Hazel Southwell

Motorsport Journalist

I'm a motorsport journalist from a non-traditional background (I came into motorsport writing from music, after being a lifelong fan) - I write about the technical with passion and the emotional in detail.

I travel internationally to Formula E and am available for feature and news commission. I also write about entertainment, politics in CIS and the Balkans, eSports, mental health and music.

I have done work on and behind the camera and can audio and video edit. I love appearing on podcasts and am happy to do radio.

This is just a tiny selection of the pieces I've written, please get in touch if you would like more detail.

United Kingdom

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JALOPNIK

Jalopnik

How One of the Oldest Forms of Racing Is Being Brought Back By Electric Cars

How do you prove your car is good? Drive it up a hill, obviously. It was the toughest proof for a car in the early days of the automobile, but now in the 21st century, the...

Jalopnik

Just how far can you push a battery?

It weighs 440 pounds, it endures temperatures up to 140 degrees, and it's been on a four-year stint that amounts to the same distance as going around the earth and then some....

Jalopnik

Why Daniel Ricciardo Broke Free of Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo is the current king of the Red Bull junior alumni. He's not a series champion since coming onto the program like Sébastien Buemi or Jean-Eric Vergne, and he...

Drivetribe

DriveTribe

DIRTY RACING: WHY IS FORMULA E OBSESSED WITH FILTH? | DriveTribe

Now I have your attention I would like to talk about sand. The pleasure of asking PRs if I can talk to their drivers about dirt this weekend aside, getting filthy is a real...

DriveTribe

What makes a Formula E driver? | DriveTribe

What makes a driver excel in Formula E? It's not immediately obvious - some extremely talented single-seater drivers struggle, some hybrid prototype drivers immediately excel...

DriveTribe

2,771 REASONS THE ROME EPRIX SHOULD GO DOWN IN HISTORY | DriveTribe

This might sound basic but - aside from the fact events do have to factually occur to be added to history, usually - it's a pretty impressive achievement. Speaking in a press...

DriveTribe

Back to the future - how petrol stations will go hybrid | DriveTribe

Ok, this might not sound like the sexiest topic ever but I got thinking about it while sitting in the car park of a Norwegian Burger King, watching snow fall around the red glow...

DriveTribe

WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO SEBASTIEN BUEMI? | DriveTribe

Last year there was a theme to talking about Formula E; "oh man, Sebastien's going to win." By this point in the calendar he seemed unstoppable, from pole or not, with the idea...

DriveTribe

IMPOSTER SYNDROME: CARMEN JORDA AND FORMULA E | DriveTribe

I've spent most of this week jet lagged in various ways, between Mexico and the UK and also because I keep waking myself up in a towering rage at things people have said on the...

racefans.net

RaceFans

Vergne dominates qualifying for home pole in Paris · RaceFans

Formula E championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne took pole position for his home Eprix, dominating on the streets of Paris and setting a new lap record. Group qualifying, a quirk...

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Abt keeps home pole position after investigation · RaceFans

Berlin qualifying saw Daniel Abt take a dominant pole position - two tenths clear of his team mate's best time. But the home racer faced a nervous wait to learn if he would keep...

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Abt leads Audi to one-two in Berlin · RaceFans

Audi has become the second Formula E team in the history of the championship to score a one-two finish. Daniel Abt earned a perfect result for him and his team at home in the...

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Women will drive in Saudi Arabia's Formula E event - Agag · RaceFans

Women will be allowed to take part in Formula E's inaugural event in Saudi Arabia this year, even if there are none among the drivers competing in the country's first race. Last...

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Bird conquers Rome Eprix and closes on Vergne in title fight · RaceFans

Sam Bird emerged as the new threat to Jean-Eric Vergne for the Formula E championship after winning the championship's first race in Rome, while pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist hit...

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Markelov triumphs again in Monaco as points leaders struggle - RaceFans

Artem Markelov returned to the scene of his first victory in the F1 support series with a "masterclass" second win in Monaco, as Sean Gelael and Roberto Merhi turned in...

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Rosenqvist rules Rome in gladiatorial qualifying · RaceFans

At the inaugural Rome ePrix, qualifying was always going to be unpredictable. A track that's never been run before, with mixed surfaces, is the kind of thing Formula E action...

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Vergne rises above Paris controversies for home win · RaceFans

Jean-Eric Vergne won his home Eprix in Paris, after an exceptional lap to take pole and flawlessly executed race, leading all but one lap and keeping out of controversy that...