Bridgestone Competition Finalist Reports on Spanish GP
Bridgestone e-reporter finalist Donna Law, from Merton, London, is the youngest and only female Bridgestone e-reporter finalist in 2006. In the second phase of the pan-European competition for young sports journalists, Donna Law attended the Spanish Grand Prix as a roving reporter in the GP2 series paddock.
“I had a fantastic weekend in Barcelona and it still hasn’t sunk in yet that I was actually there. The atmosphere during F1 qualifying was phenomenal – I was based above the pits and the crowd really got behind Spanish driver, and reigning World Champion, Fernando Alonso. During the weekend I met a number of personalities in the F1 and GP2 paddocks, and was lucky enough to have breakfast in the Bridgestone motorhome with ITV’s F1 commentator, James Allen”, said Donna.
“James was really helpful and gave me lots to think about, including tips on how to get ahead as a sports reporter. I also had the perfect chance to test my interviewing skills speaking to GP2 drivers Adam Carroll, Lewis Hamilton and Nelson Piquet Junior. I would love to attend another Grand Prix weekend in the near future and thank you to Bridgestone for this amazing opportunity”.
ITV’s James Allen said, “Bridgestone e-reporter is a great way for young motorsport journalists to get a real taste of the action. I met Donna before qualifying on Saturday and was more than happy to answer her questions on the media world of Formula One. I just hope my advice can help with her future aspirations”.
Eight finalists have been invited to a European Grand Prix for this year’s Bridgestone e-reporter competition, with the overall winner being announced in the autumn. The winner will be awarded a state-of-the-art laptop along with the opportunity to attend and report on further international events.
Visit www.bridgestone.eu/e-reporter to find out more on Bridgestone e-reporter and to read the finalists’ race reports.