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Luke Smith

Luke Smith is Autosport’s Formula 1 reporter. Luke has been working in F1 as a journalist since 2013, initially alongside a History degree at University College London. Luke served as the lead F1 writer at American broadcaster NBC Sports from 2013-17 before spending two years as the F1 Editor for Crash.net. Luke joined Autosport for the 2020 season.

 

Luke is also a contributor to The New York Times for its F1 special reports, and has previously worked with Al Jazeera and CNBC, as well as hosting FIA press conferences. Outside of F1, Luke is a fan of sports and music, with an ever-growing vinyl collection, and has being bitten by the running bug in recent years. He also runs a surprisingly popular blog reviewing the often-terrible media centre coffee from his F1 travels.

Latest articles by Luke Smith

FIA reveals six F1 engine suppliers signed up for 2026

FIA reveals six F1 engine suppliers signed up for 2026

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Six F1 engine suppliers signed up FIA reveals six F1 engine suppliers signed up for 2026

Red Bull to use fan-designed F1 livery for three US races in 2023

Red Bull to use fan-designed F1 livery for three US races in 2023

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Red Bull to use fan-designed livery Red Bull to use fan-designed F1 livery for three US races in 2023

Vasseur: Friendship with Wolff no harm to Ferrari F1 ambitions

Vasseur: Friendship with Wolff no harm to Ferrari F1 ambitions

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Vasseur: Wolff friendship no issue Vasseur: Friendship with Wolff no harm to Ferrari F1 ambitions

How Driver’s Eye camera became a Formula 1 TV gamechanger

How Driver’s Eye camera became a Formula 1 TV gamechanger

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F1 TV gamechanger – Driver’s Eye cam How Driver’s Eye camera became a Formula 1 TV gamechanger

Gasly: Mindset for Alpine is "completely different" to Red Bull F1 move

Gasly: Mindset for Alpine is "completely different" to Red Bull F1 move

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Gasly's mindset different to RB move Gasly: Mindset for Alpine is "completely different" to Red Bull F1 move

Haas: No plans to change F1 team model despite nearing budget cap

Haas: No plans to change F1 team model despite nearing budget cap

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Haas: No plans to change team model Haas: No plans to change F1 team model despite nearing budget cap

Steiner: Haas F1 2022 rollercoaster better than "just downs" of '21

Steiner: Haas F1 2022 rollercoaster better than "just downs" of '21

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Haas welcomes 2022 "rollercoaster" Steiner: Haas F1 2022 rollercoaster better than "just downs" of '21

Webber: Red Bull will remain "dangerous" threat in F1 2023 title fight

Webber: Red Bull will remain "dangerous" threat in F1 2023 title fight

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Red Bull a "dangerous" threat in '23 Webber: Red Bull will remain "dangerous" threat in F1 2023 title fight

Magnussen: Previous pressure in Formula 1 felt "very scary"

Magnussen: Previous pressure in Formula 1 felt "very scary"

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Magnussen: F1 pressure was "scary" Magnussen: Previous pressure in Formula 1 felt "very scary"

No Ferrari number one driver, but Vasseur won't hesitate to "take action"

No Ferrari number one driver, but Vasseur won't hesitate to "take action"

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Vasseur fine with team orders No Ferrari number one driver, but Vasseur won't hesitate to "take action"

Vasseur "convinced" Ferrari has everything it needs to win F1 title

Vasseur "convinced" Ferrari has everything it needs to win F1 title

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Ferrari has what it needs to win Vasseur "convinced" Ferrari has everything it needs to win F1 title

Andretti only new team to express interest to FIA in joining F1 grid

Andretti only new team to express interest to FIA in joining F1 grid

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FIA: Andretti only new team Andretti only new team to express interest to FIA in joining F1 grid

Alfa Romeo appoints Alessandro Alunni Bravi as F1 team chief

Alfa Romeo appoints Alessandro Alunni Bravi as F1 team chief

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Alfa appoints Alunni Bravi as chief Alfa Romeo appoints Alessandro Alunni Bravi as F1 team chief

Gasly: F1 success with Alpine would be "amazing" way to honour Hubert

Gasly: F1 success with Alpine would be "amazing" way to honour Hubert

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Gasly wants to honour late Hubert Gasly: F1 success with Alpine would be "amazing" way to honour Hubert

Albon: "Privilege" to have long-term stability in F1 with Williams

Albon: "Privilege" to have long-term stability in F1 with Williams

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Albon's F1 contract a "privilege" Albon: "Privilege" to have long-term stability in F1 with Williams

Do Formula 1 team-mates really need to be best friends?

Do Formula 1 team-mates really need to be best friends?

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Analysis: Team-mate dynamics in F1 Do Formula 1 team-mates really need to be best friends?

Williams had two-year plan for Sargeant in Formula 2

Williams had two-year plan for Sargeant in Formula 2

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Sargeant was set for second F2 year Williams had two-year plan for Sargeant in Formula 2

Steiner: "A lot of margin" for F1 race control to improve after "nonsense" calls

Steiner: "A lot of margin" for F1 race control to improve after "nonsense" calls

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Steiner: Race control must do better Steiner: "A lot of margin" for F1 race control to improve after "nonsense" calls

F1 explains plan for active aero to improve racing for 2026

F1 explains plan for active aero to improve racing for 2026

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F1 explains plan for active aero F1 explains plan for active aero to improve racing for 2026

Saudi Arabia F1 race set to remain in Jeddah until at least 2027

Saudi Arabia F1 race set to remain in Jeddah until at least 2027

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Saudi F1 race to remain in Jeddah Saudi Arabia F1 race set to remain in Jeddah until at least 2027

De Vries facing lawsuit from real estate magnate over €250k loan

De Vries facing lawsuit from real estate magnate over €250k loan

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De Vries facing lawsuit over loan De Vries facing lawsuit from real estate magnate over €250k loan

Magnussen: 2022 was good year for Haas to restart in F1

Magnussen: 2022 was good year for Haas to restart in F1

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Magnussen: Good year to restart Haas Magnussen: 2022 was good year for Haas to restart in F1

Chadwick to remain with Williams F1 academy in 2023

Chadwick to remain with Williams F1 academy in 2023

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Chadwick to stay in Williams academy Chadwick to remain with Williams F1 academy in 2023

Bottas wants talks over Alfa Romeo F1 future "quite early" in 2023

Bottas wants talks over Alfa Romeo F1 future "quite early" in 2023

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Bottas wants early contract talks Bottas wants talks over Alfa Romeo F1 future "quite early" in 2023

F1 B-team comments about Haas felt like a "broken record"

F1 B-team comments about Haas felt like a "broken record"

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B-team talk on Haas "broken record" F1 B-team comments about Haas felt like a "broken record"

Symonds to stay in F1 tech role for "a good while" after calling off retirement

Symonds to stay in F1 tech role for "a good while" after calling off retirement

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Symonds to stay in F1 tech role Symonds to stay in F1 tech role for "a good while" after calling off retirement

Albon still finding F1 radio “sweet spot” at Williams after early aggression

Albon still finding F1 radio “sweet spot” at Williams after early aggression

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Albon still finding radio sweet spot Albon still finding F1 radio “sweet spot” at Williams after early aggression

F1 hopes 2026 engine rules ‘level the playing field’ for new manufacturers

F1 hopes 2026 engine rules ‘level the playing field’ for new manufacturers

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2026 rules will 'level the field' F1 hopes 2026 engine rules ‘level the playing field’ for new manufacturers

Gasly had to "put emotions aside" in decision to leave AlphaTauri F1

Gasly had to "put emotions aside" in decision to leave AlphaTauri F1

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Gasly had to "put emotions aside" Gasly had to "put emotions aside" in decision to leave AlphaTauri F1

McNish: 2026 rule changes offer Audi "good runway" for F1 entry

McNish: 2026 rule changes offer Audi "good runway" for F1 entry

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2026 rules a "good runway" for Audi McNish: 2026 rule changes offer Audi "good runway" for F1 entry

Vowles: I won’t turn Williams into a ‘mini-Mercedes’ F1 team

Vowles: I won’t turn Williams into a ‘mini-Mercedes’ F1 team

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Williams won't turn into mini-Merc Vowles: I won’t turn Williams into a ‘mini-Mercedes’ F1 team

Williams announces Mercedes strategy chief Vowles as new F1 team principal

Williams announces Mercedes strategy chief Vowles as new F1 team principal

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Vowles named Williams team boss Williams announces Mercedes strategy chief Vowles as new F1 team principal

Silverstone pushing to expand British GP to four-day weekend

Silverstone pushing to expand British GP to four-day weekend

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British GP wants four-day F1 weekend Silverstone pushing to expand British GP to four-day weekend

Red Bull: Cost cap has "changed the discipline" in F1 development race

Red Bull: Cost cap has "changed the discipline" in F1 development race

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Red Bull explains cost cap impact Red Bull: Cost cap has "changed the discipline" in F1 development race

Alfa Romeo targets quicker rate of F1 updates after mid-2022 slump

Alfa Romeo targets quicker rate of F1 updates after mid-2022 slump

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Alfa Romeo targets quicker updates Alfa Romeo targets quicker rate of F1 updates after mid-2022 slump

Cadillac not put off by lukewarm F1 reaction to Andretti entry plans

Cadillac not put off by lukewarm F1 reaction to Andretti entry plans

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Cadillac not put off by reaction Cadillac not put off by lukewarm F1 reaction to Andretti entry plans

Williams reveals date for F1 2023 livery unveil and season launch

Williams reveals date for F1 2023 livery unveil and season launch

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Williams reveals 2023 F1 launch date Williams reveals date for F1 2023 livery unveil and season launch

Magnussen: No pressure to be best pals with Hulkenberg at Haas

Magnussen: No pressure to be best pals with Hulkenberg at Haas

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Magnussen on Hulkenberg partnership Magnussen: No pressure to be best pals with Hulkenberg at Haas

Giovinazzi, Shwartzman set to share Ferrari F1 reserve role in 2023

Giovinazzi, Shwartzman set to share Ferrari F1 reserve role in 2023

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Ferrari reserve role to be shared Giovinazzi, Shwartzman set to share Ferrari F1 reserve role in 2023

FIA should not be a ‘platform for private personal agenda’, says president

FIA should not be a ‘platform for private personal agenda’, says president

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FIA explains political remarks ban FIA should not be a ‘platform for private personal agenda’, says president

Verstappen found F1 points gap in 2022 ‘a bit surprising’

Verstappen found F1 points gap in 2022 ‘a bit surprising’

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Verstappen: 2022 gap surprising Verstappen found F1 points gap in 2022 ‘a bit surprising’

F3 race winner Colapinto joins Williams F1 academy

F3 race winner Colapinto joins Williams F1 academy

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Colapinto joins Williams F1 academy F3 race winner Colapinto joins Williams F1 academy

Albon: Williams’ 2022 car could have been ‘much quicker’ with right balance

Albon: Williams’ 2022 car could have been ‘much quicker’ with right balance

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Williams car lacked right balance Albon: Williams’ 2022 car could have been ‘much quicker’ with right balance

FIA president surprised by "adverse reaction" to Andretti/Cadillac F1 plans

FIA president surprised by "adverse reaction" to Andretti/Cadillac F1 plans

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FIA reacts to Cadillac/Andretti news FIA president surprised by "adverse reaction" to Andretti/Cadillac F1 plans

Bottas impressed by Zhou’s lack of mistakes in rookie F1 season

Bottas impressed by Zhou’s lack of mistakes in rookie F1 season

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Bottas impressed by Zhou's season Bottas impressed by Zhou’s lack of mistakes in rookie F1 season

Vasseur wants quicker, stricter action for future F1 cost cap breaches

Vasseur wants quicker, stricter action for future F1 cost cap breaches

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Vasseur wants quick breaches action Vasseur wants quicker, stricter action for future F1 cost cap breaches

McLaren sets launch date for 2023 Formula 1 car

McLaren sets launch date for 2023 Formula 1 car

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McLaren sets F1 car launch date McLaren sets launch date for 2023 Formula 1 car

Steiner: Magnussen is "mentally a lot stronger" than before in F1

Steiner: Magnussen is "mentally a lot stronger" than before in F1

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Magnussen "mentally a lot stronger" Steiner: Magnussen is "mentally a lot stronger" than before in F1

Marko: Red Bull should fear Mercedes more than Ferrari in F1 2023

Marko: Red Bull should fear Mercedes more than Ferrari in F1 2023

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Marko: Red Bull should fear Mercedes Marko: Red Bull should fear Mercedes more than Ferrari in F1 2023

Rossi hopes Gasly grows as "technical leader" with Alpine F1 team

Rossi hopes Gasly grows as "technical leader" with Alpine F1 team

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Gasly can take Alpine to "new level" Rossi hopes Gasly grows as "technical leader" with Alpine F1 team

Will Cadillac tie-up ease F1's resistance to Andretti's plans?

Will Cadillac tie-up ease F1's resistance to Andretti's plans?

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Is Cadillac Andretti's game changer? Will Cadillac tie-up ease F1's resistance to Andretti's plans?

Andretti and Cadillac announce Formula 1 entry plans

Andretti and Cadillac announce Formula 1 entry plans

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Andretti, Cadillac announce F1 plan Andretti and Cadillac announce Formula 1 entry plans

‘Heart surgery while running a marathon’: The challenge facing Williams’ next F1 boss

‘Heart surgery while running a marathon’: The challenge facing Williams’ next F1 boss

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How can Williams be revived? ‘Heart surgery while running a marathon’: The challenge facing Williams’ next F1 boss

Alpine reveals launch date for A523 F1 car

Alpine reveals launch date for A523 F1 car

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Alpine reveals launch date for A523 Alpine reveals launch date for A523 F1 car

Why the FIA's hope for new F1 teams will be easier said than done

Why the FIA's hope for new F1 teams will be easier said than done

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Why hopes of new F1 teams are slim Why the FIA's hope for new F1 teams will be easier said than done

FIA president wants to start process for new teams to join F1 grid

FIA president wants to start process for new teams to join F1 grid

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FIA wants process for new F1 teams FIA president wants to start process for new teams to join F1 grid

Newey expects "tough year" against Ferrari, Mercedes: "They’ll be right back"

Newey expects "tough year" against Ferrari, Mercedes: "They’ll be right back"

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Ferrari, Mercedes 'will be back' Newey expects "tough year" against Ferrari, Mercedes: "They’ll be right back"

P6 seemed like "best scenario" for Alfa Romeo after F1 shakedown struggles

P6 seemed like "best scenario" for Alfa Romeo after F1 shakedown struggles

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P6 the best scenario for Alfa in '22 P6 seemed like "best scenario" for Alfa Romeo after F1 shakedown struggles

Haas F1 form "a bit of a mystery" at times in 2022, says Steiner

Haas F1 form "a bit of a mystery" at times in 2022, says Steiner

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Haas F1 form "a bit of a mystery" Haas F1 form "a bit of a mystery" at times in 2022, says Steiner

Ocon doubts Gasly will need much help getting up to speed at Alpine

Ocon doubts Gasly will need much help getting up to speed at Alpine

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Ocon doubts Gasly will need help Ocon doubts Gasly will need much help getting up to speed at Alpine