Jim Holder Editor

Covered everything from F1 and the WRC to stock car racing and autograss while spending more than a decade at Autosport and Motorsport News. Switched from being editor of What Car? to editor at Autocar. Then went back to What Car? for a second spell... before returning to Autocar once again.
WSR BMW racer Sam Tordoff leads the field at Croft

BMW team WSR dominates Croft BTCC event - video highlights

West Surrey Racing trio of Andy Priaulx, Sam Tordoff and Rob Collard take a win each - watch highlights of the racing

6 July 2015
News

Aston Martin, F1, Red Bull and Mercedes – why we put them together

How the story of Aston Martin, Mercedes and Red Bull developed over the British Grand Prix weekend

6 July 2015
Blog
Mercedes owns 5% of Aston Martin, and has a technical partnership with it

Aston Martin boss confirms F1 interest

Aston Martin is linked to Red Bull Racing deal, if the team switches to Mercedes engines

4 July 2015
News
The new crossover is intended to kickstart a family of SUVs from Seat

2016 Seat Leon SUV to major on agility, design

Seat boss reveals DNA traits of new Nissan Qashqai rival, which will launch in 2016

30 June 2015
News
UK automotive industry turned over a record £69.5 billion in 2014

The British car industry: good news, bad news – and a solution

The British automotive industry is booming, but potential problems lie ahead

30 June 2015
Blog
The Nissan Qashqai is built in Sunderland

UK automotive industry turns over record £69.5 billion

2014 figures revealed: turnover up 6.6%, export value up 1.8%

29 June 2015
News

2015 Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI review

This Tucson is proof Hyundai hasn’t run out of momentum. It could be a genuine Qashqai rival

29 June 2015
First Drive

2016 Ford Focus RS - 345bhp power output confirmed

Third-generation all-wheel-drive Ford Focus RS will powered by a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine producing 345bhp, and has been co-developed with racing driver Ken Block

26 June 2015
News
The Mini Clubman has grown in size over three generations

In what ways should the new Mini Clubman shape Mini's future?

I admit it: I like the new Mini Clubman, but does it point towards a more challenging future for the brand?

25 June 2015
Blog

Chris Evans and Top Gear - good news for fans of the TV show?

The BBC has confirmed Chris Evans will front a new-look Top Gear. Can he succeed?

16 June 2015
Blog

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