Steve Sutcliffe

Steve Sutcliffe

Senior Contributing Editor (Europe)

Steve Sutcliffe (born in 1968) is a former British auto racing driver who now works as a motoring journalist. His first serious racing took place in 1993 in the Caterham K Series Championship, where he finished the season second in points. In 1998 he raced in the TVR Tuscan Challenge as a works driver, finishing eighth. He finished fourth in the 1999 season, and sixth in 2000 with two poles and three race wins.

In 2001 he drove for Lexus in the British Touring Car Championship, replacing Thomas Erdos in a Lexus IS200 for ABG Motorsport/Total Motorsport.
In 2007, Steve set competitive times around the National Circuit at Silverstone in Honda's RA 107 Formula One car, and managed speeds of 178 mph along the back straight. He lapped Silverstone in 48.58 seconds compared to Honda F1 test driver, James Rossiter, who managed a time of 48.18 seconds.

Sutcliffe has also competed in several 24 hour races, both at the Nurburgring with Caterham and Ford, and at Silverstone with Aston Martin. In 2008 Steve finished third overall at the Silverstone 24h driving a factory-run Aston Martin.

After a long career with Autocar magazine, which he edited from 2003-2004, Steve is now a freelance car journalist and film maker, with work appearing not just on 9tro but also in evo, Auto Express, the Sunday Times and on the DRIVE TV channel.

Last Updated: November, 2017