Watch: Meet Naomi Schiff, The Incredible 'South African' F1 Presenter!
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Naomi Schiff has joined the Sky Sports team to bring some ‘South African’ flair to Formula 1 presenting.

 

Bahrain International Circuit (20 March 2022) – If you thought you heard a South African accent on the sidelines of the F1 Grand Prix recently, then you would be 100% correct!

Former W Series driver and Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Naomi Schiff joined the Sky Sports team this year to cover Formula 1 and co-host a brand new F1 show called “Any Driven Monday” – a show focused on a sport that she has been passionate about her entire life.

Schiff may have been born in Belgium, but her roots are deeply entrenched in South Africa, where she grew up and first started her racing career, karting, at the age of 11.

At the age of 14, she represented South Africa in the Karting World Championships for four consecutive years, 2008 to 2011, thereafter entering the domain of circuit racing which took her around the world.

Since then, the incredible sportsperson has raced in prototype, GT and single-seater cars. Her successes include the 2014 Clio Cup Asia championship title, the 2018 KTM GT4 X-Bow Battle championship, and second place in the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours Nürburgring. In 2020, Schiff became W Series’ Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador.

Her role is to “not only to help spread the word about the unique role that W Series is playing for female drivers worldwide but also to attract the best drivers to us, whoever and wherever they might be.”

And now, the incredible race-driver – currently living in the UK – has joined the Sky Sports team!

Any Driven Monday will be a 60-minute live show streamed on Mondays after race weekends at 6 pm on Sky Sports F1’s YouTube channel and will be fans’ go-to for all things racing, bringing the best action, analysis, interviews and debate across not only F1, but F2, F3 and IndyCar series. Schiff will also join the presentation team at races, beginning in Bahrain.

Billy McGinty, Director of Sky Sports F1, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Naomi to our Sky Sports F1 team. I’ve watched Naomi’s career with interest; I’m excited she’ll be contributing to our coverage and co-hosting our new YouTube show Any Driven Monday.

Every year, we strive to push the boundaries of broadcasting, whether that’s technology and innovation or multi-dimensional storytelling, and this year will be no exception.

We are seeing growth in motorsport fans year on year, and it’s our role as the exclusive home of Formula 1 to continue to challenge ourselves and deliver the best coverage for our audiences.”

The first race of the F1 season at the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix circuit is scheduled to run on Sunday at 5 pm South African time, which you can catch on SuperSport, the F1 App, or Apple TV.


Sources: Naomi Schiff | Sky Sports 
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