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iberianmph.com is the brainchild Cyril (Kirill) Nikitenko who is a long time petrolhead recently turned journalist, with contributions from Diego Merino and Tony Hall.

Previous work includes exclusive interviews with Bruno Senna, Mark Gallagher (former Cosworth), Marussia F1 (CSC) and Bridgestone Motorsport (MotoGP) – all produced for Formula One Fans’ Association. Various feature stories were published on Renault F1 team blog.

Solo effort resulted in collaborations with Peter Windsor, Dan Gurney, Simon de Banke (Stage 1 Technology, WRC) among others.

Cyril is based in Lisbon, Portugal where he explores local motor racing scene and pays regular visits to Spain when F1 circus happens to be there.

  • 2006 – 2010 Renault F1 Team blogger (in 2010, produced two feature stories with photos for the team’s fan site: attended Jerez winter testing and the European Grand Prix in Valencia)
  • 2010 – conducted interviews for various websites with Bruno Senna; CSC (Marussia F1 Team); Bridgestone Motorsport (MotoGP); Cosworth F1 (Mark Gallagher at the time); Eric van de Vyver, V de V founder (click HERE)
  • 2011 – Lotus Renault GP blogger (produced one feature story with photos from Jerez winter testing at the the circuit)
  • 2011 – interview with the original Renault F1 Paddock Pass (RF1 PP)
  • 2011 – Q&A with Bridgestone Motorsport (MotoGP)
  • 2011 – Monsanto F1 circuit (1959 Portuguese Grand Prix) photo gallery/blog, with contributions from Dan Gurney and Paul-Henri Cahier (special thanks to Peter Windsor)
  • 2012 – exclusive interview with Twitter F1 celebrities, Fake Fernando Alonso and Fake Vivian Sibold (as part of a social experiment)
  • 2012 – interview with Peter Windsor
  • 2012 – interview with Conor Daly
  • 2012 – interview with Simon de Banke, Stage 1 Technology (provider of the timinig and tracking systems for the WRC)
  • 2012 – photographic coverage of Formula 1 testing from Jerez
  • 2012 – interview with Didier Perrin, GP2 and GP3 Series Technical Director (produced from the Estoril racing circuit)
  • 2013 – writer for Motorsport Illustrated News magazine (USA)
  • 2013 – Q&A with Alfonso de Orleans, president of Racing Engineering (GP2 Series), produced for Motorsport Illustrated News
  • 2013 – photographic coverage of Formula 1 testing from Jerez (for various online magazines)
  • 2013 – coverage of GP3 Series winter testing via social media from the circuit for Motorsport Illustrated News; one of the photos used by a magazine (click HERE & see the same image on our Flickr)
  • 2013 – attended Jerez Formula 1 winter testing: report in Motorsport Illustrated News magazine (click HERE); one of the photos used by a magazine (click HERE and see the same image on our Flickr)
  • 2013 – Attended GP3 Series winter testing: produced Estoril test feature story for Motorsport Illustrated News; interviews with Conor Daly and Didier Perrin (click HERE)
  • 2013 – Attended GP2 Series winter testing: produced Jerez test feature story with photos for Motorsport Illustrated News; interviews with driver Jake Rosenzweig and Thomas Couyotopoulo (Team Manager, Racing Engineering) (click HERE and HERE)
  • 2013 – author, race-week.com (USA)
  • 2013 – exclusive interview with the FIA Formula E championship organisers
  • 2013 – photographic coverage of ATS Formula 3 Cup (German F3/Formula 3 Cup) and ADAC Formel Masters winter testing session
  • 2014 – online activity/Flickr: Lotus F1 Team in Jerez by iberianmph.com was added to the group Lotus Cars, Lotus F1 and Team Lotus/selected to be its cover photo
  • 2014 – attended Jerez Formula 1 winter testing, with feature story written for Motorsport Illustrated News magazine (USA); coverage of the event via social media from the circuit
  • 2014 – feature writer and reporter (Cyril Nikitenko), Motorsport Illustrated News magazine, USA (example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4, example 5)
  • 2014 – live coverage of GP3 Series pre-season test in Estoril via social media from the circuit, paddock and pit lane (click HERE)
  • 2014 – feature story (click HERE and go to page 32) and photos from GP3 pre-season testing for Motorsport Illustrated News magazine (feat. exclusive interviews with Didier Perrin, GP3 Series technical director; drivers Dino Zamparelli, Robert Visoiu, Patric Niederhauser and Jann Mardenborough)
  • 2015 – off track: MU.SA – Museu das Artes de Sintra, cover photo for an exhibition (click HERE and HERE)
  • 2015 – attended Jerez Formula 1 winter testing; photographic and written coverage of the test for various online outlets (freelance work) and iberianmph.com
  • 2015 – Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda (USA), Nikita Lastochkin exclusive Q&A (click HERE)
  • 2015 – GP2 Series and GP3 Series, Didier Perrin exclusive Q&A (click HERE)
  • 2015 – live coverage of GP3 Series pre-season testing via social media from the circuit, paddock and pit lane, one of the photos featured in the Insider Magazine (click HERE & HERE)
  • 2015 – historic Formula 1 racing, Nick Padmore exclusive Q&A (The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, 2015 pre-1978 champion, click HERE)
  • 2015 – attended International GT Open (2015 International Series, Sanctioned by the FIA), Euroformula Open, Seat Leon Eurocup events in Estoril, Portugal as accredited media (live coverage from the circuit via Twitter: example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4), freelance work and iberianmph.com
  • 2015 – exclusive interview with Felix Rosenqvist (2015 FIA Formula 3 European champion); live coverage of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship from Portimão via Twitter (example 1 and example 2); attended the event as accredited media
  • 2015 – attended European Le Mans Series weekend in Estoril as accredited media (example one, two, three); live tweets from the event (example one & two); freelance work and iberianmph.com
  • 2015 – attended V de V Endurance Series weekend in Estoril as accredited media (example one); live tweets from the event (example one); freelance work and iberianmph.com
  • 2016 – Formula 1 winter testing in Barcelona via Diego Merino (accredited media); live tweets from the circuit (example 1); blog posts for iberianmph.com (blog one & blog two)
  • 2016 – V de V, took part in the competition (poster for Le Mans)
  • 2016 – live coverage of GP3 Series pre-season testing via social media from the circuit (attended as accredited media, Estoril), paddock and pit lane (click here); GP2 Series and GP3 Series, Didier Perrin exclusive Q&A (click here)
  • 2016 – live coverage of GP3 Series pre-season testing via social media from the circuit (attended as accredited media, Valencia) via Tony Hall, paddock and pit lane (click here); interviews with Tatiana Calderón, Álex Palou and Adrian Campos
  • Attended International GT Open (2016 International Series, Sanctioned by the FIA), TCR International Series events in Estoril, Portugal as accredited media (click HERE). Interviews with Kevin Gleason and Roldán Rodríguez; live tweeting from the paddock
  • 2016 – attended NASCAR Whelen Euro Series round in Valencia as accredited media, via Tony Hall. Report and photo gallery (click HERE)
  • 2016 – attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed as accredited media, via Diego Merino. Report and photo gallery (click HERE). Live coverage of the event via Twitter (click HERE)
  • 2016 – live coverage of GP2/GP3 Series races in Monza via social media from the circuit (attended as accredited media, via Diego Merino and Sergio Álvarez), interviews with various GP2 drivers (click HERE and HERE). Collaboration with One Magazine (click HERE)
  • 2016 – attended the Goodwood Revival as accredited media, via Ian Skelton. Report and photo gallery (click HERE)
  • 2017 – exclusive series of interviews with Felix Rosenqvist conducted and produced by Sergio Álvarez and Diego Merino (DTM, IndyLights, Formula E, Blancpain GT Series, IndyCar, Macau GP – FIA Formula 3 World Cup), click HERE and HERE
  • 2017 – exclusive Senna in Portugal feature (click HERE); also in Spanish for One Magazine by Sergio Álvarez (click HERE)
  • 2017 – Formula 1 winter testing in Barcelona via Diego Merino (accredited media); live tweets from the circuit; photo used in Marca newspaper, Spain (click HERE)
  • 2017 – live coverage of GP3 Series pre-season testing via social media from the circuit (attended as accredited media, Estoril), paddock and pit lane (click HERE)
  • 2017 – exclusive interviews with drivers Borja García and Arianna Casoli, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, via Tony Hall; attended as accredited media, Valencia Circuit, Spain
  • 2017 – live coverage of GP3 Series pre-season testing via social media from the circuit (attended as accredited media, Valencia) via Tony Hall and Diego Merino, paddock and pit lane (click here); interviews with Tatiana Calderón and Didier Perrin
  • Photo galleries from Formula 1 events, FIA Masters Historic Formula One (testing and races), Blancpain GT Series, WRC, MotoGP, GP2 Series, GP3 Series, Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series, World Series by Renault, AutoGP, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Brasil, FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies, FIA WEC testing, Superleague Formula Series, A1 Grand Prix, Portuguese Touring Car Championship, European F3 Open, IberGT, Renault F1 Roadshow, V de V, Campeonato de Portugal de Karting, Volvo Ocean Race, Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta, 2º Grande Prémio Red Bull – A Corrida Mais Louca do Mundo, etc.