Maddie Smith

Bio

Name: Maddie Smith

Joined: 2019

Role: Keeper of pictures

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A marine biologist. But I’m pretty happy where I am.

What’s your earliest motorsports memory?

Watching F1 on a Sunday with my grandad when I was five.

When did you realise you loved motorsport?

I was in a car accident… long story.

What do you love about motorsport?

The unpredictability and the buzz of live experience.

Who is your racing hero and why?

Niki Lauda – because his is the greatest comeback in sporting history.

Which current racer would you be and why?

Alex Albon because I’m good but not cocky [honest!]

What’s the one car you would love to drive?

McLaren MP4-12C.

What’s the one circuit you would drive in that car?

Spa, because it’s iconic.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Watching race cars for a living.

What’s the worst thing about your job?

I live so far away…