23 Apr 2013

Life inside the Red Bull Media team - Josh Bloom column

Hi! My name is Josh Bloom, and I'm a motorsport producer from the Red Bull Media House - and this column / occasional spewing of nonsense, is a brief account of what working in motorsport media is like and some of the crazy things we get to do, which amazingly is classified as work.

The Media House motorsport team have a far ranging brief on two and four wheels - F1, Moto GP, WRC, Hard Enduro and a bunch of other special projects we are let loose on from time to time. The last few months have been particularly busy for us. Our big project was to celebrate Mark Webber's 200th GP in Bahrain.

It was lovely to see so many people willing to contribute to the piece, even away from the Red Bull family, such is Mark's popularity. We interviewed the ever charismatic Paul Stoddart, who brilliantly re-told the story of Mark's first race in 2002, and after popping into the see the RB guys, we saw Sir Frank Williams, which was an absolute pleasure. He's very witty and verbose still, and admitted he and Mark rip the piss out of each other all the time, which was lovely to hear!

Sadly the race didn't go quite the way Mark wanted it, but were so pleased for him to join the 200 club. Here's the final edit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk_YGSHcPAk

No rest for the wicked though, we went off to a secret location in France to watch Sebastien Loeb try out his Pikes Peak Peugeot 208 for the first time.

It is an absolute beast.

I can't say too much about it right now, but boy is it quick. With the black carbon fibre body it also looks (and sounds!) like a monster. We picked up some awesome footage too. Look out for that edit in May.

Next for us? We are shooting the Red Bull Junior team soon. Who are they? People you need to watch for the future. Sebastien Vettel, Daniel Riccardio and Jean-Eric Vergne all came through the programme. We are talking some seriously talented young drivers - check them out.


After that? The Iron Giant - Red Hare Scramble at Erzberg. One of the most anticipated events of the Hard Enduro season.

For updates on motorsport things/ general babblings about other sports, follow me on Twitter @Bloomers87