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James Newbold
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James Newbold

James Newbold is Autosport's Plus Editor, responsible for coordinating website feature content.

In a sign of things to come, having completed his Politics and International Relations degree at the University of East Anglia in 2015, he left his graduation ceremony early to catch the last train to Brussels for the following day's Spa 24 Hours.

After a period as a freelancer, he joined the Autosport staff in 2018 and won the Motorsport UK young journalist of the year award. He initially edited Autosport magazine's Performance and Engineering supplements before joining the website team in his current role in 2020.

A keen enthusiast of anything that can be categorised unusual or niche, he enjoys unearthing little-known stories across all branches of motorsport, but has spent most of his career covering sportscars and is a regular part of the Le Mans 24 Hours reporting team.

He lives with his wife and children in Plymouth, England.

Latest articles by James Newbold

Dumas, Ford win Pikes Peak despite stopping on course

Dumas, Ford win Pikes Peak despite stopping on course

Other rally
Other rally
Dumas, Ford win Pikes Peak despite stopping on course
Why satisfaction of Ford Mustang's debut Le Mans podium matched 2016 GTE Pro win

Why satisfaction of Ford Mustang's debut Le Mans podium matched 2016 GTE Pro win

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Why satisfaction of Ford Mustang's debut Le Mans podium matched 2016 GTE Pro win
IMSA champion Hawksworth eyes Le Mans return after strong super-sub showing

IMSA champion Hawksworth eyes Le Mans return after strong super-sub showing

IMSA
IMSA
IMSA champion Hawksworth eyes Le Mans return after strong super-sub showing
The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy

The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy
Le Mans 24 Hours: Kubica tops warm-up, De Vries Toyota crashes

Le Mans 24 Hours: Kubica tops warm-up, De Vries Toyota crashes

Le Mans
Le Mans
Road to Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours: Kubica tops warm-up, De Vries Toyota crashes
Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice
Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole

Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole
Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress

Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress

Le Mans
Le Mans
Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress
Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans

Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans
Why BMW shouldn't be discounted on its Le Mans return

Why BMW shouldn't be discounted on its Le Mans return

Plus
Le Mans
Plus
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Why BMW shouldn't be discounted on its Le Mans return
IndyCar teams condemn Pourchaire death threats for Canapino Detroit clash

IndyCar teams condemn Pourchaire death threats for Canapino Detroit clash

IndyCar
IndyCar
Detroit
IndyCar teams condemn Pourchaire death threats for Canapino Detroit clash
Friday favourite: The “trick” features that endeared Unser to Penske's forgotten car

Friday favourite: The “trick” features that endeared Unser to Penske's forgotten car

IndyCar
IndyCar
Friday favourite: The “trick” features that endeared Unser to Penske's forgotten car
World RX plans UK street race in 2025 with MotoFest Coventry organisers

World RX plans UK street race in 2025 with MotoFest Coventry organisers

World Rallycross
World Rallycross
World RX plans UK street race in 2025 with MotoFest Coventry organisers
Wolff: Mercedes got Hamilton undercut messaging "completely wrong" in F1 Monaco GP

Wolff: Mercedes got Hamilton undercut messaging "completely wrong" in F1 Monaco GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
Monaco GP
Wolff: Mercedes got Hamilton undercut messaging "completely wrong" in F1 Monaco GP
MissionH24 optimistic of reaching deadlines despite milestone delays

MissionH24 optimistic of reaching deadlines despite milestone delays

WEC
WEC
MissionH24 optimistic of reaching deadlines despite milestone delays
Friday favourite: When Italian partners ruled the world with BMW

Friday favourite: When Italian partners ruled the world with BMW

General
General
Friday favourite: When Italian partners ruled the world with BMW
Alpine: Alpenglow prototype will help determine costs of hydrogen Le Mans project

Alpine: Alpenglow prototype will help determine costs of hydrogen Le Mans project

Le Mans
Le Mans
Alpine: Alpenglow prototype will help determine costs of hydrogen Le Mans project
Ford "a long way" from WEC podium contention with torque sensor setbacks

Ford "a long way" from WEC podium contention with torque sensor setbacks

WEC
WEC
Spa
Ford "a long way" from WEC podium contention with torque sensor setbacks
BMW not concerned about Le Mans rookies in WEC Hypercar roster

BMW not concerned about Le Mans rookies in WEC Hypercar roster

WEC
WEC
24 Hours of Le Mans
BMW not concerned about Le Mans rookies in WEC Hypercar roster
Podcast: WEC Spa 6 Hours review

Podcast: WEC Spa 6 Hours review

WEC
WEC
Spa
Podcast: WEC Spa 6 Hours review
How a determined Brazilian traded Uber for racing in the WEC

How a determined Brazilian traded Uber for racing in the WEC

WEC
WEC
How a determined Brazilian traded Uber for racing in the WEC
Porsche reveals Pro lineups for Spa 24 featuring LMDh, DTM drivers

Porsche reveals Pro lineups for Spa 24 featuring LMDh, DTM drivers

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
Porsche reveals Pro lineups for Spa 24 featuring LMDh, DTM drivers
Jani explains fix for bizarre Porsche door problem while leading WEC Spa race

Jani explains fix for bizarre Porsche door problem while leading WEC Spa race

WEC
WEC
Spa
Jani explains fix for bizarre Porsche door problem while leading WEC Spa race
Lietz "had no idea" last-lap WEC Spa move was for LMGT3 victory

Lietz "had no idea" last-lap WEC Spa move was for LMGT3 victory

WEC
WEC
Spa
Lietz "had no idea" last-lap WEC Spa move was for LMGT3 victory
WEC Spa: Jota Porsche claims maiden outright win in crash-delayed race

WEC Spa: Jota Porsche claims maiden outright win in crash-delayed race

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Jota Porsche claims maiden outright win in crash-delayed race
Spa WEC race extended after red flag for Cadillac and BMW clash

Spa WEC race extended after red flag for Cadillac and BMW clash

WEC
WEC
Spa
Spa WEC race extended after red flag for Cadillac and BMW clash
Alpine's first WEC Hyperpole appearance of 2024 'healing' after Imola troubles

Alpine's first WEC Hyperpole appearance of 2024 'healing' after Imola troubles

WEC
WEC
Spa
Alpine's first WEC Hyperpole appearance of 2024 'healing' after Imola troubles
Polesitting Ferrari disqualified after WEC Spa qualifying

Polesitting Ferrari disqualified after WEC Spa qualifying

WEC
WEC
Spa
Polesitting Ferrari disqualified after WEC Spa qualifying
WEC Spa: Porsche remains ahead of Ferrari in final practice

WEC Spa: Porsche remains ahead of Ferrari in final practice

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Porsche remains ahead of Ferrari in final practice
Friday favourite: The “underrated” Mexican who made a perfect partner

Friday favourite: The “underrated” Mexican who made a perfect partner

IMSA
IMSA
Friday favourite: The “underrated” Mexican who made a perfect partner
Alpine reveals Alpenglow Hy4 hydrogen combustion prototype at Spa

Alpine reveals Alpenglow Hy4 hydrogen combustion prototype at Spa

WEC
WEC
Spa
Alpine reveals Alpenglow Hy4 hydrogen combustion prototype at Spa
WEC Spa: Porsche pips Ferrari to lead FP2 as Lexus stand-in heads GT3

WEC Spa: Porsche pips Ferrari to lead FP2 as Lexus stand-in heads GT3

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Porsche pips Ferrari to lead FP2 as Lexus stand-in heads GT3
Peugeot explains decision not to use WEC reserve driver at Spa

Peugeot explains decision not to use WEC reserve driver at Spa

WEC
WEC
Spa
Peugeot explains decision not to use WEC reserve driver at Spa
The unheralded “leader” helping Jota to new heights in the WEC

The unheralded “leader” helping Jota to new heights in the WEC

WEC
WEC
Spa
The unheralded “leader” helping Jota to new heights in the WEC
How two WEC manufacturers are fighting to overcome similar issues

How two WEC manufacturers are fighting to overcome similar issues

WEC
WEC
How two WEC manufacturers are fighting to overcome similar issues
Friday favourite: How a sportscar friendship prevailed over F1 rivalry

Friday favourite: How a sportscar friendship prevailed over F1 rivalry

WEC
WEC
Friday favourite: How a sportscar friendship prevailed over F1 rivalry
Schumacher confident Alpine can optimise WEC tyre warming procedures

Schumacher confident Alpine can optimise WEC tyre warming procedures

WEC
WEC
Imola
Schumacher confident Alpine can optimise WEC tyre warming procedures
Same driver quality, less carnage with smaller 2024 DTM grid -  van der Linde

Same driver quality, less carnage with smaller 2024 DTM grid - van der Linde

DTM
DTM
Oschersleben
Same driver quality, less carnage with smaller 2024 DTM grid - van der Linde
How abruptly slowing down helped WRT to WEC Imola victory

How abruptly slowing down helped WRT to WEC Imola victory

WEC
WEC
Imola
How abruptly slowing down helped WRT to WEC Imola victory
Porsche GT3 driver planned move on winning Toyota in Imola WEC's tricky conditions

Porsche GT3 driver planned move on winning Toyota in Imola WEC's tricky conditions

WEC
WEC
Imola
Porsche GT3 driver planned move on winning Toyota in Imola WEC's tricky conditions
WEC Imola: Toyota beats Porsche to win rain-impacted thriller

WEC Imola: Toyota beats Porsche to win rain-impacted thriller

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Toyota beats Porsche to win rain-impacted thriller
Fuoco explains tyre preparation behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap

Fuoco explains tyre preparation behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap

WEC
WEC
Imola
Fuoco explains tyre preparation behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap
BMW's Vanthoor frustrated by "harsh red flag" call in Imola WEC qualifying

BMW's Vanthoor frustrated by "harsh red flag" call in Imola WEC qualifying

WEC
WEC
Imola
BMW's Vanthoor frustrated by "harsh red flag" call in Imola WEC qualifying
WEC Imola: Fuoco completes Ferrari's practice sweep in red-flagged FP3

WEC Imola: Fuoco completes Ferrari's practice sweep in red-flagged FP3

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Fuoco completes Ferrari's practice sweep in red-flagged FP3
Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche's WEC win with LMDh

Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche's WEC win with LMDh

WEC
WEC
Imola
Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche's WEC win with LMDh
Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC

Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC

WEC
WEC
Imola
Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC
WEC Imola: Ferrari remains on top in FP2 as Fuoco beats Porsche

WEC Imola: Ferrari remains on top in FP2 as Fuoco beats Porsche

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Ferrari remains on top in FP2 as Fuoco beats Porsche
What could have been: When Villeneuve’s shock return thwarted an F1 rookie

What could have been: When Villeneuve’s shock return thwarted an F1 rookie

Formula 1
Formula 1
What could have been: When Villeneuve’s shock return thwarted an F1 rookie
Prema determined 'not to be just a number' on IndyCar switch

Prema determined 'not to be just a number' on IndyCar switch

IndyCar
IndyCar
Prema determined 'not to be just a number' on IndyCar switch
Friday favourite: The “perfect” F1 test venue with a little bit of “magic”

Friday favourite: The “perfect” F1 test venue with a little bit of “magic”

Formula 1
Formula 1
Friday favourite: The “perfect” F1 test venue with a little bit of “magic”
Sharp cuts clear for early GB3 lead as Barwell bags British GT brace

Sharp cuts clear for early GB3 lead as Barwell bags British GT brace

National
National
Sharp cuts clear for early GB3 lead as Barwell bags British GT brace
How to be an ace engineer: Single-seater performance guru Peter Wyss de Araujo

How to be an ace engineer: Single-seater performance guru Peter Wyss de Araujo

Formula 1
Formula 1
How to be an ace engineer: Single-seater performance guru Peter Wyss de Araujo
Why the new British GT season is too tough to call

Why the new British GT season is too tough to call

British GT
British GT
Oulton Park
Why the new British GT season is too tough to call
BMW works driver Harper to defend British GT title after late change at Century

BMW works driver Harper to defend British GT title after late change at Century

British GT
British GT
BMW works driver Harper to defend British GT title after late change at Century
Formula E champion Dennis makes GTWCE Endurance return with Century BMW

Formula E champion Dennis makes GTWCE Endurance return with Century BMW

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
Formula E champion Dennis makes GTWCE Endurance return with Century BMW
Friday favourite: The Leyton House battlers who remained united in adversity

Friday favourite: The Leyton House battlers who remained united in adversity

Formula 1
Formula 1
Friday favourite: The Leyton House battlers who remained united in adversity
How motorsport is embracing the opportunities of AI

How motorsport is embracing the opportunities of AI

Plus
General
Plus
General
How motorsport is embracing the opportunities of AI
Friday favourite: Why F1's original circuit retains its thrilling appeal

Friday favourite: Why F1's original circuit retains its thrilling appeal

Formula 1
Formula 1
Friday favourite: Why F1's original circuit retains its thrilling appeal
Verschoor loses Jeddah F2 sprint win to tech breach, Hauger inherits victory

Verschoor loses Jeddah F2 sprint win to tech breach, Hauger inherits victory

FIA F2
FIA F2
Jeddah
Verschoor loses Jeddah F2 sprint win to tech breach, Hauger inherits victory
Friday favourite: The Dallara that triggered Reynard’s F3 exodus

Friday favourite: The Dallara that triggered Reynard’s F3 exodus

BF3
BF3
Friday favourite: The Dallara that triggered Reynard’s F3 exodus

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