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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.


Motorsports Mondial

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Annual subscription on www.grandprixplus.com will not only provide you with “a 77-page e-magazine” five hours after every race but you will also get a pre-season Preview and an in-depth End of Year Review, plus access to their archive which will allow download of any and all issues since 2007.

The Crew

Joe Saward: From covert operations to Coventry, Joe is an acknowledged master. Joe has been following and covering motor racing since he was a student. He was Grand Prix Editor of Autosport before moving to Paris, from where he launched the award-winning Business of Motorsport e-newsletter in 1994. He was also behind the launch of www.grandprix.com

David Tremayne: A passionate and walking encyclopedia of motor racing history, David has been reporting on Grand Prix racing for over two decades and has written over 40 books on motorsport. Some of his work includes The Lost Generation: The Brilliant but Tragic Lives of Rising British F1 Stars Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce. Barrichello: In the Spirit of Senna and the Shadow of Schumacher.

Peter Nygaard: Peter saw a better and more exciting career with a lens than with a law degree, which he pursued at Copenhagen University. The Dane with his Canon has been marching on F1 fields since 1982 and has shot at over 350 events. His Grand Prix Photo studio in Haslev has an extensive archive of racing images from the first decade of Formula 1

Please visit www.grandprixplus.com and check out the free sample covering the Hungarian Grand Prix. You will not be disappointed.

— Nasir Hameed