Editorial Team

Nick Trott
Editor

Damon Cogman
Art editor

A fondness for ‘shapes and colours’ plus a childhood spent at windswept racing circuits means art editor Damon was always destined to end up working at Motor Sport one day. An apprenticeship on magazines as diverse as PlayStation World and Practical Photography means he brings a fresh perspective to the established world of Motor Sport magazine.

Gordon Cruickshank
Deputy editor

Bravely ignoring his degree in industrial design after discovering night rallies in a Renault 8, GC joined Motor Sport by accident, in the Teesdale days around 1982 when Jenks and WB were office regulars and Mr Tee ruled with a rod of cardboard. He took part in some of the early historic rallies, winning one of the Pirelli Marathons, and regularly runs his Mk2 Jaguar in road events.

Jack Phillips
Digital editor

A music journalism graduate – which exists – whose career is going backwards, having gone from working in motor sport PR to journalism rather than the other way around. He proudly has a D in music technology.

Joe Dunn
Deputy editor

Covered motoring issues and motor sport for 10 years as a reporter and editor for the Sunday Times. After a brief dalliance with the Daily Telegraph, he decided to finally get a proper job and joined the Motor Sport team in May 2016.

Mark Hughes
Grand Prix editor

In previous lives Mark raced cars, worked at Jim Russell racing school, got a university degree which he never used, tried working in industry, didn’t like it, left and joined Motoring News in 1988 as a junior club race reporter. Went freelance in ’96, concentrated on F1 from 2000. Grand Prix editor of Autosport for 10 years.

Simon Arron
Features editor

Intrigued by cars almost from birth, Simon was still at school when he persuaded a local newspaper editor that he really, really needed to run race reports from Oulton Park, Aintree and elsewhere. He has since followed the sport all over the planet and edited several titles, including Motoring News, Autocourse and this one (August 1991-October 1996).

Dickie Meaden
Columnist

A motoring journalist since the early '90s, writing about fast road cars (and a few competition cars) in magazines such as Performance Car and Evo, it was soon after starting I got my race licence. Racing appearances in these 25 past years include numerous N24s, sharing a GT40 with Gerhard Berger, and in 2017 an F2 car, Cologne Capri, AC Cobra, GT40, and whatever else is to hand...

Lyndon McNeil
Photographer

For someone who has always wanted to race cars he found the next best thing for him was to shoot them. Over the last 20 years Lyndon has shot every form of motor sport from lawnmower racing to seasons of Formula 1. Now he has decided to take on the role as staff photographer here at Motor Sport.

Mat Oxley
Columnist

As a racer, Mat is an Isle of Man TT winner and lap record holder. As a scribbler, he’s been at it since the late 1980s and has written acclaimed biographies of Valentino Rossi and Mick Doohan – plus he’s an award-winning commentator too.

Michael Thorogood
Editorial assistant

Seeking refuge from a degree in international politics in the world of motor sport journalism and not looking back – yet. Unashamed fan of touring car racing and steadfast supporter of any driver fast and Finnish.

Peter Higham
Database curator

A Ronnie Peterson fan from the moment he saw the 1973 International Trophy on TV, Higham joined Autosport's advertising department in 1986. The next 28 years were spent working (almost exclusively) within the company's motor racing division, including being a director of LAT and running the Autosport Awards. Freelance since 2014, Higham's four published books include the World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers.

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.

Doug Nye
Contributor

The renowned motor racing historian is the author of countless books and articles on the sport, is adviser to the Goodwood organisation and worked for Motor Sport 40 years ago when Bill Boddy was still in the office. He contributes his regular column presenting a sideways look at motorsport from its very earliest days to the latest trends in Formula 1.

Freddie Spencer
Contributor

Multiple world champion Freddie Spencer reports back from every MotoGP with rider insights.

Gary Watkins
Contributor

Gary has devoted his adult life to covering the world’s major sports car races, and is one of the most respected journalists in the sport. He was formerly on the staff of Autosport magazine and has been a regular contributor to Motor Sport since the start of this century.

Karun Chandhok
Contributor

Karun competed in Grands Prix for Hispania and Team Lotus, is a regular at Le Mans and was a race-winner in GP2. He provides driver insights following every Grand Prix, and regularly contributes to the magazine.

Paul Fearnley
Contributor

Having spent much of his formative years soaked and sideways in his father’s 1933 Frazer Nash TT Replica, Paul has long been in thrall to old cars and past – and current – motor racing. He joined Motoring News as junior rally reporter in 1990 and went freelance in 2005, having edited Motoring News, F1 Racing and Motor Sport in the meantime.

Paul Lawrence
Contributor

Here is a man who goes racing every weekend from March to October. Paul’s passion for the sport goes back to when he was a child of the 1960s. He has organised, competed in and marshalled on scores of events, and has written about the subject for 20 years. He is as at home in the paddock at Brands Hatch as in a Welsh forest or at Shelsley Walsh.

Scott Mansell
Contributor

Scott Mansell is founder of Driver61.com and a professional racing driver coach, developing drivers throughout single-seater, prototype and GT disciplines.

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