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Thursday 11th February 2016


Andrew Frankel


Senior Contributing Writer

After an inglorious stint in the City convinced him that he could handle cars better than he handled money, Andrew joined Autocar many years ago as a junior tester. Since then he has become one of the industry’s senior figures. Editor of Motor Sport for five years, he now runs our road test section.

Most recent

How a bottle top saved Bentley’s Le Mans

A quick-fix kept one of the Bentleys in the race in 2001, but it almost went wrong just yards from the finishing line.

Breaking news: Bentley returns to prototypes

Bentley boss Wolfgang Durheimer enlightens Frankel on the company’s future motor sport plans

Being driven by racing drivers

From Ayrton Senna to Gerhard Berger, from Patrick Tambay to Guy Smith, Frankel has sat next to some impressive drivers

Why Formula 1 needs Ferrari

Does the great Italian brand need F1? Sergio Marchionne may not think so…

What to expect in 2016

Aston Martin, Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Renault, Honda… They all have reasons to make 2016 a year to look forward to

Channel 4 F1 move is good for viewers

Do we really want a TV channel showing only half the races live? Here’s why the move to Channel 4 could be good news for the fans

In celebration of Ivor Bueb

The most successful driver of Jaguar’s D-type? According to Frankel, Bueb deserves more than the usual passing thought

Has Porsche changed the future of road cars?

Porsche’s Mission E concept could be the start of a giant step forward in electric vehicle technology

Good news at McLaren

It’s not all doom and gloom at McLaren – its road cars are flying off the shelves

Race of Champions: the view from the couch

Even with its star line-up and varied machinery, the Race of Champions’ TV spectacle left much to be desired

In praise of the Honda NSX

The beauty of the original NSX and whether the new hybrid version will live up to expectations

Porsche’s new 911

It’s the most impressive yet least-charming new 911 Frankel has driven in the last 10 years.

The true scale of Porsche’s achievement

Porsche has won the WEC constructors’ crown in only its second season and it might well be the marque’s finest achievement yet

The most fun you can have in a car

Frankel finds epiphany in the heart of Wales

The Ferrari F12 tdf

Why the latest Tour de France has the potential to become the one of the most desirable Ferrari road cars of all time

Something’s got to give at VW

Why the ramifications of the VW scandal might not be resolved for decades and could reduce its motor sport programmes

The greatest racing reference book

Finally coming into possession of one of the greatest works of racing research ever

What now for VW?

In the wake of a scandal that has rocked the VW Group and sent its higher-ups packing, what will happen to the rest of the industry?