Matt Bishop

Matt Bishop

@TheBishF1

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Personal account; once a journalist; still a writer (new novel: The Boy Made the Difference); W Series comms director; ex-McLaren PR chief; F1 sage; LGBTQ+

London, England
Joined on December 11, 2011
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Top 10 in LMP2! 🎉

#WSeries driver, @beitskevisser finishes ninth in class at her @24hoursoflemans debut. An incredible effort in one of the toughest races in the world. 👏 

#LeMans24 https://t.co/LSONcx9Uv8

Top 10 in LMP2! 🎉 #WSeries driver, @beitskevisser finishes ninth in class at her @24hoursoflemans debut. An incredible effort in one of the toughest races in the world. 👏 #LeMans24 https://t.co/LSONcx9Uv8

Remembering Ferenc Szisz - or Szisz Ferenc if you prefer - born in Szeghalom, Hungary, #OnThisDay in 1873, the winner of the 1906 #FrenchGP at #LeMans, topically, which 769.36-mile (1238.16km) race is usually classified as the first ever GP. https://t.co/H8Z2iRuPDQ

Remembering Ferenc Szisz - or Szisz Ferenc if you prefer - born in Szeghalom, Hungary, #OnThisDay in 1873, the winner of the 1906 #FrenchGP at #LeMans, topically, which 769.36-mile (1238.16km) race is usually classified as the first ever GP. https://t.co/H8Z2iRuPDQ

#HappyBirthday Juan Pablo Montoya, 45, here seen en route to brilliant victory for Williams at Monaco in 2003. A stunningly talented driver, he's won in #F1, #IndyCar & #Nascar, & IMHO could well have been F1 world champion if he'd hung around a bit longer. https://t.co/J6naa6eRsa

#HappyBirthday Juan Pablo Montoya, 45, here seen en route to brilliant victory for Williams at Monaco in 2003. A stunningly talented driver, he's won in #F1, #IndyCar & #Nascar, & IMHO could well have been F1 world champion if he'd hung around a bit longer. https://t.co/J6naa6eRsa

I once asked Stirling Moss how quick Bernie Ecclestone had been in an #F1 car (he tried but failed to qualify at Monaco in ’58). “About as quick as Horace Gould,” he replied. Not very then. Gould was born #OnThisDay 99 years ago. Pic: Gould’s privateer Maserati 250F, Monaco ’56. https://t.co/oIW6yDshjx

I once asked Stirling Moss how quick Bernie Ecclestone had been in an #F1 car (he tried but failed to qualify at Monaco in ’58). “About as quick as Horace Gould,” he replied. Not very then. Gould was born #OnThisDay 99 years ago. Pic: Gould’s privateer Maserati 250F, Monaco ’56. https://t.co/oIW6yDshjx

#OnThisDay in '69 the #CanadianGP generated 2 #AnorakFacts: (1) Johnny Servoz-Gavin became the only driver to score an #F1 point in a 4wd car (Matra MS84; pic); (2) Al Pease (Eagle T1G) became the only F1 driver to be disqualified for driving too slowly. Jacky Ickx (Brabham) won. https://t.co/ah0ZcDxd8Z

#OnThisDay in '69 the #CanadianGP generated 2 #AnorakFacts: (1) Johnny Servoz-Gavin became the only driver to score an #F1 point in a 4wd car (Matra MS84; pic); (2) Al Pease (Eagle T1G) became the only F1 driver to be disqualified for driving too slowly. Jacky Ickx (Brabham) won. https://t.co/ah0ZcDxd8Z

#OnThisDay in '70 - exactly half a century ago - Jacky Ickx won the #CanadianGP at Mont-Tremblant in a Ferrari 312B. Great driver, great circuit, great car. In the background is Denny Hulme in a McLaren M14A, also a great combo. https://t.co/HZ7Rw3c2ps

#OnThisDay in '70 - exactly half a century ago - Jacky Ickx won the #CanadianGP at Mont-Tremblant in a Ferrari 312B. Great driver, great circuit, great car. In the background is Denny Hulme in a McLaren M14A, also a great combo. https://t.co/HZ7Rw3c2ps

Quoted @GoodNewsCorres1

When Spanish triathlete Diego Méntriga noticed that British triathlete James Teagle went the wrong way before finish line of Santander Triathlon,Mentriga waited for him so he could take what he says is his deserved 3rd place.“He was in front of me the whole time.He deserved it.” https://t.co/5Mo52QZ3rJ

This is what true sport is. All children playing all forms of sport should be shown this, and indeed most of the adults teaching/coaching it. https://t.co/Q0CoaOHO8e

Quoted @SMP_Racing

Победа! Ирина Сидоркова выигрывает в классе «Туринг-лайт» на «Нижегородском кольце» и ставит лучший круг гонки! 🏆👏 — Victory! @IraSidorkova won the first race of the Touring Light class at NRing with the fastest lap! 🏆👏 #SMPRacing #СМПРСКГ #РусскиеГонки https://t.co/V9xEksN2TT

Победа! Ирина Сидоркова выигрывает в классе «Туринг-лайт» на «Нижегородском кольце» и ставит лучший круг гонки! 🏆👏
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Victory! @IraSidorkova won the first race of the Touring Light class at NRing with the fastest lap! 🏆👏

#SMPRacing #СМПРСКГ #РусскиеГонки https://t.co/V9xEksN2TT

Winner!💥 https://t.co/47aeGrFbgx

I’ve just hung @CammieRacing’s very nice drawing of my ’67 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray C2 327/350 Hi-Po Muncie Manual Convertible on one of the walls of my study at home. It fits in well, no? Thanks Cammie!😘 https://t.co/wfjUXW4zuI

I’ve just hung @CammieRacing’s very nice drawing of my ’67 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray C2 327/350 Hi-Po Muncie Manual Convertible on one of the walls of my study at home. It fits in well, no? Thanks Cammie!😘 https://t.co/wfjUXW4zuI

Quoted @TheBishF1

Remembering Derek Gardner, who designed the only 6-wheeled car to race in championship #F1, & saw his brainchild driven to #SwedishGP victory by Jody Scheckter at Anderstorp in '76. Pic: the 2 men together. Gardner died in 2011, aged 79. #RIP (1/2) https://t.co/3JQYOUEpsw

Remembering Derek Gardner, who designed the only 6-wheeled car to race in championship #F1, & saw his brainchild driven to #SwedishGP victory by Jody Scheckter at Anderstorp in '76. Pic: the 2 men together. Gardner died in 2011, aged 79. #RIP (1/2) https://t.co/3JQYOUEpsw

I forgot to say: Derek Gardner was born #OnThisDay in '31. Oh for an edit button on Twitter! https://t.co/X9EgY42nMt

You wouldn't thank me for not posting a pic of Derek Gardner's astonishing 6-wheeled Tyrrell P34, so here's Jody Scheckter en route to #SwedishGP victory at Anderstorp in '76. (2/2) https://t.co/DTiS1B3TqG

You wouldn't thank me for not posting a pic of Derek Gardner's astonishing 6-wheeled Tyrrell P34, so here's Jody Scheckter en route to #SwedishGP victory at Anderstorp in '76. (2/2) https://t.co/DTiS1B3TqG

Remembering Derek Gardner, who designed the only 6-wheeled car to race in championship #F1, & saw his brainchild driven to #SwedishGP victory by Jody Scheckter at Anderstorp in '76. Pic: the 2 men together. Gardner died in 2011, aged 79. #RIP (1/2) https://t.co/3JQYOUEpsw

Remembering Derek Gardner, who designed the only 6-wheeled car to race in championship #F1, & saw his brainchild driven to #SwedishGP victory by Jody Scheckter at Anderstorp in '76. Pic: the 2 men together. Gardner died in 2011, aged 79. #RIP (1/2) https://t.co/3JQYOUEpsw

#HappyBirthday Cristiano da Matta, 47. He drove 28 #F1 GPs in 2003 & 2004, all for Toyota, best result 6th (3 times), & had been an ace in #IndyCar, becoming champion for Newman-Haas in 2002. After his F1 foray he returned to the US, winning for PKV at Portland in 2005 (pic). https://t.co/Ry8YjO5cbE

#HappyBirthday Cristiano da Matta, 47. He drove 28 #F1 GPs in 2003 & 2004, all for Toyota, best result 6th (3 times), & had been an ace in #IndyCar, becoming champion for Newman-Haas in 2002. After his F1 foray he returned to the US, winning for PKV at Portland in 2005 (pic). https://t.co/Ry8YjO5cbE

#HappyBirthday Enrico Bertaggia, 56. An #F3000 journeyman, best result 5th (Enna '93), in #F1 he DNPQ'd more often than he DNQ'd, albeit unhelped by the dismal Coloni & Andrea Moda cars he drove. But he'd been Italian #F3 champion in '87, & won the Monaco & Macau F3 races in '88. https://t.co/uwAeZELiXR

#HappyBirthday Enrico Bertaggia, 56. An #F3000 journeyman, best result 5th (Enna '93), in #F1 he DNPQ'd more often than he DNQ'd, albeit unhelped by the dismal Coloni & Andrea Moda cars he drove. But he'd been Italian #F3 champion in '87, & won the Monaco & Macau F3 races in '88. https://t.co/uwAeZELiXR

#HappyBirthday Brian Henton, 74. He started racing at 23, was an ace in #FVee (pic), #F3 & #F2, winning championships in all 3, but never got a decent break in #F1. However - #AnorakFact - he's the only driver to score an F1 fastest lap (Brands '82) but no F1 championship points. https://t.co/bKuaxTanCu

#HappyBirthday Brian Henton, 74. He started racing at 23, was an ace in #FVee (pic), #F3 & #F2, winning championships in all 3, but never got a decent break in #F1. However - #AnorakFact - he's the only driver to score an F1 fastest lap (Brands '82) but no F1 championship points. https://t.co/bKuaxTanCu

#AnorakFact: if you're wondering what #AuroraAFX car Bernard de Dryver is driving in the pic in my tweet above, it's an ex-Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A #F1 car. Here's Emmo in a works F5A at Hockenheim in '78.(2/2) https://t.co/v4S2ND4RIQ

#AnorakFact: if you're wondering what #AuroraAFX car Bernard de Dryver is driving in the pic in my tweet above, it's an ex-Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar F5A #F1 car. Here's Emmo in a works F5A at Hockenheim in '78.(2/2) https://t.co/v4S2ND4RIQ

#HappyBirthday Bernard de Dryver, 68, who's mentioned when #F1 nerds like me chat about racing driver surnames. A decent #F2 & #AuroraAFX (pic) driver, he had one shot at #F1, in an ex-works March 761 at Zolder in '77. He DNQ'd. So Bernard was not de Dryver that day (sorry).(1/2) https://t.co/DUemgWq1qb

#HappyBirthday Bernard de Dryver, 68, who's mentioned when #F1 nerds like me chat about racing driver surnames. A decent #F2 & #AuroraAFX (pic) driver, he had one shot at #F1, in an ex-works March 761 at Zolder in '77. He DNQ'd. So Bernard was not de Dryver that day (sorry).(1/2) https://t.co/DUemgWq1qb

Also #OnThisDay in '71, on the same day that Wayne Kelly was killed, Peter Hawtin (nom de course: Ippocastano) lost his life in a #F5000 shunt at Oulton Park, the driver being thrown out by the impact (he wasn't wearing seatbelts). Pic: Hawtin's Cooper-Chevy T86B/T90. #RIP (3/3) https://t.co/ksLUxhCHcR

Also #OnThisDay in '71, on the same day that Wayne Kelly was killed, Peter Hawtin (nom de course: Ippocastano) lost his life in a #F5000 shunt at Oulton Park, the driver being thrown out by the impact (he wasn't wearing seatbelts). Pic: Hawtin's Cooper-Chevy T86B/T90. #RIP (3/3) https://t.co/ksLUxhCHcR

The '71 #CanadianGP started in decent weather but later rain & mist made conditions impossible, hence the red flag. The race had been started late owing to the earlier death in a support race of local man Wayne Kelly (pic), whom we should remember #OnThisDay therefore. #RIP (2/3) https://t.co/L2F7d5zIUp

The '71 #CanadianGP started in decent weather but later rain & mist made conditions impossible, hence the red flag. The race had been started late owing to the earlier death in a support race of local man Wayne Kelly (pic), whom we should remember #OnThisDay therefore. #RIP (2/3) https://t.co/L2F7d5zIUp

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