World Touring Car Championship Eurosport Presenter, Pitlane Reporter and self-confessed petrolhead Alexandra Legouix is a well-known name in the motorsport presenting industry.
Showing promise as a showjumper in her early years, it would have been expected that her career would have headed in a different direction. Her first taste of the industry was when she took on an events planner position which led her to driving with Graham Clarke to Spa Francorchamps in his Porsche 911.
After hearing the cars and experiencing the atmosphere, she was hooked. Wanting to work her way up in the industry she took a position at McLaren Technology Centre where she met Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.
Not only did she rub shoulders with the renowned drivers, she got the opportunity to learn from them as well. Taking instruction from Anthony Reid at Spa Francorchamps and the “Queen of the Ring” Sabine Schmitz at Nurburgring whose ethos was, “the faster the better”.
She also co-presented with Top Gears Rory Reid and Colin Furze on the YouTube channel, Fast, Furious and Funny but her biggest highlights yet was when she took part in the Rally Marrakesh Sahara and presented for the Formula 1 Singapore night race where her first interview was the very brisk walking Fernando Alonso.
Alexandra shares her memories with us on and off camera on this episode of #Petrolheads.