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Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner is Autosport’s Chief Editor. While studying History at the University of York, Kevin began covering UK club events as a freelance reporter for Autosport and Motorsport News. He joined the Autosport staff as Editorial Assistant on the magazine in 2006, winning what is now known as the Motorsport UK Young Journalist of the Year Award. He became National Editor in 2008 and over the next few seasons covered a range of international events, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as the British Touring Car Championship and British GT. Kevin became Features Editor before switching to edit Motorsport News in 2014.

He returned to Autosport in 2016 to become editor of the magazine, a dream job that is still part of his role.

He became Chief Editor in 2020, helping to plan content for autosport.com and Autosport’s podcast as well as seeing the magazine through the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin also led work on the special publication celebrating 70 years of Autosport and has been a judge on the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award, formerly known as the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, since 2008. He lives in Warboys with his wife and two children.

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Magazine: F1 British GP preview

It’s time for the 2022 British Grand Prix, so we’ve got a special issue of Autosport magazine, out today (30 June).

How Lola rose to rule F1's feeder series

Lola’s first Formula 3000 car wasn’t a success, and neither was its second. But perseverance in the F1 feeder series would eventually be rewarded for the company that has recently been resurrected under new ownership and plans to race again, as Autosport explained in a 2018 Lola celebratory supplement

Magazine: F1 Canadian GP review, Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Carlos Sainz’s surprise chase of Formula 1 world championship leader Max Verstappen in the Canadian Grand Prix features in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (23 June).

Who are the best British F1 drivers statistically? Hamilton, Mansell & more

Ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, Autosport runs down the top 10 most statistically successful British Formula 1 drivers of the past 70 years

Magazine: F1 Azerbaijan GP and Le Mans 24 Hours reviews

A bumper issue of Autosport magazine covers the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the Le Mans 24 Hours this week (16 June).

Top 10 most heartbreaking retirements at the Le Mans 24 Hours

From retiring after a 22-hour heroic solo effort to losing victory in sight of the flag, here are Autosport's top 10 picks for the most heartbreaking retirements at the Le Mans 24 Hours

Magazine: Behind Audi and Porsche's plans to conquer F1

Porsche and Audi are looking to join Formula 1 for 2026 and Autosport investigates their plans in this week’s magazine, out today (19 May).

Why there was more to Monaco than Leclerc’s Lauda Ferrari crash

The 13th Monaco Historique was about much more than Charles Leclerc’s unfortunate crash while demonstrating an ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari 312B3.

Top five Spanish F1 drivers ranked: Alonso, Sainz and more

As Formula 1 heads to Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix, we take a look at the homegrown talent that has graced the championship over the years

Magazine: F1 Miami Grand Prix review

Max Verstappen’s charge to victory in the inaugural Miami Grand Prix features in a bumper issue of Autosport magazine, out today (12 May).

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives Plus

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives

Formula 1 lost one of its brightest stars when Gilles Villeneuve was killed during practice for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Forty years on, Autosport picks out the greatest drives by a Ferrari legend

Magazine: How F1 finally cracked America

How Formula 1 finally cracked America and the eagerly anticipated Miami Grand Prix are in the spotlight in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (5 May).

Tony Brooks obituary: 1950s F1 race-winner dies aged 90

Tony Brooks, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the greatest racing drivers of the 1950s.

Why Hamilton's 2022 struggles shouldn't define his career Plus

Why Hamilton's 2022 struggles shouldn't define his career

OPINION: Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed a long reign at the top of Formula 1, but this year's Mercedes troubles are not new to him, having suffered a similar predicament at the start of a new rules cycle in 2009. There are key differences to consider this time, but his difficult start shouldn't be blown out of proportion

Magazine: F1 Emilia Romagna GP review as Verstappen strikes back

Max Verstappen’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix victory and Formula 1 title rival Charles Leclerc’s crucial error make the cover of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (28 April).

Magazine: Can Ferrari take its big F1 chance?

Can Ferrari do it? The challenges and strengths of the legendary Formula 1 team’s latest title attack is the focus of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (21 April).

Magazine: F1 Australian GP report and review

Another brilliant Ferrari Formula 1 win for Charles Leclerc and more woe for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen are our focus in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (14 April).

Top five American F1 teams ranked: Haas, Penske and more

American teams have been few and far between in Formula 1 history, but several have achieved distinction in the world championship. Autosport picks out the five that have made the biggest impression

Plato eyeing 100 wins milestone in BTCC swansong season

Jason Plato is still targeting 100 British Touring Car race wins after announcing he will retire from the championship at the end of 2022.

Top five Australian F1 drivers ranked: Brabham, Ricciardo, Webber and more

Formula 1 heads back to Australia this weekend for the first grand prix in the country since 2019. Daniel Ricciardo will be the home hero but he isn’t the only Australian driver to have made his mark in F1.

Ricky Collard joins Speedworks for full-time BTCC campaign

Ricky Collard will contest his first full British Touring Car Championship campaign this season after signing for the Speedworks-run Toyota team.

Magazine: Can Mercedes join Ferrari and Red Bull in F1 2022 contention?

Can Mercedes get back into contention with Ferrari and Red Bull? That’s one of several Formula 1 questions we take on in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (7 April).

Plato signs with BTC Racing for 2022, announces BTCC retirement

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato has signed with the BTC Racing team but will retire from the series at the end of 2022.

Friday favourite: The underrated Briton who became a Stateside star

John Fitzpatrick's driving career spanned two decades, during which he raced with some of the world's top sportscar and touring car drivers. But the man he picks instead as his favourite team-mate, in the latest instalment of Autosport's Friday Favourite series, is remembered as much today for his punditry as his racing

Magazine: Saudi Arabian GP review and F1's new headline battle

Another sensational Formula 1 fight between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc is the focus of Autosport magazine’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix coverage, out today (31 March).

Top 10 American F1 drivers ranked: Andretti, Hill, Gurney and more

Formula 1 tried for a long time to crack North America. With the success of the United States Grand Prix in Austin it finally seems to have done so and this year F1 owner Liberty Media has added a new race in Miami, with further US race options being lined up.

Magazine: F1 Bahrain GP report and review

Formula 1 is back with new cars and Ferrari’s brilliant 1-2 in the Bahrain Grand Prix leads this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (24 March).

The truth about F1 rule changes

Autosport looked at the impact of Formula 1 regulation changes in the first version of this article in November 2017. Now that one of the biggest rule revolutions has arrived, it seemed the right time to revisit the issue to see what we can expect from the 2022 season.

Magazine: F1 2022 guide and preview special

It’s time for Autosport’s bumper Formula 1 season guide this week (17 March) as the new grand prix season kicks off in Bahrain.

Porsche 917 ace Vic Elford dies aged 86

Vic Elford, who has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 86, was one of the finest sportscar racers never to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.  

Magazine: Max Verstappen and Red Bull F1 special

A Max Verstappen special forms a key part of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (10 March).

Finding the greatest number two drivers in F1 history Plus

Finding the greatest number two drivers in F1 history

In every Formula 1 championship-winning team, one driver has to play second fiddle to their team-mate in the final ranking. While some drivers have been thrashed and others have competed for equal number one status, several have fallen into the 'happy' medium that qualifies them for consideration in this debate

Magazine: Lewis Hamilton ends his silence, IndyCar season preview

Lewis Hamilton’s 2022 title challenge and the radical new Formula 1 Ferrari feature in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (24 February).

F1 rule changes: what’s new in 2022 and how have rules affected racing?

Formula 1 has introduced sweeping new regulations for 2022, aimed at improving the racing. But how successful have previous F1 rule changes been? Autosport picks out the hits and misses.

Magazine: Karun Chandhok answers F1's big 2022 questions

Karun Chandhok takes on the big questions of Formula 1 2022 in this week’s Autosport, out today (17 February).

Magazine: The new rules pitfalls F1 teams should watch for

What could go wrong with the new Formula 1 rules? That’s the question we answer in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (10 February).

Zak O’Sullivan claims Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year

GB3 champion Zak O’Sullivan has been crowned the winner of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award at the 2021 Autosport Awards.

Verstappen wins Autosport’s International Racing Driver of the Year Award

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Driver of the Year Award presented by Pirelli.

Alejandro Agag wins Autosport’s 2021 Pioneering and Innovation Award

Alejandro Agag is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Pioneering and Innovation Award presented by Mahindra, incorporating the John Bolster Award for technical achievement. 

Norris named Autosport’s British Competition Driver of the Year

McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 British Competition Driver of the Year Award.

Red Bull RB16B wins Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Car of the Year

The Red Bull RB16B Formula 1 contender has won Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Blink Experience.

Jean Todt named inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal

Jean Todt is the inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal incorporating the Gregor Grant Award.

Oscar Piastri wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

FIA Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Rookie of the Year Award.

Ash Sutton named Autosport's National Driver of the Year

Ash Sutton is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 National Driver of the Year Award.

Toyota Yaris WRC named Autosport Rally Car of the Year

The Toyota Yaris WRC has won Autosport’s 2021 Rally Car of the Year Award.

Ogier wins Autosport's International Rally Driver of the Year Award

Eight-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 International Rally Driver of the Year Award.

The 'no-win' job vital to the young driver Awards test

Being a finalist in the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award is tough, but there’s one role that is arguably even more stressful. Ahead of the 2021 Award winner being announced later this evening, Autosport spoke to Charlie Robertson and Alexander Sims to find out more about the benchmark drivers' role

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner to be revealed on Sunday

A Formula 1 test and £200,000 will go to the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner, who will be revealed on Sunday 6 February.

Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers ranked: Schumacher, Lauda, Alonso and more

As the most successful constructor in Formula 1 history, and its only ever-present force since 1950, Ferrari has had its fair share of top-line drivers during its world championship history. Autosport takes on the task of ranking its very best from the past 71 years

Friday favourite: The "honest" Renault F1 ace most admired by Warwick

In a career that traversed Formula 1, sportscars and touring cars, Derek Warwick was paired with many illustrious names. In the latest instalment of Autosport's series, Warwick chooses his favourite team-mate - a two-time grand-prix winner with Ferrari who he implicitly trusted

Top 10 Mercedes grand prix drivers: Hamilton, Fangio, Moss and more

Mercedes has a longer history in grand prix racing than any other constructor. Although it didn’t appear in the first Formula 1 world championship in 1950, as Ferrari did, the legend of the Silver Arrows had already been forged before the Second World War.

Top 10 Lotus F1 drivers ranked: Clark, Andretti, Senna and more

Lotus is one of the most illustrious names in motorsport history. Although Red Bull looks set to overtake it on the all-time Formula 1 wins list, Lotus is unlikely to be caught by another team and should remain in the top six for years to come.

Top 10 McLaren F1 drivers ranked: Senna, Prost, Hamilton and more

Twelve drivers’ titles and 183 grand prix victories make McLaren the second most successful team in Formula 1. Even Mercedes’ incredible recent run of success has ‘only’ taken it to McLaren’s tally of eight constructors’ crowns.

Magazine: Celebrating motorsport's biggest monsters

Autosport celebrates many of motorsport’s wild and spectacular machines in this week’s magazine, out today (13 January).

Rating the best drivers of the century so far Plus

Rating the best drivers of the century so far

Autosport's Top 50 feature has been a staple of the magazine for the past two decades since its first appearance in 2002. Here are the drivers that have featured most prevalently during that time

The best F1 driver superteams: Senna, Prost, Hamilton, Alonso and more

The pairing of rising star George Russell with seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes has the potential to be one of motorsport’s superteams. How their relationship develops will certainly be one of the subplots of the 2022 season.

Magazine: Will Hamilton and Russell form F1's next big rivalry?

The new Mercedes Formula 1 battle between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell is the focus of the first Autosport magazine of 2022, out today (6 January).

Top 10 Red Bull F1 drivers ranked: Vettel, Verstappen, Perez and more

Red Bull is much younger than Formula 1’s other big teams, having arrived in 2005. But in less than two decades it has racked up some impressive achievements.

The budding F1 stars battling to emulate Russell and Norris

The four 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award finalists have done all their fitness, simulator and driving tests. Now it’s just a matter of waiting to find out who will take away the £200,000 prize – and looking ahead to the new season

Magazine: F1's Abu Dhabi finale and Autosport Top 50

The dramatic Formula 1 title decider and Autosport’s Top 50 drivers of 2021 form a special issue of this week’s magazine, out today (16 December).