Latest articles by James Newbold
Driver-turned-DJ Jaime Alguersuari lost his love for motorsport when he was booted out of Formula 1 just as he was starting to polish his rough edges. Having drifted from category to category then turned his back on racing altogether in 2015, he’s come full circle and is planning a return in karts for fun
Defending GT4 champion TF Sport has confirmed that it is not returning to British GT this season and has put its two Aston Martin Vantage GT4 chassis up for sale.
Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and Hans-Joachim Stuck will make his comeback at the age of 70 in this weekend's first round of the new GT2 European Series.
Champions of the fore-runner to GP2/F2 had a patchy record when it came to reaching the final rung on the ladder, if they were able to reach F1 at all. But there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be derided on that point alone
Reigning British GT champion Rob Collard is unlikely to defend his title and will instead concentrate on a programme in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with RAM Racing.
Raffaele Marciello once appeared to be Ferrari’s next Italian F1 star, but is now under the pay of its German arch-rival in GTs – and he’s very happy with his life
Santino Ferrucci will make his IndyCar return in the Indianapolis 500 next month, driving a third Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry alongside defending winner Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal.
When Superleague Formula exile Yelmer Buurman was drafted into the Selleslagh Corvette for the final round of the 2011 FIA GT1 world championship, he could not have expected that it would launch his career
AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says a "strange" feeling on the medium compound tyre during Q2 prevented him from qualifying in the top 10 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso has admitted he's still "not 100%" up to speed after two years out of Formula 1 as he prepares for his return in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.
Top LMP2 outfit Jota Sport will return to GT racing by fielding a McLaren 720S GT3 with an all-factory driver line-up in this year’s GT World Challenge Europe.
Mark Webber's choice of Williams over Renault for 2005 denied him the opportunity to fight for wins and world titles. But JAMES NEWBOLD argues that, while regrettable, the decision was the right one given the information available and had some long-term benefits
Andy Wallace had a one-off British Touring Car Championship foray with Team Dynamics at Oulton Park in 1993. As he told JAMES NEWBOLD, nothing could prepare him for what was to come
Motorsport UK has hailed the British government's decision to exempt the UK from the European Union's Vnuk law that threatened to render motorsport insurance unfeasible as "a hugely significant victory"
Championship-winning British GT outfit Team Parker Racing will switch from Bentley to Porsche for its assault on this year's GT3 class title
The British GT championship will continue to be organised and managed by the Stephane Ratel Organisation after it agreed a five-year contract extension with Motorsport UK
The Paddock Motorsport team co-founded by British GT racers Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman will enter a team of McLaren 570S GT4s in the GT Cup this season
From Formula 3 to truck racing, Dakar and EuroNASCAR via a winning stint in the DTM, there's not much Ellen Lohr hasn't seen in a stellar racing career that highlights the merit in being a generalist. But she believes her career came too early...
Multiple championship-winning touring car and sportscar squad Schnitzer Motorsport is set to be liquidated and preparing to sell its assets after BMW Motorsport decided against renewing its contract for 2021
British sportscar racer Jann Mardenborough has lost his SUPER GT drive with Kondo Racing and been left without a seat in Nissan's GT500 roster for 2021
The latest addition to Lamborghini's factory GT roster faced the tough prospect of abandoning his F1 dream while still at school. But 2020 British GT champion Sandy Mitchell has proved that the move was absolutely the right one, as he told JAMES NEWBOLD
There's a saying among retired folk that life begins at 60, but endurance specialist Alain Ferte has never used the 'R' word. Some 40 years since his crowning glory in F3, he's still a driver in demand and gunning for more 24-hour racing success this weekend
Without an innocuous clash in a 2007 GP2 race, F1 history could have been very different with a German Red Bull Junior not called Sebastian Vettel ascending to Toro Rosso that year. Here's how he rebuilt himself to win four titles in as many years
Oliver Gavin will make his first IMSA SportsCar Championship start since leaving the factory Corvette Racing lineup when he joins Vasser Sullivan Racing for the Daytona 24 Hours
The rules of the new electric SUV off-road series require teams to field one male and one female driver. The move is an easy one to criticise, but the reasoning behind it is clear when the challenges still facing female drivers are explained, says JAMES NEWBOLD
Multiple British GT title-winning squad TF Sport will make its first foray into prototype racing this year by entering an LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series
Much-maligned given his record for the most races without a point and his disastrous two-race foray with Ferrari in 2009, Luca Badoer is perhaps the embodiment of the old adage that your most important race is your last one. JAMES NEWBOLD argues that his reputation is undeserved
Former IndyCar racer Ed Jones will make his sportscar return in this weekend's Gulf 12 Hour enduro in Bahrain, joining British GT outfit 2Seas Motorsport
Female participation in motorsport is set to "explode" in the next 10 years as more emerging drivers prove that being competitive isn't an "anomaly", says ex-Formula E racer Katherine Legge
NASCAR Cup racer Austin Dillon will make his IMSA SportsCar Championship debut in January in a Ligier run by Eurasia Motorsport and Rick Ware Racing at the Daytona 24 Hours
Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch says it's "too early" to turn her back on single-seaters and hopes to repeat parallel F3 and LMP2 programmes next year
The atmosphere in the W Series paddock between its competitors won't be any different in 2021 when it joins the Formula 1 support bill, according to 2019 runner-up Beitske Visser
British GT champion Sandy Mitchell will defend his title with Barwell Motorsport next season and has been rewarded with a Lamborghini factory contract
After two decades in touring cars, Rob Collard had an uphill battle to unlearn the tools needed to be quick in tin-tops and understand how to hustle a GT3 car. But he did so with aplomb to prevail alongside Sandy Mitchell amid a challenging year for the series
The World Touring Car Cup will revert to double-header race weekends in 2021 as part of a raft of changes approved by the World Motor Sport Council yesterday
The Asian Le Mans Series has announced a record 36-car entry for 2021, with DTM outfit Phoenix Racing among its number fielding prototype machinery for the first time
Formula 2 runner-up Callum Ilott says he won't be returning to the championship for a third season next year, despite appearing for Charouz at last week's post-season test
The Mercedes Formula 1 team has launched a new diversity initiative called Accelerate 25 that aims to ensure a quarter of all new starters come from under-represented groups until 2025
McLaren will be represented in the DTM when it switches to GT3 regulations next year, with British GT squad 2Seas Motorsport committing to a two-car entry with the 720S GT3
Sergio Perez says his pace is "suffering" at the Sakhir Grand Prix because his Racing Point car is running an older Formula 1 engine that no longer delivers peak power
Ferrari has announced more changes to the technical leadership of its Formula 1 team, with its head of chassis engineering moving to join Haas
Half of the 2020 British GT3 grid consisted of Silver-Silver pairings. But the decision to outlaw such combinations, and return to its Pro-Am roots, will have a mixed impact as key championship stakeholders told JAMES NEWBOLD
Phil Keen will make the switch from Barwell Motorsport to fellow Lamborghini customer team WPI Motorsport for next year's British GT campaign
Sergio Perez says his late retirement from a podium position at the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix was put into perspective by Romain Grosjean's remarkable escape from his fiery crash
Daniel Ricciardo says he was "disgusted" by Formula 1 showing replays of Romain Grosjean's Bahrain Grand Prix accident during the lengthy red flag period, which he believes was "completely disrespectful"
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has targeted returning to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with his own team in the future
Indianapolis 500 winner and 2004 IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan will return to Chip Ganassi Racing after signing a multi-year deal to race the four ovals on the calendar in 2021
He's now a team co-owner, but as 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button tells Autosport in an exclusive interview, his passion for driving is undiminished, with ambitions to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours - and one day drive for his own team - a key ambition
Jenson Button believes Fernando Alonso will be "very different" upon his return to Formula 1 in 2021 and a better team player thanks to his experience in sportscar racing
Chip Ganassi Racing will return to the IMSA SportsCar Championship in the Prototype category next year with a Cadillac DPi-V.R
Nick Tandy said Porsche's third successive GTLM class win at the Sebring 12 Hours was tinged with sadness knowing it was the marque's final outing in the IMSA SportsCar Championship
Newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton said he "learned my lesson" from his 2007 Chinese GP pitlane faux pas in opting against a late pitstop during the Turkish GP