strikes send him second in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Another two Irish Stryker victories not only helped Michael Cullen clinch the championship but have also moved him up to second in the Autosport National Driver Rankings.

Grindrod grabs fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings after another double win

Nic Grindrod climbed 12 places to fifth in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking another CityCar Cup double victory last weekend.