F1Weekly podcast # 554

F1weekly podcast number 554 with two special interviews:

Peter Nygaard from Grand Prix Photo and Young and upcoming American driver Ryan Tveter.

Denmark’s Peter Nygaard studied law at Copenhagen University but during his vacations travelled to Formula 1 races to take photographs, working for his local newspaper in Haslev, in the southern part of Denmark.

After graduation in 1982 he established the Grand Prix Photo company and has since attended more than 350 Grands Prix. Today he not only takes photographs but also writes and commentates about the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

The company covers every Grand Prix and many other international and national events and with contacts all over the world can supply photos from almost any motor race. In addition to current photography the Grand Prix Photo archive is one of the biggest in the world, Nygaard having acquired the archives of a number of F1 photographers, notably Italian photo-journalist Giancarlo Cevenini and France’s Dominique Leroy plus a portion of Australian Nigel Snowdon’s collection. Grand Prix Photo has 25,000 photographs on its website and millions more in its offices, which are decorated with a Tyrrell 021, which Peter acquired from Ken Tyrrell in the 1990s.

Ryan Tveter, a 17 year-old from Oyster Bay, N.Y., has been impressive in extensive private testing, and has produced notable results in his first foray into the ultra- competitive world of open- wheel racing. In 2011, making his professional open-wheel racing debut, he finished 10th in a field of 44 cars in the Quebec-based Formula Tour 1600 support race at the

Montreal Grand Prix. He followed that up with an 11th-place finish on the famed, and highly technical, Trois-Rivières street circuit at the GP3R in a field of 30 cars. Later that same year, making a big step up into the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda, he finished 8th in a field of 19 cars at the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.

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