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Rising Stars Profile Vol.8 – Bianca Bustamante & Laura Bubenova

This year, the FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars program came back bigger and better. Two groups of girls, 14 in the Senior Category and 14 in the Junior Category, will go into the three-day shoot-out from the 21st to 23rd of October at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Just like last year, we are rolling out the profiles of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Bianca Bustamante in the Senior Category and Laura Bubenova in the Junior Category.

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We Will See How It Goes – Catching up with Dorna Event Director Norma Companys

In 2019, we talked to Dorna’s Event Director for MotoGP, Norma Companys, to hear about her career with MotoGP. After Norma’s team put together the impossible 2020 season, we caught up with her again between the two races at Losail International Circuit while she had a brief moment of down-time on Friday, to learn more about organizing MotoGP races in this crazy age.

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Who Says Liter-bikes Are Not for Girls? – Exclusive Interview with Olivia Jia

Chinese New Year special series:The Parallel Lines in Life – Exclusive Interview with Kim ChenThe Pianist on Two Wheels – Exclusive Interview with Rui Jia © All photos, including featured cover, provided by Olivia Jia Today, on Lantern Festival, we conclude our Chinese New Year special series and give you the story of Tianshuang “Olivia” JIA, 2020 Ducati... Continue Reading →

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Defend My Title, and Pass All My Courses – Interview with Beatriz Neila, Women’s European Cup Champion

In January 2020, the inaugural Women's European Cup was announced at Motor Bike Expo. Even though the season's start was delayed from April to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had the first ever Women's European Cup champion in September - Beatriz Neila - one round before the season finale. We had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Beatriz, let's see what she has to say about her Women's European Cup season and her career.

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Learning and Adapting to Become a Well-rounded Engineer

At the end of 2019, upon the completion of the INFINITI Engineering Academy China Final, we interviewed the winner Muyao (Nimo) Li. In 2020, the internship program was still carried out despite extreme circumstances, and now all seven winners have completed their internship at Renault F1 team and INFINITI Research Center. We caught up with Nimo to hear about her experiences during the year.

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With Passion and Skills, You Will Find Your Way – Exclusive Interview with FIM Deputy CEO Mrs. Françoise Emery

Mrs. Françoise Emery is the Deputy CEO of the FIM. She started in the Finance Department of the FIM 18 years ago and is now leading the 40 employees of the FIM in the headquarter as well as 300 officials and volunteers worldwide to support the 113 national federations which are members of the FIM. We had the opportunity to chat with Mrs. Emery to hear about her career in the motorcycling sport governance body, and learn about how they pushed through this difficult year to make the championships happen.

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Female Element Will Be Decisive For The Championship – Exclusive Interview with Alejandro Agag

We talked to Mr. Alejandro Agag, the brain behind the first-ever gender-equal motorsport championship. It has always been a great inspiration talking to Mr. Agag, and this time, let's see how the idea of electrical Odyssey gradually takes shape into an FIA International Series in Extreme E.

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It’s Not an Unapproachable Dream

Growing up in a time when motorsport is little known to the general public in China, the distance between China and mainstream international motorsport has never stopped Zhang Jingying(张静莹,aka 张小鹅) from chasing her dream. A former editor at Sina’s Ultimate Motors and currently a producer at Bitauto, Jingying also co-created her own vlog Channel é (张小鹅频道) covering motorsport, tourism, and many things in between.

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My Passion Keeps Me Going

Cherry Fan (范雨芹) is the first female photographer from Mainland China to be accredited an F1 media pass for the full season. She started her freelance photographer career in the motorsport world in 2011, and moved into Formula 1 in 2017. We had the opportunity to hear her tell her story of becoming a Formula 1 photographer. Let’s see how she stays on this path less travelled by others.

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Beyond Driven – Storytellers for the True Champions

Beyond Driven is the first and latest documentary exploring the life of Lella Lombardi, the first female driver to win world championship points, and the burning legacy she has left behind. We had the opportunity to talk to co-producer, co-director, and co-writer of the film, Riyaana Hartley, to hear about the story behind the scenes. Let’s see how the idea come about and how Riyaana and her partner Vincent Tran put everything together to get the exhilarating story of this pioneer to the world.

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Keeping Me on My Toes – Exclusive Interview with Inside Pass Host Vanessa Guerra

Vanessa Guerra is the Creative Producer and Host of the Red Bull's Inside Pass. Before Inside Pass, Vanessa already had a long career in the MotoGP paddock, from team management to pit lane reporter. During this quarantine time, we had a chat with Vanessa, to hear about her amazing journey in the past 12 years.

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The Next Turning Point – Exclusive Interview with Wendy Li

Wendy Li (李倩雯) is the former Editor-in-Chief of China Motorsport Magazine (中国赛车杂志). She single-highhandedly revived this magazine after it had been out of circulation for three years. At the same time of leading the editorial on the newly-revived magazine in 2018, she was also part of the organizer’s team for the inaugural Mini Challenge China Series. During China Motorsport Magazine’s dormant, Wendy was the editor for the Chinese version of Motosport.com

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彪悍的人生,随缘就好(上) + 粉丝声音Vol.1

她是中国车迷熟知的赛车解说,是第一位持年证报道F1的中国记者,是复旦新闻专业的高材生。巴西记者曾对她说“你改变了我对中国这一代年轻人的认知”,但她也曾经遭受同行的误解和非议。瑛姐是我们在创立这个账号之初就想到的封面人物,春节“封箱”之前,我们听她讲了她这十年的故事。

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When You Work For Your Passion, You Don’t Work At All

Nita Korhonen is the Commission Director of FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission. At the same time, she is also the Continental Unions and National Federations Liaison Director and Events Director at the FIM. In January, we had the opportunity to talk to Nita, and hear about how she came from a motorsport family, started in the sport as a journalist, and carved out an amazing career path for herself.

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Absolute Fun with Absolute Racing – Exclusive Interview with Erin Chen, Absolute Racing Account Manager

In the past decade, Absolute Racing has been a formidable force in the motorsport scene in China and Asia. Based in Zhuhai, Shanghai, and Sepang, this team has been pushing forward motorsport in China and Asia, as well as raising young Chinese drivers such as Ye Yifei to international championships. Among the management of this team, there is a Chinese lady, Erin Chen, who is the Account Manager. We had an opportunity to chat with her about her story of getting into motorsport, and making history with Absolute Racing.

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Inspiration through Shared Passion – Exclusive Interview with INFINITI Engineering Academy Winner Nimo Li

Since 2015, INFINITI and Renault Formula One Team has been running a program called INFINITI Engineering Academy to select engineering students around the world to join INFINITI and Renault F1 Team for a 12 months placement and potential future opportunity in both automotive industry and motorsport industry. We had the opportunity to catch up with 2019 winner from China - Muyao (Nimo) Li

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Holly Watson Nall: Having the Bigger Picture in Mind

Four years ago in November 2015, during Season 2 of Formula E, Roborace – the autonomous car racing series - was announced. In 2019, Season Alpha – the first of two test seasons – was launched for the teams involved in Roborace and a series of competitions such as localization, obstacle avoidance, overtaking was carried out. Among the people pushing this cutting-edge racing series forward was Holly Watson Nall, a young woman who took on the passion for motorsport herself, and built a path to realize her dream.

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Maria Herrera: I Want to Clear the Path for Them

Maria Herrera is one of the only two women who have started on the grid of Grand Prix racing and scored points this decade (and this data is set and done since we’ve finished all the Grand Prix of this decade). She started in Moto3 back in 2013 as a wildcard entry at Aragon, then in three races in 2014, then ran for full seasons between 2015 and 2017. In 2018 she went away to race in World SuperSport 300. This year she is back in Grand Prix racing with MotoE World Cup. During Valencia GP, we had the opportunity to team up with EPaddock.it to have a joint interview with Maria on Friday before E-Pole.

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The Start of a New Journey with Porsche

Formula E fans must be very familiar with Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro, either because of her drive in the gleaming blue Amlin Andretti in season 2015-16, or for her role as test driver under Susie Wolff’s command last season. Not to mention that she’s the first female driver in Formula E to score points. And now her name is affiliated with German car manufacturer Porsche.

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国际汽联Girls on Track – Rising Stars项目车手专访(八)

今年,Rising Stars项目回归,我们也继续送上今年的项目车手问答系列,今天推送的是美国/菲律宾车手Bianca Bustamante和斯洛伐克车手Laura Bubenova

明年我将为总冠军而战——专访西班牙车手Nerea Martí

九岁开始接触卡丁车的Nerea Martí已经在卡丁车和F4赛场上大显身手,她是第一位获得瓦伦西亚卡丁车锦标赛总冠军的女性车手,并且在自己的第一场西班牙F4比赛中就登上领奖台。2021赛季W Series的比赛中Nerea在亨格诺林的比赛中登上领奖台,成为本赛季第二位登上领奖台的菜鸟。夏休期间我们采访了Nerea,来看看她对自己的职业生涯有什么要说的吧。

我们生来就是为了挑战——专访ABT车队前车手Claudia Hürtgen

ABT CUPRA XE派出了德国房跑老将Claudia Hürtgen搭档Mattias Ekström出赛。可惜Claudia仅仅在第一站比赛中登场,第二站比赛中由于身体不适,官方后补车手Jutta Kleinschmidt临时代替出场。而在海洋X Prix之后不久,Claudia正式退出了Extreme E的竞争,专心宝马的合作,Jutta则正式顶替她加盟车队。在海洋X Prix之前我们采访了Claudia,虽然老将已经离场,还是来看看她短暂Extreme E旅程中的心得吧。

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