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Autosport is a weekly magazine covering motorsport, published in the United Kingdom every Thursday by Haymarket Consumer Media. It was first published on 25 August 1950 by Gregor Grant, immediately prior to the Silverstone International Trophy meeting of that year. ISSN 0269-946X

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Editors

Gregor Grant (Aug 1950 - Mar 1968) Simon Taylor (Apr 1968 - Aug 1971) Richard Feast (Aug 1971 - Nov 1973) Ian Phillips (Nov 1973 - Apr 1976) Quentin Spurring (May 1976 - Nov 1981) Mark Hughes (Nov 1981 - Nov 1983) Quentin Spurring (Nov 1983- Mar 1988) Peter Foubister (Apr 1988 - Jan 1992) Andy Hallbery (Feb 1992 - Apr 1993) Bruce Jones (Apr 1993 - Jun 1996) Laurence Foster (Jun 1996 - Feb 1998) Mark Skewis (Feb 1998 - Mar 2000) Anthony Rowlinson (Mar 2000 - Feb 2002) Laurence Foster (Feb 2002 - Jan 2004) John McIlroy (Jan 2004 - Oct 2005) Andrew van de Burgt (Nov 2005 - )

Staff contributors

Its star writers include Mark Hughes who contributes the majority of the Formula One reports. Its current editor is Andrew Van de Burgt, who oversaw a comprehensive relaunch of the magazine in March 2009. Cartoonist Jim Bamber is one of its other regular contributors, with his cartoons of motorsport news topics.[1] Another cartoonist to have a regular appearance from 1970 to 1994,[2] when Bamber took over his regular slot following his battle with cancer, is Barry Foley, with his Team Catchpole strip.[3]

The team's current roster of staff journalists includes Deputy Editor Charles Bradley, F1 Editor Edd Straw, Deputy F1 Editor Mark Glendenning, News Editor Glenn Freeman and International Editor Jamie O'Leary.

As well as covering all significant worldwide motorsport events, Autosport also covers the UK national, club and historic racing scene in the Sports Extra section of the magazine currently edited by Kevin Turner and Ben Anderson, and also includes a weekly column by Marcus Pye. Autosport also organizes the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award for young British racing drivers. David Coulthard and Jenson Button are both on the list of previous winners.

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