- Great track @MBrundleF1 and @Scalextric ! #skyf1 http://t.co/yQaErDEtQV” Sorry I look a smartarse in this picture! Nice Scalextric track tho,
- My 'dream track' made form corners on 2015 calendar and built by Scalextric. Herbert and Hill trying to beat my time http://t.co/hGo2DE5RoC,
- It's year 32 for me in F1, I'm as excited as ever. Yes Merc are still out front but rest of grid look like they've sharpened up this winter,
- A bit random, ok a lot random, but if you happen to have a lonely dog this is Pooch Tinder I guess, or maybe not https://t.co/kWt8ocI6Tz,
- We have some time with Lewis H on Monday, but first we need some videos from you please. Check this out https://t.co/h2W00RyqU7,
- That's sad, reading that F1 designer Gerard Ducarouge has died. Worked with him at Ligier. Stylish, fun and clever man. RIP and condolences,
- McLaren say Alonso downshifting while applying full brakes in accident.Unusual to pull for downshifts if you've lost control of a racing car,
- Great news Fernando Alonso seems perky after testing shunt. Still seems strange such a relatively mild incident in F1 terms hospitalised him,
- Did an 'Insanity' workout DVD with my daughter Charlie.Tough but great fun. Good for my soul and fitness, bad for my dodgy ankle. Enjoyed it,
- 500 bhp is enough if we saw loads of wheel to wheel racing. My first F1 car had 480bhp, it regularly tried to kill me. Or maybe I killed it,
I joined the legendary Murray Walker in the commentary box in 1997 for ITV.
My first hand experience and insight into what cars and drivers were doing on track seemed to be very well received and amazingly I haven’t been found out yet approaching two decades later. When BBC regained the broadcasting rights I joined them for three years and then onto Sky Sports F1 HD where we have our own dedicated F1 channel. Our commentary is also broadcast to tens of millions of English speakers around the world. I’ve been lucky enough to be on the winning team for 4 BAFTAs and 7 Royal Television Society awards
My crazy pre race Gridwalks have become my trade mark. When I started doing them I was like Clint Eastwood in a ghost town with the whole grid to myself, now I’ve got to fight it out with every quick draw from the world’s media. I basically wander around the intensely charged grid for 10 minutes live and unscripted in a chaotic and possibly impolite way. Sometimes it works, sometimes…
I started racing in 1971 at the age of 12 in a self built grass track Ford Anglia.
Highlights of my racing career involved going wheel to wheel with Ayrton Senna in Formula 3 and again later in Formula One, along with winning 14 international sports car races including the iconic Le Mans 24 hours, and also winning the World Sportscar Championship. I competed in 158 F1 races with 10 podiums.
I still compete in historic races at Goodwood and also with my son Alex in sports car races. Every year I dream up at least one TV feature which involves me driving the latest F1 cars. My passion for driving fast is totally undiminished.
I’ve had the privilege of driving some of history’s greatest racing cars against people like Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet, Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher. On my day I’ve beaten them all but the true greats are strong every day.
When I’m not at races I like to ride my motorbike, drive my classic Jaguar E Type, and fly helicopters – I’m a confirmed petrol head. For relaxation I return to my beloved home county of Norfolk England and spend time with the family.
I’ve always had a strong interest in the business world and meeting inspirational people. F1 has meant that both have often merged.
I ran my mum and dad’s garage businesses from the age of 18 until I became a professional racer at 24. I was on the board of the BRDC, owners of Silverstone, for nine years, the final three as Chairman. I’ve always managed my own driving and business affairs and I was David Coulthard’s business manager for 11 years. When the Grand Prix Drivers Association reformed after Senna’s death the drivers asked me to be Chairman.
If an opportunity interests me and time permits I very much enjoy after dinner and motivational speaking, and personal appearances. You don’t have to be doing 200 mph to entertain and inform people (although it can help), and my broadcasting and voice-over skills can be used to very good effect in marketing and promotional material of all kinds.
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