Marcus Simmons is the deputy editor of Autosport magazine. As a child he was a regular on the chalk banks of Thruxton, before becoming an MSA timekeeper at the age of 17. Shortly afterwards, he started reporting for Motoring News and joined the staff in 1990.

After abandoning a parallel Formula First career – which had been as incident-packed as his childhood equestrian exploits – he moved to Autosport in 1996. Since then he has had two stints as a freelance and a brief spell as editor of Motor Sport magazine, during which the revered green cover was revived, before rejoining Autosport in 2008. He lives in Twickenham with his partner, two daughters, cat and guitars.

Features by Marcus Simmons
How the F3/GP3 war has been ramped up The long-running war between Formula 3 and GP3 has taken a more significant turn thanks to a desire ... 1499212800 F3
The Red Bull F1 junior in exile After winning the GP2 title, Pierre Gasly had no immediate path into F1, so Red Bull packed him off ... 1499040000 F1
Remembering a lost Dutch F1 hopeful Twenty-five years ago Marcel Albers lost his life in a huge Formula 3 accident at Thruxton. Here, th... 1493078400 F3
How should new Formula 2 work? Formula 2 is back this season, but it's a very diferent beast to its previous iterations. Having 'ta... 1489536000 F2
The rehabilitation of a banned teenager At the end of 2015 Dan Ticktum thought a hot-headed moment of madness might have ended his career be... 1486598400 National
Formula 1's best supporting acts of 2016 The Formula 1 undercard is littered with drivers with the ability to make it at the top of single-se... 1482451200 F1
Schumacher vs Hakkinen: The first coming The field of the 1990 Macau Grand Prix was a galaxy of future stars. And a couple of hopefuls named ... 1482278400 F3
Why BMW's new hero does not need F1 Marco Wittmann has twice triumphed in one of motorsport's toughest championships. And, as he says, t... 1479427200 DTM
The top 10 Formula 3 drivers of 2016 The 2016 Formula 3 European Championship was brimming with talent, including a champion heading dire... 1478736000 F3
Why Williams has backed the right horse Another well-backed youngster who has ridden the gravy train to F1? Or a genuinely exciting talent w... 1478131200 F1
Where is the next British Formula 1 star? Next year Jenson Button will not be on the Formula 1 grid and Lewis Hamilton will be 32, so who coul... 1476316800 F1
The making of the world's best tin-top driver He has been overshadowed at Citroen for the last three seasons, but the retirement of Yvan Muller me... 1474848000 WTCC
The teenager proving Red Bull wrong Failing to 'do a Max Verstappen' as a car racing rookie in Formula 3 cost Briton Callum Ilott the ba... 1471564800 F3
Why track-limits rules are enraging F3 drivers When 96 laptimes are deleted for track-limits offences on a European Formula 3 qualifying day, somet... 1464307200 F3
Crossing the DTM's manufacturer divide In his third year with Audi, Jamie Green looked set to end his long wait for a DTM title. It didn't ... 1462406400 DTM
How good is Schumacher Jr? The expectations are high for Michael's boy. But how is he shaping up in his early career? MARCUS SI... 1457308800 National
Does the halo have a place in Formula 1? It's not just the Formula 1 paddock where the halo cockpit-protection concept has divided opinion. E... 1457308800 F1
Schumacher, Newey and snakes in India Last weekend, MARCUS SIMMONS watched some up-and-coming drivers - including a few famous names - enj... 1454630400 Other
You are not currently logged in to Autosport It looks like you were previously logged in at our old site, but you will need to log in again to access your Autosport Plus membership benefits.

You can log in by using the link at the top left of this page or by clicking here.
Sign into the new Autosport
Sign in to Autosport