The great minds and technical innovations that keep motorsport moving
Digging into the 'scramble for hybrid'By Autosport Staff Against the seemingly irresistible rise of electrification in mobility, why are series organisers turning to hybrid as the answer to the big sustainability question? We ask the coordinators of three major championships to explain
The mind behind Toyota's WRC dominator By David EvansA little white lie gave Toyota WRC technical director Tom Fowler a leg-up into rally engineering, and he's made good on that opportunity - via a stop-off in nuclear energy
The all-star engineering vision that IndyCar rejectedBy James NewboldWhen IndyCar's ICONIC committee selected Dallara as its chassis constructor from 2012, it overlooked a project that promised to make a radical overhaul in safety and racecar manufacturing. This is BAT Engineering's 'what if' story
The enduring legacy of a motorsport engineering giantBy James NewboldAn engineering genius and skilled entrepreneur with a gift for instilling confidence
in drivers, the late Robin Herd was a man of many talents. Half a century on from the
birth of March, he is remembered by those who worked with him and knew him best
The failed gamble that began an F1 team's downfallBy Graham KeillohTwo small British teams came into 1979 hoping to build on promising grand prix debuts the year before. Where Williams went from strength to strength, Tony Southgate's Arrows A2 was wide of the mark
The rise and rise of motorsport educationBy James NewboldMotorsport-centric education is on the rise, and students at the Universities of Wolverhampton and Cranfield are reaping the benefits from their industry links
When Sweden tried to create its own DTMBy Autosport Staff Sweden's version of 'the split' resulted in a fleeting experiment with silhouette racing aimed at becoming a 'DTM Lite' that was doomed from the start, despite good intentions
Promoted: Making power gains simpleBy James NewboldPutting VP Racing Fuel into your car can be just as effective a means of improving performance for club racers as bolting on a new set of tyres
Promoted: The unseen world of brakingBy James NewboldFormula 1 exists in its own sphere, but demands on brake suppliers in other
motorsport disciplines are not so different, as a tour of AP Racing shows
Is motorsport's forgotten team model being revived?By James NewboldThe success of AmD Tuning in the early stages of this year's British Touring Car Championship suggests the could be a revival for a multi-chassis approach that is lost to single-seaters and rarely used elsewhere
The Penske general throttling backBy David MalsherClive Howell is one of the major forces in establishing 'The Penske Way'. His retirement after almost four decades at the team points to a changing of the guard
The tin-top team gunning to establish its own dynastyBy Jack CozensThere are names with pedigree aplenty on the World Touring Car Cup grid. You have to delve a bit deeper to locate Lynk & Co's heritage, but there's plenty of reason to get excited about the team with exciting prospects for 2019
Why bringing back the ‘toys’ could make F1 closerBy Mark WilliamsPutting control back in the hands of the drivers has often been a simplistic answer to F1's lack of close racing. But ex-Lola and McLaren engineer Mark Williams explains why a return of sophisticated gizmos could solve the issue
The legacy of Audi's engine architectBy James NewboldTwenty years on from the Audi sportscar programme's debut at Sebring, meet Ulrich Baretzky - the driving force behind the four rings' success, who ironically never wanted to be an engineer
Why aero isn't F1's sole problemBy Lucas di GrassiIn his latest column for Autosport Engineering, Formula E ace Lucas di Grassi argues the inflexibility of modern circuit design is just as much to blame for Formula 1's current reliance on gimmicks as aerodynamics
The last budget Formula 1 carBy Jake Boxall-LeggeThe HRT squad endured a hard and brief Formula 1 lifespan. But the team still managed to compete at the top level of single seaters despite its limited budget and restricted resources, etching itself into a part of the motorsport legend
How to build a budget F1 carBy James NewboldIt's well known that money is a significant factor in a grand prix team's success, but what happens when there is very little of it to design and develop the car?
The rise of the BTCC's underdog manufacturerBy Matt JamesPower Maxed Racing is one of the smaller teams on the British Touring Car Championship grid, but it is a fully fledged manufacturer. That arrangement suits the squad well
Roborace's 'Season Alpha' plan revealedBy Lucas di GrassiLucas di Grassi outlines the masterplan for the autonomous racing series' first season, and explains why he thinks Roborace is not a threat to motorsport but motorsport's best hope for a strong future
The hidden tool that F1 engineers rely onBy Mark WilliamsRace traces are the little known tool that reveal all the strategic insights teams need to know during a grand prix. Ex-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains all
The story behind F1's invisible advantageBy James NewboldSandwell UK specialises in an engineering process few will have heard of, but it's one used by F1 teams up and down the grid. Its founder, Colin McGrory, has worked with Adrian Newey and Ross Brawn, and is keen to highlight the benefits of shot peening
Why DPi isn't all about Penske versus JoestBy James NewboldTwo of the great names of US sportscar racing are back on the scene, lured by IMSA's highly successful DPi platform. But the technical challenge has changed dramatically in their time away and reputation alone won't cut it
Motorsport's hidden championBy James NewboldAustrian engineering giant AVL RACING has all the skills and clout to take on Formula 1 teams at their own game, so why does it prefer to remain in the shadows as a supplier?
The man behind Japan's only Le Mans winnerBy James NewboldToyota could finally break its Le Mans jinx next week, but it will come 27 years too late to be the first Japanese winner if it does. Nigel Stroud, the man who penned the iconic Mazda 787B, discusses the history-making machine
Why Formula E is so hardBy Scott MitchellThe electric racing series has a justifiable claim to be the toughest out there for drivers and teams to master. Here are the secrets behind motorsport's everest
The holy grail alternatives to a cost capBy Lucas di GrassiA cost cap in the region of $150million could be part of Liberty's post-2020 vision for Formula 1, but such a move might prove difficult to police - so what are the alternatives?
How to work with your engineerBy Mark WilliamsEx-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains what drivers should and should not do to help improve their car
F1's forgotten Ferrari-inspired revolutionaryBy Tom ErringtonAn unloved Formula 1 project caught the eye during a recent visit to Italian design specialist Pininfarina. Although it never raced, the Sigma was a glimpse into a better, safer future
The case for automated systems in racingBy Lucas di GrassiLucas di Grassi is best known for his on-track exploits, but the reigning Formula E champion and ex-Formula 1 driver has a keen engineering mind as well. In this first instalment of his new Autosport Engineering column, he outlines his idea to bring racing's primitive driver warning systems into the 21st century, and help buy back time that could be crucial in avoiding serious accidents
The UK government command racing should care aboutBy James NewboldThe government has mandated that 2018 is the Year of Engineering, but will it fix Britain's well-publicised engineering-skills shortfall and what contribution can the motorsport industry make?
The technicians that make Formula E tickBy James NewboldTiming and scoring is largely taken for granted until the moment it doesn't work.
Al Kamel Systems are responsible for its smooth running at Formula E events, and far more besides...
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