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WHAT WE THINKDAVID TREMAYNE is a freelance motorsport writer whose clients includeThe Independent and The Independent on Sunday newspapers. A former editorand executive editor of Motoring News and Motor Sport, he is a veteran of 25 yearsof Grands Prix reportage, and the author of more than 40 books on motorsport.He is the only three-time winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Timo Makinenand Renault Awards for his books. His writing, on both current and historic issues,is notable for its soul and passion, together with a deep understanding of thesport and an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history. David is also acknowledgedas the world expert on the history of land and water speed record breaking and isalso passionate about Unlimited hydroplanes. He is the British representative onthe FIA Records Commission, and the driving force behind the STAY GOLD speedrecord jetcar programme.JOE SAWARD has been a motorsport writer for 29 years. He began hiscareer travelling around Europe, living in a tent. He became Grand Prix Editor ofAutosport, chronicling his adventures in the celebrated “Globetrotter” column.His wide-ranging experience of the sport resulted in the commission to write thebest-selling “The World Atlas of Motor Racing” before he moved on to becomethe pioneer of electronic media in motorsport, launching the award-winningBusiness of Motorsport e-newsletter in 1994, followed by www.grandprix.com. Hehas since moved on to GP+ and his F1 blog. Trained as an historian, Joe is also anacknowledged expert on the Special Operations Executive (SOE). His 2007 book“The Grand Prix Saboteurs”, the untold story of Grand Prix drivers who becameSOE agents, resulted in him winning the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Renault Authorof the Year Award. Joe continues to work on non-F1 book projects, his latest being“The Man who Caught Crippen”.PETER NYGAARD began taking photographs at Grands Prix while studyinglaw at Copenhagen University. After graduation in 1982 he established the GrandPrix Photo company and has since attended more than 350 Grands Prix. Todayhe not only takes photographs but also writes and commentates about F1.Thecompany covers every Grand Prix and many other events and with contacts allover the world can supply photos from almost any motor race. In addition tocurrent photography the Grand Prix Photo archive is one of the biggest in theworld, Nygaard having acquired the archives of a number of F1 photographers,notably Italian photo-journalist Giancarlo Cevenini and France’s DominiqueLeroy plus a portion of Australian Nigel Snowdon’s collection. Grand Prix Photohas 25,000 photographs on its website and millions more in its offices, which aredecorated with a Tyrrell 021, which Peter acquired from Ken Tyrrell in the 1990s.vJoe and David are non-executive directors of Caterham Cars Group Ltd.They are not involved in the operations or management of the F1 team.mad, but joyousFormula 1 is a complicated world. There are lots of strange and eccentric charactersand complicated schemes and strategies. Simplicity is rare. It’s nice to go somewherefrom time to time that reminds us that we live in a curious world. India is just sucha place because to millions of Indians life is very simple. It’s about staying healthy,looking after one’s family and not having any great aspirations. As a result of this mostof the people one meets are by nature happy, open and positive. It’s very refreshingfor the F1 circus. We love India and hope that it embraces F1 more and more, withoutchanging the fundamentally endearing nature of the people.

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