Hooked on racing since Stirling’s Aintree win, Mike Doodson has been Team Lotus press officer and part of the BBC F1 commentary team, while earning renown as a racing journalist. It’s his friendship with Nelson Picquet that gives us real insight into the contrary Brazilian’s psyche. Writer Chas Parker started out in astronomy before diverting to motor racing, but alongside both careers he’s been a long-time admirer of artist Michael Turner, and especially his Christmas cards. Our website is expanding so fast we’ve had to divert Ed Foster on a full-time basis, but we let him out to inspect Lamborghini’s factory. In the firm’s 50th year Simon Arron talks Lambos this month, too, and also covered Singapore and Japan for mag and website – among his top choices when we’re doling out GP tickets.