Welcome, to my final blog post of 2018. It has been a pretty good year with me being able to attend more race weekends then ever before, visit events as accredited media that I had previously only ever dreamed of, oh and there was the day where I travelled to and from Switzerland all within 12 hours. In this blog post, I will reminisce and reflect on my key motorsport highlights from the year and give an honest review of my experiences and any corny life lessons I might have learnt along the way. If you are patient, you can also read about a new project I will be tackling in 2019. It is something that has been in the works since the summer and I am so happy to be sharing it with you all now as we approach the new year and welcome new beginnings. Anyway, enough waffling – I have made myself a huge mug of tea and am ready to confess all from my year in motorsport.
2016 was kind to Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman became the FIA GP2 World Champion and impressed us all with his natural talent for driving and showing ambition that is leaving fans and media hoping he will soon land himself in Formula 1.
I caught up with Gasly to talk about his year in motorsport earlier in the week. From taking the crown of GP2 Champion in Abu Dhabi last month to being involved in a car accident ahead of the Silverstone weekend, Gasly shares his highs and lows about his year exclusively on katyfairman.com.
There isn’t a single person in motorsport that has a bad word to say about Jake Sanson. He is passionate, truly loves his job and wants to help as many upcoming media stars in motorsport as possible.
This year he has been rewarded with a stunning year that has seen him at Le Mans, hosting the London rounds of the FIA Formula E Championship, as well as appearing on your television screens alongside the likes of Tiff Needell and Jodie Kidd in The Cars That Made Britain Great on Channel 5. I caught up with him to talk about his year in motorsport.
You know you must be pretty good at your job when you and your colleagues are able to win the greatest award in motorsport consecutively for three years…
Lead Engineer at Mercedes AMG F1, Dan Milner, has taken the time to review his year in motorsport exclusively with katyfairman.wordpress.com and talks about everything from being in the crowd in Spain when the two Mercedes collided to Rosberg’s shock retirement. All views in this interview are all his own.
As his twitter bio summarises well, Craig Scarborough is ‘everything technical in motorsport’. He’s travelled the world with the pinnacle of motorsport and has plenty of tales to tell. I caught up with Craig to look back at his year in motorsport and what we can expect to see from him next year.
Travelling the world following the crazy F1 circus, Mark Gallagher has plenty of stories to tell. Having worked with the likes of Jordan, Red Bull and Cosworth, Gallagher now assists BBC and Sky on their broadcasting team as well as being one of the sport’s best public speakers.
Talking part in the ‘My Motorsport Year’ series on my blog, Mark talks about his highs and lows from the year and what his highlights have been from the past twelve months.
It’s not every day you get to interview a current FIA World Champion on your blog, so this post is pretty special. Mattias Ekström is the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Champion, hammering his Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro around incredible tracks worldwide to win the drivers’ championship title at the penultimate race at Estering, Germany, earlier this year.
Taking part in the ‘My Motorsport Year‘ advent calendar I am hosting during December on katyfairman.wordpress.com, Ekström discusses his highs and lows from the year, as well as reviewing his year that lead him to become a world champion in yet another series.