Last month Hamilton announced a partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering to explore ways to remove the barriers in place to get into STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that lead to careers in Formula One. The channel has twice won International Broadcaster of the year since its inception in 2012. That is the structure of F1 right now. A task force has been set-up to devise scholarships and apprenticeships to push the sport to a more diverse future. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Simon studied Natural Sciences at Durham University and captained the college rugby team. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Simon has presented Sky’s Formula 1 coverage since its inception in 2012. But he has been reading more of racial injustices, and even the casual nighttime viewing has now tipped more towards those topics. “I took a knee,” said Lazenby.
Start your Independent Premium subscription today. So much so that it drew a reaction out of Sky Sports’ F1 host Simon Lazenby, who could not compute the scene in front of him: “The images still don’t seem to fit the message in this the most global of sports. Simon has presented Sky’s Formula 1 coverage since its inception in 2012. Lazenby joined Sky Sports in April 1998 initially on a three-month work experience scheme. Following a screen test with Sky Sports News, he became the presenter of The Rugby Club and Sky’s live rugby union coverage.
Yet what cuts through most for him is what is at stake. I think sport and politics, they have never been easy bed fellows, but we are being asked in these very difficult times a very pertinent question on where we stand and where we use our platform.”, Lazenby has asked difficult questions of himself.
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Given the time that has passed, the man who posed the question first seems the best person to ask. Sky Sports F1 broadcaster has been vocal in criticising the sport’s mismanaged anti-racism message, and questions why so many find it hard to take a knee ahead of the British Grand Prix, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Lazenby plays golf and the piano. Lazenby has a wife and two children, and lives in Wimbledon in South West London. Simon Lazenby is a TV presenter and lead presenter of Formula One for Sky Sports , Lazenby graduated from Durham University with a degree in Natural Sciences.
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During that period he was the lead presenter on two British and Irish Lions Tours, 10 Heineken Cup Finals and international matches from all around the world. Like football, they got the message of solidarity correct and that came from the players. Contact Us for Reduced Rates on Virtual Presentations.
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Almost a month since six of those drivers first decided against taking the knee. “The world at the moment is all about polemics, isn’t it? Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free! Having lived in Canada, Australia, America and Scotland, Simon now lives in South-West London. But his focus remains on his question from the start of June. As of 2019, Lazenby has presented the live coverage of over 160 Grand Prix. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Lazenby has not presented at two Grands Prix in 2020 - Natalie Pinkham was lead presenter for the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix and Rachel Brookes for the 2020 Russian Grand Prix.
 After working initially as a grain trader for a private firm in Lincolnshire, he obtained work experience at Sky through fellow Durham alumnus Mark Durden-Smith, eventually passing a screen test after some months as a runner. Sky F1's Simon Lazenby on an emotional tumult in Malaysia as Ferrari's new main man provides F1 with the perfect tonic. Sergio Perez ruled out of F1 British GP after testing positive for coronavirus, Almost a month since they concocted their own #WeRaceAsOne slogan and decked all 20 drivers out in t-shirts emblazoned with “END RACISM”, with only, It looked exactly what it was: hastily organised and uncomfortably forced.
The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. “To some extent the position I am in and having to have conversations about these things, dissect and discuss, that when the sport has not got the message right yet it means you have to think about these things on different levels yourself. So much so that it drew a reaction out of Sky Sports’. But, really, what even is that? Simon Lazenby is an F1 presenter for Sky Sports. It’s like you have to take a position on everything, even if it doesn’t affect you.”.
But for that change to take place - for it to be done rigorously and sincerely - those at the top must lead the way.
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