Interview with Petra Silander

Formula One is back after the long winter break, so I think this is the right time for me to come back and give my readers a new interview! 🙂 This time you can get to know everything about the beautiful ex-model, Petra Silander, who is a successful DJ and actress nowadays. She is also the girlfriend of Ferrari’s French test driver, Jean-Eric Vergne.

Question: When and how did you and Jev meet?
Petra: We met three years ago at a party and where friends before we started to date. I remember when we talked about that night afterwards and Jev told me, ”Petra, I remember how amazing you looked in that white dress you wore that night”. That was sweet, just that the dress I wore was black. Men…

Canadian GP 2014, Jerry Andre

Question: What do you do in your free time, what are your hobbies?
Petra: In my free time I listen a lot to music, most of the time you see me with headphones on my head. I love cinema so I often go to the cinema or read scripts.
I also like to draw, create music, watch documentaries and take photos. I love to learn new things!

Joseph Degbadjo

Question: Do you like sports beside motorsport? What sports do you do?
Petra: I do like sports. I never watch TV though so when I watch sports it’s live which I really enjoy.
I just started boxing a few months ago and I love it! Right now I’m working with a trainer and with him we go through a little bit of everything. We do boxing, body building and fighting choreographies and stunts for films. Apart from this I’m also running 2-3 times a week.


Question: I really liked your latest mix – ’A smooth start of the new year’. When did you start DJing and making mixes, and how did the idea came?
Petra: Thank you! I started DJing in 2012 at the same time I stopped modeling. I was fed up of modeling and since I went to Ibiza for the first time it has always been a dream to become a DJ so I just decided one day to go and buy myself a DJ-equipment. I practiced for five months at home before I went to the bar next to where I lived and asked if I could play there. After that I got more and more requests and that’s how it all started!

Check Petra’s mixes on her  Soundcloud!

A smooth start of the new year by Petra Silander

Camille Marotte

Question: What is your favorite music producer?
Petra: Hmm, I like almost everything that Miguel Campbell does. Joris Voorn and Adana Twins are also favorites! And to mention a girl, I really like what Nora En Pure does.

Camille Marotte

Question: You appeared in the movie ’Hunting Games’, what were your experiences during the set? Will we see you in another movie soon?
Petra: It was my first experience in an action film and it was also my first main role in a film. It was such a great experience and the team was fantastic. We became like a small family and we had so much fun!
I just finished filming a french TV-serie and this year I will star in a Sci-Fi film as a strong fighting girl. I’m so looking forward to that!

Hunting Games, Muhammed Sajid 

Question: You where working as a model in the past years, you have beautiful photo shoots. What did you enjoy the most about being a model and what did you don’t like?
Petra: Thank you so much! What I enjoyed most by being a model was all the travels I got to do. I’ve travelled to so many places and met so many people from different cultures that I would probably never have got the opportunity to have met if it wasn’t thanks to the modeling. What I didn’t enjoyed about being a model was to work with only my appearance. I don’t think it’s healthy to be so aware about your physics as you get when you model for a longer time. I think that’s a big reason why so many models try out acting, in order to do a creative work but on a deeper level. To take a personage much further than what you do within modeling.

Lothar Schmid

Question: Which is your favourite F1 track and why?
Petra: I haven’t been to that many but from the ones I’ve been to I have to say Monaco. Because of the history, prestige and the nice street circuit.

Question: What do you usually do in the paddock when the cars are not on the track?
Petra: I’m always in JEVs room working on my computer, making music or reading scripts. I rarely go outside the hospitality, I’m not a big fan of the media circus so I tend to hide inside most of the time.

Jerry Andre

Question: Did you meet/talk with other F1 girlfriends already?
Petra: I have only met Minttu Virtanen and Marion Jolles Grosjean really fast.

Question: Which one was the most memorable GP/ race weekend for you since you watch F1?
Petra: I would say that Budapest 2014 was a very memorable and thrilling race. I think I bit off all my fingernails during that race! Nerve wrecking!

Petra’s instagram

Question: Which is your favorite holiday place?
Petra: I don’t have a favorite place for holidays really. I love to discover new places and I think that when I get older I will have my favorite spot that I will want to return to over and over. But for now I love to try new destinations each time.

Petra’s instagram

Question: Which is your favorite country / city?
Petra: I really love France. This country has everything; mountains for ski, city life that is great for business and entertainment, a beautiful countryside and cosast to escape to in the weekends. And oh, they have the best desserts and wine as well!
My favorite city is New York, there’s something special about the energy there.

Question: Is there a place where you haven’t been but you really want to go?
Petra: I would love to go to New Zealand and Las Vegas.

Petra’s instagram

Question: You always look so stylish at the GP weekends! Which are your favorite fashion brands?
Petra: Thank you! There are so many nice brands out there. I love to mix them all! But if I could, I would probably own a lot of Balmain clothes. I love what Balmain does.

Question: How would you describe your style with one word?
Petra: Varied and according to my mood. Yes, I know that’s more than one word. 🙂

Monaco GP 2014, Australian GP 2014, Hungarian GP 2014, Canadian GP 2014 – Sutton images, XPB photos, Andre Pichette

Follow Petra on Soundcloud / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

Petra & me, Monaco GP 2014, Hungarian GP 2014


Interview with Andrea Campillo

It’s been two months already since I’ve posted the last F1Ladies interview… but now I’m back and working hard to interview the girls!
This time you can read the answers of Andrea Campillo, Sergio Pérez’s girlfriend. Some of you already asked me about her before; I hope you can get to know her a bit better from this interview. 🙂

10005197_663774500325896_447408029_nAndrea’s instagram

Question: How and when did you and Sergio meet?
Andrea: We met here in Mexico at a party on November 30th 2013! It’s been almost a year since we met! We started dating on January 11th 2014.

Andrea’s instagram

Question: What do you do in your free time, what are your hobbies?
Andrea:  Go to the gym. Watch tv shows. Go running outdoors. Play golf.

Andrea’s instagram


Question: What do you study or work?
I’m studying at a hospitality and tourism management school here in Mexico. It’s such a great career.

Question: Have you been at any F1 race so far? Will we see you at next races?
No, I haven’t been to any F1 races. And yes, hopefully I will be there next year at some of them.

Andrea’s instagram


Question: Which is your favourite F1 track and why?
Singapore, what I love about that track is that the race is at night and it’s inside the city and that’s what makes the track attractive.

Question: Which one was the most memorable GP for you since you watch F1?
The Bahrain GP, because it was when Sergio won his 1st podium with Force India and his 4th podium in all his career of F1.

Andrea’s instagram


Question: Have you meet any other F1 Lady or do you keep in touch with any of them?
No, I haven’t met any of them.

Question: Which is your favourite holiday place?
I love everything that’s related with cold weather, snow and mountains. Or the beach too.

Andrea’s instagram


Question: Which is your favourite country /city?
Italy, it’s such a rich country in all senses, food, places, history, etc..

Andrea’s instagram


Question: Is there a place where you haven’t been but you really want to go?
Yes, I would love to visit someday Dubai. I would love to go there someday.

Andrea’s twitter


Question: Which are your favourite fashion designers and brands? / Which brands do you wear the most?
The brand I love the most is BCBG MAXAZRIA and Club Monaco. Those are the brands I wear the most. I also love Tory Burch.

Question: How would you describe your style with one word?
Andrea:  Classy

Andrea’s instagram

Follow Andrea on twitter: @andrea_campillo

Exclusive – Interview with Jessica Michibata

As I promised, here is the next piece in my F1Ladies interview series. An exclusive one.  Why is it exclusive? First, because it is with the one and only Jessica Michibata. I don’t have to explain this, I guess! 🙂
Second, because she said she says no to every interviews when it comes to F1.  But she considered it for me and said yes at the end. And I think it was worth to try it – I loved her answers, you’ll love them as well, I’m sure. 🙂  So I want to  thank you very much for the chance again,  Jessica.


Jessica’s facebook page


Question:  What do you do in your free time, what are your hobbies?

Jessica: I like to spend my day off training(yoga,running, swimming, exercising at home or gym, kick-boxing,etc..) I also love watching movies, reading books, and of course having a lovely lunch or dinner with my friends is always great too. As my hobbies, I like cooking, taking pictures and reading books.

Canadian GP 2014, Getty Images

Q: Can you tell us anything about  your upcoming works?

Jessica: At the moment I’m working on promoting my first movie “Shanti Days” which will be out on the 25th of Oct, I also have a new yoga DVD “Jessica Yoga in Hawai’i” coming out soon(15th Oct)  as well. There are lots of collaboration products that I have been working on as well, such as sunglasses, lucky charms, organic towels etc…

Hungarian GP 2013, Getty Images

Q: Is there anyone who help you to organise your programs, works, or do you do it all alone?

Jessica: You mean my work? If so, Yes, I do have an agent and a manager. We decide everything together, I’m very much involved in every decision we make.

Singapore GP 2013, Getty Images

Q: You published several books. Will we see another book soon?

Jessica: I hope so! I took a break after my last one “Jessica Style”, only because publishing a book is not easy, it takes a long time of yours, and you can never finish it on a dead line! But I think I’m ready to do another one, which will probably be more like a “law of attraction” “Self help” book. I already have a strong idea in my  mind.

Jessica Style, Jessica’s instagram

Q: Many people want to know, do you plan to publish a book in english?

Jessica: I would love to! But unfortunately it hasn’t happened yet.. If you know any publisher that would be interested, please let me know!

Q: How did you felt yourself on the set of your first yoga DVD, Jessica Yoga in Hawai’i?

Jessica: I’ve been practicing yoga for almost 10 years now, so it was pretty natural. Plus playing a Yoga instructor in the movie also inspired me to make my own yoga DVD.

Jessica Yoga in Hawai’i, Jessica’s facebook page

Q: Which is your favourite F1 track and why?

Jessica: It’s hard to choose just one, so I’ll choose few 😉

Melbourne : Because it’s the first race, everybody is happy to be back, always exciting, no championship yet so it seems that all the drivers are more relaxed in Australia. And of course the city of Melbourne is great, I love going back there.

Monaco : Because this is THE F1 race. No overtaking, Slow race, Drivers hate it, it’s always hectic, Half of the people who are there have absolutely no idea about racing but still there is something about this place. When people hear about F1, first thing that come up in their mind is Monaco GP. Even for those people who know nothing about F1 racing. So in that terms, I think it’s a great race. Plus it’s very classic.

Monaco GP 2012, Sutton images

Singapore : Because it’s definitely a fun one to come. Not only to watch the race which is already exciting enough(night race, public road..) but it’s the whole of singapore turns into this festival feeling! I always tell my friends back in Japan, if they want to come to an F1 race, come to Singapore! It’s nightmare for me because even if my friends come, I don’t get to see them unless they are on the European time zone which they won’t be! So I never see the sun while I’m there which is a shame.. Waking up at 2pm and have breakfast at 3pm, lunch is at 8pm, dinner will be 2am, going to bed at 5am! But it’s great for those people who are there just for fun because they can watch the race and start drinking and going out for concert or dancing after!!!

Suzuka : This might be my favorite of all… And of course the reason is because it’s my home country, and it’s always a great atmosphere there. Suzuka is not an easy place to access so those fans out there are true F1 fans.. The fans are great there. They are so passionate and just so exciting about the race! Not to mention Suzuka is always one of the drivers favorite race, because of the history and the toughness of the circuit. There aren’t many circuits like that anymore. Good old fast track! For me, it’s also a great feeling to have my family there too. Usually my mom and my little sister come to this race!

Japanese GP 2012, Sutton images

Q: What do you do in the paddock when the cars are not on the track?

Jessica: I spend most of my time in the brand center(Hospitality), talking to people, having lunch and dinner there, and I’m always working on my computer while I’m away from Japan.

Belgian GP 2012, Sutton images

Q: With which other F1 Lady do you get on well the most?
Jessica: I like all the girls I know in F1. But I have to say I always enjoy seeing Jennifer, Vivian, Gaby and Mandy(Adrian Newey’s partner) Michelle and Fabiana are such lovely women too.

Jessica and Vivian at Monaco GP 2011, Sutton images


Q: Which one was the most memorable GP for you since you watch F1?

Jessica: I must say, Australian GP 2009, Monaco GP 2009, Canadian GP 2011, Japanese GP 2011(probably this one is more as it was an emotional year for us)

Canadian GP 2011, Sutton images & Japanese GP 2011, Pirelli

Q: Which is your favourite country /city?
Jessica: Japan / Tokyo

Australian GP 2013, Sutton images

Q: Which is your favourite holiday destination?
Jessica: Hawai’i
Q: Is there a place where you haven’t been but you really want to go?
Jessica: Yes! Maldives & Tanzania.
 Jessica’s instagram
Q: Which are your favourite fashion brands?

Jessica: I like, Rag & bone, Elizabeth & James, Isabel Marant, Helmut lung, Prada, and Top shop & Zara!

US GP 2012, Sutton images

Q: How would you describe your style with one word?

Jessica: Simple

GPs 2011-2014, Sutton images & XPB images

Q: What are your favourite beauty and make up products?

Jessica: I love RMS beauty, ILIA, MiMC, Addiction, Laura Mercier, SHIGETA, Bite beauty and ANASTASIA

Jessica & me, 2014-2011

Follow Jessica on twitter @jessybondgirl,  instagram @jessicamichibata, facebook Jessica Michibata blog Jessica Michibata

Interview with Paola Ruiz

We are in the middle of the summer break in F1, but the F1Ladies interview series continues! Time to get to know more about the beautiful Paola Ruiz.  She is from Mexico, studies education, does modeling in her free time. Also, she is the girlfriend of F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez.

United States GP 2013, Sutton images

Question: How and when did you and Esteban meet?

Paola: We meet Exactly 1 year ago in our Home Country in a Restaurant.

Paola and Esteban at Amber Lounge Fashion Show, Monaco 2014, Zimbio

Q: What do you do in your free time, what are your hobbies?

2.Watch Movies
4.Go Biking

Paola’s instagram

Q: Which is your favourite F1 track and why?

Paola: I have only been to Austin, Shanghai and Monaco but definitely loved Monaco. There is a certain something about that place that encourages everyone to be at their maximum potential.

Monaco GP 2014, XPB

Q: What do you do in the paddock when the cars are not on the track?

Paola: I usually take a book and read, or talk to guests that are around, or even finish some work in my laptop.

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United States GP 2013, Sutton images

Q: With which other F1 Lady do you get on well the most?

Paola: All seem really nice!! But definitely Emilia and I have a strong connection and we get along really well! We talk pretty often.

Emilia and Paola at Monaco GP 2014, Paola’s instagram

Q: Many people loved your look at Amber Lounge Fashion Show in Monaco, you were stunning ! How did you feel yourself at that event / on the runway?

Paola: Thank you for the compliment!!! It was a pleasure to share the runway with many talented beautiful women and of course to share it with Esteban, since it was our first one together. I loved the vibe and there was an exciting thrill in the audience.

Amber Lounge Fashion Show, Monaco 2014, XPB images

Q: When did you start modeling?  What do you like the most and the least about it?

Paola: I started modeling about 6 years ago. It has really always been a hobby since I currently study education. My main focus through modeling is to let every girl now and appreciate their beauty and most importantly feel secure because there is no greater beauty than what’s inside.


Q: Which is your favourite holiday place?

Paola: Anything and Everything that is related to the beach.

Paola’s instagram

Q: Which is your favourite country /city (beside your home country)?

Paola: Italy.

Paola and Esteban in Venice, Paola’s intagram

Q: Is there a place where you haven’t been but you really want to go?

Paola: Fiji Islands.

Paola’s instagram

Q: How would you describe your style with one word?

 Paola: Unexpected.

United States GP 2013, Monaco GP 2014, Sutton images, XPB images, Paola’s instagram

Follow Paola on Instagram: @paolaru and twitter: @paolaruizad

Meet the Ladies

During the Hungarian GP weekend I managed to meet some ladies again, almost all the girs who was there.
I always get many questions that which girl is nice or who is the  friendliest… So here is the answer: I have to say ALL the girls who I met this year are very kind! Here are the proofs, some photos 🙂

Jennifer Becks

Petra Silander

Gabriela Tarkanyi

Jessica Michibata

Emilia Pikkarainen

With the girls in the paddock

Geri Halliwell 

 Marion Jolles 

Hungarian GP photoblog

Here are some of my photos from the Hungarian GP week(end). Enjoy! 🙂

Thursday – pitwalk & trackwalk

Daniel Ricciardo’s garage, Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Lotus F1 Team

Nose cones & Gutierrez’s garage, Sauber F1 Team

Felipe Massa’s car

Nose cone, Marussia F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team pitwall

Marcus Ericsson, Caterham F1 Team

Fernando Alonso

F1 paddock


Sahara Force India motorhome

With Jennifer Becks at Sauber F1 Team

View from Williams F1 Team’s terrace

Familiar faces

Martin Brundle

Rob Smedley

Toto Wolff

Lewis Hamilton

Nico Hülkenberg

Daniel Ricciardo                               /   Pastor Maldonado

Charles Pic

 Sergio Perez                                                   /    Giedo van der Garde

  Marco Mattiacci                                          /   Pat Symonds

Race day 

GP2 & GP3

GP2 drivers on the stage in the Gamezone – Mitch Evans, Raffaele Marciello , Conor Daly, Takuya Izawa, Daniel  de Jong, Nathanael Berthon



GP3 drivers on the stage in the Gamezone – Dino Zamparelli, Sebastian Balthasar, Nelson Mason, Christopher Hoher, Roman de Beer



GP2 Race 1 Grid

Interview with Chloe Roberts

Here is a new interview again, this time with the lovely Chloe Roberts. She studies at university and makes beautiful knits and  print designs!  (Check out her new  own designed necklace at Wool And The Gang). She is also girlfriend of Marussia driver Max Chilton, they are together since 2009.

Bahrain GP 2014, XPB images

Question: How did you and Max meet?

Chloe: Max and I have been friends since we were really young and after being friends for years we started dating when I was 15 and he was 17 🙂

Chloe’s instagram

Q: What do you do in your free time, what are your hobbies?

Chloe: In my free time I have to do a lot of work for my university course but I also do lots of painting and love spending time with my family and friends.

Italian GP 2013, Sutton images

Q: We see you are love knitting, when and how did you start it?

Chloe: I was taught to knit by my grandma when I was really young and I have always loved making things by hand. I have always been drawn to unique hand made things that have had a lot of time and effort put into making them. I think it makes things more special!

Abu Dhabi GP 2013, Max’s instagram

Chloe’s instagram

Q: Which is your favourite F1 track and why?

Chloe: I’m not sure a have a favourite track, Silverstone feels amazing because of the support that Max gets as a british driver and the memories I  have of him driving there in GP2 and british F3, but I have loved all the tracks I have been to! Especially Monaco.

Amber Lounge Fashion Show 2014, Zimbio 

Q: What do you do in the paddock when the cars are not on the track?

Chloe:  When the cars are not on track I tend to do my university work (knitting) and hang out with Max’s parents who come to support him when ever they can.

Italian GP 2013, Lat photo

Q: With which other F1 Lady do you get on well the most?

Chloe: I dont know all the girls, but all the ones I have met have been really sweet. The girls I know best are Camille and Jenny and they are lovely 🙂

Chloe, Jennifer and Camille at Amber Lounge Fashion Show, Monaco 2014, Jennifer Becks’ twitter

Q: Which is your favourite country /city?

Chloe: I would have to be patriotic hear and say England as my favourite country, because I have lived hear all my life and forgetting the bad wether its a beautiful place!
Favourite city will have to be Paris!

Chloe’s instagram

Q:  Is there a place where you haven’t been but you really want to go?

Chloe: I have so many places I want to visit! But as I have never been to the USA so I think anywhere there certainly next up on my list!

Chloe’s instagram

Q: Which are your favourite fashion brands / Which ones do you wear the most?

Chloe: I love brands like ZARA, COS, WHISTLES, TOP SHOP but I will shop in any shop if I like something.
owww and another brand I love is Belstaff which is one of Max’s sponsors and they are amazing! Beautiful jackets, Jenny wore one at Silverstone.

Chloe’s outfits – GOSH party 2014, Burberry Fashion Show 2013, Belgian GP 2013, Italian GP 2013, Abu Dhabi GP 2013, Bahrain GP 2014- Zimbio, Sutton images, XPB images

Follow Chloe on twitter @chloeroberts323 and instagram @chloeroberts323

Interview with Emilia Pikkarainen

Last week I  interviewed Finnish swimmer Emilia Pikkarainen.  She is member of  the Finnish national swim team,  she  competed at Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008 (she was only 15 years old!) and in London in 2012.  Last but not least, she is the girlfriend of F1 driver Valtteri Bottas, they are together since 2010.

Monaco GP 2014, XPB images

Question: Which is your favourite F1 track and why? 

Emilia: I like Austin and Suzuka, but I haven’t seen all the tracks, yet.

Japanese GP 2013, Sutton images

Q: What do you do in the paddock when the cars are not on the track?

E: Most of the time I talk with the people who are visiting Williams motorhome. Sometimes I study, read or watch some movies.

Austin 2013, Sutton images

Q: With which other F1 Lady do you get on well the most? 

E: I don’t know them all, but everyone I’ve met seem really gentle. I know Paola the most and she’s really sweet.


Emilia and Paola at Monaco GP 2014, XPB images and Emilia’s instagram

Q: Which one was the most memorable GP for you since you watch F1?

E: I have to say Austria, because Valtteri got his first podium place and that was incredible!!


Emilia and Valtteri at the Australian GP 2014 and after the Austrian GP 2014, Emilia’s twitter

Q: What do you do in your free time when you are not on a race weekend or you are not training?

E: I cook, spend some time with friends, read, study, do horseback riding, play with dogs and enjoy the nature.

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Emilia’s twitter

Q: We can see in your photos that you like horses and horse riding. When and how did you start horse riding?

E: I’ve loved horses all my life!

Emilia’s twitter

Q: Which is your favourite holiday place? 

E: I like spending holidays and freetime in Finland, especially during the summer. Lapland is breathtaking and unique.

Emilia’s facebook

Q: Which is your favourite country /city?

E: Not Finland included, Italy, Rome is delightful. I admire the architecture, design, culture and food of course. The atmosphere is special in Rome.

Hungarian GP 2014, Sutton  images

Q: Is there a place where you haven’t been but you want to go? 

E: New Zeland and South Africa are definitely the places I must see one day – way different and far away from Finland.

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New Zealand and South Africa, Google

Q: Which are your favourite fashion brands/Which ones do you wear the most?

E: I don’t really have any favourite brands. I usually search and buy things that look good to me.

Italian GP 2012, Australian GP 2013, Japanese GP 2013, Australian GP 2014, Australian GP 2013, XPB images

Q: How would you describe your style with one word?

E: Feminine!

Emilia and me at Monaco GP 2014-2013

Follow Emilia on twitter @emiliaepi and instagram @emiliapikkarainen  and facebook Emilia Pikkarainen Fanclub