F1 is one of the most watched sports on the planet with some of the highest paid athletes in the world. For over a decade Lee McKenzie has been at the heart of it all. Thanks to a relaxed but informative interview style, she has become one of the most respected F1 presenters and interviewers in the sport, with drivers requesting her for interviews because of her tough but fair approach.
Over the years, Lee has shared hire cars in GP2 with Lewis Hamilton when they both hoped to make it to F1. She took a horse from England to Michael Schumachers ranch in Switzerland to compete against him in a western riding competition and she went to film with the current world champion Max Verstappen when he was too young to legally drive on the roads. And motorsport fans still talk about Lees funny but brilliant interviews with Sebastian Vettel over the years. Its these personal stories and relationships that give this book such a unique perspective on Formula 1 and the drivers that make it a global sport.
Lee McKenzie was in the F1 paddock from an early age. From meeting the drivers, to washing the dishes and generally helping in hospitality to pass the time, she is now one of the most respected F1 presenters and interviewers in the sport. Lee has covered almost all series of motorsport around the world, but it was when she started covering F1 for BBC TV that she became known to fans. She has competed as a co-driver in rally events including the World Rally Championship, became the first female to present the full F1 show in the UK and the first female recipient of the prestigious Jim Clark Award.