The UK series where F1's pioneers made their mark
Before the likes of Colin Chapman, Gordon Murray and Patrick Head became fixtures of the Formula 1 paddock, they all cut their teeth in the UK's now longest running championship - which is still going strong despite 2020's global pandemic
Less than two months after the inaugural Formula 1 world championship race was held at Silverstone, the former Second World War airfield played host to another, rather more low-key, motorsport event.
There were no Alfa Romeos or Ferraris on the grid at this one, no drivers of the same calibre as Juan Manuel Fangio or Giuseppe Farina or even the presence of royalty. Nevertheless, the maiden race for the 750 Formula on 3 June 1950, featuring 16 cars and won by Charles Bulmer, was a significant moment and few could have imagined that 70 years later it would be the longest continuously running national racing championship not only in the UK, but quite possibly the world, depending on how you regard the different eras of Indycar competition.
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
With COVID-19 restrictions gradually being lifted and national motorsport finally returning this weekend, focus and anticipation has switched to the year ahead. Here are Autosport's picks for what should be some of the best events and rivalries of 2021
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
The COVID-19 pandemic may still mean there is uncertainty across the globe, but that hasn't stopped new series and championships from being introduced into UK motorsport this season. Autosport takes a look at the newest additions
It was a season like no other but, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were some positives on the club motorsport scene last year as entry numbers largely remained stable, while some series boasted impressive growth
Few drivers in 2020 could lay claim to a season as exceptional as Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Harry King. Beating the British Touring Car Championship's best to win Autosport's National Driver of the Year was the ideal recognition of his feat
From legendary drinking habits to dramatic driving styles, there has been no shortage of cult-hero figures over the past 70 years in national motorsport. Here's an extended version of the original list that appeared in Autosport's 70th anniversary bookazine
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