Don't be fooled by the glamorous good looks.
A self-confessed adrenaline junkie and political activist, the ever-active Natalie combines her love of sports with charity campaigning and supporting grass-roots initiatives whilst also finding time writing on health and travel, presenting, and, of course, reporting on F1.
Natalie Pinkham Links
Don't be fooled by the glamorous good looks. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie and political activist, the ever-active Natalie combines her love of sports with charity campaigning and supporting grass-roots initiatives whilst also finding time for presenting, writing about health and travel matters, and, of course, reporting on Formula 1.
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Natalie joined Sky Sports F1 for their award-winning debut season in 2012 as the channel's roving pit-lane reporter having performed a similar role for BBC Radio 5 Live the previous year. That she immediately appeared entirely at ease in such a challenging and demanding environment should have been no surprise given that she boasts one of the most varied broadcasting CVs imaginable.
Since appearing in front of the camera for the first time in 2005 when she anchored live poker tournaments, Natalie has reported from across the sporting spectrum, including Masters Tennis, Major League Soccer, the Isle of Man TT, Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Highland Games.
Yet Natalie's broadcasting talents stretch far beyond the world of sport. In addition to appearances on magazine shows such as Channel Five's The Wright Stuff and Live from Studio Five, in 2008 she swapped the microphone for a pair of skates when she signed up as a contestant on Dancing On Ice. Three years later, Natalie made television of a very different kind when she returned to a Romanian orphanage she had previously worked in as a student to film a thought-provoking and moving documentary.
Outside of the TV world, Natalie isn't one for the quiet life. She's a lover of extreme sports and lists her favourite pastimes as bungee jumping, canyoning, sky diving, paragliding, scuba diving and rock climbing. A supporter of a number of good causes, she also recently walked on fire for charity and continues to be a trustee for kids sports initiative Access Sport, which facilitates grass roots participation in all sports.
For 2014, however, Natalie will be returning to her day job as Sky Sports F1's First Lady of the pitlane, bringing viewers the latest interviews and reaction from the F1 people that matter during the course of the season.
Meet the Team
Martin was actually being modest when he reflected "my motor racing career turns out to have been a fact-finding mission for my TV work". Modest because his F1 career deserves greater recognition than that wry dismissal. And modest because his TV work requires no introduction. He truly is the voice of F1.
There aren't many sports commentators who are instantly identifiable by their nickname, but 'Crofty' is certainly one. A sports broadcaster throughout his working life, the acclaim David received during his stint as Five Live's F1 commentator made him the obvious choice to be Sky Sports F1's lead commentator.
Despite still being professionally active in as a driver, Anthony is already flourishing in his second working life as a F1 analyst. It's a balancing act he has long been familiar with - Anthony's commentary debut in 2006 occurred four years after his first grand prix and two years before what proved to be his last GP.
Harnessing the respected experience of a three-times GP winner with an infectiously-popular colourful and charismatic personality, Johnny has established himself as a leading member of the Sky Sports F1 team since forging a new motorsport career behind the microphone, impressing both as a regular expert pundit as well as an occasional co-commentator.
A former World Champion and BRDC President , Damon Hill is uniquely well-qualified to speak on F1. But it's arguably his 'likeability' which makes him such a valued pundit. Retiring from the cockpit in 1999, Damon now moves behind the the mic and his affable nature is sure to go down just as well.
Don't be fooled by the glamorous good looks. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie and political activist, the ever-active Natalie combines her love of sports with charity campaigning and supporting grass-roots initiatives whilst also finding time writing on health and travel, presenting, and, of course, reporting on F1.
A renowned pit-lane reporter, Ted's insights into strategy and the sport's secrets have made his on-the-spot updates essential listening. Able to articulate complex intricacies in layman's terms, Ted's skill is to speak to F1 aficionados in a way that all members of the audience can comprehend and relish.
A recruit to Sky Sports in 1998, Simon has defied his relative youth to pack in a lifetime of experience in presenting live sport ever since. Already known to viewers for his work on cricket, golf and Sky Sports News, Simon's relentless but envious task is to present every session from every grand prix.
For 2014, Sky Sports News HD has two dedicated reporters - Rachel Brookes and Craig Slater - to work amongst the teams as the sport traverses all corners of the globe. Entirely dedicated to F1, Rachel and Craig will provide breaking news updates and explore the latest intricacies of the world's complicated sport.
Launched in March 2012, Sky Sports F1 HD is a channel entirely dedicated to the fastest sport on the planet and the challenge of taking F1 broadcasting to a new level of excellence. For the assembled cast of experts, the challenge will be to provide a script worthy of the setting.