Working In F1: Media & Communications – William Ponissi, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN – Kunal's F1 Blog

Working In F1: Media & Communications – William Ponissi, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN

William Ponissi speaks to Pits To Podium and explains working in F1 media and communications
‘Working in F1’ series: Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s media and communications manager, William Ponissi.

Ever wondered what’s it like to work in Formula 1? We have kickstarted a special series – ‘Working In F1’, that will bring to you paddock personalities who tell you exactly how it is to work in Formula 1.

In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we have William Ponissi (Senior Communications Manager, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN) who explains the role of media and communications in a Formula 1 team. Will-P, as he’s been fondly called since his days with the Force India F1 Team, explains the joys, the challenges and the hectic schedules that come along with the job.

Are you interested in a media and communications role in Formula 1 or with a Formula 1 team? Will-P shares his pre-Formula 1 journey and explains how one can build eligibility. And of course, we ask him how it is to work with the charismatic Kimi Raikkonen!

Follow our ‘Working In F1’ series on our YouTube channel, Pits To Podium. Our next guest for the ‘Working in F1’ series is famed Formula 1 photographer, Mark Sutton. Do you have any specific function or role you would like for us to explain in our ‘Working in F1’ series? Connect with us.

(Season 2020, Episode 32)

Follow our hosts on Twitter: William Ponissi and Kunal Shah

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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