Crazy Grid

When you tune in to see a Formula 1 race on a Sunday, for alot of the people on the teams, the hard work is over. We have been there since Tuesday setting up garages, prepping and building the cars. After Friday’s practice the cars are taken into pieces again and rebuild the same night so its ready for P3 and qualifying Saturday. 5 long, hard days of work have...

Jet lag

They say the hardest part of being a Formula 1 mechanic is the travel and thereby the jet lag. Obviously, travelling to 21 countries in 9 months is a busy lifestyle and will take its toll on you! So far I have only done 3 races, all of them with big time differences though. Australia, Bahrain and China. In the beginning I thought I could cheat it by planning my...

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...