Formula one and Motorsport

Interviewing Valtteri Bottas at The Goodwood Festival of Speed

Torie fronted the ten-part series ‘One Second in F1 Racing’ on CNBC for a global platform. The series took an inside look at Formula one from both a sporting and business angle. It also looked at the technical elements of a Formula One car, how they work and how they relate to our everyday road cars. Throughout the series, Torie also got to test-drive many cars, including a Nissan GTR, BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Volt, which all have surprisingly close links to the Formula One cars you see on the Circuits.

Alongside this, Torie has worked with both the Mercedes DTM team and Formula One team – The Silver Arrows, following their recent domination of the sport. She has built up excellent relationships with the team and has written and presented several behind the scenes films for the Mercedes Benz website. Torie was given rare and exclusive access to the team, resulting in interviews with Lewis Hamilton on his first test day in Jerez, right through to when he took home the title. She was there to cover the Mercedes Benz’s factory celebrations when the team won the Constructors’ Championship and covered the relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Torie is also very comfortable covering live events and presenting on stage. She has hosted within the famous Paddock Club during the Silverstone Grand Prix, providing live commentary throughout the race and pre- and post-race overviews. She also carried out live interviews on stage for the Sahara Force India team, with Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio’ Checo’ Perez, not to mention the Team Principal Vijay Mallya. Her cheeky personality and extensive knowledge made for some rather interesting interviews, including a blindfold test with Daniel Juncadella and a taste testing of the energy drink given to drivers throughout a Grand Prix.

Her experience as a motorsport presenter does not just limit itself to four wheels. Torie was the presenter for the Formula 4 Stroke Offshore Powerboat series, based around the UK’s shores, shown on ITV4 and ITV’s Saturday Sports programming. She is comfortable talking engine power and race tactics in dry or wet pit lanes. Torie also stepped in to present the GB round of the World Powerboat Championships for Sky Sports. She has conducted interviews in the passenger seat of a powerboat, a DTM car and a helicopter. It would be fair to say she has a love of adrenaline-fuelled situations!

Off the track, Torie has been involved in a number of Motorsport and Formula One based computer games. She presented and covered the launch of Drive Club for the PS4 at Europe’s largest gaming event, Gran Turismo 6 at Silverstone and also hosted the launch of a new driving app at Oxford Streets flagship Apple store, which involved interviews with David Coulthard, the ambassador of AMG and the App developer Torsten Reil.