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Thursday 11th February 2016


Damien Smith



This is Damien’s second spell as editor of Motor Sport, following his short stint (just nine issues!) in 2005. He has returned to the magazine after two years as editor-in-chief of Autosport, a magazine he first joined in 1996. During his time on the weekly, Damien covered everything from club racing to Formula 1, via Formula 3000 and sports car racing.

Most recent

Vic Elford on coaching Juan Pablo Montoya

What was Montoya like behind the wheel when he first started racing? ‘Quick Vic’ explains…

Giving up is never an option

Damien Smith discusses some of the sport’s greatest fightbacks with Johnny Herbert and Giles Richards

How sports cars thrive while F1 flounders

Editor Smith looks back at the WEC season and wonders why its hybrid formula is “too political” for F1

When racing drivers were cool

One particular photo from our new issue led the editor’s eye to linger for longer than usual. It’s all about the trousers…

Steve McQueen: the man and Le Mans

A preview of the latest issue, in which we look at the making of the making of McQueen’s ode to racing

Graham Hill, 40 years on

A preview of our special issue, looking back at Graham Hill’s life and career after 40 years

Ward stars at 2015 Goodwood Revival

Chris Ward was the driver of the day at the star-studded historic event

Justin Wilson: before America

Remembering Justin Wilson’s rise through the junior ranks to F1

Why Monza should not be lost, Tost

Will there be a 2016 Italian Grand Prix? It depends who you speak to…

From Jim Clark to Formula E

In this month’s issue: dealing with motor sport’s past without giving up on its future

Piquet wins Formula E title in London

Battersea Park hosts the final two races of the inaugural Formula E Chmapionship

How to run Formula 1

Damien Smith looks at a new leadership structure for Formula 1. Bernie and the F1 Strategy Group are out, but there’s a role for former Diageo boss Paul Walsh

The greatest show on Earth

Looking forward to what could be one of the best Le Mans 24 Hours yet

Another new start at Silverstone

How the team at the British Grand Prix venue are working to make it viable

Nissan’s radical Le Mans attack

Another innovative design will take the fight to Toyota, Audi and Porsche

Hall of Fame at London show

The new London Classic Car Show at London’s ExCel hosts a line up of star cars celebrating Motor Sport’s Hall of Fame

A burger with AJ Foyt

Burgers with AJ Foyt, road trips to Europe’s greatest circuits and an interview with Christian Horner

Tracking the Wolf of F1

The 2014 Formula 1 season review, Lunch With… Walter Wolf and an interview with Alessandro Nannini