The Parc Ferme returns for the first time in fourteen months (!) for this end of year special.
Guesting in this show are noted Formula 1 journalist Peter Windsor and up-and-coming Formula 3 racer Alex Lynn.
With Windsor, I’ll be chatting about the most recent Formula 1 World Championship season as well as indulging in a few glances toward the future.
Meanwhile, I had a brief chat with Lynn to learn more about this potential superstar in the making.
Peter Windsor has a wealth of experience in the top category of single-seater racing. After stints as the press officer for the Australian Automobile Racing Club, Peter began writing for various magazines around the world, including Australian Motoring News and Autosport during which time he won several awards for his writing.
Peter has also been editor of F1 Racing Magazine is a regular columnist for the world’s largest on-line racing magazine, GPWeek.
From there Peter diversified into F1 driver and team management, working with Frank Williams drivers Carlos Reutemann and Nigel Mansell, before becoming the team’s Manager of Sponsorship and Public Affairs. A spell with Ferrari followed, before moving back to Williams in 1991.
Peter later turned to television; initially with Sky Sports, before joining what would become Speed TV in 1998 as their F1 specialist and pitlane reporter.
He currently hosts the weekly webcast chat show, The Flying Lap; and is a regular contributor to SpeedTV.com. In 2011 Peter was ranked the world’s number one F1 journalist by TwitterAllStars.
Check out peterwindsor.com for more of his writing and look out for “The Flying Lap” on YouTube.
Alex Lynn is a 19-year-old Formula 3 racer who is about to enter his second year in the category. After competing in the British F3 Series in 2012, the Essex man is moving out to the continent for next season where he will running in the FIA European F3 Championship with Prema Powerteam.
Lynn took one F3 win alongside numerous podiums in 2012; however the then Fortec racer made some big headlines in 2011 when he stormed to Formula Renault UK success, setting 14 pole positions, 10 fastest laps, 12 wins, one 2nd and a 3rd place from 20 races.
Lynn has also been the recipient of the Autosport National Driver of the Year and the McLaren Autosport British Club Driver of the Year.
In 2011, he was nominated for the McLaren Autosport Award and was selected to be a member of the FIA Academy. He was also selected as a Team UK driver and is a BRDC SuperStar driver.
Previous episodes of The Parc Ferme Podcast can be found here.