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
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.
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
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...
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
Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Adam Smalley has been selected as Porsche GB's Junior driver for 2022-23.
Veteran club racer Rod Birley has jumped up to sixth place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking another two wins last weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
The best-performing driver in McLaren's 2022 Driver Development Programme intake will be awarded a contract with the marque in 2023.
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 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...
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Miles Rudman has closed to within just one win of Autosport National Driver Rankings leader Cam Jackson after his latest Legends triumph last weekend.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nic Grindrod climbed 12 places to fifth in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking another CityCar Cup double victory last weekend.