Felix is Autocar's news editor, responsible for leading the brand's agenda-shaping coverage across all facets of the global automotive industry - both in print and online.
He joined Autocar in 2018 after completing a degree in English Literature and French studies at the University of Birmingham – where he hosted an award-winning radio show and wrote regularly for the student newspaper – and received his NCTJ Gold Standard qualification from the Press Association in 2020.
Since taking a seat at Autocar's news desk, Felix has interviewed the most powerful and widely respected people in motoring, covered the reveals and launches of today's most important cars, and broken some of the biggest automotive stories of the last few years.
In addition to editing Autocar's news section, Felix also heads up content creation for industry title Autocar Business, contributes regularly to the new-car reviews section and writes in-depth feature stories on a wide range of subjects.
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Felix Page Q&A
What was your biggest news story?
I haven’t written it yet. There have been a good few scoops that got me really excited, but the best stories tend to come from off-diary, backstage chats with the people on the frontlines - and I look back most fondly on these: Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi told me about his plans for a hydrogen hypercar in a trailer behind the pits in Silverstone and Audi’s chief designer let slip his vision for an electric Defender rival over a coffee, for example. But some of the best headlines are simply the well-worded opinions of those in the know.
What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?
In light of how complex and expensive the average car has become, Dacia’s back-to-basics Jogger feels like a breath of sensibly priced fresh air - and puts in a good shift on challenging roads, too. At the other end of the scale, if I had to pick one car for the rest of my life, I can think of nothing more appropriate than the intoxicatingly ferocious but surprisingly capacious BMW M3 Touring.
What will the car industry look like in 20 years?
Even more fiercely competitive, but in different ways. We will have achieved peak efficiency (or close to it) across all drivetrain technologies, and manufacturers will have settled on the quickest, cheapest and most sustainable methods of building cars - so the battles will largely centre on simply providing the best proposition for the customer: Which car has the best interior? Which car communicates best with your smart home? Which can drive itself the best…? I doubt we’ll be making much fuss about exhaust notes and slick manual gearshifts, mind.