Connor McDonagh

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Connor McDonagh

F1 Journalist

Connor is a Content Executive for Crash.net, predominantly focused on F1 and other single-seaters. Since the age of 13, Connor has had a passion for F1 and working in the sport has remained at the heart of his future ambitions. With being a racing driver out of the question, journalism was the obvious route with Connor running his own motorsport website - Read Motorsport - in 2014. Alongside his three-year university degree, and on a voluntary basis alongside other aspiring journalists, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Read Motorsport with the site sending writers to various Formula E, GP2 and MotoGP events during his time in charge.

Just two weeks after finishing his journalism degree at De Montfort University, Connor found himself freelancing for ESPN F1 in 2017. After impressing during his two-weekend trial, Connor continued to freelance for ESPN at their Hammersmith office for the remainder of the season and the entirety of the 2018 F1 season. While the following year proved to be difficult in finding work in the industry, Connor remained hungry to achieve his journalism dream and joined Crash F1 in 2020 as a freelance journalist before joining full-time in March 2021. 

Besides his experience in journalism, Connor has enjoyed a wealth of success in sim racing, reaching the F1 Esports semi-final stage in 2017/ He also owns the largest F1 league which races on Codemasters’ F1 titles on PlayStation and PC - Premier Sim Gaming Leagues (PSGL) - which currently has over 16,000 YouTube subscribers and is home to the best F1 sim drivers in the world such as Jarno Opmeer. Despite being a motorsport fan and success in gaming, he still doesn't drive. Outside of motorsport, Connor is a passionate football fan, supporting his local club, Leicester City.

Articles by Connor McDonagh
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EA’s driver ratings for the F1 22 game have caused some debate. Here’s our opinion on them and our first impressions of this year’s game.

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Ex-F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has advised Lewis Hamilton to accept a £20 million payoff and quit F1 after his underwhelming start to the 2022 campaign.

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F1 has explained how it plans to meet its net-zero carbon goal by 2030 with the introduction of an all-new sustainable fuel.

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All the information on the F1 British Grand Prix including the full race weekend schedule and TV details.

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Organisers of the Silverstone F1 circuit are set to go to court after a botched track resurfacing job left it unsafe and needed redoing just one year later.

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AlphaTauri have confirmed that Pierre Gasly will remain with the team for the 2023 F1 season.

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After starring in F1 qualifying, Fernando Alonso’s Canadian Grand Prix unravelled in more ways than one. What went wrong for the Spaniard and is that his best chance of a podium gone?

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Crash.net F1 journalist Connor McDonagh runs through the field’s driver ratings following the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Charles Leclerc insists he can overturn the 49-point deficit to Max Verstappen in the F1 drivers’ championship despite losing further ground in the title race at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Fernando Alonso has been hit with a five-second time penalty after he was found guilty of weaving excessively when defending from Valtteri Bottas on the final lap of the F1 Canadian Grand Prix.

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Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen saw off late pressure from Carlos Sainz to take his sixth victory of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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After taking a dominant F1 pole position in Montreal, can anything stop Max Verstappen from winning his sixth grand prix of the year?

George Russell (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W13. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada,
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George Russell has defended his decision to try the dry tyres in F1 qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix after his gamble didn’t pay off.

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Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen has stormed to a dominant pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Fernando Alonso, who secured his first front row start since 2012.

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Fernando Alonso continued his impressive start to the Canadian Grand Prix F1 weekend by topping the timesheets in a wet final practice.

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Charles Leclerc will start this weekend's F1 Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking more power unit components. 

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Red Bull F1 team principal Christian Horner is unhappy with the FIA’s technical directive for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, describing it as potentially “very dangerous”.

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Max Verstappen edged out F1 title rival Charles Leclerc by just 0.081s in second practice for the Canadian Grand Prix as the rain stayed away.

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Championship leader Max Verstappen headed the timesheets on F1's return to Canada in first practice ahead of Ferrari's Carlos Sainz at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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F1 rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have offered contrasting views regarding the FIA’s new technical directive for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix to combat porpoising.

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F1 will continue to race in Melbourne until 2035 after signing a 10-year contract extension to host the Australian Grand Prix.

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Mercedes have admitted they pushed Lewis Hamilton’s setup for the F1 Azerbaijan GP “too far” after he suffered back pain during the race on Sunday.

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has claimed only one F1 driver is against changing the rules surrounding porpoising - Fernando Alonso.

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Sky Sports' Naomi Schiff can count on defence from none other than Lewis Hamilton as she released a statement thanking everyone for their support, while Ralf Schumacher has once again hit out at the seven-time champion for his form in 2022.