Mark Thursfield

‘Crashgate seemed like a gift to Romain Grosjean. It was actually a poisoned chalice’

* MARK THURSFIELD is a journalist and PR advisor, working across sports from skiing to motorsport. After founding his own sports magazine in the 90s, he worked for Eurosport TV then Sportal.com – the first major sports site of the dot com boom – before setting up on his own in 2001. He also plays a mean bass guitar …   . By Mark Thursfield 8 February 2012 In just over four weeks time the Swiss-French racing driver, Romain Grosjean, 25, will begin his first full season as a fully fledged F1 driver. And as he gets behind the wheel of his Lotus E20 in Melbourne,...


‘Without getting too Clarkson, I thought “This is what Armageddon sounds like”.’

* MARK THURSFIELD is a journalist and PR advisor, working across sports from skiing to motorsport. After founding his own sports magazine in the 90s, he worked for Eurosport TV then Sportal.com - the first major sports site of the dot com boom - before setting up on his own in 2001. He also plays a mean bass guitar ... . . . . By Mark Thursfield 11 March 2010 While the UK sports pages have been filled with the phony war between Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, last week’s biggest new development in motorsport went widely unreported. Under the watchful eye of the FIA President, Jean...