Catalogue Number: Y4S-R7BT
- Author: Jake Humphrey
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Published: 28 March 2013
- ISBN: 9781849837262
Jake Humphrey had one of the best jobs in the world: flying around the world presenting Formula 1 to 6 million people is not a bad occupation. And there is plenty that the viewer doesn't get to see, quite a lot of it rather surprising too. Travelling around the globe in the F1 bubble, Jake brings you close to the action. With his unique access to the key characters in the sport, he reveals a side of figures such as Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Bernie Ecclestone not seen before. From techie heaven driving the Red Bull simulator to witnessing moments of great sporting triumph, Jake brings you behind the scenes in the paddock to behold the changing face of F1 and his life as a TV presenter permanently walking the tightrope of public humiliation.
For four years from 2009, Jake Humphrey hung around garages to present the BBC's award-winning F1 coverage to the masses. He worked for BBC Sport for nearly ten years and hosted other great sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, World Cups and Sports Personality of the Year. In 2013, he joined BT Vision to host their football coverage.