Latest articles by Stefan Mackley
Big names were back on track and in the grandstand for the 50th Formula Ford Festival last weekend, which served to remind the world of the knockout contest's enduring appeal - even if it is unlikely to return to its former status as a must-win event on the single-seater ladder
Ex-British Formula 4 driver Jamie Sharp took victory in the 50th edition of the Formula Ford Festival, as his main rivals fell by the wayside in a typically chaotic final.
The decision to allow 15-year-olds to race in MSV's new low-cost GB4 championship in 2022 poses a challenge to the position of British F4 - previously the only UK-based series where drivers below the age of 16 could compete. Whether the two can co-exist is the next pertinent question...
The iconic Formula Ford Festival has been a crucial stage in the careers of many future Formula 1 stars, including the likes of Damon Hill, David Coulthard and Jenson Button.
Zak O'Sullivan has claimed the 2021 GB3 Championship crown after taking his sixth win of the year on the final weekend of the season at Donington Park.
From a famous land-speed special to an Indianapolis 500 frontrunner, restorer and racer Geraint Owen has a fascination for making old machines work
Formula 2 squad Virtuosi Racing has become the third new team to announce it will enter British F4 next year, when the category undergoes a major overhaul.
Josef Newgarden took pole for the IndyCar season finale in Long Beach, while championship rivals Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward will start 10th and eighth respectively.
A new single-seater series, the GB4 Championship, is set to be launched in the UK next year aimed as an entry-level category for young drivers.
The newly-rebranded GB3 Championship will introduce a new car next year which will feature a halo, engine upgrade and a side air-intake.
Formula 2 race winner Christian Lundgaard believes IndyCar could be a long-term career option for him ahead of his series debut this weekend, citing its unpredictability as an appealing factor.
OPINION: It was inevitable that British F3 would need a new identity someday amid the FIA’s stance on series outside its remit using the ‘F3’ branding. But while its mid-season switch to the GB3 moniker was met with some surprise, many championship insiders are adamant that nothing will change
Ginetta GT5 Challenge team boss Alastair Rushforth has thanked marshals and the fire brigade for their actions putting out a blaze in the team’s awning last weekend at Snetterton.
The BRDC British F3 Championship has been rebranded as the GB3 Championship following a decision by the FIA which will come into effect immediately.
A fundraising page has been set up to "raise money for the family and friends" of a marshal who died in a crash at Brands Hatch on Saturday.
The unique McKee-Chevrolet Mahrya achieved very limited success in period. But over half a century after it was shuttered, it has completed a 17-year restoration and is once again turning heads on the track
OPINION: Caution periods around the pit window of national endurance races have led to pandemonium in the pitlane. In the interests of safety, and of good competition, it’s surely time for a rethink
Exciting rookies and new teams promise to make the 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship an intriguing prospect, but a returning face is the likely favourite for the title.
Danny Winstanley has dominated in Caterhams for several years, firstly as a driver and more recently as a team owner. Now he has more ambitions on the horizon
OPINION: The return of Donington's Historic Festival last weekend after a year's absence showcased the very best of motorsport’s heritage – something that needs to be protected
The Pickup Truck Racing Championship returns this weekend after a one-year COVID-enforced hiatus. Despite its basic architecture remaining the same since its 1997 formation, the series has a popular following based on the cars' simplicity
Tributes have been paid to Toyota MR2 Championship stalwart Mick Nicholls, who died suddenly last week of a suspected heart attack during testing at Cadwell Park.
OPINION: A big step towards normality was welcomed this week with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but motorsport fans and circuit operators have been left frustrated by some of the contradictory lingering rules
The GT Cup has attracted a stunning array of drivers and machinery for its opening event at Donington Park this weekend. The fact we're in the middle of a pandemic makes that entry all the more remarkable, but there's plenty of reasons why the series is proving popular
Spectators will not be allowed into motorsport venues in the UK until at least the middle of May following the latest government guidelines on the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Online scrutineering was a neat solution to minimise contact as club racing returned in 2020, but should it be left behind when the world returns to normal? STEFAN MACKLEY argues that in the interests of safety and transparency, it should be quietly dropped
One of the more positive side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many UK organising clubs have started to co-operate more closely, and that brings wide-ranging benefits as STEFAN MACKLEY explains
Leading UK circuit operators have revealed they have not been eligible to secure proposed funding from the government through its winter sport survival package
To the credit of organisers, some new national UK series and championships were still able to successfully launch last year, even with the world in the grip of a pandemic. Here's how Autosport has ranked them
Leading UK circuit operator MotorSport Vision has appealed for help after a safety car and medical vehicle were stolen from Cadwell Park on Tuesday morning
The long-standing British Formula 3 Championship ended in 2014, but the current MotorSport Vision-run F3 series has gone some way to filling the void. In striving to keep costs down, it's carved out a niche that it hopes will attract aspirational drivers
A second crack at the BRDC British Formula 3 title yielded top prize for Kaylen Frederick, but the Carlin driver made life hard for himself in a year that threatened to yield a surprise outcome
Junior single-seater powerhouse Arden Motorsport will join the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship next season, taking the total number of teams in the series to 10
The BRDC British F3 Championship will award next year's champion with a two-day test in an FIA Formula 3 car to aid their climb up the motorsport ladder
Lanan Racing, which propelled Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell on his career, will end its involvement with the BRDC British F3 Championship having sold its cars to Elite Motorsport
American Kaylen Frederick has claimed the BRDC British F3 Championship title in the final race of the season at Silverstone
Stirling Moss, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna have all won races at the Castle Combe Circuit during its 70-year history, but one driver stands head and shoulders above them when it comes to outright victories at the venue. He spoke to STEFAN MACKLEY
A calamitous BRDC British F3 weekend for former table-topper Kaylen Frederick shows how quickly fortunes can change, underlining the importance of regularly scoring points, says STEFAN MACKLEY
Two new winners claimed GT3 spoils on a gloomy day at Donington Park, as British GT introduced a new format of a two-hour race followed by a one-hour sprint
No spectators will be allowed into the first British Touring Car Championship meeting of the season this weekend at Donington Park following a decision by the UK government
MotorSport Vision Racing is one of the newest racing clubs in the UK, and under the guidance of Jonathan Palmer it has grown in only a decade and a half to become one of the most successful. STEFAN MACKLEY explores
UK club racing finally resumed earlier this month in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. But just how have things changed for the regular competitors taking part in their hobby, and what has become the new normal? STEFAN MACKLEY shares his experiences from Snetterton last weekend
Simon Pagenaud believes a "never give up" attitude by his Penske team played a crucial role in securing his and the team's first IndyCar win of the season at Iowa
Instead of the platform for bigger things, winning the 2015 European Le Mans Series title turned into a dead-end for Britain's Jon Lancaster. Now he's back racing again and determined to make up for lost time in the category he conquered five years ago
The coronavirus pandemic has put Johnathan Hoggard's 2020 plans on hold, but the latest winner of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award is ready to pick up where he left off in a successful 2019 campaign, says STEFAN MACKLEY
Motorsport UK has announced that sanctioned rally events will once again be able take place following the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown
In the latest in Autosport's 'My Favourite Race' series, STEFAN MACKLEY remembers the day Michael Schumacher brought a 21-year barren spell for Ferrari to an end at the 2000 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
MotorSport Vision has announced it will allow spectators to attend race meetings from as early as next weekend following the resumption of on-track racing
Lando Norris does not expect a "night and day" difference between Formula 1 drivers who have and have not done sim racing across the enforced coronavirus break once track action resumes