At, we’re always on the lookout for aspiring and professional writers who would like to contribute to amazing tapestry of almost 8,000 motorsport articles we’ve published to-date.

And we’re thrilled to welcome Tristan Clark as the newest member of the writing team!

Hailing from the Australian Grand Prix hosting city of Melbourne, 19-year-old Tristan (pictured) grew up in a motorsport-mad family.

“My earliest memory of watching motorsport would be when my parents bought me a VHS tape of the 1998 British Touring Car Championship season, which I watched over and over and over again. My dad also recorded every F1 race, and we would always watch it when he returned from work the next day,” he tells us.

Tristan Clark“I attended my first grand prix in 2001, and every year I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to attend F1 races, as Albert Park is less than a 40 minute drive from my house! I have also been lucky enough to attend the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, as I am a huge V8 Supercar fan.”

Outside of being an avid armchair and grandstand viewer, Tristan also likes to get stuck into motorsport, both trackside as a member of the Victorian Flagmarshalling Team and as an online racer in the ever-growing rFactor and iRacing communities.

“I compete in various online racing leagues using full simulation racing, which are broadcasted to viewers around the world,” he adds.

“These activities allow me to really get a sense of what it’s like to compete and be involved in some form of motorsport without having to fork out thousands of dollars which I really don’t have!”

Ultimately, Tristan’s dream lies with professional motorsport journalism, and we at are thrilled to give him the platform to chase this dream and rub shoulders – as we have been fortunate enough to do – with the best in the business.

“It combines my love of motorsport and writing. The concept of travelling the world to report on something that you’re passionate about is surely the best career in the world, and I’m prepared to do almost anything to make it possible,” he continues.

“In terms of my writing, I try to really engage the reader from the start and be as creative as possible without straying away from the facts. It’s really about how you deliver the information that can keep a reader coming back to a website.

“I’ve read a lot of well-worded and creative articles at, which is a characteristic of the site that I really hope to continue. The journalists here really do give a personal touch to a story which I’m sure is a major reason for the success of the site.  I really look forward to working for this website for many years, and any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks again to Richard for giving me the opportunity.”

We’re only too delighted, Tristan, and we look forward to working with you! Please make Tristan feel welcome to the team – his first feature story will be online very soon!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.