The first issue of Autosport magazine appeared on 25 August 1950 and has continued to cover the rich breadth of motorsport ever since, from Formula 1 to club racing. We know from readers' kind messages that you have enjoyed our recent efforts to follow both the developing situation regarding the impact of the coronavirus and to look back at some of the sport's best stories.
The economic realities of the COVID-19 lockdown mean that the decision has been made to temporarily pause production of the magazine as of the 30th April 2020 edition. We plan for Autosport Magazine to return in time for the F1 season, which F1 has suggested will be in July.
As a gesture of goodwill to customers in the meantime and to ensure continuity of access to our quality content, we are inviting magazine subscribers to have free access to our digital premium content service Autosport Plus, which is accessible on Autosport.com. Details of how to do this are in our FAQs below.
Our leading writers will continue to work for Autosport.com, where we will boost our content, including commissioned articles that would have been in the magazine. Autosport magazine subscribers will also be granted a free three-month period to Motorsport.tv
Does this mean you have decided to stop printing Autosport magazine?
No, what has been decided is that publication will be
paused. While the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown continues, there are no live
motor racing events and the broader
economic realities of the COVID-19 lockdown require us to
temporarily pause weekly production of the magazine as of this
When will Autosport magazine resume after the pause?
We plan to return in time for the start of the F1 season, which has set a target start date in July.
What will happen to my subscription during this period?
This will not have a cost implication for subscribers as subscription payments will be frozen. For
example, if you have nine months left on your subscription you will still have
that same time left when the magazine resumes. It is a pause.
What will I get in the meantime to make up for it?
As a gesture of goodwill in the
meantime, we would like to invite magazine subscribers to access our digital
premium content service Autosport Plus, which is accessible on Autosport.com
with a login and password. Our leading writers will continue to work
for Autosport.com, where we will boost our content, including articles on
national motorsport that would have been in the magazine. Print magazine subscribers will also be given a special code for three months access to Motorsport.tv which has thousands of hours of videos and an official Ferrari channel. We are in the process of communicating with all affected subscribers and you will receive an email with further instructions in the next 24 hours.
OK, so how do I access Autosport Plus digital services?
If you're an Autosport magazine subscriber, click here and enter your magazine subscriber reference number to gain access. Your subscriber reference number can be found on your welcome letter or, for print magazine subscribers, above your address on the magazine wrapper.
What is the future of Autosport?
For almost 70
years Autosport has been the authority on motorsport and we are continuing to
invest in the brand including Autosport.com, Autosport Plus, the Autosport
Awards and Autosport International. All of these are in robust health and will be continuing
in the future.
What is the future of GP Racing?
The decision on pausing the
weekly publication of Autosport has no bearing on the monthly GP Racing title,
which will continue publication during the Coronavirus situation, maintaining
all the core content, values and look and feel of this popular long standing