27 episodes

We're all racing through our daily lives these days, but how did each of us get there, and how do we cope? Each week, my guest and I slow down and take the time to discuss their motorsport beginnings, their challenges and the best advice they've gathered along the way. This is Racing Lives, hosted by Formula 1 PR and Social Media specialist Aurélie Donzelot.
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Racing Lives with Aurélie Donzelot Aurelie Donzelot

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

We're all racing through our daily lives these days, but how did each of us get there, and how do we cope? Each week, my guest and I slow down and take the time to discuss their motorsport beginnings, their challenges and the best advice they've gathered along the way. This is Racing Lives, hosted by Formula 1 PR and Social Media specialist Aurélie Donzelot.
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    Joanne Revill

    Joanne Revill

    Joanne Revill has a wealth of experience in production and communication, having juggles both extremely successfully throughout her career. 
    Her motorsport journey started in the heart of it all, working for Formula One Management. Over 16 years, she went from strength to strength within the company, working behind the scenes at first and then very much in the thick of it as Floor Manager during live broadcasts. 
    She’s been instrumental - my words not hers, she’s too humble - in many of the key moments you’ve witnessed in F1’s recent years. From Arnold Schwarzenegger’s podium interviews to capturing Lewis Hamilton’s first moment as a First Time F1 World Champion. 
    A short freelance stint saw her take on the PR for the Mexican GP as part of the NKrush team - a race which is well known to be one of the most fun rounds each year, before moving team-side for the first time - joining Racing Point now Aston Martin F1 Team for 4 seasons. 
    A huge preface is needed for this episode. Although published now, in March 2024, it was in fact recorded almost exactly a year ago. An incredibly busy year followed during which I established and developed my own motorsport consultancy. That went well, but our lovely Racing Lives podcast suffered. While I very much plan to continue recording new series of this awesome podcast, I couldn’t go ahead and not share the few episodes I already have - I owe it to the wonderful women who gave up their time to chat so candidly with me. So my biggest most heartfelt apologies to my guests for being so damn tardy, and a huge thank you to the fans of this podcast for waiting so long! 
    Check out Joanne online:
    LinkedIn: Joanne Revill
    “How I got my first job in Formula 1” by Joanne
    You can contact me via @Pandea on Instagram
    You can support the podcast via supporter.acast.com/racinglives
    Sign up for the (seriously fun) Racing Lives newsletter at racinglives.substack.com
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Alice Powell & Abbi Pulling

    Alice Powell & Abbi Pulling

    We’re doing things a little bit differently this time, as I welcome not one but two guests on the show: Alice Powell and Abbi Pulling! A first for Racing Lives. 
    Both racing drivers, both podium finishers. One is a Formula Renault champion and has scored points in pretty much every series or championship she’s ever taken part in. The other is going from strength to strength, as a fully-fledged member of the Alpine Academy and racing in the exciting F1 Academy series once again this year. 
    I’ve had the pleasure of sharing grounds with both Alice and Abbi while at Enstone - where they train regularly - and at F1 races which both attend often as part of their various roles within motorsport. 
    They’ve done a lot of ‘firsts’ in their lives, and I’m thrilled that I get to share this Racing Lives first with them. Two guests, one hour. Let’s see how we get on. 
    A huge preface is needed for this episode. Although published now, in March 2024, it was in fact recorded almost exactly a year ago. An incredibly busy year followed during which I established and developed my own motorsport consultancy. That went well, but our lovely Racing Lives podcast suffered. While I very much plan to continue recording new series of this awesome podcast, I couldn’t go ahead and not share the few episodes I already have - I owe it to the wonderful women who gave up their time to chat so candidly with me. So my biggest most heartfelt apologies to my guests for being so damn tardy, and a huge thank you to the fans of this podcast for waiting so long! 
    Check out Alice & Abbi online:
    Instagram: @AlicePowellRacing
    Instagram: @AbbiPulling
    Website: abbipulling.com
    You can contact me via @Pandea on Instagram
    You can support the podcast via supporter.acast.com/racinglives
    Sign up for the (seriously fun) Racing Lives newsletter at racinglives.substack.com
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/racinglives.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lindsay Orridge

    Lindsay Orridge

    Lindsay Orridge is the person you should call if you want to make something happen in motorsport. She has a wealth of knowledge and contacts throughout the industry, as well as an incredible knack for getting brands seen through clever and meaningful activations. 
    On a personal note, today’s guest is largely responsible for the fact that I now have my own company. Thanks to her friendship, her constant support and guidance, and the fact that she gives me THE WORSE jobs. Not true of course, but by believing in me and seeing potential in me in an area that I definitely couldn’t. And asking me to take on a project that was very much out my comfort zone. I thank her for that. 
    Lindsay is the best b******t filter in motorsport, bar none, and I am so proud to have her as one of my closest friends. 
    A huge preface is needed for this episode. Although published now, in March 2024, it was in fact recorded almost exactly a year ago. An incredibly busy year followed during which I established and developed my own motorsport consultancy. That went well, but our lovely Racing Lives podcast suffered. While I very much plan to continue recording new series of this awesome podcast, I couldn’t go ahead and not share the few episodes I already have - I owe it to the wonderful women who gave up their time to chat so candidly with me. So my biggest most heartfelt apologies to my guests for being so damn tardy, and a huge thank you to the fans of this podcast for waiting so long! 
    Check out Lindsay online:
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lindsayorridge
    Website: themotorsportcollective.com
    You can contact me via @Pandea on Instagram
    You can support the podcast via supporter.acast.com/racinglives
    Sign up for the (seriously fun) Racing Lives newsletter at racinglives.substack.com
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/racinglives.

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    • 41 min
    Kate Beavan

    Kate Beavan

    Kate Beavan may be a lawyer, but I know her more for her incredible hospitality and creativity, than her legal skills. 
    She did start in motorsport as a lawyer however, working for the Arrows F1 Team before joining FOM - Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Management company - to eventually develop and lead the Paddock Club into the VIP hospitality experience as we know it now. That changed in 2021, after successfully seeing Paddock Club through Covid restrictions and its return to full strength. Since then, my guest has championed brilliant ventures - as you’d expect if you know her - not least of which her most recent project - More Than Equal. We talk at length about the work she is doing there, and I have included a link to the survey below. Please take part if you can, it takes just 10mins.
    Not only does Kate have an incredible reputation within the F1 paddock, she is also adored by all that I have worked with her and alongside her. When I mentioned to a few friends that she was going to be a guest on this podcast, the reactions were unanimously: WOW. I hope you come to the same conclusion. Enjoy!
    Check out Kate online:
    Twitter: @BeavanK
    Those instagram selfies! @Kate_Beavan
    Check out More Than Equal:
    Website: www.morethanequal.com
    Instagram: @more.thanequal
    The survey: more-than-equal-survey-2023.motorsportnetwork.com
    You can contact me via @Pandea on Instagram.
    You can support the podcast via supporter.acast.com/racinglives.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/racinglives.

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    • 50 min
    Rachael Laenen

    Rachael Laenen

    My guest today is a World Champion. She is a multi-world champion in fact, having successfully played her part in achieving World Champion status for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team no less than three times. As the team's Head of Hospitality and Events, Rachael Laenen developed and managed all hospitality offerings for the team's partners both on and off track for years.
    Proud daughter of racing engineer legend Gordon Kimball and proud sister to IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, Rachael quickly set a standard so high within the realm of team hospitality that, in my humble opinion, most of the grid is still playing catch up. She has since taken her work ethic to the world of avocado farming, while carrying on as a freelance motorsport event organiser on the side!
    Knowing my guest, she will hate the fact that I chose to introduce her this way. But I saw first-hand how hard she worked over the years, and the amazing things she achieved while in motorsport. She carries her immense passion in everything that she does. And I can’t wait for you to get to know her over the next hour. 
    Check out Rachael online:
    LinkedIn: Rachael Laenen
    Website: www.kimballavocados.com
    You can contact me via @Pandea on Instagram.
    You can support the podcast via supporter.acast.com/racinglives.
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/racinglives.

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    • 51 min
    Fiona Rees

    Fiona Rees

    My guest today is Fiona Rees, a logistics expert, an authority in coordination, a worldwide events organiser on a scale that is utterly impressive. 
    In a career spanning 16 years in motorsport, Fiona has ensured the successful completion of countless events across all manner of racing disciplines, carving a highly respected name for herself throughout the motorsport industry. 
    As the FIA WTCR Teams Coordinator (until the series came to an end last month), race weekends take place smoothly, safely and without visible stress. She makes each day fun for those around her, while keep a firm hold on every possible aspect of the action. 
    Check out Fiona online:
    Instagram: @fionamrees
    Website: fmrsport.com
    Everything else: https://linktr.ee/fmrsport
    You can contact me via @Pandea on Instagram.
    You can support the podcast via supporter.acast.com/racinglives.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Joe S CA ,

Great F1 and life material

This podcast is super informative about its subjects and life in/around F1. It's also pretty entertaining, and the host getting on with just about every guest helps that, too. Looking forward to more!

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