Richard Drew

Richard Drew

Richard Drew has been a writer and broadcaster for almost 25 years. For several years he presented ESPN Star Sports coverage of Formula One. He commentates on a variety of sports, including football, motorsport and winter sports. After working in Asia, Richard and his family now live in England.

Latest from Richard Drew

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Pit Stop | Done deal on title but Hamilton won't ease off in Brazil

Two races to go in the F1 season, you could forgive the drivers and the teams for feeling it's like the end of a school term - a bit of a breeze. After all, the drivers and team championships have been decided and Mercedes have nothing left to prove.

Two races to go in the F1 season, you could forgive the drivers and the teams for feeling it's like the end of a school term - a bit of a breeze. After all, the drivers and team championships have been decided and Mercedes have nothing left to prove.

12 Nov 2015 - 10:10AM
Pit Stop | Lewis Hamilton is now a class act - mature on and off the Formula One track

I don't know how you might classify these things, but surely Lewis Hamilton is now a legend of motor racing. He's world champion again, with his third title; a second in a row. It's been suggested, not unreasonably, that this is now the Hamilton era of F1.

I don't know how you might classify these things, but surely Lewis Hamilton is now a legend of motor racing. He's world champion again, with his third title; a second in a row. It's been suggested, not unreasonably, that this is now the Hamilton era of F1.

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22 Oct 2015 - 12:21AM
Pit Stop | McLaren need drastic changes to put a brake on their bleak fortunes

"GP2 engine, GP2." With an exasperated groan, Fernando Alonso finished his curt radio message to the McLaren pit wall in the Japanese Grand Prix. It was an astonishing outburst, given the Spaniard knew television coverage would beam the comments around the world. Astonishing because his comment came at the Japanese Grand Prix, the home of engine supplier Honda; in fact at the track the Japanese firm owns.

"GP2 engine, GP2." With an exasperated groan, Fernando Alonso finished his curt radio message to the McLaren pit wall in the Japanese Grand Prix. It was an astonishing outburst, given the Spaniard knew television coverage would beam the comments around the world. Astonishing because his comment came at the Japanese Grand Prix, the home of engine supplier Honda; in fact at the track the Japanese firm owns.

7 Oct 2015 - 10:36PM
Pit Stop | With supercharged machines flying at 300km/h, wanderlust has no place on a Formula One track

What, you wonder, must go through a man's head (because it tends to be a man) when they decide to have a Sunday afternoon stroll through a Formula One race? It is, I'm sure, a question no one can really answer, but it's being asked after a British man walked down the track in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

What, you wonder, must go through a man's head (because it tends to be a man) when they decide to have a Sunday afternoon stroll through a Formula One race? It is, I'm sure, a question no one can really answer, but it's being asked after a British man walked down the track in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Pit Stop | As pollution threatens Singapore Grand Prix, the future of Lotus is almost as murky

The Southeast Asian haze. It has been enough to send expats back home and locals scurrying indoors for cover. Now it’s threatening to disrupt the Singapore Grand Prix

The Southeast Asian haze. It has been enough to send expats back home and locals scurrying indoors for cover. Now it’s threatening to disrupt the Singapore Grand Prix

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Pit Stop | Tragedy fuels safety debate with attention on whether cockpits should be enclosed

Wilson had driven in Formula One, and it was the whole of the "open-wheel" racing world that took stock afterwards. Perhaps it should be described as the "open-cockpit" racing world, because the debate subsequently has been about whether cockpits should be enclosed for safety.

Wilson had driven in Formula One, and it was the whole of the "open-wheel" racing world that took stock afterwards. Perhaps it should be described as the "open-cockpit" racing world, because the debate subsequently has been about whether cockpits should be enclosed for safety.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Pit Stop | Summer rumours fuel Formula One distraction as teams prepare to return from break

How were your summer holidays? Hope you had a better time than Jenson Button. The British driver was enjoying some down time during Formula One's midseason break when he was burgled. It was all a bit dramatic, with suggestions the St Tropez villa was pumped with anaesthetic gas to make sure he and wife Jessica did not wake up during the raid. Some reports said valuables up to £300,000 (HK$3.6 million) were taken.

How were your summer holidays? Hope you had a better time than Jenson Button. The British driver was enjoying some down time during Formula One's midseason break when he was burgled. It was all a bit dramatic, with suggestions the St Tropez villa was pumped with anaesthetic gas to make sure he and wife Jessica did not wake up during the raid. Some reports said valuables up to £300,000 (HK$3.6 million) were taken.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Pit Stop | Jules Bianchi's death shows the flip side of all the Formula One glamour

The 25-year-old's untimely death is a stark reminder of the inherent dangers surrounding the sport

The 25-year-old's untimely death is a stark reminder of the inherent dangers surrounding the sport

22 Jul 2015 - 11:09PM
16 Jul 2015 - 9:30AM
Pit Stop | Electrifying Formula E series may shock Formula One into action

The relatively new Formula E series is going from strength to strength compared to the struggling rival Formula One circuit.

The relatively new Formula E series is going from strength to strength compared to the struggling rival Formula One circuit.

1 Jul 2015 - 11:30PM
Pit Stop | F1 needs thrill of racing back in double quick time

Nigel Mansell says that the sport needs "a bit of magic", and there are few at the moment who would disagree

Nigel Mansell says that the sport needs "a bit of magic", and there are few at the moment who would disagree

18 Jun 2015 - 9:30AM
Opinion | Why Lewis Hamilton's new-found maturity should benefit him and Mercedes

Ask a relationship counsellor what the secret to a good marriage is, and a top answer will be trust. As the Formula One family gathers in Canada, all eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton and his racing partner, Mercedes.

Ask a relationship counsellor what the secret to a good marriage is, and a top answer will be trust. As the Formula One family gathers in Canada, all eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton and his racing partner, Mercedes.

3 Jun 2015 - 10:09PM
Pit Stop | Expect change in Formula One - but not necessarily for the better

Another week, another high-noon moment in Formula One. The great and the good of the sport have been meeting ahead of this weekend's grand prix in Monaco to make some sweeping changes to the sport.

Another week, another high-noon moment in Formula One. The great and the good of the sport have been meeting ahead of this weekend's grand prix in Monaco to make some sweeping changes to the sport.

20 May 2015 - 11:51PM
Opinion | Fernando Alonso may be mulling retirement as McLaren struggle

Formula One is back in its traditional heartland this weekend - Europe, but there are major concerns for McLaren and their driver Fernando Alonso in his home race in Barcelona.

Formula One is back in its traditional heartland this weekend - Europe, but there are major concerns for McLaren and their driver Fernando Alonso in his home race in Barcelona.

6 May 2015 - 9:26PM
16 Apr 2015 - 1:02AM
Pit Stop | Gripping opening to story of 2015 Formula One season

The Formula One season is a bit like a book. Each race is a chapter and, if we are lucky, we get a cliffhanger that's only resolved at the end of the season.

The Formula One season is a bit like a book. Each race is a chapter and, if we are lucky, we get a cliffhanger that's only resolved at the end of the season.

9 Apr 2015 - 12:25AM
Pit Stop | Drama off the track spoiled F1 season opener

All sport is pointless. When you look at it objectively, it seems pretty stupid to spend 90 minutes trying to put a glorified pig's bladder in the back of a net. In the greater scheme of things, there must be better ways to spend your time than knocking seven bells out of each other just to get a rugby ball over a random line. For that matter, when you look at it like that, driving a car around in circles 50 or 60 times just to be the fastest is plain daft.

All sport is pointless. When you look at it objectively, it seems pretty stupid to spend 90 minutes trying to put a glorified pig's bladder in the back of a net. In the greater scheme of things, there must be better ways to spend your time than knocking seven bells out of each other just to get a rugby ball over a random line. For that matter, when you look at it like that, driving a car around in circles 50 or 60 times just to be the fastest is plain daft.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Opinion | Pit Stop: Plenty of new story lines - and some old - as F1 teams gather in Melbourne to start another season of thrills and drama

In the trees around the English countryside, birds are busy making their nests in the bare branches before spring arrives. But in the factories of Formula One teams nearby, they are a little ahead of their feathered friends.

In the trees around the English countryside, birds are busy making their nests in the bare branches before spring arrives. But in the factories of Formula One teams nearby, they are a little ahead of their feathered friends.

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