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Marcus Simmons
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Marcus Simmons

Marcus Simmons is the Deputy Editor of Autosport magazine. As a child he was a regular on the chalk banks of Thruxton – hence his unhealthy obsession with 1970s Formula 2 and F3 – before he became an MSA timekeeper at the age of 17. At 19, his reporting debut for Motoring News arguably overshadowed Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal as the sporting moment of June 1986, and he joined the staff in 1990 after graduating from his degree course in Plymouth. A parallel Formula First career – which was as incident-packed as his childhood exploits in show-jumping and hunter trials – finished when he wrote off his car and put himself in hospital in 1991.

Marcus moved to Autosport in the summer of 1996. Since then he has had two stints as a freelancer and a brief spell as editor of Motor Sport magazine, during which the revered green cover was revived, before he rejoined Autosport in 2008. He lives in Teddington with his wife (who, gratifyingly, grew up within earshot of Castle Combe), daughter, stepson, dog, cat and guitars, and additionally has an adult daughter and stepson. 

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Wheldon Jr hailed as big talent by team boss after winning debut

Wheldon Jr hailed as big talent by team boss after winning debut

General
General
Wheldon Jr hailed as big talent by team boss after winning debut
Introducing the IndyCar junior race winner still too young to join GB3

Introducing the IndyCar junior race winner still too young to join GB3

National
National
Introducing the IndyCar junior race winner still too young to join GB3
The top 10 Ferrari F1 rookies

The top 10 Ferrari F1 rookies

Prime
Formula 1
Prime
Formula 1
The top 10 Ferrari F1 rookies
How Red Bull's next British star earned a fast-track to F3

How Red Bull's next British star earned a fast-track to F3

FIA F3
FIA F3
How Red Bull's next British star earned a fast-track to F3
Why F1's junior logjam isn't entirely a product of current issues

Why F1's junior logjam isn't entirely a product of current issues

Prime
FIA F2
Prime
FIA F2
Why F1's junior logjam isn't entirely a product of current issues
Rodin team renamed after Carlin departure

Rodin team renamed after Carlin departure

FIA F2
FIA F2
Rodin team renamed after Carlin departure
The brightest lights in F2's departing six-year warhorse

The brightest lights in F2's departing six-year warhorse

Prime
FIA F2
Prime
FIA F2
The brightest lights in F2's departing six-year warhorse
IndyCar racer Armstrong in surprise F3 return for Macau GP

IndyCar racer Armstrong in surprise F3 return for Macau GP

IndyCar
IndyCar
Laguna Seca
IndyCar racer Armstrong in surprise F3 return for Macau GP
Two-time winner Ticktum is last-minute Macau GP addition

Two-time winner Ticktum is last-minute Macau GP addition

General
General
Two-time winner Ticktum is last-minute Macau GP addition
Verschoor tops F3 Macau GP entry in bid for second win

Verschoor tops F3 Macau GP entry in bid for second win

General
General
Verschoor tops F3 Macau GP entry in bid for second win
The video game icon that lived up to expectations

The video game icon that lived up to expectations

BTCC
BTCC
The video game icon that lived up to expectations
F1 young driver programmes: Which drivers are signed to which teams?

F1 young driver programmes: Which drivers are signed to which teams?

Formula 1
Formula 1
F1 young driver programmes: Which drivers are signed to which teams?
How “refreshing” van ‘t Hoff was on the edge of breaking through

How “refreshing” van ‘t Hoff was on the edge of breaking through

FRECA
FRECA
News
How “refreshing” van ‘t Hoff was on the edge of breaking through
Habsburg's Rebel Team scheme to open voting on young talents

Habsburg's Rebel Team scheme to open voting on young talents

European Le Mans
European Le Mans
Le Castellet
Habsburg's Rebel Team scheme to open voting on young talents
BTCC Thruxton: Rowbottom takes race three win

BTCC Thruxton: Rowbottom takes race three win

BTCC
BTCC
Thruxton
BTCC Thruxton: Rowbottom takes race three win
BTCC Thruxton: Sutton claims yet another win in race two

BTCC Thruxton: Sutton claims yet another win in race two

BTCC
BTCC
Thruxton
BTCC Thruxton: Sutton claims yet another win in race two
BTCC Thruxton: Sutton continues his winning streak 

BTCC Thruxton: Sutton continues his winning streak 

BTCC
BTCC
Thruxton
BTCC Thruxton: Sutton continues his winning streak 
BTCC Snetterton: Ingram hangs on for first win of 2023

BTCC Snetterton: Ingram hangs on for first win of 2023

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Ingram hangs on for first win of 2023
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton dominates to notch up four wins in a row

BTCC Snetterton: Sutton dominates to notch up four wins in a row

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton dominates to notch up four wins in a row
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton pips Hill in tight finish in opener

BTCC Snetterton: Sutton pips Hill in tight finish in opener

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton pips Hill in tight finish in opener
Cammish blames himself for BTCC Snetterton qualifying shunt

Cammish blames himself for BTCC Snetterton qualifying shunt

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
Cammish blames himself for BTCC Snetterton qualifying shunt
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton sets new qualifying lap record for stunning pole

BTCC Snetterton: Sutton sets new qualifying lap record for stunning pole

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton sets new qualifying lap record for stunning pole
When bad weather caused F1 chaos

When bad weather caused F1 chaos

Formula 1
Formula 1
Emilia Romagna GP
When bad weather caused F1 chaos
BTCC gets in early with 2024 race calendar

BTCC gets in early with 2024 race calendar

BTCC
BTCC
BTCC gets in early with 2024 race calendar
BTCC Brands Hatch: Sutton takes thrilling Race 3 win after Collard penalty

BTCC Brands Hatch: Sutton takes thrilling Race 3 win after Collard penalty

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch
BTCC Brands Hatch: Sutton takes thrilling Race 3 win after Collard penalty
BTCC Brands Hatch: Sutton beats Ingram in tense strategic Race 2 battle

BTCC Brands Hatch: Sutton beats Ingram in tense strategic Race 2 battle

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch
BTCC Brands Hatch: Sutton beats Ingram in tense strategic Race 2 battle
BTCC Brands Hatch: Turkington wins opener red-flagged after pile-up

BTCC Brands Hatch: Turkington wins opener red-flagged after pile-up

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch
BTCC Brands Hatch: Turkington wins opener red-flagged after pile-up
BTCC Donington Park: Cammish wins again to take early points lead

BTCC Donington Park: Cammish wins again to take early points lead

BTCC
BTCC
Donington
BTCC Donington Park: Cammish wins again to take early points lead
BTCC Donington Park: Chilton wins bizarre wet second race

BTCC Donington Park: Chilton wins bizarre wet second race

BTCC
BTCC
Donington
BTCC Donington Park: Chilton wins bizarre wet second race
Hill gets grid drop for Sutton incident at Donington Park

Hill gets grid drop for Sutton incident at Donington Park

BTCC
BTCC
Donington
Hill gets grid drop for Sutton incident at Donington Park
BTCC Donington Park: Cammish beats Hill in thriller

BTCC Donington Park: Cammish beats Hill in thriller

BTCC
BTCC
Donington
BTCC Donington Park: Cammish beats Hill in thriller
BTCC Donington: Rowbottom takes pole as Sutton penalised

BTCC Donington: Rowbottom takes pole as Sutton penalised

BTCC
BTCC
Donington
BTCC Donington: Rowbottom takes pole as Sutton penalised
The BTCC plotlines to watch out for in 2023

The BTCC plotlines to watch out for in 2023

BTCC
BTCC
The BTCC plotlines to watch out for in 2023
Ingram pips Sutton in Brands Hatch BTCC test

Ingram pips Sutton in Brands Hatch BTCC test

BTCC
BTCC
Ingram pips Sutton in Brands Hatch BTCC test
Hamilton retained by Team Hard to create record-breaking six-car BTCC squad

Hamilton retained by Team Hard to create record-breaking six-car BTCC squad

BTCC
BTCC
Donington
Hamilton retained by Team Hard to create record-breaking six-car BTCC squad
F3 could headline Macau ‘junior single-seater festival’

F3 could headline Macau ‘junior single-seater festival’

FIA F3
FIA F3
F3 could headline Macau ‘junior single-seater festival’
Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season

Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season

BTCC
BTCC
Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season
Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years

Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years

BTCC
BTCC
Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram seals maiden title, Lloyd wins finale

BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram seals maiden title, Lloyd wins finale

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram seals maiden title, Lloyd wins finale
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram holds off Hill to extend points lead

BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram holds off Hill to extend points lead

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram holds off Hill to extend points lead
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram wins opener to take points lead

BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram wins opener to take points lead

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram wins opener to take points lead
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram takes crushing pole for finale

BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram takes crushing pole for finale

BTCC
BTCC
Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
BTCC Brands Hatch: Ingram takes crushing pole for finale
BTCC Silverstone: Ingram narrows points gap to Sutton with win

BTCC Silverstone: Ingram narrows points gap to Sutton with win

BTCC
BTCC
Silverstone (National)
BTCC Silverstone: Ingram narrows points gap to Sutton with win
BTCC Silverstone: Hill beats Butcher to win Race 2

BTCC Silverstone: Hill beats Butcher to win Race 2

BTCC
BTCC
Silverstone (National)
BTCC Silverstone: Hill beats Butcher to win Race 2
BTCC Silverstone: Butcher holds off Hill to win opening race

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher holds off Hill to win opening race

BTCC
BTCC
Silverstone (National)
BTCC Silverstone: Butcher holds off Hill to win opening race
BTCC Silverstone: Butcher claims pole for Toyota by 0.037s

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher claims pole for Toyota by 0.037s

BTCC
BTCC
Silverstone (National)
BTCC Silverstone: Butcher claims pole for Toyota by 0.037s
Ex-F1 racer Firman to bring back Van Diemen name with new car

Ex-F1 racer Firman to bring back Van Diemen name with new car

Other open wheel
Other open wheel
Ex-F1 racer Firman to bring back Van Diemen name with new car
Top 10 Ligier F1 drivers ranked: Boutsen, Pironi, Laffite and more

Top 10 Ligier F1 drivers ranked: Boutsen, Pironi, Laffite and more

Formula 1
Formula 1
Top 10 Ligier F1 drivers ranked: Boutsen, Pironi, Laffite and more
BTCC Thruxton: Cook claims win in reversed-grid finale

BTCC Thruxton: Cook claims win in reversed-grid finale

BTCC
BTCC
Thruxton II
BTCC Thruxton: Cook claims win in reversed-grid finale
BTCC Thruxton: Cammish gifts Sutton victory in race two

BTCC Thruxton: Cammish gifts Sutton victory in race two

BTCC
BTCC
Thruxton II
BTCC Thruxton: Cammish gifts Sutton victory in race two
BTCC Thruxton: Cammish takes advantage of chaos for race one victory

BTCC Thruxton: Cammish takes advantage of chaos for race one victory

BTCC
BTCC
Thruxton II
BTCC Thruxton: Cammish takes advantage of chaos for race one victory
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton in control to take finale win ahead of Plato

BTCC Snetterton: Sutton in control to take finale win ahead of Plato

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Sutton in control to take finale win ahead of Plato
BTCC Snetterton: Turkington doubles up ahead of Hill again

BTCC Snetterton: Turkington doubles up ahead of Hill again

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Turkington doubles up ahead of Hill again
BTCC Snetterton: Turkington dominates opener from Hill

BTCC Snetterton: Turkington dominates opener from Hill

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Turkington dominates opener from Hill
BTCC Snetterton: Turkington pips Hill to take last gasp pole

BTCC Snetterton: Turkington pips Hill to take last gasp pole

BTCC
BTCC
Snetterton
BTCC Snetterton: Turkington pips Hill to take last gasp pole
BTCC Knockhill: Gamble claims maiden BTCC win in finale

BTCC Knockhill: Gamble claims maiden BTCC win in finale

BTCC
BTCC
Knockhill
BTCC Knockhill: Gamble claims maiden BTCC win in finale
BTCC Knockhill: Sutton takes first Ford win after close Hill fight

BTCC Knockhill: Sutton takes first Ford win after close Hill fight

BTCC
BTCC
Knockhill
BTCC Knockhill: Sutton takes first Ford win after close Hill fight
BTCC Knockhill: Hill wins Race 1 after thrilling Sutton fight

BTCC Knockhill: Hill wins Race 1 after thrilling Sutton fight

BTCC
BTCC
Knockhill
BTCC Knockhill: Hill wins Race 1 after thrilling Sutton fight
BTCC Knockhill: Hill on pole as BMWs dominate qualifying

BTCC Knockhill: Hill on pole as BMWs dominate qualifying

BTCC
BTCC
Knockhill
BTCC Knockhill: Hill on pole as BMWs dominate qualifying
BTCC Croft: Shedden beats Cook in finale

BTCC Croft: Shedden beats Cook in finale

BTCC
BTCC
Croft
BTCC Croft: Shedden beats Cook in finale

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