The Race Driver

January 10, 2011 23:35 ET

Peter Windsor Launches 'The Flying Lap', an Interactive-LIVE Online Motor Sport Talk Show

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2011) - The Flying Lap celebrates the launch of their first weekly Motor Sport Online TV show with host Peter Windsor.

Editor's Note: There is a video associated with this press release.

The Flying Lap, hosted by Formula 1 journalist Peter Windsor, and in partnership with Smibs.TV hits the Web (1800 UK; 1300 EST) on January 12th, bringing a new perspective on the world of Motor sport. Drivers, Engineers, Team Members and the movers and shakers of motor sport will be chatting with Peter every week!

Broadcasting from the SmibsTV studio in London England, Peter brings an incredible 40 years of racing experience to every show, not only interviewing a vast array of influential guests, but also taking questions from the online audience during the show in real time. The opportunity for the fans to ask those burning questions from a true F1 insider is finally here!

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Peter Windsor bio

Born in the UK (1952) but raised in Sydney, Australia, Peter became Press Officer of the Australian Automobile Racing Club (AARC) at the age of 17. At that point he also began writing for various magazines around the world, including Australian Motoring News and Autosport (UK).

After moving to the UK in 1972, Peter wrote for Competition Car magazine and was appointed Sports Editor of Autocar magazine in 1975. He went on to win five international awards for his writing. He also quickly diversified into F1 driver and team management, working with Frank Williams from 1978 onwards (developing Williams' new Saudi sponsorship) and with Carlos Reutemann and Nigel Mansell. Reutemann went on to finish runner-up in the 1981 World Championship and Mansell to win the title in 1992.

Peter joined Williams full-time in 1985 as Manager of Sponsorship and Public Affairs but switched to Ferrari in 1989 to manage their UK F1 facility. He then returned to Williams as Team Manager in 1991, winning both the Constructors' and Drivers' World Championships.

Turning to TV, Peter reported for Sky Sports from 1993-97 and joined Fox Sports Net as their F1 specialist in 1998. Predominantly under the Newscorp banner, he presented F1 on TV through to 2009, working for Speedvision, SpeedTV, HD1 (Australia) and FOM TV. Peter was Grand Prix Editor of F1 Racing magazine from 1997-2009 and today is the F1 columnist not only for Japan's biggest selling motoring weekly magazine, AutoSport, but also for the world's largest on-line racing magazine, GPWeek. He also presents the highly-acclaimed website, The, and is the host of the ground-breaking new 60 minute F1 webcast weekly chat show, The Flying Lap.

Peter is a much sought-after speaker and presenter and in the past decade has presented events for Intel, Hilton, WilliamsF1, Honda, Qinetiq, Lenovo, Porsche, Renault, Toyota; Grand Prix Tours; ING; Formula One Management (Global Business Conference, Shanghai; 2007 F1 Festival, Abu Dhabi); the FIA (2005-06-07-08 Prizegiving Ceremonies, Monaco) and ConvaTec. He has also hosted several conference events away from F1 environment, most notably for HP (IT Conference, Canary Islands); CeBIT (Hamburg); ENSA (Munich) and various IT events (Budapest, Amsterdam).