On the eve of the British Grand Prix, we are absolutely delighted to announce that BBC TV Formula 1 presenter Lee McKenzie signed up to support the network at the Williams F1 Team factory this week, where Lee was hosting the FOTA F1 Fan's Forum. Despite a truly hectic week, Lee has also submitted a great memory to the Replay Motorsport project, you can read her story, which includes a giant hug from World Champion Jenson Button here
Fans of F1 will know Lee best for hosting the BBC coverage, her TV career has been varied from sport to news, where she first started out. Lee has worked for both ITV and Sky Sports presenting a wider variety of sports from horse racing to rugby and tennis. Lee also holds the distinction of being the youngest person in the UK to present the news having made her anchoring debut on Border TV at the age of 22 after just 12 months with the station as a trainee and went on to cover high profile events such as the Lockerbie Trial and General Elections.
Lee's passion for motorsport also took her from presenting the action to being part of it as she teamed with ex-ITV F1 analyst Tony Jardine for the British round of the 2004 World Rally Championship, with Jardine taking the wheel and Lee fulfilling co-driving duties. In 2007 Lee made history by becoming the first female recipient of the Jim Clark Memorial Trophy, presented each year to a Scot to acknowledge their achievements within the world of motorsport and/or the motor industry.