For years I have been writing about Formula One and reporting from track-side whenever possible for various websites. I have had a hand in running a few fan forums and fan pages including Facebook and recently Twitter. I was bitten by the F1 bug from an early age and often suffer from F1 fever and Motorsport sweats. It’s a condition that has no cure…if you have petrol coursing through your veins as do I, you will understand.
My love of motor racing stems from early childhood memories with my father, sitting to watch every Grand Prix on a small black and white television set. Back then, some of the races were broadcast on radio waves as well and we often had both radio and TV going. Having grown up with my father being a mechanic, I have been around cars and motorcycles all my life. My father’s ties to F1 were through a supplier of electronics and ignition systems to at least one of the teams. He too had been bitten by the F1 bug and his love and passion for the sport was passed on to me. Over the years, I have been very fortunate to have met several F1 personalities and also to have made several friends in the sport and supporting industries.
I will always have a special spot in my heart for Sir Frank Williams and his driver Alan Jones who took the time to say hello to a very excited young boy and big F1 fan (me) during breakfast one chilly spring morning on a GP weekend. It is for this perhaps that I admire those that can follow the F1 circus around the globe, touching down on several continents writing about and bumping into my heroes and idols. These authors, journalists, bloggers etc…are privileged individuals. I envy and respect several of them. What I’m hoping to achieve here is simply to have an additional avenue to write about my beloved sport.
I hope to make this a place for my readers to frequent and share thoughts. You can follow this blog and me on Twitter at @TheF1Poet . Please keep in mind that this is done solely out of my passion for F1 and in no way is affiliated with any official F1 team, employee or entity. Please have a sense of humor and don’t take anything too seriously. Everyone is welcome here and everyone has a right to their opinion. Be courteous and respectful please.
To those interested, I am available for freelance writing, promotional articles and poems, guest spots and interviews. I can be contacted via Twitter: @TheF1Poet and email: email@example.com