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Promoted: The motorsport gear you need for 2021

Finding out what equipment you need when starting out in motorsport can be a minefield. Stefan Mackley spoke to Grand Prix Racewear boss Anthony Cheshire to get some clarity

The female all-rounder who arrived "too early" Plus

The female all-rounder who arrived "too early"

From Formula 3 to truck racing, Dakar and EuroNASCAR via a winning stint in the DTM, there's not much Ellen Lohr hasn't seen in a stellar racing career that highlights the merit in being a generalist. But she believes her career came too early...

Closing the knowledge gap on concussion Plus

Closing the knowledge gap on concussion

Concussion remains an area of sporting injury in which medical research and practice are still playing catch-up, but work is ongoing to change that

What a Le Mans winner gets out of iRacing Plus

What a Le Mans winner gets out of iRacing

Many top drivers compete in online competition, but it's not necessarily for the reasons you might think - as a trip to Porsche GT ace Nick Tandy's gaming room reveals

How a Formula 4 underdog is taking on the big guns Plus

How a Formula 4 underdog is taking on the big guns

The margin between success and failure in Formula 4 is tiny, but JHR Development's investment in a bespoke Pro-Sim racing simulator is helping tip the balance in its favour

Behind the scenes on the WRC's 80km/h rodeo Plus

Behind the scenes on the WRC's 80km/h rodeo

The recce before every World Rally event gives crews a chance to perfect their pacenotes, and it is played out in a very different atmosphere from when the competition proper gets under way

When a WRC title contender went racing - and won Plus

When a WRC title contender went racing - and won

Thierry Neuville's day job is trying to claim the World Rally Championship for Hyundai, but he also found time to go circuit racing and claim a touring car win earlier this year - with a bit of tutoring from a tin-top legend

The 'unsexy' way to win a title Plus

The 'unsexy' way to win a title

It's often maligned as the 'unsexy' way to win, but consistency is exceptionally difficult to achieve and should be celebrated. A multi-disciplinary panel of champions explains why.

Why Supercars aces are as good as F1 juniors Plus

Why Supercars aces are as good as F1 juniors

A bold pair of IndyCar stars are taking on the Supercars field at this weekend's Bathurst 1000. Autosport Performance's legendary driver coach Rob Wilson says his experience with Supercars drivers is they can match the best in the world

The evolution of Eau Rouge Plus

The evolution of Eau Rouge

It's now flat in a Formula 1 car, but Spa-Francorchamps' iconic corner, Eau Rouge, is still a challenge not to be underestimated

A dropped F1 junior's story of redemption Plus

A dropped F1 junior's story of redemption

Being dropped by a Formula 1 junior scheme would be curtains for many young hopefuls, but Sacha Fenestraz has responded in the most convincing way possible since moving to Japan

Promoted: How a bespoke race suit is made Plus

Promoted: How a bespoke race suit is made

Autosport went to see the factory where Lewis Hamilton's race suits are produced and found a cottage industry pushing for perfection

The life of an F1 substitute Plus

The life of an F1 substitute

Lingering in the shadows at the back of the garage lacks the glamour of being a race driver, but the role of understudy is an important one when the time comes to step into the limelight

Tips for handling an extreme 'diva' car Plus

Tips for handling an extreme 'diva' car

Three experienced all-rounders reflect on some of the most difficult cars they encountered in their careers and share their tips for conquering them

The F1 expertise accelerating W Series' driver development Plus

The F1 expertise accelerating W Series' driver development

An all-female grid, no teams, cars and engineers rotated after every round - there are a lot of things that are unique about W Series. One under the radar element is the role of a performance development company with a spectacular F1 record

Mark Skaife: The art of gamesmanship Plus

Mark Skaife: The art of gamesmanship

The six-time Bathurst 1000 winner and Australian Supercars legend explains how he used every trick in the book to win

Why nice guys don't always finish last Plus

Why nice guys don't always finish last

Ruthlessness is often described as an attribute of champions, but could playing the nice guy have its advantages? Our panel of experts weigh in.

The secret of an enduring motorsport phenomenon Plus

The secret of an enduring motorsport phenomenon

Its nature has changed considerably, but gamesmanship has been present throughout motorsport history

Treading a fine line developing tyres for an iconic race Plus

Treading a fine line developing tyres for an iconic race

How do you pick the right tyre for a track with more than 70 turns? Falken Motorsports explains its process in preparation for the upcoming Nurburgring 24 Hours

Why Alonso and McLaren are not alone in struggling at Indy Plus

Why Alonso and McLaren are not alone in struggling at Indy

Fernando Alonso and McLaren failed to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, which proves that the challenge of oval racing should not be underestimated. But there are other famous motorsport names that struggled with the same issues

Agony Aunt: Sarah Fisher on Indy 500 rookie problems Plus

Agony Aunt: Sarah Fisher on Indy 500 rookie problems

In the first of a new series, our guest expert is nine-time Indianapolis 500 starter Sarah Fisher, who moved into team ownership and kick-started Josef Newgarden's IndyCar career

The secrets of oval racing Plus

The secrets of oval racing

Often dismissed for being all about bravery and turning left, oval racing suffers more misconceptions than most forms of motorsport. The reality is more sophisticated

The lightweight tech keeping NASCAR's champion comfortable Plus

The lightweight tech keeping NASCAR's champion comfortable

Bell Racing Helmets launched a new bespoke lightweight NASCAR helmet with Team Penske last year, and its efforts have paid dividends

The return of a motorsport institution Plus

The return of a motorsport institution

The resurrection of the legendary Winfield Racing School signals a step change in the education of young racing drivers. Its founder, Mike Knight, was encouraged by what he saw

Motorsport's last low-hanging fruit Plus

Motorsport's last low-hanging fruit

PROMOTED: A recent test of temperature-regulating base-layer brand Walero against a control product exceeded all expectations. Here's why it could be significant

How to thrive as an F1 rookie Plus

How to thrive as an F1 rookie

This year's rookies will be seeking to make an impression in F1, but what key traits should they prioritise? An expert panel including Juan Pablo Montoya and Jackie Stewart explains why outright speed isn't as important as you might expect

Bidding farewell to a motorsport survivor Plus

Bidding farewell to a motorsport survivor

Christian Fittipaldi has racked up starts in almost every discipline of motor racing during a 30-year career that came to an end at the Daytona 24 hours last month. He looks back at the wins and disappointments - and the many injuries

The at-home key to an F1 rookie's rise Plus

The at-home key to an F1 rookie's rise

Lando Norris is part of the new breed of Formula 1 drivers perfecting their skills by using simulator technology on a daily basis. We spent a day at home with the McLaren ace to find out how his gaming set-up boosts his on-track performance

Why motorsport's 'intruders' are starting to make a mark Plus

Why motorsport's 'intruders' are starting to make a mark

Driver coaches have long suffered from the perception that they offer little of value, but that's beginning to change. James Newbold spoke to some of racing's most respected coaches to find out why

The uphill struggle to master Spa Plus

The uphill struggle to master Spa

Fresh from his first experience of racing just a few weeks earlier, Stefan Mackley headed to the home of the Belgian Grand Prix for an RSRSpa premium trackday. Here's what he learned from his day at the legenday track

How a New Zealand series attracts F1 hopefuls Plus

How a New Zealand series attracts F1 hopefuls

New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series is well-established as a great way for European-based single-seater talents to get some winter race preparation. Marcus Simmons spoke to TRS returnee Marcus Armstrong to find out more

The mental reset that laid the foundation for life after F1 Plus

The mental reset that laid the foundation for life after F1

A year out of racing after being ejected from Formula 1 gained Felipe Nasr a new sense of perspective for his IMSA title win

How rallying saved an F1 outcast Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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? Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Plus

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