F1weekly podcast number 551 interview with the man himself…
Brad Spurgeon has covered Formula 1 for the International Herald Tribune since 1993, and for The New York Times since 1999. His passion began when as a child of 9 he attended the first Canadian Grand Prix, at Mosport in 1967.
Brad’s passion grew as he absorbed European racing culture after moving to France in 1983, where he made driving go-karts and other racing machines a weekend hobby. During the racing season, Brad travels to most of the F1 races as a journalist, having attended all of the European races annually for the last decade, as well as all of the fly-away races. F1 is about much more than what happens on the track, so Brad’s broad journalistic background of over 25 years of writing on a variety of related subjects, from technology to business to entertainment, informs his F1 reporting. In 2006 at the IHT he created the first F1 blog by a regular F1 reporter. In 2009 the blog became the F1 blog of The New York Times at Nytimes.com. He has appeared on TV as an F1 expert on Eurosport, CNN, Al-Jazeera and L’Equipe TV. In 2008 Brad was voted Journalist of the Year in the annual Red Bulletin awards for the year’s outstanding paddock people, from teams and drivers to caterers and journalists.