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James Newbold
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James Newbold

James Newbold is Autosport's Plus Editor, responsible for coordinating website feature content.

In a sign of things to come, having completed his Politics and International Relations degree at the University of East Anglia in 2015, he left his graduation ceremony early to catch the last train to Brussels for the following day's Spa 24 Hours.

After a period as a freelancer, he joined the Autosport staff in 2018 and won the Motorsport UK young journalist of the year award.

He initially edited Autosport magazine's Performance and Engineering supplements before joining the website team in his current role in 2020.

A keen enthusiast of anything that can be categorised unusual, niche or random, he enjoys unearthing little-known stories across all branches of motorsport, but has spent most of his career covering sportscars as Autosport's British GT correspondent and is a regular part of the Le Mans 24 Hours reporting team.

An expert in catching 40 winks on media centre floors, he lives with his wife and son in Plymouth, England.

Latest articles by James Newbold

WEC Sao Paulo: Jota leads final practice top three sweep for Porsche

WEC Sao Paulo: Jota leads final practice top three sweep for Porsche

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
WEC Sao Paulo: Jota leads final practice top three sweep for Porsche
Friday favourite: When IndyCar team-mates lived on the same street

Friday favourite: When IndyCar team-mates lived on the same street

IndyCar
IndyCar
Friday favourite: When IndyCar team-mates lived on the same street
Ferrari reveals first-ever updates to Le Mans-winning Hypercar

Ferrari reveals first-ever updates to Le Mans-winning Hypercar

WEC
WEC
Interlagos
Ferrari reveals first-ever updates to Le Mans-winning Hypercar
F1 live: British GP practice as it happened

F1 live: British GP practice as it happened

Formula 1
Formula 1
British GP
F1 live: British GP practice as it happened
Hitech names replacement for banned F3 racer at Silverstone

Hitech names replacement for banned F3 racer at Silverstone

FIA F3
FIA F3
Silverstone
Hitech names replacement for banned F3 racer at Silverstone
Colapinto gets debut FP1 outing with Williams F1 team at British GP

Colapinto gets debut FP1 outing with Williams F1 team at British GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
British GP
Colapinto gets debut FP1 outing with Williams F1 team at British GP
Dumas, Ford win Pikes Peak despite stopping on course

Dumas, Ford win Pikes Peak despite stopping on course

Hillclimb
Hillclimb
Pikes Peak
Dumas, Ford win Pikes Peak despite stopping on course
The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy

The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
The "unorthodox" approach taken by Manthey in Le Mans LMGT3-winning strategy
Le Mans 24 Hours: Kubica tops warm-up, Toyota's De Vries crashes

Le Mans 24 Hours: Kubica tops warm-up, Toyota's De Vries crashes

Le Mans
Le Mans
Road to Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours: Kubica tops warm-up, Toyota's De Vries crashes
Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota edges Ferrari in final night practice
Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole

Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Inception McLaren confident of fighting WEC regulars after Le Mans GT3 pole
Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress

Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress

Le Mans
Le Mans
Road to Le Mans
Ford: Provisional Le Mans LMGT3 pole "a surprise" despite strong progress
Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans

Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans
Why BMW shouldn't be discounted on its Le Mans return

Why BMW shouldn't be discounted on its Le Mans return

Prime
Le Mans
Prime
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Why BMW shouldn't be discounted on its Le Mans return
IndyCar teams condemn Pourchaire death threats for Canapino Detroit clash

IndyCar teams condemn Pourchaire death threats for Canapino Detroit clash

IndyCar
IndyCar
Detroit
IndyCar teams condemn Pourchaire death threats for Canapino Detroit clash
World RX plans UK street race in 2025 with MotoFest Coventry organisers

World RX plans UK street race in 2025 with MotoFest Coventry organisers

World Rallycross
World Rallycross
World RX plans UK street race in 2025 with MotoFest Coventry organisers
Wolff: Mercedes got Hamilton undercut messaging "completely wrong" in F1 Monaco GP

Wolff: Mercedes got Hamilton undercut messaging "completely wrong" in F1 Monaco GP

Formula 1
Formula 1
Monaco GP
Wolff: Mercedes got Hamilton undercut messaging "completely wrong" in F1 Monaco GP
Alpine: Alpenglow prototype will help determine costs of hydrogen Le Mans project

Alpine: Alpenglow prototype will help determine costs of hydrogen Le Mans project

Le Mans
Le Mans
Alpine: Alpenglow prototype will help determine costs of hydrogen Le Mans project
Ford "a long ways away" from WEC podium contention with torque sensor setbacks

Ford "a long ways away" from WEC podium contention with torque sensor setbacks

WEC
WEC
Spa
Ford "a long ways away" from WEC podium contention with torque sensor setbacks
BMW not concerned about Le Mans rookies in WEC Hypercar roster

BMW not concerned about Le Mans rookies in WEC Hypercar roster

WEC
WEC
24 Hours of Le Mans
BMW not concerned about Le Mans rookies in WEC Hypercar roster
How a determined Brazilian traded Uber for racing in the WEC

How a determined Brazilian traded Uber for racing in the WEC

WEC
WEC
How a determined Brazilian traded Uber for racing in the WEC
DTM champion Preining headlines Phantom Global team's maiden Spa 24 assault

DTM champion Preining headlines Phantom Global team's maiden Spa 24 assault

GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
DTM champion Preining headlines Phantom Global team's maiden Spa 24 assault
Jani explains fix for bizarre Porsche door problem while leading WEC Spa race

Jani explains fix for bizarre Porsche door problem while leading WEC Spa race

WEC
WEC
Spa
Jani explains fix for bizarre Porsche door problem while leading WEC Spa race
Lietz "had no idea" last-lap WEC Spa move was for LMGT3 victory

Lietz "had no idea" last-lap WEC Spa move was for LMGT3 victory

WEC
WEC
Spa
Lietz "had no idea" last-lap WEC Spa move was for LMGT3 victory
WEC Spa: Jota Porsche claims maiden win in crash-delayed thriller

WEC Spa: Jota Porsche claims maiden win in crash-delayed thriller

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Jota Porsche claims maiden win in crash-delayed thriller
Spa WEC race to resume after major Cadillac and BMW accident

Spa WEC race to resume after major Cadillac and BMW accident

WEC
WEC
Spa
Spa WEC race to resume after major Cadillac and BMW accident
Alpine's first WEC Hyperpole appearance of 2024 'healing' after Imola troubles

Alpine's first WEC Hyperpole appearance of 2024 'healing' after Imola troubles

WEC
WEC
Spa
Alpine's first WEC Hyperpole appearance of 2024 'healing' after Imola troubles
Ferrari stripped of WEC Spa pole, Porsche takes top spot

Ferrari stripped of WEC Spa pole, Porsche takes top spot

WEC
WEC
Spa
Ferrari stripped of WEC Spa pole, Porsche takes top spot
WEC Spa: Porsche beats Ferrari and Peugeot to lead final practice

WEC Spa: Porsche beats Ferrari and Peugeot to lead final practice

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Porsche beats Ferrari and Peugeot to lead final practice
Alpine reveals Alpenglow Hy4 hydrogen combustion prototype at Spa

Alpine reveals Alpenglow Hy4 hydrogen combustion prototype at Spa

WEC
WEC
Spa
Alpine reveals Alpenglow Hy4 hydrogen combustion prototype at Spa
WEC Spa: Porsche pips Ferrari to lead FP2 as Lexus stand-in heads GT3

WEC Spa: Porsche pips Ferrari to lead FP2 as Lexus stand-in heads GT3

WEC
WEC
Spa
WEC Spa: Porsche pips Ferrari to lead FP2 as Lexus stand-in heads GT3
The unheralded “leader” helping Jota to new heights in the WEC

The unheralded “leader” helping Jota to new heights in the WEC

WEC
WEC
Spa
The unheralded “leader” helping Jota to new heights in the WEC
Peugeot explains decision not to use WEC reserve driver at Spa

Peugeot explains decision not to use WEC reserve driver at Spa

WEC
WEC
Spa
Peugeot explains decision not to use WEC reserve driver at Spa
How Alpine and Lamborghini are fighting to overcome similar issues in WEC

How Alpine and Lamborghini are fighting to overcome similar issues in WEC

WEC
WEC
How Alpine and Lamborghini are fighting to overcome similar issues in WEC
How a sportscar friendship prevailed over F1 rivalry

How a sportscar friendship prevailed over F1 rivalry

WEC
WEC
How a sportscar friendship prevailed over F1 rivalry
Schumacher confident Alpine can optimise WEC tyre warming procedures

Schumacher confident Alpine can optimise WEC tyre warming procedures

WEC
WEC
Imola
Schumacher confident Alpine can optimise WEC tyre warming procedures
Same driver quality but less carnage - van der Linde on smaller 2024 DTM grid

Same driver quality but less carnage - van der Linde on smaller 2024 DTM grid

DTM
DTM
Same driver quality but less carnage - van der Linde on smaller 2024 DTM grid
WEC Imola: Toyota holds off Porsche to win rain-hit thriller

WEC Imola: Toyota holds off Porsche to win rain-hit thriller

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Toyota holds off Porsche to win rain-hit thriller
Fuoco explains secret behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap

Fuoco explains secret behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap

WEC
WEC
Imola
Fuoco explains secret behind "special" WEC Imola pole lap
BMW's Vanthoor frustrated by "harsh red flag" call in Imola WEC qualifying

BMW's Vanthoor frustrated by "harsh red flag" call in Imola WEC qualifying

WEC
WEC
Imola
BMW's Vanthoor frustrated by "harsh red flag" call in Imola WEC qualifying
WEC Imola: Fuoco completes Ferrari's practice sweep in red-flagged FP3

WEC Imola: Fuoco completes Ferrari's practice sweep in red-flagged FP3

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Fuoco completes Ferrari's practice sweep in red-flagged FP3
Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche WEC win with LMDh

Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche WEC win with LMDh

WEC
WEC
Imola
Rast: "More time" needed for BMW to emulate Porsche WEC win with LMDh
Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC

Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC

WEC
WEC
Imola
Why Imola could bring “more chaos” to the WEC
WEC Imola: Ferrari remains on top in FP2 as Fuoco beats Porsche

WEC Imola: Ferrari remains on top in FP2 as Fuoco beats Porsche

WEC
WEC
Imola
WEC Imola: Ferrari remains on top in FP2 as Fuoco beats Porsche
What could have been: When Villeneuve’s shock return thwarted an F1 rookie

What could have been: When Villeneuve’s shock return thwarted an F1 rookie

Formula 1
Formula 1
What could have been: When Villeneuve’s shock return thwarted an F1 rookie
Prema determined 'not to be just a number' on IndyCar switch

Prema determined 'not to be just a number' on IndyCar switch

IndyCar
IndyCar
Prema determined 'not to be just a number' on IndyCar switch
Friday favourite: The “perfect” F1 test venue with a little bit of “magic”

Friday favourite: The “perfect” F1 test venue with a little bit of “magic”

Formula 1
Formula 1
Friday favourite: The “perfect” F1 test venue with a little bit of “magic”
How to be an ace engineer: Single-seater performance guru Peter Wyss de Araujo

How to be an ace engineer: Single-seater performance guru Peter Wyss de Araujo

Formula 1
Formula 1
How to be an ace engineer: Single-seater performance guru Peter Wyss de Araujo
How motorsport is embracing the opportunities of AI

How motorsport is embracing the opportunities of AI

Prime
General
Prime
General
How motorsport is embracing the opportunities of AI
Friday favourite: Why F1's original circuit retains its thrilling appeal

Friday favourite: Why F1's original circuit retains its thrilling appeal

Formula 1
Formula 1
Friday favourite: Why F1's original circuit retains its thrilling appeal
Verschoor loses Jeddah F2 sprint win to tech breach, Hauger inherits victory

Verschoor loses Jeddah F2 sprint win to tech breach, Hauger inherits victory

FIA F2
FIA F2
Jeddah
Verschoor loses Jeddah F2 sprint win to tech breach, Hauger inherits victory
Friday favourite: The Dallara that triggered Reynard’s F3 exodus

Friday favourite: The Dallara that triggered Reynard’s F3 exodus

BF3
BF3
Friday favourite: The Dallara that triggered Reynard’s F3 exodus
FIA reveals plans to focus hydrogen storage development in liquid form

FIA reveals plans to focus hydrogen storage development in liquid form

General
General
FIA reveals plans to focus hydrogen storage development in liquid form
The new combinations to look out for as GT3 arrives in the WEC

The new combinations to look out for as GT3 arrives in the WEC

Prime
WEC
Prime
WEC
Losail Prologue
The new combinations to look out for as GT3 arrives in the WEC
Friday favourite: The Ferrari partners that conquered GT racing

Friday favourite: The Ferrari partners that conquered GT racing

GT
GT
Friday favourite: The Ferrari partners that conquered GT racing
How Toyota has helped its LMGT3 partner team in WEC transition from Mercedes

How Toyota has helped its LMGT3 partner team in WEC transition from Mercedes

WEC
WEC
How Toyota has helped its LMGT3 partner team in WEC transition from Mercedes
Top 10: F1 feeder series kings who were overlooked the following year

Top 10: F1 feeder series kings who were overlooked the following year

FIA F2
FIA F2
Top 10: F1 feeder series kings who were overlooked the following year
Lopez didn't look for another Hypercar drive after losing Toyota WEC seat

Lopez didn't look for another Hypercar drive after losing Toyota WEC seat

WEC
WEC
Lopez didn't look for another Hypercar drive after losing Toyota WEC seat
Algarve Pro, Pure teams secure Le Mans auto invites for Asian LMS title wins

Algarve Pro, Pure teams secure Le Mans auto invites for Asian LMS title wins

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Algarve Pro, Pure teams secure Le Mans auto invites for Asian LMS title wins
The apprenticeship that will aid Ilott's IndyCar to WEC switch at Jota

The apprenticeship that will aid Ilott's IndyCar to WEC switch at Jota

Prime
WEC
Prime
WEC
The apprenticeship that will aid Ilott's IndyCar to WEC switch at Jota

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