A mechanics body

Pistops, long working hours, constantly on the move, climate changes, jetlag and high pressure. This is all an everyday diet when working as a motorsport mechanic, not only in Formula 1 but also in the lower series. I was told before starting my new job: “The hardest part of being a formula 1 mechanic is the travelling”, I can see what they meant now but personally I don’t 100% agree....

Being a foreigner

So, as you guys probably know. I am Danish.. living in the UK. I love Denmark, it is a great country to be from! We are such a small country and with a population at only 5.7 million people, you can almost say we are a small family. If one Dane does something great almost the entire country is cheering them on. Say, if a Danish singer suddenly does great...

The dance of Formula 1

Imagine that you have always loved dancing. When you were out with your friend, you felt most comfortable on the dance floor. You knew your moves and performed them with every confidence in your body. You have been dancing for 10 years in a small dance studio. You knew everyone, the place, the people…. It was where you grew as a dancer and as a person. The people there shaped...

Basic tourist – Barcelona

One of the things that lured me into this industry, the thing that contributed to my excitement about being a race mechanic, was the travel! The fact that I would be paid to do what I love and being flown all around the world at the same time, was the cherry on top of the icecream. I have always been a free soul and always a little bit panicked about settling...

Sleeping & Men

As we all know, Motorsport is male dominated. Even though there are more and more women getting jobs in this industry there are still more men than women and that can make sleeping arrangements odd sometimes. The first job I had as a Race Mechanic, was on a small Danish team. It was me and 6 older male Mechanics. Due to the low budget we had to sleep in the...