The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1's true brutality – Autosport

His face is obscured behind his helmet, but the tone of his voice suggests that the Red Bull driver is grinning from ear to ear.
“How was it?” asks 11-time grand prix starter Patrick Friesacher.
“Wow,” is about all I can muster. “Thanks so much.”
As I extricate myself, slowly, from the two-seater Formula 1 car in which I’ve been whisked around the counter-clockwise Eurospeedway Lausitzring for one fast out-and-in lap, I try to take stock of the whirlwind of events.
James Newbold is Autosport’s Plus Editor, responsible for coordinating website feature content.
In a sign of things to come, having completed his Politics and International Relations degree at the University of East Anglia in 2015, he left his graduation ceremony early to catch the last train to Brussels for the following day’s Spa 24 Hours.
After a period as a freelancer, he joined the Autosport staff in 2018 and won the Motorsport UK young journalist of the year award.
He initially edited Autosport magazine’s Performance and Engineering supplements before joining the website team in his current role in 2020.
A keen enthusiast of anything that can be categorised unusual, niche or random, he enjoys unearthing little-known stories across all branches of motorsport, but has spent most of his career covering sportscars as Autosport’s British GT correspondent and is a regular part of the Le Mans 24 Hours reporting team.
An expert in catching 40 winks on media centre floors, he lives with his wife and son in Plymouth, England.
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