New look Motor Sport magazine
Motor Sport has been given a refresh – editor Joe Dunn walks us through the changes
The March 2019 issue of Motor Sport, which goes on sale February 6, will be the first issue following a major redesign of the magazine.
As a reader, I know that any change to a much-loved magazine can be a shock at first, so I wanted to take this opportunity to explain some of the thinking behind the new look Motor Sport and take you through the changes.
The first thing to say is that I hope the new magazine is easier to read; the focus of the redesign is to create a greater reader experience, with changes including a cleaner cover, increased font sizes, more incredible photographs and a new layout that is easier on the eye.
We have also reviewed the content behind the cover, welcoming two new voices to our roster of great columnists; Jennie Gow and Andrew Frankel.
Familiar to many MotoGP and Formula 1 fans for her coverage across BBC Radio 5 Live and ESPN F1, Jennie Gow has money can't buy access to the paddock and pitlane. Her columns will be packed full of behind the scenes snippets you won't be able to read about anywhere else.
Readers will, of course, know Andrew Frankel from his incisive and wry road car reviews and he joins us with a brilliant new diary column casting a knowledgeable eye over the automotive industry as well as following his own historic racing exploits. As one of the most connected and trusted specialists journalists in the country, I am delighted that he has agreed to contribute his thoughts and insights to Motor Sport.
Andrew and Jennie join our existing columnists: Mark Hughes will continue to give his technically brilliant insights into the world of Formula 1; Mat Oxley remains the best motorcycling writer and journalist working today; and Doug Nye will continue offering his unique perspective on the world of motor racing, always with one eye on the past.
We have also introduced new regular features, such as Racing Lives, which comprises two interviews with two family members, both of whom have a link to motor racing. In this issue, we speak to David Brabham and his son Sam who give fascinating insights into the differences between how they started racing and what it is like living with the Brabham name.
This is followed by our Lunch With... feature, which now has a permanent mooring closer to the front of the magazine; held in very high regard, it is probably the greatest in-depth sports interview published anywhere in the world.
Of course, not everything has changed. For a start, our features will continue to surprise and delight with its eclectic and effervescent range of topics. One of the great joys of editing Motor Sport is the sheer range of topics and eras that we are able to cover. From pre-war hillclimbs to contemporary F1 via NASCAR, sports cars and MotoGP, our remit is about as broad as you can get.
If you would like to receive the new look Motor Sport magazine, new subscribers can currently get the next three issues for just £3 – a perfect way to test the water. For full details click here.