Damien Smith

Damien Smith

Damien has spent more than 20 years working on magazines and websites dedicated to cars. A former editor-in-chief of Autosport and F1 Racing, he spent 11 years (over two stints) as editor of Motor Sport and has spent many happy days at race tracks reporting on his favourite sport, from Formula 1 to grass-roots club racing – and just about everything in between.

Contrary to the cocophony of his teenage years as a trombonist, and his still-terrible guitar playing, he is also a lover of music and a father of four.

le mans 2023
Since the first race 101 years ago, a total of 34 Brits have been part of the winning crew
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The Brits to watch at Le Mans 2024

What are the chances of a British winner at this weekend’s 24-hour race? We assess the drivers with the best hopes

The Brits to watch at Le Mans 2024
Tyrrell shed F1 car
The home of Tyrrell’s F1 team stood in Ockham for more than 70 years
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Saving the most famous shed in motorsport: Ken Tyrrell's F1 'factory'

Tyrrell's timberyard shed - where F1 legends were made - has been saved from demolition. We go inside

Saving the most famous shed in motorsport: Ken Tyrrell's F1 'factory'
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What Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari means for F1

Seven-time champion's move from Mercedes-AMG to Ferrari will trigger a wave of questions

What Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari means for F1
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What Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari means for F1

Seven-time champion's move from Mercedes-AMG to Ferrari will trigger a wave of questions

What Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari means for F1
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Autocar's 2023 motorsport review

Virtuoso performances and one-driver domination were running themes in the world of motor racing this year

Autocar's 2023 motorsport review
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Creating a Formula 1 fantasy team with all the past legends

You have all of the sport’s history to choose from, so who and what would make your dream F1 team?

Creating a Formula 1 fantasy team with all the past legends
Williams F1 drivers
Albon is joined by American rookie Logan Sargeant after his graduation from F2
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Gulf to partner with Williams F1 team for 2023 season

New FW45 to be revealed on 13 February; driver Alex Albon says team has to "be smart" during races

Gulf to partner with Williams F1 team for 2023 season
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The fascinating story behind Ford's return to Formula 1

Ford's F1 story is one of the best, yet most tumultuous, of them all – kudos to the execs for breathing new life into it

The fascinating story behind Ford's return to Formula 1
Binotto
Binotto has handed in his resignation after what proved to be a disappointing season for the Scuderia
Opinion

Opinion: Why Binotto had to leave Ferrari role

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto will leave the Scuderia at the end of the year

Opinion: Why Binotto had to leave Ferrari role
Matt Windle Interview 3
British marque's boss, Matt Windle, is in good spirits about the firm's future after overcoming setbacks
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Lotus boss: firm ‘feels like it’s alive again’

Matt Windle bullish about firm’s future as Emira deliveries start, with Evija soon to follow

Lotus boss: firm ‘feels like it’s alive again’
Ferrari 499 2023 front quarter static low
The Ferrari 499P was built to the LMH regulations rather than the LMDh rulebook used by Porsche
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New Ferrari 499P makes track debut in official video

Italian manufacturer returns to Le Mans next year with a twin-turbo V6 engine derived from the 296 GT3

New Ferrari 499P makes track debut in official video

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