Focus Areas:
Communication & Media
Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

Matt Bishop

Matt Bishop is a Formula 1 communications expert, journalist, editor, biographer and novelist whose long career encompasses spells in senior positions on many well known publications such as Car, Autosport and F1 Racing.

Matt was also Editorial Director of Haymarket Motorsport Publications before heading to McLaren Racing in 2008 as Chief Communications Officer, working closely with Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.

Joining the W Series as Communications Director in 2018, overseeing the successful global launch of the revolutionary all-female racing championship.

In 2020, he moved to Aston Martin to oversee the launch of its Formula One team as Chief Communications Officer. Here, Matt worked closely with Aston Martin’s number-one driver Sebastian Vettel on a series of ground-breaking media initiatives focusing on diversity, inclusion and the environment.

Matt is a founder ambassador of Racing Pride, which was set up in collaboration with Stonewall in 2019 to promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the motorsport industry

He co-wrote double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi’s 2014 autobiography Emmo: a Racer’s Soul. And Matt’s first novel (with LGBTQ+ themes), The Boy Made the Difference, was published in August 2020.

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