Jack Plooij - The magic of Formula 1
Lead author: Jack Plooij
Main publishing house: Volt
Formula 1: more popular than ever
Every two weeks, up to 2.5 million Dutch people watch Formula 1. More than 1 million fans tried to get tickets for the Grand Prix in Zandvoort. Articles about Max Verstappen's performance are the most read news items online and tens of thousands of Dutch people travel every year to races in Belgium, Germany and Austria. Why? What is the magic of Formula 1?
To discover this, Jack Plooij talks in The magic of Formula 1 with F1 friends who work in and around the circuits. With fellow commentator Olav Mol, photographer Peter van Egmond and helicam operator Lieven Hermans about portraying Formula 1. With Jan Lammers about the circuits and about Zandvoort. With Christijan Albers and Giedo van der Garde about overtaking, the fans and the differences with other racing classes. With Tom Coronel and Lex Muller about the media and merchandise. With Frans Verschuur and McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl about managing the teams. And with fans like Bart Chabot, Mattie Valk and Ferri Somogyi about what makes Formula 1 so magical for them.