Stefan Mackley

Stefan Mackley

A proud Yorkshireman, Stefan Mackley is Autosport's National Deputy Editor. Having graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in sports journalism he spent nearly four years working on local newspapers in Wiltshire - during which time he became an NQJ-qualified journalist and cut his teeth covering club racing at Castle Combe in his spare time.

Making the jump into motorsport journalism full-time, he joined the national desk for both Autosport magazine and Motorsport News in 2017 before becoming National Deputy Editor for the former in 2020.

His passion for motorsport stems from watching Formula 1 as a child with his father and is matched only by his love for Star Wars.

A better journalist than racing driver, he has so far competed in the Citroen C1 24 Hours and 116 Trophy with hopes of racing more machinery in 2021 and beyond.

Latest articles by Stefan Mackley


Ex-F1 driver Moreno to return to Formula Ford Festival in modern car

Ex-Formula 1 driver Roberto Moreno will once again return to the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch this weekend, but at the wheel of modern machinery.

WRC legend Walter Rohrl makes music video cameo

Many things spring to mind when you think of Walter Rohrl. A man who won the World Rally Championship on two occasions – in 1980 and 1982. A driver who tamed the fearsome Lancia 037 and Audi Sport Quattro S1 during the popular Group B era of rallying. And, for a while, the record holder of the fastest time up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Marshal's Brands Hatch death ruled an accident

The death of marshal Robert Foote at Brands Hatch last year has been ruled an accident by a coroner’s inquest.

Fundraising page set up after devastating Snetterton paddock fire

A fundraising page has been set up to help pay for the damage caused by a devastating blaze during last weekend's Snetterton British GT weekend, which affected the Alastair Rushforth Motorsport Ginetta team.

British F3 forced into name change after FIA decision

The BRDC British F3 Championship has been rebranded as the GB3 Championship following a decision by the FIA which will come into effect immediately.

Fundraising page launched after marshal's death at Brands Hatch
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Fundraising page launched after marshal's death at Brands Hatch

A fundraising page has been set up to "raise money for the family and friends" of a marshal who died in a crash at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

Marshal dies after crash at Brands Hatch
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Marshal dies after crash at Brands Hatch

A marshal has died following a crash at a British Automobile Racing Club meeting at Brands Hatch in England on Saturday.

Red Bull junior Hauger moves to Prema for 2021 F3 campaign

Red Bull Junior Dennis Hauger will return to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2021 with double title-winning team Prema Racing.

Why motorsport should consider a mid-week future Prime

Why motorsport should consider a mid-week future

International motorsport has been the preserve of weekends, but the pandemic forced Formula E to get creative with its Berlin season finale as four races were held mid-week. Should FE and other series break with tradition and repeat the experiment?

Fans barred from Donington opener after government ruling

No spectators will be allowed into the first British Touring Car Championship meeting of the season this weekend at Donington Park after all, following a decision by the UK government.

Meeke could get a career lifeline in form of Pirelli role

Ex-World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke could be handed a career lifeline as Pirelli's tyre tester ahead of the marque's returned to the series in 2021.

Norris: Sim racers won't have big edge when racing starts

Lando Norris does not expect a "night and day" difference between Formula 1 drivers who have and have not done sim racing across the enforced coronavirus break once track action resumes.

Physical forces "a challenge" on F1 return, says Norris

Drivers will find the physical demands of racing a Formula 1 car again "a challenge" once track action resumes next month, according to Lando Norris.

Alonso/Barrichello suffer early setbacks in Virtual Le Mans

The Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello #14 entry is battling to recover from a number of issues in the opening hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.

Virtual Le Mans 24h: WRT leads after Hour 1

The E-Team WRT entry driven by GT driver Kelvin van der Linde leads the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual after the opening hour of racing ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne in the #16 Veloce Esports machine.

Why real-life drivers could surprise at virtual Le Mans

Sim racers are expected to dominate in this weekend's virtual Le Mans 24 Hours contest, but two high-profile teams are putting faith in real-life driver line-ups. The challenge will be huge but could their experience spring a surprise?

How an all-star cast is preparing for virtual Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours was due to take place this weekend before the coronavirus pandemic postponed it, but the virtual 24-hour race taking place instead is set to provide a star-studded line-up and just as much action

Montoya wants Le Mans return to complete Triple Crown

Juan Pablo Montoya says he still has ambitions of racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours again and completing the triple crown of motorsport.

F1 driver market moves "a bit of a shock" for Norris

Lando Norris says the recent moves in the Formula 1 driver market came as "a bit of a shock", but was not surprised McLaren signed Daniel Ricciardo for 2021.

COVID-19 could impact UK racing for two to three years – Palmer

Motorsport in the United Kingdom could take two to three years to fully recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to circuit operating magnate and ex-F1 driver Jonathan Palmer.

British F3 to adopt IndyCar-style 'shark fin'

The BRDC British F3 car will run an IndyCar-style ‘shark fin’ device positioned in front of the driver in 2020, but won’t switch to a halo next season.