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How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory
New Racing Star scheme to offer two funded drives in British F4
Edwards bags BRC hat-trick as Mitchell brothers march to IndyKa 500 success
What could have been: The Norris-Herta-Sutton fight that never was
The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory
How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory Plus

After missing out on the 2020 British F4 title in astonishing fashion, Zak O'Sullivan was determined to earn his first car racing title stepping up to the BRDC British F3 championship. While the series underwent a mid-year name change to GB3, the Carlin driver was imperious throughout and deservedly claimed the title in his rookie year

FIA Single-Seater Commission president and former Formula 1 team boss Bob Fernley has launched a new initiative that will award two teenagers fully-funded drives in British F4 in 2023.

Despite heading into the final round of the British Rally Championship on the back foot, Matt Edwards came away with victory on the Ulster Rally and his third title on the bounce. While at Brands Hatch, Gary and Ian Mitchell finished on top in the season-ending EnduroKa contest

Ash Sutton is now well-established as a modern great of the British Touring Car Championship, having scored three titles in the past five seasons. But plans were afoot for Sutton to stay on the single-seater ladder, which would have put him into direct confrontation with a future Formula 1 star and IndyCar talent - a tantalising prospect for many...

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory Plus

Never finishing lower than fifth, Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind’s peerless consistency paid dividends in 2021 as British GT’s decision to drop the Silver class yielded the same outcome as in 2020 - a Barwell-run Lamborghini sweeping to the title. Autosport reviews the GT3 and GT4 classes, and picks out the year's best drivers

How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory Plus

How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory

After missing out on the 2020 British F4 title in astonishing fashion, Zak O'Sullivan was determined to earn his first car racing title stepping up to the BRDC British F3 championship. While the series underwent a mid-year name change to GB3, the Carlin driver was imperious throughout and deservedly claimed the title in his rookie year

New Racing Star scheme to offer two funded drives in British F4

FIA Single-Seater Commission president and former Formula 1 team boss Bob Fernley has launched a new initiative that will award two teenagers fully-funded drives in British F4 in 2023.

Edwards bags BRC hat-trick as Mitchell brothers march to IndyKa 500 success

Despite heading into the final round of the British Rally Championship on the back foot, Matt Edwards came away with victory on the Ulster Rally and his third title on the bounce. While at Brands Hatch, Gary and Ian Mitchell finished on top in the season-ending EnduroKa contest

What could have been: The Norris-Herta-Sutton fight that never was

Ash Sutton is now well-established as a modern great of the British Touring Car Championship, having scored three titles in the past five seasons. But plans were afoot for Sutton to stay on the single-seater ladder, which would have put him into direct confrontation with a future Formula 1 star and IndyCar talent - a tantalising prospect for many...

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory Plus

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory

Never finishing lower than fifth, Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind’s peerless consistency paid dividends in 2021 as British GT’s decision to drop the Silver class yielded the same outcome as in 2020 - a Barwell-run Lamborghini sweeping to the title. Autosport reviews the GT3 and GT4 classes, and picks out the year's best drivers

GT4 Supercup champion Smalley chosen as new Porsche GB Junior

Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Adam Smalley has been selected as Porsche GB's Junior driver for 2022-23.

Birley storms into top six of Autosport National Driver Rankings

Veteran club racer Rod Birley has jumped up to sixth place in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking another two wins last weekend.

Top Ginetta Junior team R Racing to run GT4 Aston

Leading Ginetta Junior squad R Racing plans to expand into the British GT Championship’s GT4 class with Aston Martin next season.

Watts family C1 delight as Race of Remembrance held at Anglesey

Ex-British Touring Car driver Patrick Watts won the C1 Challenge at Brands Hatch alongside daughter Aimee at the weekend, while winter series including Minis and Ginetta Junior were in action. At Anglesey, the annual Race of Remembrance took place with familiar faces at the top.

How 2021's TOCA support titles were won Plus

How 2021's TOCA support titles were won

There were all the usual thrills and spills among the BTCC support series this year and plenty of impressive performances along the way. Autosport recaps how the five championships were won and ranks the top 10 drivers

Jackson keeps Autosport National Driver Rankings lead after vital class win

Cam Jackson maintained his lead in the Autosport National Driver Rankings after scoring a vital Walter Hayes Trophy class victory on a dramatic weekend in the battle for top spot.

Esterson wins Walter Hayes Trophy as Smith reclaims British Truck title

Team USA Scholarship driver Max Esterson just held on to take victory in another tightly contested Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone last weekend. While at Brands Hatch, Ryan Smith made it six British Truck titles on the bounce.

Have a go hero: The nightmare US foray of a top GT team boss

Short on options to continue his single-seater career in Europe, a stint in the US beckoned for a driver who had beaten future Le Mans winner Nick Tandy in Formula Ford. But for Century Motorsport boss Nathan Freke, his spell in the IRL-supporting Indy Pro Series in 2008 was one to forget

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing Plus

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing

There’s just a handful of events remaining in the national racing season, but it’s still very much all to play for in the battle to secure the most wins in 2021. Cam Jackson and Miles Rudman currently heading the classification ahead of a potentially crucial weekend of national racing for Autosport’s National Driver Rankings

Cottingham and Jordan into top 50 of Autosport National Driver Rankings

James Cottingham and Andrew Jordan were the only movers inside the top 50 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings last weekend, as the battle for top spot reaches a crucial point.

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm Plus

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm

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

Cottingham/Girardo take Pall Mall Cup victory on weekend of National action

The Lister-Jaguar Costin pairing of James Cottingham and Max Girardo triumphed over a plethora of Shelby Cobras in the three-hour Pall Mall Cup at Silverstone. While elsewhere over the weekend, there was further racing action at Donington Park and Knockhill

McLaren to give GT contract to best DDP driver in 2022 British GT

The best-performing driver in McLaren's 2022 Driver Development Programme intake will be awarded a contract with the marque in 2023.

Sharp wins 50th Formula Ford Festival after chaotic final

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 key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony Plus

The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony

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...

How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory Plus

How rocket O'Sullivan banished painful memories with GB3 glory

After missing out on the 2020 British F4 title in astonishing fashion, Zak O'Sullivan was determined to earn his first car racing title stepping up to the BRDC British F3 championship. While the series underwent a mid-year name change to GB3, the Carlin driver was imperious throughout and deservedly claimed the title in his rookie year

National
Dec 1, 2021
The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory Plus

The consistency that brought Barwell back-to-back British GT glory

Never finishing lower than fifth, Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind’s peerless consistency paid dividends in 2021 as British GT’s decision to drop the Silver class yielded the same outcome as in 2020 - a Barwell-run Lamborghini sweeping to the title. Autosport reviews the GT3 and GT4 classes, and picks out the year's best drivers

National
Nov 23, 2021
How 2021's TOCA support titles were won Plus

How 2021's TOCA support titles were won

There were all the usual thrills and spills among the BTCC support series this year and plenty of impressive performances along the way. Autosport recaps how the five championships were won and ranks the top 10 drivers

National
Nov 14, 2021
The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing Plus

The other finely-poised 2021 battle that could face a decisive swing

There’s just a handful of events remaining in the national racing season, but it’s still very much all to play for in the battle to secure the most wins in 2021. Cam Jackson and Miles Rudman currently heading the classification ahead of a potentially crucial weekend of national racing for Autosport’s National Driver Rankings

National
Nov 6, 2021
How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm Plus

How 50th anniversary Festival reminded the world of its charm

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

National
Nov 3, 2021
The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony Plus

The key early victory that could challenge UK junior racing's hegemony

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...

National
Oct 29, 2021
Memories from Formula Ford Festival greats Plus

Memories from Formula Ford Festival greats

Ahead of this year’s 50th edition of the legendary contest, we speak to some of those involved in some of the best contests over the years

National
Oct 28, 2021
The other title battles to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend Plus

The other title battles to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend

The finale of the British Touring Car Championship always provides plenty of drama, but its support series are also set to produce many twists and turns at this weekend's last round. Unusually, all five titles are still up for grabs, so it's all to play for at Brands Hatch. Here's how each series' showdown is shaping up

National
Oct 22, 2021