2019: My Motorsport Year

Hello. Yes, contrary to popular belief I am alive and well. It’s been an odd past twelve months both within motorsport and also on a more personal level. Although I have been able to travel with Formula E further than ever before, as well as experiencing new and exciting motorsport championships for the first time, there have been some, let’s call them ‘hiccups’ along the way which have made this year quite a challenging one away from motorsport.

Now, if you have ever read one of these “my motorsport year pieces” on my website, you will know I treat them as a not-so-secret diary entry. I just sit at my laptop, often with constant refills of tea or something stronger if it is available, and just blurt down all my highs and lows from the past year. I will do the same this year, just as I will continue to do until I am old and grey, sharing with you all the embarrassing details along the way!

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The reality of being a woman in motorsport

The reaction of people when I tell them that I am a motorsport journalist is usually met with total surprise. Maybe it is my age, or the fact that I don’t “look” like I would be interested in motorsport, but usually it’s the fact that I am a woman. The responses are never negative though, normally a reference to Suzi Perry or Lee McKenzie and words along the lines of “wow, that is different.” I always find it funny though because, to me, my gender isn’t really relevant to how I do my job – it never has been and it never will be.

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