This is a clip from one of the World Series by Renault programmes from 2012 and shows the grid walk before the second Formula 3.5 race from the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. We really look forward to filming grid walks in the build up to a motor racing event, partly because they are potentially so hazardous. Not only are we up against time, but we have no idea who we are likely to bump into – literally, and the grid is always packed full of personalities as well as drivers, mechanics, team bosses and VIPs.
The Thumbnail photo shows presenter Gemma Scott talking to commentator and former World Series driver James Walker. For this, the last race of the season, both Gemma and James braved the ordeal of the grid walk. The commentary team is headed up by experienced circuit commentator Ben Evans with James Walker and renowned F1 blogger Keith Collantine taking it turns to co-commentate during the series.
The World Series by Renault is produced by Eel Pie Films for ESPN.