Peter Windsor in Australia

Peter Windsor is a name that many Formula 1 fans around the world would know. He’s one of motor sports most highly regarded journalists and commentators and has been involved in the running of several teams over the years. In 1986 as Williams Racing Sponsorship Manager, Peter was a passenger in the car driven by Sir Frank Williams when they crashed whilst returning to the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport from the Paul Ricard Circuit in France, where they had been to watch the testing of the team’s new Williams FW11 race car. Ironically Sir Frank, a very keen long distance runner, was keen to get back to London to take part in a fun run the next day, but sadly from that day on he became a paraplegic and has been bound to a wheelchair since, but fortunately for Peter, he escaped with only minor injuries.

Peter’s been an integral part of the Formula 1 scene since he was the motorsport editor for the British weekly magazine Autocar from the late 1970s until 1985, when he was especially known for his Grand Prix reports. Since then he has gone on to being general manager for Ferrari’s UK base, Williams F1 Team Manager, friend and manager of Nigel Mansell, Grand Prix Editor of the F1 Racing magazine and he was also head of an American entrant into the 2010 Formula One season called Team US F1, which unfortunately due to sponsorship shortfall didn’t eventuate.

Peter is now one of the sports most highly regarded commentators and hosts regular racing reports on his Peter Windsor – You Tube Channel. If you are a F1 nut, check out his You Tube channel as Peter gives a great incite into the people and the sport of Formula 1.

A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Peter who was in Hobart to support young Formula 3 driver Alex Peroni who recently had a horrific F3 crash and fractured several vertebra’s in his back. Fortunately Alex will make a full recovery and is planning to return to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2020.

Peter has become a mentor for Alex and particularly as he went through the experience of Sir Frank’s recovery, he has an understanding of what Alex is facing at the moment.

Whilst Peter was in Hobart, he managed to get around to take in some of Tasmania’s
motor racing history and he featured it in this episode of his You Tube Channel.

If you’d like to follow how Alex Peroni is going in his quest to make it to Formula 1, you can follow him at

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