Editorial Team

Adam Cooper

Adam has covered the Formula 1 beat for more than a decade, attending every Grand Prix and becoming one of the most respected journalists in the paddock. He is now responsible for the F1 news stories in Motor Sport.

Andrew Frankel

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.

Anthony Peacock

Anthony started writing for a living in the 1990s and has contributed to some of the best-known international titles in the world. Since 2009 he has been in charge of writing agency Mediatica: living proof that it is entirely possible for lunatics to take over the asylum. In his spare time he enjoys breaking computers and he lists James Hunt as one of his lifestyle gurus.

Damon Cogman

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.

Doug Nye

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.

Ed Foster

Ed returned from a stint in Milan, working on the Italian version of Autocar, and joined the team in August 2007. As well as looking after the website, Ed writes various features and is a regular contributor to TV and radio. He was awarded the MSA/Renault Young Motoring Journalist of the Year in January 2009 and the New Media Award in 2012.

Gary Watkins

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.

Gordon Cruickshank

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.

Gordon Kirby

He’s been there and seen it all, but GK’s finger is still very much on the pulse of modern US racing. After over 30 years as the American editor of Autosport, he remains one of the most outspoken and authoritative voices on the US scene. Gordon is now Motor Sport’s US editor, shedding light on everything that is happening on the other side of the Atlantic.

Jack Phillips

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

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.

John Surtees

Still the only man to win World Championships on both two wheels and four, ‘Il Grande John’ achieved more as a racer and team owner than most. Nowadays he’s the CEO of the Henry Surtees Foundation, named for his late son, which aims to help young people in the community.

Johnny Mowlem

Mowlem has been there and raced it all with class victories in the Daytona 24 Hours and the Sebring 12 Hours, and podiums at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1000km of the Nürburgring. He won the 2013 LMGTE class championship in the European Le Mans Series with RAM Racing and is now attacking the World Endurance Championship.

Mark Hughes

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.

Mat Oxley

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.

Nigel Roebuck

It’s been Formula 1 all the way for Nigel – he started covering the sport in 1971. In the mid-1970s he worked for Graham Hill’s Embassy F1 team, before joining Autosport for whom he has written over 400 Grand Prix reports. Nigel joined Motor Sport full-time on January 1 2008.

Paul Fearnley

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

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.

Peter Higham

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.

Richard Hesletine

Anyone who knows the entire history of the Deep Sanderson marque has already passed the entrance exam for pontificating about classic cars. That’s why we let him take to the road in a selection of gorgeous machinery to provide an insight into what made them great, or not. Richard is author of numerous books and has been contributing to Motor Sport since 2004.

Rob Widdows

Rob was brought up on racing, being taken to Goodwood as a small child and devouring his father’s copies of Motor Sport. During a career in newspaper, radio and TV journalism he created the ‘Track Torque’ motorsport show on radio and was IndyCar commentator for Eurosport before co-founding the Festival of Speed and Revival events.

Simon Arron

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).

Simon Taylor

Writer, historian, commentator on television and radio and keen historic racing stalwart, Taylor contributes our ‘Lunch with…’ article each month, in which he invites inspirational and influential figures to sit down for a spot of lunch and a talk.

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