Jake Boxall-Legge

Jake Boxall-Legge

United Kingdom

Having studied Automotive Engineering with Motorsport at the University of Hertfordshire, West Country-born Jake's original ambition was to design racing cars. During a year between studies in which he accidentally rekindled a love of writing, he took up a Master's in Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes. Halfway through his master's year, he was offered a place on the Autosport Academy, conducting occasional freelance duties before becoming the press officer for Formula 2 and GP3 in 2018. Autosport offered him a return to the fold later that year to serve as its Technical Editor. His voice appears on a number of videos and podcasts, and can often be found writing about terrible Formula 1 cars in excruciating detail. In his spare time, Jake enjoys baking and blames his failure to make it past the Great British Bake-Off interviews on his tenuous grasp on choux pastry. His dream is to open a brunch cafe - and his willingness to make outrageous puns in inappropriate situations has earned him the contempt of his colleagues.

Latest articles by Jake Boxall-Legge


NIO 333 has aim of becoming top-three Formula E team by 2025-26

NIO 333 has set its aims on becoming a top-three Formula E team by the 2025-26 season, and is "quietly confident" of its Gen3 package for the upcoming campaign.

Albon prepared for Singapore F1 return after missing Monza

Alex Albon says he is prepared to return to his Williams Formula 1 seat at the Singapore Grand Prix, after missing the Monza race with appendicitis.

The trait Vandoorne rediscovered to claim Formula E's era-ending title Plus

The trait Vandoorne rediscovered to claim Formula E's era-ending title

After Nyck de Vries was crowned Formula E champion in 2021, his Mercedes team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne stepped forward this season as the Gen2 era and his team bowed out. As he did on the way to the GP2 crown in 2015, the Belgian achieved a peerless level of consistency and was only outside the points once, with his sole win in Monaco sufficient to head off a chasing pack headed by Mitch Evans

Venturi boss D'Ambrosio leaves rebranded Maserati Formula E team

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jerome d'Ambrosio will leave his role as team principal at the Maserati Formula E team, as it transitions from Venturi for next season.

New quali system produced "top quality" racing in Formula E - Bird

Jaguar's Sam Bird says the new Formula E qualifying format for 2022 has helped create "high-end, top-quality" racing owing to the more meritocratic system of deciding the grid.

Sette Camara moves to NIO 333 for 2022-23 Formula E season

Sergio Sette Camara will move to the NIO 333 squad for the 2022-23 Formula E season, departing the Dragon Penske squad after two-and-a-half years at the team.

De Vries gets reprimand from Monza F1 stewards for 'erratic driving'

Nyck de Vries has escaped with a reprimand after being summoned to the stewards after his first Formula 1 race at the Italian Grand Prix, for "erratic driving".

Horner: "More than enough time" to restart F1 Italian GP after safety car

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reckoned there was enough time to get Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix restarted again, after it ended under the safety car.

Mahindra FE principal Gill to depart team ahead of 2022-23 season

Mahindra Formula E principal and CEO Dilbagh Gill will leave the team he has headed up since the championship's very first race in 2014.

De Vries to take Vettel's F1 seat for Italian GP FP1 session

Nyck de Vries will take over Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin Formula 1 seat for the opening free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix weekend at Monza.

Moment of "confusion" behind Hamilton, Russell Dutch GP near-miss

George Russell explained his near-miss with Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton while mounting his overtake in the Dutch Grand Prix, as the two had a moment of "confusion".

Dennis signs multi-year extension with Andretti Formula E squad

Jake Dennis has officially extended his deal with Avalanche Andretti in Formula E on a multi-year basis, remaining with the team for 2022-23 and beyond.

Rast joins McLaren for 2022-2023 Formula E season

Rene Rast will return to Formula E with McLaren in the 2022-23 season, joining the British team for its first season in the championship.

Fenestraz 'studied more than school' to prepare for late Seoul FE call-up

Sacha Fenestraz says his 6:30am Seoul Formula E finale call-up to replace the injured Antonio Giovinazzi at Dragon meant he 'studied more than school' to get up to speed.

Porsche signs Da Costa to replace Lotterer at Formula E squad

Antonio Felix da Costa will replace Andre Lotterer at Porsche's Formula E team for next season.

Seoul E-Prix: Da Costa takes last Formula E pole of 2021-22, Vandoorne P4

Antonio Felix da Costa took pole for the Seoul Formula E finale, beating Edoardo Mortara by 0.264s as points leader Stoffel Vandoorne qualified fourth.

Di Grassi hails 1000th Formula E point an "emotional" landmark

Lucas di Grassi says the difficulty of passing on a drying Seoul E-Prix circuit encouraged him to "settle" for third, and labelled reaching his 1000th Formula E point "emotional".

Seoul E-Prix: Rowland cruises past di Grassi for pole in wet qualifying

Oliver Rowland beat future Mahindra Formula E team-mate Lucas di Grassi to pole in a wet Seoul E-Prix qualifying by 0.623s, claiming his fifth pole in the series.

"Technical" Seoul Formula E circuit has "nice complexity"

The Formula E drivers have shared their initial views of the Seoul E-Prix circuit, noting the track around the Sports Complex has a "nice complexity" and "real Formula E character".

Di Grassi joins Mahindra for 2022-23 Formula E season

Lucas di Grassi will join Mahindra for the 2022-23 Formula E season, replacing the departing Alexander Sims as Oliver Rowland's team-mate at the Indian squad.

Bird out for Seoul Formula E finale, Nato to cover at Jaguar

Jaguar reserve Norman Nato will deputise for Sam Bird at the Seoul Formula E double-header, as the Briton is unable to complete in the season finale with a broken hand.

Cassidy furious with "Mr Desperados" Gunther's London Formula E contact

Envision's Nick Cassidy was furious with Nissan Formula E rival Maximilian Gunther for hitting him "seven times" at the start of Sunday's London E-Prix, resulting in the Kiwi's eventual retirement.

Dennis: "Difficult" to repeat last year's London Formula E win

Jake Dennis "has every intention" to visit the podium at this year's London E-Prix, but admits the Avalanche Andretti squad has no real developments for Formula E's final Gen2 races.

Podcast: F1 Mexican GP review

Max Verstappen secured a decisive Formula 1 victory at this year's Mexican Grand Prix, denting Lewis Hamilton's title aspirations on a day that Red Bull was dominant.

How F1 teams adapted to Monza's low-drag characteristics

Monza always requires a bespoke Formula 1 aerodynamics package to make the most of its long straights and high top speeds by shaving off drag.