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Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner is Autosport’s Chief Editor. While studying History at the University of York, Kevin began covering UK club events as a freelance reporter for Autosport and Motorsport News. He joined the Autosport staff as Editorial Assistant on the magazine in 2006, winning what is now known as the Motorsport UK Young Journalist of the Year Award. He became National Editor in 2008 and over the next few seasons covered a range of international events, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as the British Touring Car Championship and British GT. Kevin became Features Editor before switching to edit Motorsport News in 2014.

He returned to Autosport in 2016 to become editor of the magazine, a dream job that is still part of his role.

He became Chief Editor in 2020, helping to plan content for autosport.com and Autosport’s podcast as well as seeing the magazine through the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin also led work on the special publication celebrating 70 years of Autosport and has been a judge on the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award, formerly known as the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, since 2008. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.  

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Copper X-Prix: Hamilton's X44 squad takes Extreme E win after McLaren penalty
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Copper X-Prix: Hamilton's X44 squad takes Extreme E win after McLaren penalty

World Rally legend Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez took their first Extreme E success of the season in Chile’s Copper X-Prix after final winners McLaren duo Tanner Foust/Emma Gilmour were penalised.

BRM V16: How F1's greatest sound has returned to the track Prime

BRM V16: How F1's greatest sound has returned to the track

The first of three new BRM V16s is bringing the greatest-sounding engine to a new audience – and back to the race track - at the Goodwood Revival this weekend. Here is the story of the ambitious 1950 Formula 1 project's resurrection for historic competition

Top 10 Tyrrell F1 drivers: Alesi, Brundle, Stewart and more
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Top 10 Tyrrell F1 drivers: Alesi, Brundle, Stewart and more

Dissatisfied with the chassis available on the market, Ken Tyrrell became a constructor in his own right in 1970. His eponymous Tyrrell team lasted until 1998 before bowing out - with some truly world class drivers in the cockpit. Here's our top 10 Tyrrell aces

Top 10 BRM F1 drivers ranked: Fangio, Stewart, Hill and more

BRM - or British Racing Motors - was Britain’s first Formula 1 team and one of the leading squads of the 1960s. Here are its best drivers across the squad's history

Why BMW shouldn't be overlooked on its return to prototypes

OPINION: While the focus has been on the exciting prospect of Ferrari vs Porsche at the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, BMW’s factory return to endurance racing should not be ignored. It won't be at the French classic next year as it focuses efforts on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but could be a dark horse in 2024 when it returns to La Sarthe with the crack WRT squad.

Top 10 Brabham drivers ranked: Piquet, Lauda, Gurney and more

Its 30 years since the Brabham team started its last world championship grand prix. Time to pick out the best drivers of the once-great Formula 1 squad.

How one of F1's greatest names was revived

With its eponymous Formula 1 team falling into obscurity in the 90s, the Brabham name looked relegated to the manufacturers' history books. But after a long legal battle, the family reclaimed its rights and in 2018 launched Brabham Automotive. David Brabham discusses what came next for the iconic brand

Final 10 contenders revealed for 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award

The final 10 candidates for the 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected.

Ranked: Sebastian Vettel's top 10 Formula 1 wins

After four titles and 53 Formula 1 wins to his name, Sebastian Vettel has announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the year. Here we look at his 10 greatest victories.

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives Prime

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives

Formula 1 lost one of its brightest stars when Gilles Villeneuve was killed during practice for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Forty years on, Motorsport.com picks out the greatest drives by a Ferrari legend

The day John Watson won from 22nd – 1983 Long Beach GP Miami GP
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The day John Watson won from 22nd – 1983 Long Beach GP

It’s no surprise that most grands prix are won by those who start near the front. But every now and again fans get treated to something remarkable.

Tony Brooks obituary: 1950s F1 race winner dies aged 90

Tony Brooks, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the greatest racing drivers of the 1950s.

Top five American F1 teams ranked: Haas, Penske and more

American teams have been few and far between in Formula 1 history, but several have achieved distinction in the world championship. We pick out the five that have made the biggest impression...

Ricky Collard joins Speedworks Toyota BTCC team

Ricky Collard will contest his first full British Touring Car Championship campaign this season after signing for the Speedworks-run Toyota team.

Plato to retire from BTCC after 2022 season

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato has signed with the BTC Racing team but will retire from the series at the end of 2022.

Porsche 917 ace, Monte Carlo Rally winner Vic Elford dies
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Porsche 917 ace, Monte Carlo Rally winner Vic Elford dies

Vic Elford, one of the finest sportscar racers never to win the Le Mans 24 Hours and Porsche 917 ace, has died at the age of 86.

Finding the greatest number two drivers in F1 history Prime

Finding the greatest number two drivers in F1 history

In every Formula 1 championship-winning team, one driver has to play second fiddle to their team-mate in the final ranking. While some drivers have been thrashed and others have competed for equal number one status, several have fallen into the 'happy' medium that qualifies them for consideration in this debate...

Zak O’Sullivan claims Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year
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Zak O’Sullivan claims Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year

GB3 champion Zak O’Sullivan has been crowned the winner of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award at the 2021 Autosport Awards.

Verstappen wins Autosport’s International Racing Driver of the Year Award

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Driver of the Year Award presented by Pirelli.

Alejandro Agag wins Autosport’s 2021 Pioneering and Innovation Award
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Alejandro Agag wins Autosport’s 2021 Pioneering and Innovation Award

Alejandro Agag is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Pioneering and Innovation Award presented by Mahindra, incorporating the John Bolster Award for technical achievement. 

Norris named Autosport’s British Competition Driver of the Year

McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 British Competition Driver of the Year Award.

Jean Todt named inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal
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Jean Todt named inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal

Jean Todt is the inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal incorporating the Gregor Grant Award.

Red Bull RB16B wins Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Car of the Year

The Red Bull RB16B Formula 1 contender has won Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Blink Experience.

Oscar Piastri wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award
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Oscar Piastri wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

FIA Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Rookie of the Year Award.

Toyota Yaris WRC named Autosport Rally Car of the Year

The Toyota Yaris WRC has won Autosport’s 2021 Rally Car of the Year Award.

Ash Sutton named Autosport's National Driver of the Year
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Ash Sutton named Autosport's National Driver of the Year

Ash Sutton is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 National Driver of the Year Award.

Ogier wins Autosport's International Rally Driver of the Year Award

Eight-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 International Rally Driver of the Year Award.

The 'no-win' job vital to the young driver Awards test

Being a finalist in the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award is tough, but there’s one role that is arguably even more stressful. Ahead of the 2021 Award winner being announced later this evening, Motorsport.com spoke to Charlie Robertson and Alexander Sims to find out more about the benchmark drivers' role.

Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers ranked: Schumacher, Lauda, Alonso and more

As the most successful constructor in Formula 1 history, and it's only ever-present force since 1950, Ferrari has had its fair share of top-line drivers during its world championship history. Motorsport.com takes on the task of ranking its very best from the past 71 years

Top 10 Mercedes grand prix drivers: Hamilton, Fangio, Moss and more

Mercedes has a longer history in grand prix racing than any other constructor. Although it didn’t appear in the first Formula 1 world championship in 1950, as Ferrari did, the legend of the Silver Arrows had already been forged before the Second World War.

Top 10 Lotus F1 drivers ranked: Clark, Andretti, Senna and more

Lotus is one of the most illustrious names in motorsport history. Although Red Bull looks set to overtake it on the all-time Formula 1 wins list, Lotus is unlikely to be caught by another team and should remain in the top six for years to come.

Top 10 McLaren F1 drivers ranked: Senna, Prost, Hamilton and more

Twelve drivers’ titles and 183 grand prix victories make McLaren the second most successful team in Formula 1. Even Mercedes’ incredible recent run of success has ‘only’ taken it to McLaren’s tally of eight constructors’ crowns.

Rating the best drivers of the century so far Prime

Rating the best drivers of the century so far

Autosport's Top 50 feature has been a staple of the magazine for the past two decades since its first appearance in 2002. Here are the drivers that have featured most prevalently during that time

Top 10 Red Bull F1 drivers ranked: Vettel, Verstappen, Perez and more

Red Bull is much younger than Formula 1’s other big teams, having arrived in 2005. But in less than two decades it has racked up some impressive achievements.

The most controversial F1 deciders: 1990 Japan, 1994 Australia & more Abu Dhabi GP
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The most controversial F1 deciders: 1990 Japan, 1994 Australia & more

The controversial contest between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 Formula 1 world championship has got many wondering what will happen in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix showdown this weekend.

How Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton can win F1 2021 title

The Formula 1 world championship has gone down to the wire on 29 occasions in its 71 years. This weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shootout between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will make that 30 at the end of one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons in F1 history.

Top 10 Williams F1 drivers ranked: Mansell, Hill, Montoya and more

Williams is one of Formula 1’s great teams, having racked up seven drivers’ titles and nine constructors’ crowns. Motorsport.com ranks its 10 greatest drivers.

F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride

In its time gracing the Formula 1 grid, Williams has hit the very pinnacle of grand prix racing - and also brought up the rear. As part of tributes being paid to the late Sir Frank Williams, who sadly died on Sunday aged 79, Motorsport.com revisits a piece where we show how its pace measures up from 1978-2020 (first published 31 January 2021)

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay Prime

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Prime

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment.

Remembering Switzerland’s first F1 winner Prime

Remembering Switzerland’s first F1 winner

Stepping up to F1 in 1962, Jo Siffert shone with Rob Walker Racing Team and BRM before his career was abruptly ended in a fatal crash at Brands Hatch in 1971. Kevin Turner looks back at the life of Switzerland's first F1 winner on the 50th anniversary of his death

What could have been: When Stewart turned down Ferrari's F1 advances

Having established himself as a grand prix winner in his first two seasons of Formula 1, a disastrous 1967 campaign with BRM led to a meeting between Jackie Stewart and Ferrari. In an astute move, the Scot turned down the drive for 1968 and went on to become an unstoppable force with Ken Tyrrell.

The rise and fall of Lotus as an F1 superpower Prime

The rise and fall of Lotus as an F1 superpower

On 8 October 1961, Innes Ireland claimed victory at the United States Grand Prix to herald the true arrival of a new Formula 1 giant. While Team Lotus endured plenty of highs and lows until the team folded over three decades later, Colin Chapman's squad made F1 history and helped shape the championship.

Top 10 Lotus F1 cars ranked: 49, 72, 79 and more

Lotus can recall its own hall of fame for Formula 1 cars across its illustrious history which boasts some of the most dominant and successful efforts the championship has ever seen. But which one comes out on top? Kevin Turner picks the best and explains why

Lewis Hamilton's 100 wins – 2008 British GP, 2020 Turkish GP and more
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Lewis Hamilton's 100 wins – 2008 British GP, 2020 Turkish GP and more

Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to score 100 wins in the Formula 1 world championship in the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.

What could have been: How Panoz almost missed out on its talisman

The Panoz GT programme wasn't a fashionable pick for an ex-Formula 1 driver in 1997, and McLaren appeared a much better bet for David Brabham. But against the odds, he linked up with the American marque and forged a winning partnership that would last for over half a decade.

Touring car ace and Le Mans class winner Gordon Spice dies

Gordon Spice, a pacesetter in touring cars and world champion in sportscars, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.

How 1971's benchmark Le Mans team lost with the best car Prime

How 1971's benchmark Le Mans team lost with the best car

The JW Automotive Engineering team won twice at the Le Mans 24 Hours with ageing Fords and was considered the heavy favourite to add more victories to its tally after partnering with Porsche. But despite being armed with the all-conquering 917, this formidable combination was never as successful in real life as on the big screen.

Who’s the most successful manufacturer at Le Mans? Porsche, Toyota & more

The Le Mans 24 Hours is the world's toughest endurance race and an attractive proposition to manufacturers seeking to showcase their speed and reliability. But who has the most wins?

The last hurrah for former British F1 superpower BRM Prime

The last hurrah for former British F1 superpower BRM

Having tasted drivers' and constructors' success in 1962, the BRM Formula 1 team had fallen on hard times by the end of the decade. But the arrival of fresh faces and new cars gave it one more boost as the 1970s began.

The top 10 races of Mexico’s lost F1 great Pedro Rodriguez Prime

The top 10 races of Mexico’s lost F1 great Pedro Rodriguez

It's 50 years to the day since Pedro Rodriguez lost his life in an inconsequential sportscar race at the Norisring. To mark the anniversary, Motorsport.com picks out the 10 greatest races of the Mexican all-rounder.

Why F1’s pole records could be about to become meaningless Prime

Why F1’s pole records could be about to become meaningless

Silverstone will be the first trial of Formula 1's new sprint race format on Saturday, which sets the grid for Sunday's British Grand Prix. But one key decision means the history books will be unnecessarily warped for this and other repeat experiments.

Is this motorsport’s greatest wet-weather drive?

Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Jackie Stewart could each make strong claims to the ultimate rainmaster title, but the best single drive might have come outside Formula 1. In the week that Pedro Rodriguez was killed 50 years ago, we look back at his finest moment with a piece first published in Motorsport.com's sister magazine Autosport on 17 August, 2017.

Remembering Mexico's greatest F1 driver Pedro Rodriguez Prime

Remembering Mexico's greatest F1 driver Pedro Rodriguez

Pedro Rodriguez was killed 50 years ago this week, robbing Mexico of its brightest motor racing talent. A master of the Porsche 917, he had become one of the world’s top drivers, widely respected for his wet-weather ability and versatility across Formula 1 and sportscars.

Ranked! Niki Lauda’s top 10 Formula 1 drives

Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda was a three-time world champion who enjoyed a remarkable career that included 25 victories from 171 world championship F1 starts. Lauda, who died in 2019, left an indelible mark on the sport, and here we look back at his 10 greatest F1 drives.

Why F1 must get rid of the point for fastest lap Prime

Why F1 must get rid of the point for fastest lap

It’s been a flawed concept since its reintroduction to Formula 1 in 2019. But with every passing week, the evidence mounts to underline that awarding a point for the fastest lap is a bad idea and should be dropped

Alesi and Werner on their controversial Monaco F1 crash

Jean Alesi and Marco Werner have both spoken out following their controversial clash in a historic Formula 1 race at Monaco.

Alesi taken out at Monaco Historic GP while leading in Ferrari
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Alesi taken out at Monaco Historic GP while leading in Ferrari

Jean Alesi crashed out of a sensational lead at the Monaco Historic GP after a clash with three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner.

F1 rule changes: In defence of making necessary improvements

Formula 1 rule changes are sometimes greeted with dismay by both fans and teams alike, depending on how the alterations impact those with a vested interest. But through safety upgrades or competition improvements, getting comfortable with the ‘new normal’ is a necessary and integral process to stop F1 going stale.

Ranked! The legendary Jim Clark’s top 10 performances
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Ranked! The legendary Jim Clark’s top 10 performances

Formula 1 lost its benchmark driver of the era when double world champion Jim Clark was killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim on 7 April 1968. The quiet Scot nevertheless left a lasting legacy, his 25 world championship victories from 72 starts is still enough for ninth on the all-time F1 wins list.