Latest articles by Kevin Turner
It’s no surprise that most grands prix are won by those who start near the front. But every now and again fans get treated to something remarkable.
Tony Brooks, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the greatest racing drivers of the 1950s.
American teams have been few and far between in Formula 1 history, but several have achieved distinction in the world championship. We pick out the five that have made the biggest impression...
Vic Elford, one of the finest sportscar racers never to win the Le Mans 24 Hours and Porsche 917 ace, has died at the age of 86.
In every Formula 1 championship-winning team, one driver has to play second fiddle to their team-mate in the final ranking. While some drivers have been thrashed and others have competed for equal number one status, several have fallen into the 'happy' medium that qualifies them for consideration in this debate...
GB3 champion Zak O’Sullivan has been crowned the winner of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award at the 2021 Autosport Awards.
Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Driver of the Year Award presented by Pirelli.
Alejandro Agag is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Pioneering and Innovation Award presented by Mahindra, incorporating the John Bolster Award for technical achievement.
McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 British Competition Driver of the Year Award.
Jean Todt is the inaugural winner of Autosport’s Gold Medal incorporating the Gregor Grant Award.
The Red Bull RB16B Formula 1 contender has won Autosport’s 2021 International Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Blink Experience.
FIA Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 Rookie of the Year Award.
The Toyota Yaris WRC has won Autosport’s 2021 Rally Car of the Year Award.
Ash Sutton is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 National Driver of the Year Award.
Eight-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is the winner of Autosport’s 2021 International Rally Driver of the Year Award.
Being a finalist in the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award is tough, but there’s one role that is arguably even more stressful. Ahead of the 2021 Award winner being announced later this evening, Motorsport.com spoke to Charlie Robertson and Alexander Sims to find out more about the benchmark drivers' role.
As the most successful constructor in Formula 1 history, and it's only ever-present force since 1950, Ferrari has had its fair share of top-line drivers during its world championship history. Motorsport.com takes on the task of ranking its very best from the past 71 years
Mercedes has a longer history in grand prix racing than any other constructor. Although it didn’t appear in the first Formula 1 world championship in 1950, as Ferrari did, the legend of the Silver Arrows had already been forged before the Second World War.
Lotus is one of the most illustrious names in motorsport history. Although Red Bull looks set to overtake it on the all-time Formula 1 wins list, Lotus is unlikely to be caught by another team and should remain in the top six for years to come.
Twelve drivers’ titles and 183 grand prix victories make McLaren the second most successful team in Formula 1. Even Mercedes’ incredible recent run of success has ‘only’ taken it to McLaren’s tally of eight constructors’ crowns.
Red Bull is much younger than Formula 1’s other big teams, having arrived in 2005. But in less than two decades it has racked up some impressive achievements.
The controversial contest between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 Formula 1 world championship has got many wondering what will happen in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix showdown this weekend.
The Formula 1 world championship has gone down to the wire on 29 occasions in its 71 years. This weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shootout between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will make that 30 at the end of one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons in F1 history.
Williams is one of Formula 1’s great teams, having racked up seven drivers’ titles and nine constructors’ crowns. Motorsport.com ranks its 10 greatest drivers.
In its time gracing the Formula 1 grid, Williams has hit the very pinnacle of grand prix racing - and also brought up the rear. As part of tributes being paid to the late Sir Frank Williams, who sadly died on Sunday aged 79, Motorsport.com revisits a piece where we show how its pace measures up from 1978-2020 (first published 31 January 2021)
OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences
It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment.
Stepping up to F1 in 1962, Jo Siffert shone with Rob Walker Racing Team and BRM before his career was abruptly ended in a fatal crash at Brands Hatch in 1971. Kevin Turner looks back at the life of Switzerland's first F1 winner on the 50th anniversary of his death
Having established himself as a grand prix winner in his first two seasons of Formula 1, a disastrous 1967 campaign with BRM led to a meeting between Jackie Stewart and Ferrari. In an astute move, the Scot turned down the drive for 1968 and went on to become an unstoppable force with Ken Tyrrell.
On 8 October 1961, Innes Ireland claimed victory at the United States Grand Prix to herald the true arrival of a new Formula 1 giant. While Team Lotus endured plenty of highs and lows until the team folded over three decades later, Colin Chapman's squad made F1 history and helped shape the championship.
Lotus can recall its own hall of fame for Formula 1 cars across its illustrious history which boasts some of the most dominant and successful efforts the championship has ever seen. But which one comes out on top? Kevin Turner picks the best and explains why
Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to score 100 wins in the Formula 1 world championship in the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.
The Panoz GT programme wasn't a fashionable pick for an ex-Formula 1 driver in 1997, and McLaren appeared a much better bet for David Brabham. But against the odds, he linked up with the American marque and forged a winning partnership that would last for over half a decade.
Gordon Spice, a pacesetter in touring cars and world champion in sportscars, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.
The JW Automotive Engineering team won twice at the Le Mans 24 Hours with ageing Fords and was considered the heavy favourite to add more victories to its tally after partnering with Porsche. But despite being armed with the all-conquering 917, this formidable combination was never as successful in real life as on the big screen.
The Le Mans 24 Hours is the world's toughest endurance race and an attractive proposition to manufacturers seeking to showcase their speed and reliability. But who has the most wins?
Having tasted drivers' and constructors' success in 1962, the BRM Formula 1 team had fallen on hard times by the end of the decade. But the arrival of fresh faces and new cars gave it one more boost as the 1970s began.
It's 50 years to the day since Pedro Rodriguez lost his life in an inconsequential sportscar race at the Norisring. To mark the anniversary, Motorsport.com picks out the 10 greatest races of the Mexican all-rounder.
Silverstone will be the first trial of Formula 1's new sprint race format on Saturday, which sets the grid for Sunday's British Grand Prix. But one key decision means the history books will be unnecessarily warped for this and other repeat experiments.
Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Jackie Stewart could each make strong claims to the ultimate rainmaster title, but the best single drive might have come outside Formula 1. In the week that Pedro Rodriguez was killed 50 years ago, we look back at his finest moment with a piece first published in Motorsport.com's sister magazine Autosport on 17 August, 2017.
Pedro Rodriguez was killed 50 years ago this week, robbing Mexico of its brightest motor racing talent. A master of the Porsche 917, he had become one of the world’s top drivers, widely respected for his wet-weather ability and versatility across Formula 1 and sportscars.
Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda was a three-time world champion who enjoyed a remarkable career that included 25 victories from 171 world championship F1 starts. Lauda, who died in 2019, left an indelible mark on the sport, and here we look back at his 10 greatest F1 drives.
Jean Alesi and Marco Werner have both spoken out following their controversial clash in a historic Formula 1 race at Monaco.
Jean Alesi crashed out of a sensational lead at the Monaco Historic GP after a clash with three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner.
Formula 1 rule changes are sometimes greeted with dismay by both fans and teams alike, depending on how the alterations impact those with a vested interest. But through safety upgrades or competition improvements, getting comfortable with the ‘new normal’ is a necessary and integral process to stop F1 going stale.
Formula 1 lost its benchmark driver of the era when double world champion Jim Clark was killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim on 7 April 1968. The quiet Scot nevertheless left a lasting legacy, his 25 world championship victories from 72 starts is still enough for ninth on the all-time F1 wins list.
Since the introduction of the V6 turbo-hybrid engines in Formula 1 back in 2014, the technology, the cost and the sound have been attacked by fans and teams alike. But, as Kevin Turner argues, it was a necessary move that despite its drawbacks provided a future direction while keeping F1 road relevant.
World Rally Championship manufacturers Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport have committed to the hybrid future of the series in a deal announced by the FIA.
It's 30 years since the Aston Martin Formula 1 team was originally founded as Jordan in 1991, and in that time it's competitiveness has fluctuated significantly. Here are the benchmarks that the current iteration of 'Team Silverstone' should aim to exceed in it's latest guise.
Pole position, leading throughout and breaking the distance record suggests Ford’s second Le Mans 24 Hours victory in 1967 came easily. But that underplays Ferrari’s effort with the famous P4, as Kevin Turner explained in 2017 Le Mans supplement of Motorsport.com's sister title Autosport.
Mercedes has been the dominant force of Formula 1's turbo hybrid era since 2014, but its pedigree in grand prix racing can be traced back over 100 years. KEVIN TURNER picks out its very best machines from the pre-war and world championship eras...