Welcome to Fast and Fearless!
This is a website aiming to showcase the inspiring women working in sport, particularly motorsport. On here you will find articles, interviews and lots more to do with F1, racing and the sports industry . Hopefully you will find out more about some well known faces, those hard workers behind-the-scenes and also discover more about some up-and-coming stars. From working in Formula One for decades to YouTube phenomena, the industry is full of passionate people doing a job they’ve dreamed of, so take a look at how they got to where they are, and how you could do the same!
Have a read and be prepared to be inspired!
My name is Georgia and I started my ‘Fast and Fearless’ website in 2018. I have had an interest in sport, particularly motorsport, since I was young, growing up watching Formula One on TV with my Dad, who himself inherited his love of the sport from his Father, my Grandad. I was brought up knowing I could do anything. I come from a family of strong females and so equality and empowering women and girls has always been something I have been incredibly passionate about. After joining motorsport initiative Dare to be Different, I was inspired to take my interests a step further. By combining these, along with enjoying writing and researching, this website was formed.
I hope to share stories of inspiring women in sport in the hope this will encourage other people to consider roles they may never have before. Since I started this website, I have been lucky enough to talk to some of the most well-known women working in motorsport along with those doing crucial roles that you may never have heard of, including:
- F1 presenters/broadcasters such as Sky F1’s Rachel Brookes and Natalie Pinkham, Sky F1 Italy’s Mara Sangiorgio, and BBC F1’s Jennie Gow.
- W Series racers Vicky Piria, Fabienne Wohlwend, and Sabre Cook
- Those working in roles behind-the-scenes in Formula One, such as Amy Overy, Alex Thomson, Williams Racing’s Head of Communications Sophie Ogg and Mercedes AMG F1’s engineers Jess Harris and Emma Hunter.
- F1 support series staff like Formula 2 and FIA F3’s Head of Communications Alexa Quintin and Prema’s Angelina Ertsou.
However it’s not just F1, with features on those working in ABB Formula E, FIA World Rallycross (Susann Hansen), the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky) and motorsport in the USA such as Amanda Busick, Katie Hargitt and British driver racing in America, Emily Linscott. I love discovering people who we’ve never heard of but have extremely influential roles, and finding out more about them. For me, it’s about people’s stories, not exploiting or creating dramatic headlines, but the reality behind how they got to where they are. So get reading and enjoy!
Motorsport UK and Motorsport News ‘Best Emerging Talent’ Award!
In January 2021, I was honoured to be awarded the inaugural Motorsport News ‘Best Emerging Talent’ award, as well as being ‘highly commended’, at the Motorsport UK Young Media awards. Having entered a month or so before, I had no idea that I would be successful, particularly as I haven’t really classed myself as a journalist before, having never written for a publication other than my own website. I, of course, was thrilled so a huge thank you to the over 120 inspiring women in motorsport who have spoken to me over the last few years. I’m hoping this award will help me to continue showcasing and encouraging diversity in the sport and changing perceptions.