Alan Henry

Alan Henry (9 June 1947 – 3 March 2016)[1] was a British Grand Prix reporter and book author.


Henry had been a Grand Prix reporter since the early 1970s. He was the Formula One correspondent of The Guardian newspaper[2] and until the end of 2012, he was Grand Prix editor of Autocar magazine; he was the Editor at Large of F1 Racing magazine. Henry was also the chief editor of the yearly Autocourse Formula One season review books, a position he had held since 1988, and he wrote a weekly blog for the McLaren team's website, Additionally, Henry authored more than 50 motorsport-related books and won the 1984 Pierre Dreyfus award from the Guild of Motoring Writers for his book Ferrari: The Grand Prix Cars (1985).[3]

Personal life

Henry lived in rural Essex with his wife and family. He died on 3 March 2016 after an illness.[1]


Partial list

  • Henry, Alan (2009). Jenson Button: A World Champion's Story. J H Haynes & Co Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84425-936-6.
  • (1988). Derek Bell: My Racing Life. Patrick Stephens Ltd 1988. ISBN 978-1-85260-107-2.
  • (1985). Brabham: The Grand Prix Cars. Hazleton Publishing 1985. ISBN 0-905138-36-8.
  • (1981). Flat-12: The racing career of Ferrari's 3-litre Grand Prix and Sports cars. Motor Racing Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-900549-62-9.
  • (1975). Ronnie Peterson, SuperSwede, Grand Prix Racing Driver: Story of a Search for Perfection. G T Foulis & Co Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85429-175-5.
  • (1990). Jochen Rindt. Hazelton Publishing. ISBN 0905138791.


  1. Williams, Richard (7 March 2016). "Alan Henry obituary". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. "Profile: Alan Henry". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  3. Henry, Alan (1985). Brabham: The Grand Prix Cars. Hazleton Publishing.

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