Interviews

simon3After leaving his post as Sergio Perez’s Mind Performance Coach, world-renowned Simon Fitchett, spoke to Katie Grimmett from ‘stoodonthepodium’ about his career in Formula 1 and how the mental side of motorsport is by far its most important. Simon has also worked with the likes of David Coulthard and Jerome d’Ambrosio during his unrivalled career.
INTERVIEW: SIMON FITCHETT – THE LIFE OF A DRIVER’S RIGHT HAND MAN

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For this interview, ‘stoodonthepodium’ worked in partnership with Presenter, Gemma Scott who spoke exclusively to Luiz Razia shortly after his sudden and premature exit from Marussia. It also includes analysis of his future chances from editor Katie Grimmett.
EXCLUSIVE: VIEWS FROM THE DRIVER – LUIZ RAZIA, F1’S NEARLY MAN

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Dan Wells is a racing driver who relies purely on sponsorship to continue his racing career. One year before the interview, Dan was working in the supermarket chain, Waitrose, before leaving England behind for Hong Kong. Dan now hopes to compete in Japanese F3 but will need your help to do so.
DAN WELLS, THE TWITTER POWERED RACING DRIVER

emmasuperaEmma Bearpark has more than a decade’s experience in motorsport PR. Emma has worked for Super Aguri F1 Team, Jenson Button and Alexander Rossi. Read her interview to uncover what life in PR is really like, her tips for any aspiring press officers and her emotional story of meeting Michael Schumacher for the very first time.
EMMA BUXTON ON LIFE IN MOTORSPORT PR

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Stoffel Vandoorne spoke to ‘stoodonthepodium’ about his early karting years, signing with the McLaren Junior Programme and on his rookie FR3.5 title hunt. Stoffel would later go on to secure second place that year, moving to GP2 for both the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

INTERVIEW: INTRODUCING STOFFEL VANDOORNE

DREWPHOTO2Motorsport photographer, Drew Gibson, spoke exclusively to ‘stoodonthepodium’ about his ten years experience and where it all began. This interview includes a particular focus on the 2013 Le Mans championship where Drew was official photographer for Aston Martin. Click the link below to follow Drew behind the scenes with exclusive photos. Please note that before any additional use of these photographs, Drew’s permission must be sought.

INTERVIEW – DREW GIBSON ON MOTORSPORT PHOTOGRAPHY

johnandhenryOn 19th July 2013, ‘stoodonthepodium’ paid tribute to Henry Surtees, who tragically lost his life aged just 18 in a racing accident. In an exclusive interview with John Surtees, Katie Grimmett celebrated his life, discussed Henry’s childhood, final season and the Henry Surtees Foundation founded in his honour. This interview was conducted on behalf of the Henry Surtees Foundation and first published on the anniversary of his death.

INTERVIEW – JOHN SURTEES, REMEMBERING HENRY

1013418_10151703635356075_1202458112_nJack Harvey is a rising British star of motorsport. Racing in GP3 in 2013, he spoke to ‘stoodonthepodium’ following his GP3 Silverstone win in 2013. Part 1 of the exclusive discusses Jack’s win and coping with home crowd pressures. Part 2 uncovers the importance of his family, pay drivers and advice to aspiring racers.
FROM THE PIT LANE – JACK HARVEY, PART 1
FROM THE PIT LANE – JACK HARVEY, PART 2

peterwithfrankIn a two-part interview special, Peter Windsor discusses Jim Clark, his time at Williams F1, his friendship with Nigel Mansell and his advice to aspiring journalists.

PART 1: JIM CLARK, WILLIAMS AND THE EARLY YEARS
PART 2: MODERN FORMULA 1 AND REMEMBERING AYRTON SENNA

 

*Please note that all image credits do not belong directly to ‘stoodonthepodium’ unless stated on this page. All other photo credits are offered in the respective interviews. The photographs used on this page are merely a visual aid and do not belong to this blog or its creator.

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