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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 in 1950 by Gregor Grant, with the first issue published the week of the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix at Silverstone. It is often referred to as the 'Bible' of motorsport. ISSN 0269-946X

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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. Former editors include John McIlroy, Quentin Spurring and Peter Foubister. 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 National 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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Autosport.com

In addition to the magazine, the publishers also maintain a website which covers much of the same area. In 2005, autosport.com took over AtlasF1, a rival Formula One news website. For a short time the website was called Autosport-Atlas but in January 2006 the name changed back to autosport.com. Despite the merger and name change much of the AtlasF1 team is still working for the website.

Autosport International

The same company also organises a motorsport-themed exhibition called Autosport International, which takes place every January at the NEC Birmingham, UK. It reflects the magazine's coverage with displays from karting and grassroots motorsport to GTs and Formula One. There is also a Live Action area. Most industry players have presence there. It's the largest such exhibition in the world.

Autosport Asia Edition

In September 2008, Autosport launched Autosport Asia Edition. It is published by Empire Publishing in Singapore. It is a monthly magazine instead of a weekly and carries over most of the month's content from the British edition, plus a stronger emphasis on Asia regional race reports.

Japanese Autosport

See AUTOSPORT in Japanese wikipedia

Autosport shares the same name with the Japanese weekly magazine, AUTOSPORT (オートスポーツ ?), which was first published in 1964. The Japanese magazine covers the same topic but there is no relation with the British magazine.

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