Brad Spurgeon

  • Writer covering Formula 1 racing (F1) for the International Herald Tribune since 1993, and for The New York Times since 1999
  • Travels to most of the international F1 races as a journalist
  • Has over 25 years of experience as a writer and journalist
  • Has appeared on TV as an F1 expert on Eurosport, CNN, Al-Jazeera and L'Equipe TV

 

Experience

Brad Spurgeon was a writer for ThoughtCo on the topic of Formula 1 racing for six years. He has covered Formula 1 (F1) for the International Herald Tribune since 1993, and for The New York Times since 1999.

Spurgeon has covered Formula 1 racing since 1993. During the racing season, Spurgeon travels to most of the F1 races as a journalist, having attended all of the European races annually for the last decade, as well as all of the fly-away races.

According to Spurgeon, F1 is about much more than what happens on the track, so his broad journalistic background of over 25 years of writing on a variety of related subjects, from technology to business to entertainment, informs his F1 reporting.

In 2006 at the IHT he created the first F1 blog by a regular F1 reporter. In 2009 the blog became the F1 blog of The New York Times at Nytimes.com. He has appeared on TV as an F1 expert on Eurosport, CNN, Al-Jazeera and L'Equipe TV. 

He is currently a freelance writer and includes F1 content on his personal blog.

Education

Spurgeon earned a diploma in broadcasting from the National Institute of Broadcasting in Canada. He also earned a degree in English and Literary Studies at the University of Toronto and then studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Awards and Publications

In 2008 Spurgeon was voted Journalist of the Year in the annual Red Bulletin awards for the year's outstanding paddock people, from teams and drivers to caterers and journalists.

Spurgeon wrote the F1 blog of The New York Times at Nytimes.com

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