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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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2021 MotoGP French GP – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP heads to Le Mans for the fifth round of the 2021 world championship season, the French Grand Prix, after a dramatic Spanish round.

FIA maintains Raikkonen's Imola F1 penalty after Alfa Romeo review

Alfa Romeo's review into Kimi Raikkonen's 30-second time penalty that cost him a points finish at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been rejected and the penalty maintained.

Raikkonen takes blame for F1 Portuguese GP crash with Giovinazzi

Kimi Raikkonen has taken responsibility for colliding with Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi in the Portuguese Grand Prix, explaining he was distracted changing switches on his steering wheel.

F1 Portuguese Grand Prix - Start time, how to watch, & more

Valtteri Bottas denied Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton a 100th career Formula 1 pole with top spot in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Francesco Bagnaia topped Friday practice for Ducati at the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying from Jerez.

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

Lewis Hamilton topped Friday's second practice session for Mercedes ahead of the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Norris: "Right decision" for soft tyres at Imola F1 race restart

Lando Norris backs McLaren’s decision for soft tyres at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race restart to secure a podium despite not being confident with the initial call.

MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Fabio Quartararo secured pole position for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix after Francesco Bagnaia lost his provisional pole lap under yellow flags. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

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

Lewis Hamilton has secured his 99th career pole position in Formula 1 for the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

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

Valtteri Bottas was fastest from Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the end of Friday practice ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

2021 MotoGP Portuguese GP – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP heads back to Portimao for the third round of the 2021 season, for the Portuguese Grand Prix, following an enthralling double-header opener in Qatar.

2021 F1 Emilia Romagna GP session timings and preview

After a three-week pause the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season resumes with the second round at Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

F1 makes Emilia Romagna GP schedule change to avoid Prince Philip funeral clash

Formula 1 has tweaked the Saturday schedule for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to avoid clashing with the funeral service of Prince Philip.

MotoGP Doha Grand Prix – how to watch, start time, & more

Jorge Martin has taken a stunning maiden MotoGP pole position ahead of Pramac Ducati team-mate Johann Zarco at the Doha Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

2021 MotoGP Doha GP – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP stays in Qatar for the second round of the 2021 season, for the first-ever Doha Grand Prix, after Maverick Vinales clinched victory at the Qatar GP.

Schumacher: Bahrain F1 cold tyre error will stay with me for a while

Mick Schumacher has said his spin on cold tyres during his Formula 1 race debut “will keep with me for a very long time” and vows to learn from the mistake.

Vettel receives F1 grid penalty for Bahrain yellow flag infringement

Sebastian Vettel will start the 2021 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain from the back of the grid due to a penalty for ignoring double yellow flags in qualifying.

Vettel summoned to F1 stewards over double yellow flags incident

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned by the FIA Stewards over a double yellow flags incident during qualifying for the 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

Max Verstappen has secured the first pole position of the 2021 Formula 1 season for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

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

Max Verstappen took a clean sweep of top spot in Friday’s practice sessions ahead of the 2021 Formula 1 opener in Bahrain. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

WRC "turned calendar upside down" for safe start in COVID-19 measures

World Rally Championship director Peter Thul has explained how restarting the 2020 season and drawing up the 2021 campaign has meant the calendar “was turned upside down” amid COVID-19 protocols.

F1 testing 2021: How to watch, schedule, drivers and more

Formula 1 teams will be on-track together the first time in 2021 this week with the start of pre-season testing in Bahrain. Find out which driver is testing when during the three-day test.

Ducati extends MotoGP future to 2026 with new agreement

Ducati will remain in MotoGP until at least 2026 after signing a new agreement with organiser Dorna Sports

North West 200 cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Organisers of the North West 200 have announced the 2021 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Dakar Rally plots out 'green bivouac' and alternative energy class

Dakar Rally organisers have presented plans for a cleaner future for the event focused on installing a 'green bivouac' and introducing an alternative energy category

Loeb focuses on Bahrain Raid Xtreme development work after eight-hour stranding

Sebastien Loeb has switched focus to development running and supporting Bahrain Raid Xtreme team-mate Nani Roma after his Dakar Rally was wrecked by an eight-hour stop with broken suspension

Dakar Rally organisers 'not made roadbook difficult on purpose'

Dakar Rally director David Castera has responded to criticism from competitors about this year's roadbook and insists the alterations haven't been used to "make things difficult on purpose"

Al-Attiyah targets "two key stages" vital to his Dakar victory hopes

Nasser Al-Attiyah is focusing on the fifth and sixth stages of the Dakar Rally, which he feels will be vital to his victory hopes after a second successive stage win

Sainz loses 31 minutes to Dakar navigation error

Defending Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr lost over half an hour on the third stage of the 2021 event due to a navigation problem having got "stuck on a point"

Sir Frank Williams discharged from hospital to recover at home

Sir Frank Williams has been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home, the former Formula 1 team principal's squad has announced

Latvala named Toyota WRC team principal after Makinen departure

Former World Rally Championship runner-up Jari-Matti Latvala has been appointed team principal of the Toyota Gazoo Racing squad, as the team confirms its full 2021 line-up

Gasly's Italian GP victory voted Autosport's Moment of the Year

Pierre Gasly's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix victory for AlphaTauri has been voted Autosport's 2020 Moment of the Year presented by Marelli

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir wins Autosport's Rider of the Year Award

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir is the winner of Autosport's 2020 Rider of the Year Award

F1 start time: What time does the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start?

Max Verstappen has secured his first pole position of the 2020 Formula 1 season for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race

Daruvala leads Carlin 1-2 on opening day of F2 Bahrain post-season test

Jehan Daruvala has topped the timesheet on the opening day of the Formula 2 post-season Bahrain test ahead of Dan Ticktum in the sister Carlin car

Racing Point didn't have enough spares for two cars after Bahrain GP issues

Racing Point has revealed it faced a Formula 1 spares shortage before its victorious Sakhir Grand Prix, and needed to fly parts over on a private jet

Ricciardo: Perez's F1 rivals shouldn't have allowed him to win in Bahrain

Daniel Ricciardo says Racing Point's Formula 1 rivals should never have allowed Sergio Perez the freedom to win the Sakhir Grand Prix, after he was last on the opening lap

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

George Russell topped both Friday practice sessions for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in ahead of the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix. Here's how and when to watch qualifying

BMW follows Audi in announcing Formula E exit after 2020-21 season

BMW has become the second major manufacturer to announce it will leave Formula E at the end of the 2020-21 season, following Audi's confirmation earlier this week

2020 MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix session timings and preview

MotoGP is preparing for its penultimate round of the 2020 season, with the title potentially set to be decided at the Valencia Grand Prix

2020 F1 Turkish Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 heads to its latest unexpected round on the reshaped 2020 calendar with the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park

When can Lewis Hamilton win the 2020 F1 world title?

Lewis Hamilton has his first opportunity to mathematically seal the 2020 Formula 1 world championship this weekend at the Turkish Grand Prix. Here's what he needs to secure the title

Marquez will not return to MotoGP in 2020, switches focus to 2021

Marc Marquez will not return for the rest of the 2020 MotoGP season and will instead continue with his rehabilitation to target a comeback next year, Honda has confirmed

MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

MotoGP starts up its second consecutive triple-header after a one-week break with the French Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying

F1 Eifel GP qualifying - start time, how to watch & more

After Friday's practice sessions were cancelled due to poor conditions at the Nurburgring, qualifying for F1's Eifel Grand Prix could be a thriller. Here's how and when to watch qualifying

MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

MotoGP completes its current triple-header with a trip to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Catalan Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying

2020 F1 Russian Grand Prix session timings and preview

After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom

MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying - start time, how to watch & more

MotoGP doesn't miss a beat as Misano hosts the second leg of its double-header with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying

Racing Point in fight to build new F1 upgrade for Russia after Stroll crash

Racing Point says Lance Stroll's Tuscan Grand Prix crash has left it in a battle to ensure that both cars can run its latest Formula 1 upgrade package in Russia

Ten classic moments from Mugello Plus

Ten classic moments from Mugello

It opened 46 years ago, it was nearly turned into a reservoir in the 1980s, but Mugello has survived and given the world of motorsport many memorable moments. Here are some of the best, from world sportscars to F2, and MotoGP to Formula Renault

Williams names Simon Roberts as acting F1 team principal

The Williams Formula 1 team has named Simon Roberts as acting team principal for its "transition period" after the Williams family stood down following the Italian Grand Prix

Alonso provided "two-way exchange" to help Arrow McLaren SP at Indy 500

Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso's previous Indianapolis 500 experience provided a "two-way exchange" within the Arrow McLaren SP team to help improve set-up, according to Robert Wickens

Wickens: Arrow McLaren SP faith in "phenomenal" O'Ward, Askew never a risk

Robert Wickens says Arrow McLaren SP's investment in youth with Pato O'Ward and Oliver Askew is "no longer a risk" having surpassed expectations during the 2020 IndyCar campaign

Loeb to make second 2020 WRC outing with Hyundai in Turkey

Sebastien Loeb will make his second outing of the 2020 World Rally Championship season with Hyundai in next month's Rally Turkey

MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

MotoGP stays put at the Red Bull Ring for the second leg of the double-header with the Styrian Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying

Marquez to miss MotoGP Styrian GP as he continues recovery from broken arm

Honda has confirmed reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will miss next weekend's Styrian Grand Prix as he continues his recovery from surgery on a broken arm

Perez unhappy with "unfair" F1 Spanish GP blue-flag penalty

Sergio Perez has called his penalty for ignoring blue flags during Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix "unfair", feeling he allowed Lewis Hamilton to lap him at an opportune moment

Gelael ruled out of FIA F2 sprint race after suffering a back fracture

DAMS FIA Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael has suffered a back fracture after a heavy impact with a kerb in Saturday's feature race in Barcelona

Verstappen explains why he defied Red Bull tyre warning in 70th Anniversary GP

Max Verstappen says he was confident managing his tyres while chasing the Mercedes pair during the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, which was why he pushed on despite Red Bull's warnings

NASCAR Cup's Johnson impresses Ganassi’s Hull, Dixon on maiden IndyCar run

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has impressed Chip Ganassi team boss Mike Hull and five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon after completing a test on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course