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[N. Frankl]
Nicholas Frankl

Nicholas Frankl is following in his father's footsteps as a journalist/TV commentator. As a freelance he has done or is doing work for the BBC, Sky TV, Channel One TV, Live TV, The Daily Telegraph, and Maxim Magazine as well as several radio stations in England and in Canada. He is also an Olympic sportsman, having qualified and driven a two-man bobsleigh in Lillehammer during the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.

A Word from Nicholas:

Formula One and the Internet; The fastest form of motor racing and the quickest communication network.

So where does bobsleigh fit into this mix?

Well, that's me. Gilles Villeneuve I may never (unfortunately) be, but the next best thing (I'm told - and in fact can vouch for) is Formula One on ice. 1994 saw me competing as driver of the first Hungarian bob team in the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Why am I telling you this? Well, if for no other reason than that you'll at least understand how I gain some insight into the sport we love. Strangely enough, the Fl boys have a real respect for their ice cousins; the speed, G' forces and exhilaration are quite similar. This, however, is only my "off season" hobby. The reason for this intro is to allow me to say HI, From here on I hope '11 become firm friends, as I follow the F1 and Global OT we circuses around the world and you ( f hope ) get to Pick up all the details. Not just the results, but the gossip too and the first-hand natter you just don't get from the usual sources.

Thanks to my father, whose stories you'll also be reading, I've grown up in the world of motor sport and cars - in fact instead of a birth certificate, I think I was born with a pit pass. It's the sort of life that if you enjoy our sport is tough to beat, so I thought this would be a good way of sharing the fun.

If it's hot in the European scene you'll know about it: Fl, GT, ire Mane, ITC and specials on events like the Goodwood Festival of speed and the Coys Historic Festival. Plus, if there's anything you want to know, I understand this E mail thing is quite useful. Just write and, if possible, we'll try to cover whatever's missing.

My name, by the way, is Nicholas Frankl and I sincerely hope you'll come along for the ride, it promises to be a year of outstanding action. And, who knows, by the end we may have the world's first French-Canadian double World Champion.