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How rallying saved an F1 outcast From the Formula 1 scrapheap, a switch to rallying gave Stephane Sarrazin a shot at career salvation that has led to success in sportscars and Formula E
Why World RX is moving away from its roots The recent triumphs of circuit racers Mattias Ekstrom and Johan Kristoffersson have pointed towards a new way to be successful in Rallycross
Why the 'boring' approach to rallying is most effective Using his experience of two different motorsport disciplines, our expert coach Rob Wilson explains why circuit racing skills can also be transferred to rallying
From trackday to Le Mans in three years Johnny Mowlem's Red River Sport agency has been created with the express intention of helping gentleman drivers enjoy their racing
The real value of trackday driver coaching McLaren's new 600LT proves to be a surprisingly good training vehicle for aspiring racers, particularly with expert coaching on hand
Martin Donnelly’s F3000 gamble, 30 years on His British F3 title hopes on the wane, Martin Donnelly gambled on a mid-season move to Formula 3000 in 1988 that turned him from obscurity into the UK's new great hope. Thirty years on, here's how he did it
Examining the career momentum myth It may not be the path drivers would choose, but taking a step backwards can be just as effective for building career momentum as moving forward
How to turn opportunities into a factory racing career Having scrapped for every opportunity in his career, Porsche GT ace and Nurburgring 24 winner Fred Makowiecki is well-placed to explain how to capitalise on a big chance
What's the point of an F1 junior? This season, more than half the Formula 2 drivers have a Formula 1 affiliation. But what does it actually mean for them and what do they do?
The reflections and regrets of a WRC nearly-man Ex-WRC driver Matthew Wilson now runs M-Sport's Bentley GT3 programme. Is there anything he would advise his younger self? David Evans asks the questions on the road to Spa
Why rallying and F3 are closer than you think As preparations for European Formula 3 go, drifting a Ford Escort Mk2 rally car is at the upper end of unusual, but for Enaam Ahmed this trip wasn't just a jolly
How to conquer the Spa 24 Hours To commemorate the 70th running of the Spa 24 Hours, we spoke to some of the event's winners and nearly-men to discover their best memories of the popular Belgian track
Why F1 drivers are smarter than you think A tie-up between Formula Medicine and Pirelli offering mental and physical exercises for racing drivers provided the ideal setting to conduct a unique test. We went to Italy to see how a normal person measures up against Sauber's Marcus Ericsson
Inside the cockpit that saved Latvala The modern-day World Rally Championship car has to be remarkably robust to keep its occupants safe, as Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala proved in Corsica. We looked inside the wreckage to find the key features that helped him escape unscathed.
How mechanical sympathy improves speed Esteemed driver coach Rob Wilson explains why there's more to driving with mechanical sympathy than is typically assumed
What the F1 rookies should expect at Le Mans As the defending Le Mans winner with Porsche, Toro Rosso Formula 1 racer Brendon Hartley is well-qualified to explain what this year's stellar rookie crop will encounter
How Alonso's Le Mans lid takes shape Hidden behind the windscreen of his Toyota, Fernando Alonso will be gunning for glory armed with the latest in Bell Racing's helmet technology. Here's how it all comes together
The changing face of helmet tech at the Indy 500 The development of helmet technology is intertwined with the Indianapolis 500 and the Andretti family - its a long history that covers much of the family's association with the famous American race
How qualifying can become a distraction Autosport Performance's coaching guru explains why one-lap pace shouldn't be a driver's main focus
Life as a one-off Indy 500 driver Pippa Mann is preparing to make her annual appearance at the Indianapolis 500, the only IndyCar race she will enter this season. As a one-off entry specialist, Mann has to organise an entirely different approach to going racing.
How to 'damage' the opposition in qualifying DTM ace Jamie Green explains how drivers can gain a psychological edge over their rivals in qualifying
Meet the man behind motorsport safety legislation There's a common criticism from competitors that changes in safety legislation are simply money grabs from suppliers, but the reality is very different
How to become a qualifying master Extracting the best from a car in qualifying is a key skill for aspiring professionals to learn. James Newbold delves into the guiding principles you need to know to ace a single flying lap
Why top drivers are still capable of F1's lost art Autosport Performance's resident driver coach explains how drivers can still make a difference in building a winning team
How simulation is powering a BTCC underdog to glory Speedworks won the BTCC Independent drivers' and teams' titles last year and, with in-house simulation capabilities, it’s aiming for the very top in 2018
Tommi Makinen: How sustaining success can take its toll The four-time World Rally champion and Toyota WRC boss explains how maintaining the energy required for repeated success in rallying is not as easy as it can be made to look
The secrets of being a rally co-driver There's a whole lot more to co-driving than sitting and reading. To be one of the best, there's a great deal to master
Why loyalty is racing's most undervalued attribute Commitment to a team or a manufacturer is often abandoned in the search for individual success, but it still has a valid place in motorsport
Bringing a 1980s F1 classic into the 21st century The Williams FW07C is one of the most successful cars active on the Historic Formula 1 scene, but the addition of a SCHROTH iNDi seat could make it an even more potent force...
The unseen consequences of a failed injury comeback After recovering from injury, drivers don't always manage to get back to the same level they were racing at before. But sometimes they aren't given much of a chance, as Cristiano da Matta found out
How to recover from injury Finding a way back to racing after injury is littered with pitfalls. Our expert panel share their experiences
The doubts and defiance after an Indy 500 crash IndyCar ace Sebastien Bourdais explains why it was important to put injury talk behind him as quickly as possible after his Indy 500 qualifying accident
Promoted: The pioneering safety innovation meeting a crucial need How the development of Racing Nets under FIA Standard 8863-2013 is helping to keep drivers safe in side-angled impacts
Why history isn't in Kubica's favour Autosport Performance's resident esteemed driver coach explains why recapturing past glories is much harder than you think
Preparing F1 proteges for the biggest race of the year The Macau Grand Prix is the event that all junior single-seater racers want to win. But how do they prepare?
The hidden threat to motorsport safety Counterfeit products are a major problem in motorsport, but the industry is fighting back to keep competitors safe
How to ace the World Karting Championships Autosport Performance speaks to an expert panel of ex-kart racers to share their tips for success in this weekend's World Karting Championships at PFI
How to make a sim session relevant to real life Using a simulator with the correct mindset can be vital for ensuring a productive session
Is it possible to find a work-life balance in motorsport? Striking a balance between racing and life is important for sustaining success, but it's not easy to say what that looks like
Promoted: The harness that is changing motorsport safety Accidents registering in excess of 70G are now increasingly survivable, thanks to more stringent harness standards
The club racer who launched a racewear revolution Racewear brand Walero has unconventional roots, but founder Fiona James is onto a good thing
Why top racing drivers use karting to stay sharp Karting is traditionally viewed as the training ground for future stars, but several top drivers continue to use it to refine their skills
Racelogic track guide: Silverstone GP British GT racer Joe Osborne and Racelogic team up to guide you through the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit with Autosport Performance
Promoted: The latest in head restraint tech The SHR Flex is the latest development in frontal-head restraint technology from safety experts SCHROTH. We asked Calum Lockie to try it
Behind the scenes of Nordschleife driver coaching The Nurburgring Nordschleife is considered to be the ultimate driving circuit by driving enthusiasts the world over. RSRNurburg instructor Luis Ramirez is the man tasked with reigning in their enthusiasm
Racelogic track guide: Snetterton British GT champion Jonny Adam and Racelogic team up to guide you through Snetterton 300 with Autosport Performance
How to tame the Nordschleife The mythical Nurburgring Nordschleife has become a rite of passage for petrol-heads the world over. RSRNurburg will teach you how to drive it in maximum safety
How to have high-tech driver training at home When it comes to driver development, there is no equal for pounding round and round an empty track. That isn't always realistic though, and one British driver believes the golden bullet is home simulation
Fake professionals are hurting their own prospects A professional comes in many forms. It's better to be a professional where it counts than spend too much time trying to look like one
The man who changed F1 driver performance Aki Hintsa passed away earlier this month. His legacy will carry on in Formula 1 - and every driver would benefit from embracing his teachings
Why driving's lost art still matters Paddleshifts and sequential gearboxes have rendered the gear change an obsolete skill to some. But heeling-and-toeing is still useful for modern drivers
How to accept you're not the best Many more drivers abandon the Formula 1 dream to try and forge a career outside of single-seaters than reach the original target. Recognising that is not easy, but crucial to becoming a professional driver
Simulator secrets: How to master the art of braking The finer details of driving may not be as exciting as a daring overtake, but the proper technique under braking is a crucial component to being a successful driver - as we discovered with Position One
How do you prepare for Le Mans? The round-the-clock enduro is one of motorsport's most famous races, but drivers should follow the same core principles in any long-distance event - and you can hone this on the right simulator
Simulator secrets: How to understand car set-up Autosport Performance editor SCOTT MITCHELL returns to Position One Motorsports and discovers the benefits of using a simulator to understand the effect of set-up changes
Simulator secrets: Learning a track Autosport Performance editor SCOTT MITCHELL teams up with POSITION ONE MOTORSPORTS to find out the best way to learn a new track - in this case Monza - in a Porsche Carrera Cup car
Formula 1 drivers' styles compared In his latest Autosport Performance column world-renowned driver coach ROB WILSON says different driving styles do still exist - and compares a few of the current F1 grid
Track guide: Brands Hatch Indy with Andrew Jordan In the first of a series of track guides, we take you through the short but challenging Brands Hatch Indy circuit with 2013 British Touring Car champion ANDREW JORDAN

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