Motorsport Network to End Publication of Autosport Weekly Magazine

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In what can be seen as a blow to fans, the Motorsport Network will shut down the publication of the UK-based print magazine Autosport.

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Autosport magazine has been around for 69 years, by the way, around the same time as Formula 1. In the print media, weekly editions graced UK shelves every week.

Sadly, it looks like all good things come to an end, and 2019 will be the last year it hits the shelves. An official announcement is expected later, and the sibling titles F1 Racing and Motorsport News will also be affected.

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However, the brand will remain online through Autosport.com, according to Laura Coppin, head of special events.

It should also be noted that the brand will continue to be part of the annual Autosport International Show and the Autosport Awards.

On top of that, a year earlier Motorsport Network disconnected the Motorsport.tv program. Now it looks like Autosport magazine is heading in the same direction

By writing on Twitter, Haymarket Automotive Editorial Director and former Autosport Associate Editor Jim Holder said: “Written only as a fan (of sport, journalism and most of all people) but as everyone thinks about a brilliant Rally GB I also hope they stop on the alleged disappearance of most of the UK media covering motorsport – Autosport, F1 Racing and Motorsport (Motoring) News.

In all fairness, the print media is slowly dying, as social media and online publications dominate.

“Sure, I spent a decade working for two of the three, but the same two also fueled my passion for the sport and made Wednesdays and Thursdays the best days of the week.”

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“The world is online now, we are told, but throwing away their legacy is heartbreaking. To throw it away by crushing the headlines even more (if the rumors of impending and off-scale price increases are true) and more because of the talented and dedicated people put in positions impossible by these mind-boggling decisions, “ Holder added.

The Motorsport network owns Motorsport.com, Autosport.com, Motorsport.tv, F1 Racing, Motor1.com, Motorstore.com, MotorsportImages.com, BookF1.com InsideEVs.com, FerrariChat.com, Motorious.com, RideApart. com, MYEV.com, Motorsportjobs.com and Motorsportstats.com

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