CONTRIBUTORS

Diego Merino

Since the early eighties Diego Merino has been closely following motorsport. His early memories date back to when F1 raced in Mexico City where he assisted his photographer father shooting around the Paddock.

Having his cut teeth involved with the FIA in the organization of over 50 Grands Prix around the world, he has become a well-known face in the F1 Paddock. Since 2011 Diego began working with PeterWindsor.com both in production and editorial. His involvement as assistant also included covering F1 Test Days in Jerez and Barcelona.

In 2013, Diego became TRE (The Racer’s Edge) correspondent on youtube.com/peterwindsor, covering news such as Sergio Pérez presentation at McLaren (click HERE and HERE) and first test of Carlos Sainz Jr for Toro Rosso. Other events covered include the Gilles Villeneuve remembrance in Maranello and Trofeo Bandini in Brisighella, Italy.

Other publications on which Diego has regularly contributed are Marca.com and AutoyPista weekly magazine. In addition to this work, Diego is an F1 Analyst on Vuelta Rapida GT every week and regular guest on CopeGP, both on Spanish radio.

Follow Diego on Twitter @DMerinoF1

Tony Hall

Since the late 50s Tony has been interested in Formula One, watching the likes of Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn and Danny Hulme. Later in the 60s and 70s he went stock car racing, owning and racing his own cars in various categories.

In the 80s Tony had his first F1 paddock experience at Brands Hatch and meeting many of the drivers of that era including the likes of Keke Rosberg, Alan Jones, Jacques Laffite, Nelson Piquet, John Watson, Ayton Senna and Nigel Mansell.  The paddock was far more relaxed in those days, smaller hospitality areas, drivers stopping in small caravans or motor homes.

The F1 paddock of today is far more clinical and a controlled environment but still you have the garages, cars and drivers who just want to race each other. Some things will never change.

Over the years Tony has been writing and taking pictures of not only Formula One but other categories including GP2, GP3, WTCC, World Series by Renault, Auto GP, Euro Nascar and many more.

Meeting teams and drivers is a passion for Tony and especially the cars and what makes them tick in today’s world of motorsport.

Tony has contributed to Renault F1, Formula One Fans Association, Motorsport Illustrated News, iberianmph.com and others.

Follow Tony on Twitter @TonyJaveaF1

Sergio Álvarez

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1989, he has been following motorsport for 13 years. Was it the Alonso fever? Well… sort of. At least, you can say that the growing interest in Spain for F1 enabled him to watch races live on TV and discover the beauty of single-seater racing across all its categories.

As every youngster trying to make a name in motorsport journalism, Sergio Álvarez started at Spanish blogs such as Zeptem.com, giving his view on the latest news which came from the paddocks. He also contributed sporadically at Thef1.com. When he was 20, an advert on a wall of his university opened to him the doors of Autofácil, the monthly best-selling motor magazine in Spain, where he reported about Formula 1 but also about World Series from time to time, always with a fresh approach not very common for this topics in his country. However, his main activities for his employers were the composing of user reports and tests of road cars.

In 2013, Álvarez moved from the Luike publishers to Grupo Atenea, where he found again many of his old mates from Autofácil/Car & Tecno. Their task at this new home was to create a lifestyle magazine for men, with which to pay tribute to the Security and Defense culture, very weak in Spain, and while making the topic attractive to the broad public. They decided to call it One Magazine, and nowadays it has settled as a reference in newsagents from all the Spanish geography… also in the automotive world! At One, Álvarez assumed the position of webmaster.

From June 2013 to July 2014, Sergio Álvarez regularly contributed with his opinions on motorsport to the radio programme Auto FM, at the broadcaster Cope Madrid Sur. He even commentated live the initial moments of the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Follow Sergio on Twitter @rojoalvolante