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Tom Howard

Tom Howard is a News Editor working across both Autosport.com and Motorsport.com websites. Starting out as a sports reporter in local newspapers, Tom focussed on motorsport covering several national championships in the UK, including the BTCC. 

After a period working as a freelance journalist, Tom moved to Australia in 2013 landing a job at leading Australian motorsport news outlet speedcafe.com, covering international motorsport events including F1, WRC and Supercars. Progressing to Editor in 2017, Tom was named Motorsport Australia Journalist of the Year for his work. He is also a two-time winner of Supercars Journalist of The Year (2017,2019) and a Supercars Championship Media Award winner in 2019.

Tom moved back to his native UK in 2020, firstly working in BTCC, before joining Autosport and motorsport.com in 2021.

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Hyundai to field four new Elantra cars in WTCR for 2021

Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing has confirmed four of its new Elantra N TCR machines will compete in this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Brundle: F1's rake focus is a "distraction"

Martin Brundle believes the current intrigue in Formula 1 surrounding car rake is "a distraction" from the real issues at play between Mercedes and Red Bull.

Red Bull junior Vips prepared to wait for F1 chance after Tsunoda promotion

Juri Vips remains confident and is prepared to wait for a Formula 1 chance in the future after the Red Bull junior was jumped in the pecking order by Yuki Tsunoda.

Brundle: Common sense has broken out to secure F1’s future

Martin Brundle believes “common sense has broken out” among Formula 1’s leading players and rule makers, which has left motorsport’s top tier in really good shape.

Verschoor "working ass off" to secure F2 future with MP

Richard Verschoor says he will have “to work his ass off” to secure the funding to contest the full Formula 2 Championship, but is expecting to race at Monaco next month.

Correa confident of contending for top positions in F3 comeback

Juan Manuel Correa believes he can be "fighting for top positions” in this year's FIA Formula 3 championship after placing an encouraging 18th in his first test last weekend.

Alpine F1 junior Collet fastest overall in Austria F3 pre-season test

MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet emerged fastest overall from the opening FIA Formula 3 pre-season test at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Plus

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success?

Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come

British F3 champion Frederick graduates to FIA F3

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Kaylen Frederick will make the step up to FIA Formula 3 this year with Carlin.

F2 boss declares new weekend format a “success”

FIA Formula 2 Championship boss Bruno Michel has declared the new three race weekend format a success following its debut in Bahrain last weekend.

Shwartzman "super sad" after difficult start to F2 campaign

Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman was left "super sad" after a challenging start to his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign in Bahrain.

Ticktum: Slow pitstop cost F2 feature race victory

Dan Ticktum believes a maiden Formula 2 feature race win was possible without a slow pit stop and the virtual safety car called in the closing stages in Bahrain.

Zhou: "Definitely a good feeling" to head Alpine Academy F2 battle

Guanyu Zhou says it was “a good feeling” to not only leave Bahrain as the Formula 2 Championship leader but head a fierce battle among the Alpine Academy drivers.

Bahrain F2: Zhou storms to feature race victory

Guanyu Zhou came from behind in the closing stages to claim victory in a thrilling Formula 2 feature race in Bahrain.

"Laughable" luck, technical issue robbed Vips of "easy" Bahrain F2 win

Juri Vips has described his luck as “laughable” this weekend after a technical issue robbed him a strong chance of victory in the second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain.

Piastri calls maiden F2 win ‘craziest ever’

Oscar Piastri struggled to process his maiden Formula 2 victory which he has labelled his ‘craziest ever’ in his fledgling career.

Lundgaard regains second place in Bahrain F2 sprint race

Christian Lundgaard has been reinstated to second position in Saturday’s second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain, the FIA has confirmed.

Piastri scores stunning last gasp F2 victory

Formula 2 rookie Oscar Piastri made the most of a slick strategy and an excellent final lap pass on Guanyu Zhou to score an impressive debut victory in a crazy race in Bahrain.

Lawson fends off Daruvala for maiden F2 win in Bahrain

Rookie Liam Lawson kept his nerve to hold off a charging Jehan Daruvala and win an eventful opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race of the season in Bahrain.

Pourchaire inherits F2 pole after Vips disqualification

Theo Pourchaire will start the opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race from pole position after Juri Vips was disqualified from Bahrain qualifying for a technical infringement.

Zhou keeps Bahrain F2 pole but receives reprimand

Guanyu Zhou will keep his FIA Formula 2 Championship Bahrain pole position but has been handed a reprimand following the outcome of an FIA investigation.

F2 format tweaks won't change drivers' weekend approach

FIA Formula 2 drivers believe the championship’s new three-race format won’t drastically alter their approach and tactics used during a race weekend.

Zhou snatches Bahrain F2 feature race pole, but under investigation

A late effort from Guanyu Zhou topped an interrupted FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain to secure the feature race pole position, but the Chinese driver is under investigation.

Renault engine best I've had in F1, says Ocon

Esteban Ocon says Renault’s new power unit is the best engine he has ever driven in Formula 1.

Drugovich fastest in F2 Bahrain practice

Felipe Drugovich topped the times in the opening practice session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season in Bahrain.

Alonso still "not 100%" up to speed on F1 return with Alpine

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.

Alpine F1 junior Lundgaard fully focused on F2 title push

Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard says winning the Formula 2 title is his “main target” and has placed this above potential Formula 1 test outings this year.

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs Plus

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs

He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable

F2 favourite tag not adding pressure for Ferrari junior Shwartzman

Robert Shwartzman says he feels no added pressure from being labelled as the favourite for this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship as he returns with the title-winning Prema Racing squad.

MP Motorsport confirms Verschoor for Bahrain F2 round

MP Motorsport has confirmed Richard Verschoor will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut with the team at Bahrain this weekend.

F2 boss confident new format won’t trigger "funny games”

Bruno Michel says it would be “stupid” for someone to try and manipulate Formula 2's radical new weekend format, and is adamant teams and drivers won’t “play funny games”.

Piastri: More F1 opportunities to arrive if F2 results meet targets

Oscar Piastri has revealed he is in line for more Formula 1 testing opportunities this year if decent results are achieved during his rookie FIA Formula 2 campaign.

Hybrid and biofuel talks underway for F1 feeder series

A move to some form of hybridisation and the use of biofuels are among tentative early discussions for future Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars.

WTCR title hungry Monteiro still believes he “can do it”

Veteran touring car driver Tiago Monteiro is resolute that he can recapture his past form and challenge for the 2021 World Touring Car Cup title.

W Series moves five-day pre-season test to Anglesey

The W Series has confirmed it will host a five-day test at Anglesey in May after electing to abandon its pre-season plans for an outing at Valencia next month.

WSR unveils new-look BMW livery for 2021 BTCC season

West Surrey Racing has revealed a new look for its trio of BMWs that will contest the 2021 British Touring Car Championship.

Team Hard reveals new BTCC Cupra car

Team Hard has taken the covers off its much anticipated new Cupra British Touring Car Championship challenger.

Shwartzman: New F2 hard tyres “much more complicated”

Formula 2 title contender Robert Shwartzman believes a new-for-2021 hard tyre is “much more complicated” after testing the rubber for the first time in Bahrain.

Boschung tops final session, Lundgaard fastest overall at Bahrain F2 test

Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung topped the final session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test at Bahrain.

The tin-top veteran turned policeman hangs up his helmet Plus

The tin-top veteran turned policeman hangs up his helmet

Jeff Allam had a long and successful touring car career, and was a highly regarded works driver for Rover and Vauxhall. Then he spent his weekends policing his successors… Time to look back at a BTCC life spanning almost 45 years

Armstrong fastest on final morning of Bahrain F2 test

Marcus Armstrong has topped the times on the final morning session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Bahrain.

Ticktum tops Bahrain F2 afternoon test, Lundgaard still fastest

Carlin driver Dan Ticktum returned to the top of the timesheets on the second day of FIA Formula 2's Bahrain pre-season test in the afternoon session.

Lundgaard fastest as Bahrain F2 testing continues

Christian Lundgaard set the fastest time in FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing so far to top the morning session on the second day in Bahrain.

Alpine outlines F1 roles for F2 stars Zhou and Lundgaard

Alpine has confirmed two of its academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will have roles to play within the Formula 1 team this year.

Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 Bahrain test day on top

Rookie David Beckmann topped the times on the opening day of FIA Formula 2 testing in Bahrain.

Ticktum tops opening morning of Bahrain F2 test

Dan Ticktum set the pace in the first morning session of the three-day FIA Formula 2 test at Bahrain.

Verschoor to fill vacant MP Motorsport seat in Bahrain F2 test

Richard Verschoor will fill MP Motorsport's yet to be confirmed second FIA Formula 2 Championship seat for pre-season testing in Bahrain this week.

Campos F2 squad reveals tribute livery to late founder

Campos Racing has taken the covers off a special livery that will be carried on its FIA Formula 2 and F3 cars this year to pay tribute to its late founder Adrian Campos.

Trident confirm Viscaal and Sato for 2021 F2 season

Trident has announced it will field Bent Viscaal alongside the returning Marino Sato in this year's FIA Formula 2 Championship

Toyota teases new look for BTCC 2021 challenger

Factory Toyota colours appear set to feature on the pair of Speedworks Motorsport entries in this year's British Touring Car Championship

Correa still in "pain" but encouraged by comeback F3 test

Juan Manuel Correa has been encouraged by a return to the cockpit but admits he still "feels pain" as he prepares for an incredible comeback in FIA Formula 3

FIA F3 Barcelona test postponed due to COVID travel ban

The FIA Formula 3 Championship has been forced to postpone its pre-season test at Barcelona next month due to a COVID-19 travel ban imposed on UK travellers

Ehrlacher: Optimising qualifying key for WTCR title defence

Optimising qualifying is the target for Yann Ehrlacher this year as he aims to defend his FIA World Touring Car Cup crown

Iconic Brabham BT19 driven by Sam Brabham completes Bathurst laps

Jack Brabham's iconic Formula 1 world championship winning BT19 will be a prominent fixture and cut laps at Mount Panorama at this weekend's Supercars championship opener

Parfitt Jr completes Excelr8 Hyundai BTCC squad for 2021

Former British GT champion Rick Parfitt Jr will complete the Excelr8 Trade Price Cars driver line-up for its 2021 British Touring Car Championship assault

Beckmann makes step up to F2 with Charouz; Samaia completes line-up

David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia will form the Charouz Racing driver line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship

Drivers review "stressful" and "strategic" new F2 format

FIA Formula 2 title contender Guanyu Zhou admits he's unsure whether "qualifying on pole or P10" is the best strategy following the category's decision to shake up its weekend format

Red Bull junior Doohan joins Trident for sophomore F3 season

Red Bull junior Jack Doohan will switch to Trident for his second season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship

Campos Racing's future secure despite passing of founder Adrian

Campos Racing has affirmed its future as a race team is "already assured" following the tragic passing of its founder and ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos Sr last month

Remembering the 1981 Daytona 500: Richard Petty's last hurrah

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have both won seven Formula 1 world championships, but only one man has conquered NASCAR's Daytona 500 seven times - Richard Petty. Four decades on, TOM HOWARD revisits The King's record-setting final win in 1981