14-year-old Lewis Galer and his parents came to me ahead of the 2017 Ginetta Scholarship. The previous year, Lewis took part in the Scholarship following many successful years in karts.
I find this argument about grid girls very tricky and I don’t think it’s as simple as yes we should have them or no we shouldn’t. I recently spoke about it on BBC radio and I think the host wanted me to take a stance one way or the other but I couldn't....
This year was my first full year running Racing Mentor and it’s been an absolute blast. Coaching drivers, creating courses and writing articles about motorsport sponsorship, careers, PR and journalism fits so wonderfully into my jet-setting lifestyle that I couldn’t have hoped for more from the business.
PR helps you to establish a rapport between your brand and the public. For large businesses, this can be as complex as community relations, crisis management and media events but, for the most part, it’s much more simple for a racing driver or team.
Looking for the perfect gift for the petrol head in your life, or just want some inspiration for your own wishlist? Look no further. This is a gift guide for racing drivers, anyone with motorsport ambitions and all of us who love the sport.
If you don’t have a sales background this can be really tricky and if you’re not used to getting on the phone and pestering people, it’s going to be even harder to get in touch with those that truly could benefit from what you’re doing.