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Ian Stafford is a multiple award-winning sports writer, author and broadcaster who is a former sports reporter of the year, and twice Magazine Sports Writer of the Year. He has written for The Mail on Sunday for 20 years, as well as a host of international publications including Esquire, Newsweek and The Reader’s Digest. He has also written 14 books, including Who Do You Think You Are … Michael Schumacher? in which he raced against Juan Pablo Montoya, Eddie Irvine and Schumacher among many other adventures, and the global bestseller Playgrounds of the Gods. He is also the editor and co-owner of Sportsvibe.co.uk, the online sports magazine.
David Tremayne is a freelance motorsport writer covering the Formula 1 world championship. His clients include The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. A former editor and executive editor of Motoring News and Motor Sport, David is a Grand Prix veteran and the author of 42 books on motorsport, including the acclaimed Donald Campbell – The Man Behind the Mask; The Lost Generation (the brilliant but tragic lives of British F1 stars Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce); and Jochen Rindt Uncrowned King – the superfast life of F1’s only posthumous world champion.
Rob Clark has been working for the Opus Media Group PLC for over six years, and is the most senior member of the Opus Media Group PLC’s editorial department. He has worked in magazine and book publishing for over 20 years and is a specialist in TV coverage of sport, having worked extensively for Sky Sports and Eurosport. He has served as editor of the Manchester United magazine and is editor of the official Six Nations Championship Guide 2012. Rob has interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Brian O’Driscoll, Sachin Tendulkar, Kelly Holmes, Andrew Flintoff, Andy Farrell, Lennox Lewis, Martin Johnson, Joe Calzaghe and Steve Redgrave. .
Matt Crockford joined Opus Media Group PLC in 2008 and has established himself as a strong part of the design team working on other Opus titles including Michael Jackson, Major League Baseball and Ferrari. Since his graduation from Coventry University in 2002, Matt has worked for a design company specialising in design for the music industry with clients such as Oasis, The Verve, Super Furry Animals and Groove Armada. He then worked for several well-established marketing agencies servicing worldwide brands such as Dell, IBM and Samsung before joining the Opus Media Group PLC as a graphic designer.
Eszter Karpati joined the editorial team at Opus Media Group PLC in 2007. She was the managing editor of the Saatchi Opus (2009) and editor of The Official Ferrari Opus (2011). She is currently editing the upcoming Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour Cirque du Soleil Opus (2012). Born in Budapest, Eszter moved to London in 1994 to study history of art and design. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, she has worked as an editor and writer for some of the world’s most influential art book publishers, including Booth-Clibborn Editions, Taschen and Thames & Hudson. In her spare time, Eszter also works as a collage artist. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts’s Summer Exhibition and Original Print Fair, and the London Art Fair.
Pino Allievi has worked for La Gazzetta dello Sport for too many years, following F1 Grand Prix and motor shows and the like. He has written many books about motor racing of which one, Ferrari Racconta, was written together with Enzo Ferrari.
Kate Battersby is the only woman ever to have been chief sports writer on a Fleet Street paper. The Evening Standard recruited her as their chief sports writer and she covered a huge range of sport including a great deal of Formula One, especially in Damon Hill’s championship season. She has been freelance since 2003 and lives in Ascot.
Tom Cary is the Formula One correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, a position to which he was appointed in December 2008. He joined the Telegraph sports desk in 2005, having spent two years working for Eurosport at their head offices in Paris.
Bob Constanduros is the on-circuit commentator and press conference mediator at all Grands Prix. Now 63, he has spent over 30 years in motorsport journalism but he’s also worked with all the major teams in Formula One on a freelance basis. He has worked as a TV presenter and commentator for the BBC and TV companies in South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia and France. For the last 25 years he has specialised in Formula One and has conducted the official FIA press conferences for the last 15.
Adam Cooper became an F1 fan in the early 1970s and saw his first race at age 10 at Brands Hatch in 1976. He began freelancing for Autosport in 1985 while still at university and was subsequently on the full-time staff of the magazine from 1987-92. Adam has written books about Eddie Irvine, Piers Courage and Michael Schumacher, and has contributed to Autocourse and the Official Formula 1 Season Review. He also has his own blog, http://www.adamcooperf1.com.
Gerald Donaldson has been covering Formula 1 for many years. He is one of the most highly regarded authors of books about the sport, its history, teams, personalities and drivers and his biographies of Juan Manuel Fangio (The Life Behind The Legend), James Hunt (The Biography) and Gilles Villeneuve (The Life Of The Legendary Racing Driver) have been highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike.
Mike Doodson has written about racing for more than 40 years, reporting on his first Grand Prix in 1970 and covering another 540 to date. He spent almost 20 years sitting alongside BBC television commentator Murray Walker as his lap-charter and spotter.
Malcolm Folley has interviewed Formula One drivers on the sands of the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, beside slot machines in Las Vegas, in the bush in South Africa and overlooking the Mediterranean in Monaco during his 35 years as a staff sportswriter for British national newspapers. An award-winning journalist, Folley is the author of six books, including the critically claimed 2009 work entitled Senna versus Prost. Since 1992, Folley has been chief sports reporter for The Mail on Sunday.
Kevin Garside is a sports writer on the Daily Telegraph. He was formerly the Telegraph’s F1 correspondent and for his work in that role was awarded the specialist correspondent of the year crown by the Sports Journalism Association. Kevin previously worked as a sport writer at the Daily Express, Sunday Express and The Mirror and has charted much of Michael Schumacher’s record-breaking journey through Grand Prix racing.
Ed Gorman has worked for The Times newspaper as a home, foreign and sports news reporter. before becoming Motor Racing Correspondent in 2007, chronicling Lewis Hamilton’s first season in Formula One, his maiden world championship and that of his fellow Briton, Jenson Button. He also covered the final tumultuous years of Max Mosley’s tenure as president of the FIA and several high-profile scandals including the infamous ‘Crashgate’ affair.
Maurice Hamilton has been covering Formula One as a freelance writer since 1977. Motor sport correspondent for The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer, he’s attended more than 500 Grands Prix and established a record for 406 consecutive races between 1984 and 2008. Editor of the Autocourse annual from 1979 to 1987 and author of more than 20 books, Hamilton writes for motor sport magazines worldwide. He has also worked as an F1 commentator and summariser for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Alan Henry has been reporting on F1 since 1973, since when he has covered more than 600 Grands Prix and written more than 40 books on motorsport subjects. Currently a columnist for Autocar and F1 Racing, he has edited the prestigious Autocourse annual for 22 years and has contributed to a wide variety of publications across the world. In 2009 he collaborated with Sir Stirling Moss in writing Stirling Moss, all my Races in celebration of the British F1 star’s 80th birthday. He has also written a book on former world champion Jenson Button.
Oliver Holt became motor racing correspondent for The Times in 1993 and reported on Nigel Mansell’s IndyCar Series triumph, the death of Ayrton Senna at Imola, the rise of Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill’s world championship. He still covers F1 whenever he can and saw Jenson Button clinch the world title in Brazil in 2009.
Mark Hughes is the author of two award-winning motorsport books, Speed Addicts and Crashed and Byrned, the former of which won the National Sporting Club’s Sports Book of The Year in 2005. He also penned a highly acclaimed biography of Lewis Hamilton in 2007. He is the F1 correspondent for The Sunday Times and is the lead writer for the world’s leading motorsport title, Autosport magazine. He is also employed in an F1 capacity by the BBC – working in the commentary box helping Martin Brundle and Jonathan Legard analyse the races. He is a leading columnist on the BBC’s F1 website.
Heikki Kulta lives in Kaarina, Finland, where he has written for the Finnish daily Turun Sanomat for the past 34 years. His first Grand Prix was San Marino in 1983 and he has concentrated on F1 since 1997. He is the only Finnish journalist who personally knows all eight Finnish F1 drivers well, starting from Leo Kinnunen and now to Heikki Kovalainen and Nico Rosberg.
Andrew Longmore is a senior sports writer for the Sunday Times, who has covered Formula One as a feature writer for 20 years and, in the aftermath of Ayrton Senna’s death at Imola in May 1994, retraced the steps of the great Brazilian during that ill-fated weekend for a piece published in The Times. He also reported on the debut season of Lewis Hamilton in Formula One and was at Interlagos the day Hamilton became world champion.
Jonathan McEvoy was Motor Racing Correspondent of the Daily Mail before becoming the Olympics correspondent. Having covered the close of Michael Schumacher’s first career, he is a well-connected and ever-present chronicler of the renaissance in British motor racing through the championship-winning exploits of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Bob McKenzie has covered Formula 1 for the Daily and Sunday Express for almost 20 years, starting with Nigel Mansell’s title-winning season in 1992, and now has almost 300 Grands Prix to his name. He has managed to combine motorsport coverage with rugby, tennis and other sports in that time, also reporting at six Olympic Games. His daughter, Lee, is a well-known face in F1 in her role as BBC’s F1 pitlane reporter.
Nigel Roebuck began motor racing journalism in 1971 with Car & Driver (USA), then going on to spend two years working for Graham Hill’s Formula 1 team before joining Autosport as Grand Prix Editor in 1976. He covered more than 400 Grands Prix for the magazine until the end of 2007, when he was appointed editor-in-chief. Since 1986 he has also been the F1 correspondent of Autoweek (USA), and for a number of years worked in that capacity for The Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Times. He is the author of 19 books on motor racing.
Anthony Rowlinson became editor of Autosport in 2000 and was later its Grand Prix editor. Between those two spells at the comic (bible) of motorsport, he was executive editor of F1 Racing magazine. Since 2007 Anthony has been executive editor of The Red Bulletin, firstly in its paddock-only format and now in its glossy monthly incarnation..
Stéphane Samson has attended almost 250 Grands Prix and is one of the few French journalists to have gained the trust of the English-speaking paddock community, which has allowed him unrestricted access to the main players on the F1 scene. His in-depth knowledge of the sport led to him being appointed associate editor of the world’s best-selling magazine, F1 Racing, between 2000 and 2004. During the same period, Haymarket Publishing entrusted him with the role of associate editor of the special projects department. He also edited the FOM’s official F1 book in 2004.
Since 1996 Miguel Sanz Bernardino has worked for Marca, the biggest-selling sports newspaper in Spain. He has covered the world championships in rallying, motorcycling and the Le Mans 24-hour race, and since 1999 has been the special correspondent for Formula 1 Grand Prix, and has thus witnessed first hand the rise of Fernando Alonso.
Joe Saward started reporting on European races in 1983. He travelled from race to race, living in a tent, and 14 months later he joined Autosport magazine, continuing to write the Globetrotter column. A full-time F1 reporter from 1988 onwards, Joe was also a pioneer in electronic media, establishing the Business of Motorsport e-newsletter in 1994. This was followed by the http://www.grandprix.com website. He went on to co-found GP+, the sport’s first e-magazine and he is now one of the leading bloggers in the sport.
Richard Williams started out as a music journalist, but now covers a wide range of sports, from football to cricket to golf, though Formula One is a particular favourite, and he has written several books on the sport, including The Death of Ayrton Senna, Enzo Ferrari: A Life and Racers, an in-depth analysis of the 1996 F1 season.
Darren Heath’s images in F1 Racing magazine set new standards for their vision, creativity and use of light and colour. The outstanding lensman is also renowned for an understanding of the sport that has won him praise for his ability to spot photo opportunities many others simply don’t see. In 2005 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to The Royal Photographic Society.
Bernard Cahier worked with Phil Hill selling foreign sportscars in Hollywood where he caught the racing bug, and decided to become a photojournalist. His first Grand Prix was the Italian GP in Monza, 1952. Armed with his Leica 3Gs, he soon became a full-time international journalist and photographer. In 1968, he founded the IRPA (International Racing Press Association) and remained its president until he retired in 1985.
Son of the legendary Bernard Cahier, Paul-Henri grew up with the sound of race engines and the smell of Castrol “R” racing oil. Holidays were the chance to go to races, and when he was 13, his father handed him one of his cameras and let him discover on his own the world of F1 photography. By the time he was 15, Paul-Henri’s photos were being published, but it was not until his late twenties that he decided to become a professional photographer.
Klemantaski’s work spans the years from 1936 to 1974, and for five years in the mid-1950s he rode as a passenger in the Mille Miglia, the most famous of all the open road races, which resulted in some of the most dramatic photography ever taken. He has authored over a dozen books of his work, which has also appeared in hundreds of other publications and numerous exhibits.
Schlegelmilch Photography – Rainer W. and Boris Schlegelmilch
Rainer W. Schlegelmilch saw his first race in 1962, when he photographed a series of portraits at the Thousand Kilometres on the Nürburgring for his final examination at the Bavarian State School of Photography in Munich. Racing has always been a major aspect of his work and since 1974, he has focused exclusively on Formula 1 championship races. Today, the photo archive at Schlegelmilch Photography totals 15,000 monochrome photographs and over 500,000 colour slides.
Keith and Mark Sutton
Acclaimed photographer Keith Sutton entered the motorsport photographic industry in 1980, and along with his brother, Mark, went on to establish the world’s largest independent motorsport picture agency – Sutton Motorsport Images. The company boasts a comprehensive archive of over four million images dating back to 1895. Their acclaimed website http://www.sutton-images.com contains over 480,000 stunning high-resolution digital images and supplies editorial content to over 200 magazines, newspapers, websites and agencies worldwide.
Zenon Texeira has won numerous national awards for design and art direction. In 2005, Texeira, together with Howard Forrester, formed Kraken Creative, the design team behind the Opus collection. Photography remains his true passion –the opportunity to work with the Polaroid 20×24 proved a great adrenaline rush.
Brian Watson first covered motor racing in 1962, at Ouston, when he watched a young Jackie Stewart wipe the floor with everybody in a Tojeiro-Buick, and at Goodwood when he became a Graham Hill and an F1 fan. His F1 photography days began at the 1963 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, in the paddock and he particularly enjoyed Monaco the following year because you get up really close to the track, and could even walk from one corner to another. He has many happy memories from his motor racing days, in his dual capacity as both a photographer and a medical officer.