Haydn Cobb
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Haydn Cobb

Haydn Cobb is Autosport.com’s editor. After studying Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton, Haydn’s passion for all things sport led him to reporting on a wide variety of disciplines, from hockey to handball, while his dissertation focused on the alure and fascination of the Isle of Man TT. On entering the professional discipline in 2015, Haydn landed a junior journalist role at Crash.net covering a vast breadth of motorsport series, stretching from the British Superbike championship to Formula 1, and covering the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours single-handedly remains his most stressful assignment to date. Haydn went on to become editor of the website for almost three years, helping to oversee a rebrand and relaunch of the site. That led to a move to Autosport to become website editor in April 2020.

Living five minutes away from the McLaren Technology Centre, through coincidence rather than choice it should be stressed, Haydn still dreams of his beloved Woking FC climbing the football pyramid but for now will settle with the beauty of non-league football.

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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

Leclerc “frustrated” as ‘costly’ slow pitstop limits recovery to fifth in Canadian GP

Charles Leclerc says a slow pitstop "cost us quite a bit" in his recovery drive to fifth place in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

F1 Canadian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Max Verstappen will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix after topping qualifying. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Alonso went “all in” for front row lap in Canadian GP qualifying

Fernando Alonso says he needed to go “all in” for his final qualifying lap at the Canadian Grand Prix which yielded his first front-row start in Formula 1 in 10 years.

F1 Canadian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen topped both Friday practice sessions for Red Bull at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

2022 F1 Canadian GP – How to watch, session timings and more

The 2022 Formula 1 season continues this weekend with the Canadian Grand Prix on the 17-19 June.

Perez: “Right call” not to fight Verstappen for Azerbaijan GP lead

Sergio Perez wants to understand why his pace dropped after the virtual safety car periods which meant he couldn’t compete against Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen for Azerbaijan Grand Prix victory.

Hamilton 'praying for end' of Azerbaijan F1 GP with back pain in Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton said he "cannot express the pain" suffered due to bouncing in his Mercedes Formula 1 car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and was relieved just to finish.

Verstappen confident of catching Leclerc before his Azerbaijan F1 DNF

Max Verstappen was confident he could have caught Charles Leclerc when his Formula 1 world title rival was leading the Azerbaijan Grand Prix before the Monegasque’s Ferrari engine failed.

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Charles Leclerc will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after topping qualifying. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Perez: Red Bull engine problem cost me tow for final qualifying lap

Sergio Perez says an engine problem moments before his final qualifying run denied him a tow and the chance to fight for pole position for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP – How to watch, session timings and more

The 2022 Formula 1 season resumes this weekend with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on 10-12 June.

Magnussen sees "nice change" in Haas between stints at the F1 team

Kevin Magnussen has been impressed by the "nice change" at the Haas Formula 1 team between his two stints, following the squad's alterations to its technical set-up and bases.

MotoGP riders brace for “race of survival” in Catalan GP

Francesco Bagnaia feels polesitter Aleix Espargaro remains favourite for victory at the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix but expects all riders to suffer in a “race of survival” over tyre management.

Espargaro “didn’t enjoy” risks for “crazy” Catalan MotoGP pole lap

Aleix Espargaro says he didn’t enjoy taking extra risks to secure pole position for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix despite setting a new lap record in Barcelona.

MotoGP Catalan GP: Aprilia’s Espargaro storms to pole with lap record

Aleix Espargaro converted his scotching practice pace into pole position for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix with a new circuit lap record to see off Francesco Bagnaia’s late charge.

Meeke to stand in for Button at three Nitro Rallycross rounds

Five-time World Rally winner Kris Meeke will replace 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button at three Nitro Rallycross rounds this season.

Leclerc: Ferrari made "too many mistakes" in Monaco GP defeat

Charles Leclerc says Ferrari made "too many mistakes" during the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and it "hurts" after he endured another tough home race having dropped from the lead to finish fourth.

F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Charles Leclerc will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix after topping qualifying. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Sainz: "Blind corner" led to Perez crash in Monaco F1 qualifying

Carlos Sainz says Monaco's "blind corners" left him no chance to avoid hitting Sergio Perez, who crashed ahead of him during Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix qualifying, triggering red flags.

F1 Monaco GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Charles Leclerc topped both Friday practice sessions for Ferrari at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

2022 F1 Monaco GP – How to watch, session timings and more

The 2022 Formula 1 season continues this weekend with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix on the 27-29 May.

W Series Spain: Chadwick dominates to continue perfect start to 2022

Jamie Chadwick maintained her flawless start to the defence of her W Series title with a third consecutive victory in a dominant performance in Spain.

F1 Spanish GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Charles Leclerc topped Friday practice for Ferrari at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

W Series Spain: Chadwick beats Powell to pole

Jamie Chadwick has beaten Alice Powell to pole position for the W Series Barcelona round to maintain her storming start to the 2022 season.

F2 selects Paul Ricard as replacement for cancelled Sochi round

FIA Formula 2 organisers have announced the series will host a round at Paul Ricard this year to replace the cancelled Sochi event.

2022 F1 Spanish GP – How to watch, session timings and more

The 2022 Formula 1 season resumes this weekend as it returns to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix on the 20-22 May.

Alonso loses points finish with post-race Miami GP penalty

Fernando Alonso has lost a points finish in ninth place in the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix due to a post-race five-second penalty.

F1 Miami Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Charles Leclerc will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix after topping qualifying. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Verstappen: Red Bull needs to make F1 weekends "less difficult"

Max Verstappen says Red Bull must "start making the weekends less difficult" having missed most of Friday practice and was surprised to fight for pole at Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

F1 Miami GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

George Russell topped Friday practice for Mercedes at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

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Formula E Gen3: What is it and what is new

Formula E will start its Gen3 era from the 2022-23 season and has launched its new car in Monaco. Here’s what is new and what to expect.

Verstappen: Leclerc’s Imola F1 spin “easily done”

Max Verstappen had sympathy for Formula 1 world title rival Charles Leclerc after he lost an Emilia Romagna Grand Prix podium in a spin as he felt “the mistake is easily done”.

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Max Verstappen will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola after winning the sprint race. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Zhou given pitlane start penalty for Emilia Romagna GP after F1 sprint crash

Zhou Guanyu will start the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from the pitlane after Alfa Romeo repaired his car under parc ferme conditions following his sprint race crash.

F1 Emilia Romagna GP sprint race - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen has taken pole position for Red Bull at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix sprint race on Friday. Here’s how and when to watch the sprint race.

Ferrari switches Sainz’s F1 engine after Australian GP off

Ferrari has made a precautionary move to change Carlos Sainz’s power unit ahead of the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix following his off in Australia.

2022 F1 Emilia Romagna GP – How to watch, session timings and more

The 2022 Formula 1 season resumes this weekend with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and the first sprint race of the year on the 22-24 April.

F1’s Sprint Race: When are they and what’s changed for 2022?

Formula 1's sprint races make a return in 2022, but with some changes compared to 2021. Find out what those changes are and everything you need to know here.

Nic Hamilton sticks with Team Hard for 2022 BTCC campaign

Nic Hamilton will compete in his fourth consecutive British Touring Car Championship season as he remains with Team Hard Cupra for 2022.

F1 Australian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Hamilton: Mercedes “still far off” Ferrari and Red Bull in F1 top order

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes remains “still far off” Ferrari and Red Bull as Formula 1’s leading teams in the new era and feels he needs “more grip and more power” to be competitive.

Perez “hurt” by safety car timing in Saudi Arabian GP victory fight

Sergio Perez was confident he was in the victory fight while leading the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix until the timing of the safety car “hurt” his strategy.

F1 Saudi Arabian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Charles Leclerc topped Friday practice for Ferrari at the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Leclerc explains tactics for beating Verstappen in Bahrain GP battles

Charles Leclerc has revealed his tactics to keep Max Verstappen behind during the Bahrain Grand Prix which launched his victory charge at the 2022 Formula 1 opener.

Leclerc: Ferrari “could not hope for better” after two “difficult” F1 years

Charles Leclerc says leading a Ferrari 1-2 at the 2022 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain is the perfect way to respond following two years that “have been incredibly difficult”.

Magnussen on "massive rollercoaster" in Haas F1 return

Kevin Magnussen says his last two weeks have been like a "massive rollercoaster" going from out of Formula 1 to qualifying seventh on the grid for the 2022 opener for Haas.

Verstappen suffered "hit and miss" runs during F1 Bahrain GP pole shootout

Max Verstappen says inconsistencies during his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying runs meant he narrowly missed out on pole position for the 2022 Formula 1 opener.

F1 Bahrain GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen topped Friday practice for Red Bull ahead of the 2022 Formula 1 opening round, the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Verstappen: Ferrari "very close" on pace at F1 Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen believes Ferrari is "very close" in terms of pace but is still certain all Formula 1 teams are yet to reveal their true pace ahead of the 2022 opener in Bahrain.

2022 F1 Bahrain GP – How to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 starts its new era in 2022 with the season-opener Bahrain Grand Prix on the 18-20 March.

Uralkali seeks sponsorship repayment from Haas F1 team

Uralkali is set to begin legal proceedings against the Haas Formula 1 team to reclaim its sponsorship payments after the team terminated its contract in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

2022 F1 Bahrain Test: When is it, who’s driving and how can I follow it?

Formula 1's Bahrain pre-season test will give teams the last chance to prepare for the 2022 season, while also providing a first in-depth look at the cars on track for fans.

2022 F1 Barcelona test: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 on final day

Lewis Hamilton produced a late timesheet-topping charge on the final day of Formula 1’s 2022 Barcelona pre-season test, while Haas and Alpine completed just a handful of laps due to mechanical issues.

2022 F1 Testing: When is it, who’s driving and how can I follow it? 

Formula 1's first test allows teams and fans to see the 2022 cars on track, but when is it and how can you follow it? Find out that and more here. 

Who are Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich, and why are they replacing Michael Masi in F1?

After the FIA investigation into the controversial finish to Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, sweeping changes will be made headlined by the departure of Michael Masi as race director.

Former F1 driver Charles Pic to take over DAMS team

Former Formula 1 driver Charles Pic has secured an agreement to take over the DAMS racing team.

FIA changes F1 points rules after Belgian GP washout

The FIA has announced it will change the Formula 1 points system for shortened races following the fallout from last year's Belgian Grand Prix washout.

How an outsider demolished a rank of F1 juniors Plus

How an outsider demolished a rank of F1 juniors

His career has been a slowburner but Gregoire Saucy trounced a collection of F1 juniors in Formula Regional by Alpine last year, and now he’s preparing to do it again in FIA F3. Here’s how the Swiss caught the world by surprise in 2021 and how he plans to do it all over again

F1 pre-season testing 2022: What is it, when is it and can I watch it

Pre-season testing is the first chance to see the new Formula 1 cars on track. But what is pre-season testing, how does it work, and can you watch it? Find out here.