Richland F1 would not work, if it wasn’t for the fantastic quality of the work of our writers. The team is a well-driven and knowledgeable team, offering insights into Formula One that many of the ‘professional’ websites fail to clarify.
Luke Smith – Editor-in-Chief
Luke Smith is the man tasked with carefully orchestrating Richland F1′s evolution into one of the leading Formula One websites. He has followed F1 for almost half his life, and never misses a race. A published writer, Luke plans to one day become an author in his own right. However, F1 will always be his true adoration, and great pride is held in his formation of Richland F1, combining his two loves of writing and motorsport. Now contributing to NBC Sports’ F1 coverage, Luke revels in the prospect of providing high quality F1 coverage to the masses.
Alex Goldschmidt – Senior Content Editor
Alex Goldschmidt, a man clearly looking towards a future within motorsport journalism. His passion for racing began nearly 30 years ago, with Ayrton Senna being the man to excite and ignite Alex’s interest in Formula One. Fast forward to now and Alex, along with his heavily increasing and involved role here at Richland F1, writes for other websites about his one true passion – racing. His unique experience within the automotive industry provides refreshing and intriguing perspectives that some may miss, when it comes to reading between the lines and digging deeper, than merely scratching the surface of where some fear to tread.
Ernie Black – Senior Content Editor
Ernie Black, also known as F1 Goggles or The F1 Poet. Formula One fan since birth or shortly thereafter. Creatively reporting on anything F1 related out of the sheer love and passion for the sport. I have been writing for years and reporting from trackside whenever possible for various websites. 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. I have just recently started my own blog and joined the Twitter #F1 family. Actively looking for new and fun ways to introduce the sport to a new generation of F1 fans. I like to consider myself as an unofficial ambassador to the sport. I am a huge proponent of F1 fans and bloggers helping F1 fans and bloggers. There can never be too much F1.
Trent Price – Senior Content Editor
Trent Price is an amateur race driver, V8 race coach and freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia. In addition to this has his motorsport work he has written for television and film magazines. Growing up in a motorsport family, Trent has attended Grand Prix’s since the late 1980′s and after spending a year on the the F1 satirical site ‘GP Specialist’ , thought he’d try his hand at not-so-serious F1 (and related) journalism.
Jack Leslie – News Editor
Jack Leslie is a man on a mission. Always a lover of cars, at the age of six he had his first glimpse of Formula 1. It took a further four years for him to really get hooked on the sport, but now he rarely misses a session and would not have it any other way. The main ambition? To combine his two passions of Formula 1 and writing to become a fully-fledged Journalist in the sport, which he is incredibly determined to fulfil. As the News Editor of Richland F1, Jack is your first port of call for all the latest stories emerging from the F1 paddock.
Mike is a long-time Formula One fan whose favorite drivers of the modern era include Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. He also believes in racing cars with fenders and fields his own car in SCCAs Spec Miata class in the United States. He most admires racers like Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, John Surtees, Jack Brabham, Mark Donohue and Jim Hall–the rarest breed who could build, race, and win in their own machines. Mike is confident the world will not end in 2012.
Ed Greenhalgh has been following motorsport from a young age, in particular both Formula One and V8 Supercars. He has already attended several Australian Grands Prix and is planning a year in Europe in 2012/13 in which he will visit a new range of motorsport events. His aim is to build experience in motorsport journalism to possibly have the opportunity to have it as a second job or hobby in the future. Outside motorsport, Ed is a big sports fan (particularly cricket, tennis, football, rugby league and Australian Rules) and also has interests in aviation, film and television amongst others.
Katy McConnachie, a girl with a big passion for fast cars. She began watching Formula 1 from a relatively young age and has never missed a Grand Prix. This also means the details behind the history and science of the sport continue to amaze her. She has just one goal in life, to become a successful journalist and with her love for motorsport, she hopes to become well-known in that field. She is clearly determined not to give up until it becomes reality.
Grace Cunningham is a determined 18 year old Motorsport enthusiast with a huge passion for connecting fans with the sport through her F1 projects. She is aspiring to work within F1 media and is currently running her own blog and her own website whilst in the hunt for the dream. Grace has already worked with Red Bull Racing through several work placements and is currently studying motorsport management certificate course with SMC University who are a partner of the Marussia F1 team. Nothing inspires her more than watching F1 and speaking to fellow fans.
When not at a race track or an airport somewhere, Peter can be found at his home in Vancouver, Canada writing about the world of Racing. An open-wheel enthusiast at heart, Peter caught the racing bug when he worked in the Champ Car World Series in 2004, and now covers all manner of topics from Formula 1 to IndyCar and Sports Car Racing. An avid tweeter, Peter can be found musing under his motorsport nom de plume at @BaronVonClutch.
Currently living on the south coast of England, I’m an avid motorsports fan, been following Formula 1 since the day I was born. Wannabe aerodynamicist, I’m currently a mechanic. Having grown up around cars, people come to me for advice about what cars to buy, or what to do to the engine. I’m a lover of classic driving, H-gate gearbox, no traction control and even a want for no ABS. Design ordinary road cars and race cars alike in my free time. I support every Brit in Motorsport, from Karting to Formula 1. Not quite Adrian Newey, but I’m getting there!!
Andy Young has been a huge fan of Formula 1 since the Hill vs Villeneuve and Hakkinen vs Schumacher days of the late 1990s, and is an up-and-coming motorsport journalist from Hampshire. He began covering the sport in mid-2011, and has since interviewed the likes of Davide Valsecchi, Charles Pic and Mario Andretti. With ambitions of one day becoming a full-time motorsport journalist, he also has a love for IndyCar, GP2 and GP3 and has followed both categories for many years.
Oliver brings an extra dimension to Richland F1. Also a writer on football and Formula 1 for The Sideline Agenda, the nineteen-year-old combines a tremendous work rate with a delightful enthusiasm for sport to produce highly sophisticated pieces of freelance writing. Fascinated by the romaticism of Formula 1, Oliver’s eagle-eyed watch allows him to consider the personalities, pressures and protagonists that often go unnoticed, building expertly structured narratives around the global franchise that is Formula 1.
From the moment Damon Hill cruised to world title glory in 1996, leaving Murray Walker with a lump in his throat, Louis was hooked. Although his lifetime may only cover 22 years, his interest in the sport covers much more ground with a clear and keen interest in the history of Formula One and the legends of the past, those who truly paved the way for the stars of tomorrow. Motorsport is Louis’ life. No matter whether it’s either on two wheels or four, in a closed or open cockpit, he will be there to see it.
Abhishek first fell in love with Formula One at the age of seven, watching the races on television with his father. That passion only grew and pretty soon Abhishek decided that he wanted a career in Formula One. As he proved to be hopeless at karting, Abhishek felt the next best thing would be to write about the sport and decided to become a journalist. He covered business news for three-and-a-half years after graduating from journalism school but he finally got a shot at his dream last year, covering the Malaysian and Indian Grand Prix for a well-known news agency. That experience only made him crave for more, making him finally decide to take the plunge and chase his passion. Abhishek plans to make his way to all of the Asian races in 2013, as an accredited journalist travelling the world with the Formula One circus, living his dream of reporting from the paddock.
Rebecca Zeitlin is fan of all things fast. Originally from the American south, she grew up on Porsches and horse racing. When she discovered Formula One as a teenager, she knew she had found her true love. Rebecca brings a unique perspective to Richland F1, having previously worked in sponsorship and competition management. She enjoys social media and giving fans the best access to everything F1 has to offer.