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The Penske general throttling back


Clive Howell is one of the major forces in establishing 'The Penske Way'. His retirement after almost four decades at the team points to a changing of the guard read more

How motorsport is advancing the future of manufacturing


Additive manufacturing is on an unstoppable rise and motorsport has had a crucial role to play read more

How F1-inspired safety tech is filtering down to the grassroots


Lightweight bladder technologies developed by ATL have dominated F1 since 1988, but it's an altogether different crowd that the company wants to convert read more

The tin-top team gunning to establish its own dynasty


There are names with pedigree aplenty on the World Touring Car Cup grid. You have to delve a bit deeper to locate Lynk & Co's heritage, but there's plenty of reason to get excited about the team with exciting prospects for 2019 read more

Why bringing back the ‘toys’ could make F1 closer


Putting control back in the hands of the drivers has often been a simplistic answer to F1's lack of close racing. But ex-Lola and McLaren engineer Mark Williams explains why a return of sophisticated gizmos could solve the issue read more

The Indy 500 meeting that triggered an Australian Supercars revival


Following in the footsteps of DJR Team Penske, Walkinshaw Racing is reaping rewards from its collaboration with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports read more

The legacy of Audi's engine architect


Twenty years on from the Audi sportscar programme's debut at Sebring, meet Ulrich Baretzky - the driving force behind the four rings' success, who ironically never wanted to be an engineer read more

Why aero isn't F1's sole problem


In his latest column for Autosport Engineering, Formula E ace Lucas di Grassi argues the inflexibility of modern circuit design is just as much to blame for Formula 1's current reliance on gimmicks as aerodynamics read more

How F1 tech reaches supermarkets, soldiers and saves babies


From grand prix racing roots, Williams Advanced Engineering has quietly built a business credited with saving Formula E and advancing technology in various projects, but why does it prefer a low profile? read more

How to build a budget F1 car


It's well known that money is a significant factor in a grand prix team's success, but what happens when there is very little of it to design and develop the car? read more