Rachel Smith


Name: Rachel Smith

Joined: 2020

Role: Artist extraordinaire

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A tiger!

What’s your earliest motorsports memory?

My dad watching racing on TV and me thinking how loud it was!

When did you realise you loved motorsport?

When I started working at Mercedes. It went from an ‘interest’ to a ‘love’. I’ve always loved the automotive industry as a whole, though.

What do you love about motorsport?

It’s such a cool industry to be part of and people always seem to want to ask you more questions when you work in motorsport!

Who is your racing hero and why?

The Stig. Some say the drinks cabinet in his car contains 14 different types of custard and if you hold him in the wrong way, he doesn’t work properly.

Which current racer would you be and why?

Kimi Räikkönen, because he’s an enigma

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

Ferrari 250 GTO

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

Circuit de Monaco

What’s the best thing about your job?

I get to be creative and not look at analytics.

What’s the worst thing about your job?