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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 Fleet with his wife and two children.  

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Magazine: What Mercedes must do to fix its W12 F1 car

The challenges Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton face to hold on to their Formula 1 crowns come under the spotlight in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (15 April).

Magazine: Verstappen interview on his F1 title chances

A frank interview with Max Verstappen provides the cover for this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (8 April)

Turbo-hybrid F1 engines: In defence of the 'quiet' beasts

Since the introduction of the V6 turbo-hybrid engines in Formula 1 back in 2014, the technology, the cost and the sound have been attacked by fans and teams alike. But, as KEVIN TURNER argues, it was a necessary move that despite its drawbacks provided a future direction while keeping F1 road relevant.

Top 10 Le Mans Ferraris ranked: Testa Rossa, P4, 312 PB and more Plus

Top 10 Le Mans Ferraris ranked: Testa Rossa, P4, 312 PB and more

Ahead of Ferrari’s eagerly-anticipated comeback to the top tier of sportscar racing in 2023, here are how its previous efforts stack up when it comes to its greatest Le Mans 24 Hours contenders

Magazine: Bahrain F1 review and XE preview

The dramatic Formula 1 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix is the main focus of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (1 April).

Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport officially commit to WRC hybrid rules

World Rally Championship manufacturers Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport have committed to the hybrid future of the series in a deal announced by the FIA.

Magazine: F1 2021 season preview edition

Formula 1 2021 is about to kick off so it’s time for Autosport magazine’s bumper season preview, out today (25 March).

Magazine: Tributes to Murray Walker, plus Bahrain testing round-up

The motorsport world’s tributes to Murray Walker take centre stage in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (18 March).

Jordan 191 to 'Pink Mercedes' - The shifting fortunes of Aston's F1 forebearers Plus

Jordan 191 to 'Pink Mercedes' - The shifting fortunes of Aston's F1 forebearers

It's 30 years since the Aston Martin Formula 1 team was originally founded as Jordan in 1991, and in that time its competitiveness has fluctuated significantly. Here are the benchmarks that the current iteration of 'Team Silverstone' should aim to exceed in its latest guise

Magazine: How Aston Martin aims to become an F1 force

Aston Martin’s recent Formula 1 launch showed the team has big ambitions, so now seemed the right time to make it the focus of Autosport magazine, out today (11 March).

Archive: When Ferrari almost stopped Ford's Le Mans steamroller

Pole position, leading throughout and breaking the distance record suggests Ford’s second Le Mans 24 Hours victory in 1967 came easily. But that underplays Ferrari’s effort with the famous P4, as KEVIN TURNER explained in Autosport’s 2017 Le Mans supplement.

Autosport Magazine: Ferrari's F1 recovery plan

Ferrari’s Formula 1 recovery and return to the Le Mans 24 Hours are highlights of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (4 March).

Magazine: Can Red Bull stop Mercedes in F1 this year?

Can Red Bull stop Mercedes? Will Lewis Hamilton retire? Can Sebastian Vettel resurrect his Formula 1 career at Aston Martin?

Who is the greatest of all time? Plus

Who is the greatest of all time?

As part of Autosport's 70th anniversary celebrations in 2020, we attempted to answer the age-old pub question in our commemorative bookazine. Who is the greatest racing driver of all time? Here's our take on the classic debate

Tight regulations in F1: In defence of carefully defined rules

Technical regulations within Formula 1 seemingly get more and more restrictive as the years go on, much to the chagrin of many fans. But, as KEVIN TURNER argues, a wide-open rulebook would be detrimental to the series

Top 10 Mercedes GP cars ranked: W125, W196, W11 and more

Mercedes has been the dominant force of Formula 1's turbo hybrid era since 2014, but its pedigree in grand prix racing can be traced back over 100 years. KEVIN TURNER picks out its very best machines from the pre-war and world championship eras

From the archive: The greatest Mercedes you've never heard of

It only raced once, but the 1939 W165 could be the most remarkable of all Silver Arrows, thanks to some controversial race organising and a secret project. KEVIN TURNER told its story in the 29 December 2016 issue of Autosport magazine

Top 10 McLaren F1 cars ranked: M23, MP4/4 and more

McLaren has taken eight constructors' and 12 drivers' championships since it arrived in F1 in 1966. But from such esteemed company, which is its best car? LUCY RIMMER and KEVIN TURNER pick out the best of the best

Magazine: The challenge that can stop Mercedes' F1 domination

We look at the hurdles Mercedes has to overcome to continue its domination of Formula 1 in the latest issue of Autosport magazine, out today (11 February)

The numbers that reveal McLaren's revival Plus

The numbers that reveal McLaren's revival

McLaren hasn't had F1's fastest car since 2012, but was closer to the outright pace in 2020 than it had been at any point since 2013 - certainly a source of encouragement to a team that has endured numerous ups and downs in its 55-year history

Top 10 Williams F1 cars ranked: FW07, FW14B and more

Williams is one of Formula 1's most legendary outfits, enjoying a rich history in the series. Ahead of its 2021 car launch, Autosport has picked out its 10 best grand prix challengers

F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride Plus

F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride

In its time gracing the Formula 1 grid, Williams has hit the very pinnacle of grand prix racing - and also brought up the rear. Here we show how its pace measures up from 1978-2020

Magazine: Why Williams' revival in F1 is real

Will Williams continue its Formula 1 recovery? How high up the grid can it climb? What is the new owner planning?

Magazine: What's new for F1 in 2021?

New rules and fresh driver line-ups will change the look of Formula 1 in 2021, which we reveal in this week's Autosport magazine, out today (21 January)

How Senna won his greatest F1 title Plus

How Senna won his greatest F1 title

Autosport magazine has produced a 1991 special issue to mark 30 years since Ayrton Senna's third world championship title, secured against stiff opposition from Nigel Mansell and Williams. Here's how Senna and McLaren triumphed against the odds

Magazine: F1 1991 retrospective special out now

Ayrton Senna's battle for his third Formula 1 world title in 1991 is part of a special issue of Autosport magazine, out today (14 January)

Damon Hill's 10 greatest Formula 1 races Plus

Damon Hill's 10 greatest Formula 1 races

It's 25 years since Damon Hill broke through to claim the 1996 Formula 1 world championship, becoming the first son of a world champion father to do so. But which were his very best performances in F1? Autosport picks out his top 10 greatest drives

Lola Cars brand and technical assets put up for sale

British sportscar constructor and former Formula 1 entrant Lola has been put up for sale in a move that could result in the storied brand's return to modern motorsport

Magazine: Russell and Perez star in F1 Sakhir GP; WRC Monza finale

George Russell's sensational Mercedes debut and Sergio Perez's first Formula 1 victory make the cover of this week's Autosport magazine, out today (10 December)

How an Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner starred on his F1 debut

As part of his 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award prize, Johnathan Hoggard got the chance to test a Red Bull Formula 1 car at Silverstone. As he told KEVIN TURNER, he was out to make the most of the opportunity

Magazine: Grosjean's miraculous escape and F1 Bahrain GP review

Romain Grosjean's miraculous escape from his fiery Bahrain Grand Prix crash and Lewis Hamilton testing positive for COVID-19 feature in this week's Autosport magazine, out today (3 December)

Magazine: Interview with F1's Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is one of Formula 1's most popular drivers and is the cover star of this week's Autosport magazine, out today (26 November)

Hydrogen-powered car to contest 2024 Dakar Rally

A hydrogen-powered contender will take on the Dakar Rally in 2024

Why motorsport still has something for everybody Plus

Why motorsport still has something for everybody

OPINION: As Autosport celebrates its 70th birthday, motorsport finds itself in a period of change. Some will cause more of a stir than others, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that while much-loved elements have been lost, so much has been gained too

Autosport picks Ralt RT3 as greatest junior single-seater in 70th Anniversary issue

The Ralt RT3 is Autosport's greatest junior single-seater of all time and the Formula 3 machine is featured in the 70th birthday celebration special, out on 19 November

The other members of Stroll's one-off F1 pole club

Excluding the 11 Indianapolis 500s that counted for world championship points, just 19 drivers had scored a single Formula 1 pole prior to last weekend's Turkish GP

Autosport names McLaren M16 as greatest Indycar in 70th Anniversary issue

Autosport has selected the McLaren M16 as the greatest Indycar of all time and the legendary machine is featured in our 70th birthday celebration special, out on 19 November

Autosport selects BMW M3 E30 as greatest touring car in 70th Anniversary issue

Autosport has selected the BMW M3 E30 as the greatest touring car of all time and the successful racer is featured in Autosport's 70th birthday celebration special, out on 19 November

Remembering the BTCC's most controversial act Plus

Remembering the BTCC's most controversial act

As the British Touring Car Championship shapes up for its 2020 title-decider, Autosport relives the controversial 1992 finale that thrust the series into the national press and truly lit a fire under Super Touring with its three main players

Autosport names Audi Quattro as greatest rally car in 70th Anniversary issue

Autosport has selected the Audi Quattro as the greatest rally car of all time and the game-changing machine is featured in Autosport's 70th birthday celebration special, out on 19 November

Autosport picks Porsche 956/962 as greatest sportscar in 70th Anniversary issue

Autosport has selected the Porsche 956/962 as the greatest sportscar of all time and the legendary machine is featured in Autosport's 70th birthday celebration special, out on 19 November

Interview with Lewis Hamilton in Autosport 70th Anniversary special issue

Lewis Hamilton is one of the special interviews included in Autosport's 70th birthday celebration special, out on the 19th November

Greatest drives of the sportscar legends Plus

Greatest drives of the sportscar legends

As part of Autosport's 70th Anniversary celebrations, here's a run through of the best performances by sportscar racing's ultimate legends from across the past seven decades

Magazine: Imola F1, Mercedes' seventh title and Walter Hayes Trophy

Mercedes' record-breaking seventh consecutive Formula 1 constructors' title, taken in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, is the focus of this week's Autosport magazine, out today (5 November)

Magazine: Portuguese GP review, IndyCar finale and Spa 24H

Lewis Hamilton's record-breaking 92nd Formula 1 victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix makes the cover of this week's Autosport magazine, out today (29 October)

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner Hoggard has F1 test

Johnathan Hoggard has completed his first Formula 1 test as part of his prize for winning the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award

Kimi Raikkonen’s top 10 F1 races ranked: Japanese GP, Belgian GP and more Plus

Kimi Raikkonen’s top 10 F1 races ranked: Japanese GP, Belgian GP and more

Having chalked up his 323rd world championship start, Kimi Raikkonen became Formula 1's most experienced driver at the 2020 Eifel GP. Here's a look back at his 10 best-ever F1 races throughout his illustrious career

Hamilton’s top 10 F1 wins ranked: British GP, German GP and more

Autosport first picked out Lewis Hamilton's 10 greatest Formula 1 victories after his 50th success at the 2016 United States Grand Prix

How F1's wins record has been pushed up and up Plus

How F1's wins record has been pushed up and up

With his 91st Formula 1 victory at the Nurburgring, Lewis Hamilton has levelled Michael Schumacher's record tally and can be expected to surpass it, becoming the latest in a long line of drivers who have moved the goalposts in F1's history

The resurrection of a famous Le Mans shape Plus

The resurrection of a famous Le Mans shape

Seemingly lost forever, the Bristol 450 coupe design is racing again thanks to one of historic racing's feel-good projects

Magazine: 2020 F1 Russian GP review and National supplement

Would Valtteri Bottas have beaten Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Russian Grand Prix even without the controversial penalties?

Autosport 70: How a great battle kickstarted touring cars' best era

Nearly 30 years ago a new British Touring Car era kicked at Silverstone, the setting for this weekend's sixth round of the 2020 season. KEVIN TURNER talked to some of the key figures for the 31 March 2011 issue of Autosport magazine

Magazine: 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours review and free Engineering supplement

The 88th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours gets 17 pages of coverage in this week's Autosport magazine, out today (24 September)

The ‘slow’ Porsche that started a Le Mans legend Plus

The ‘slow’ Porsche that started a Le Mans legend

Fifty years ago Porsche took its inaugural win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1970. KEVIN TURNER tells the improbable story of the car that got the ball rolling for the 24 Hours' most successful manufacturer

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: F1's chaotic Tuscan GP and Le Mans 24 Hours

The chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix and the 88th Le Mans 24 Hours feature in this week's Autosport magazine, out today (17 September).

The spectacular peaks and troughs of Ferrari's cyclical history Plus

The spectacular peaks and troughs of Ferrari's cyclical history

Ferrari celebrates its milestone 1000th Formula 1 grand prix this weekend amid one of its periodical storms. Studying the supertimes provides a clearer picture of when it was strongest relative to the competition, and of how its current struggles compare

Top 10 F1 Ferraris ranked: Sharknose, F2004 and more

To celebrate Ferrari's 1000th Formula 1 world championship race at Mugello, we look back at 10 of the most important, successful and iconic Ferraris to have raced throughout F1's history

Magazine: Gasly's remarkable F1 Italian GP triumph

Pierre Gasly's remarkable win in the Italian Grand Prix is the focus of Autosport magazine this week, out today (10 September)

Which F1 records does Ferrari hold?

Ferrari has started more world championship races than any other team and holds most of the major Formula 1 records