Lawrence Barretto is Autosport’s Formula 1 reporter, travelling to all the races and focusing on news. He completed a multi-media journalism degree at Bournemouth University before joining weekly magazine Sport as their motorsport writer. He moved to Manchester to work for BBC Sport as its F1 live text commentator and general sports reporter. That role involved covering the London 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon and several international sporting events before he joined Autosport at the start of the 2015 F1 season.

Features by Lawrence Barretto
The surprise winners from McLaren's engine woe The messy reunion of McLaren and Honda is over and both parties have new short-term futures to look ... 1505779200 F1
What Vettel's surprise means for the F1 driver market Sebastian Vettel's latest contract takes one of the major players out of the driver market equation ... 1504051200 F1
What next for Red Bull's 'torpedo'? Red Bull isn't known for being patient with underperforming drivers. So why is one who has been labe... 1503360000 F1
Why F1 needs more junior works teams Ferrari may tie up with Sauber, Red Bull has Toro Rosso, and Mercedes flirts with junior-driver depl... 1502755200 F1
Why Sauber's revival depends on Ferrari Sauber has slumped to the foot of Formula 1's pecking order in recent years and struggled to re-esta... 1501545600 F1
What Honda's latest blow means for its F1 future The deal for Honda to supply Sauber with Formula 1 engines has finally been officially called off. W... 1501113600 F1
The real reasons a London GP is a pipedream Silverstone invoking its break clause just before Formula 1 cars took to London's streets inevitably... 1500508800 F1
What really happened at Sauber Monisha Kaltenborn's abrupt departure from the top job at Sauber prompted surprise, silence and some... 1498694400 F1
How to decide racing's champion of champions A few standout examples aside, drivers could do far better when it comes to crossing disciplines. Bu... 1498003200 F1
Who is winning F1's team-mate wars? Whether you're in a car fighting for the world championship or one that spends much of its life on r... 1497484800 F1
Why F1 has made a key U-turn on classic races Formula 1 was pricing out a number of heritage races and prioritising countries that were paying han... 1496707200 F1
How a rare third chance has led to a popular revival Second chances do not come around often in Formula 1. Third chances are even rarer. One particular s... 1496361600 F1
Why is the best-prepared rookie since Hamilton struggling? Williams put Lance Stroll through an intense programme including extensive testing in older Formula ... 1495411200 F1
Has F1 finally made a key fan breakthrough? As far as fan engagement goes, Formula 1 is finally on the right track - with teams trying out radic... 1494892800 F1
What Malaysia's anger reveals about F1's problems The Malaysian Grand Prix will no longer be a Formula 1 fixture after this season. Fans may not think... 1493942400 F1
Is Haas Magnussen's last chance? Kevin Magnussen moves on to a third team for his third full season in Formula 1 - a rarity in a cham... 1487635200 F1
Why are manufacturers snubbing Formula 1? Three different major manufacturers turning up their nose at Formula 1 sounds a warning bell for gra... 1486944000 F1
Why F1 has to be wary of Super Bowl ambitions New Formula 1 chief Chase Carey has suggested every grand prix should be like a Super Bowl. There ar... 1486425600 F1
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