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ERN team

Management & Coordination

Antonia Grzelak
~ CEO & Editor-in-chief ~

Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

Toni founded e-racing.net back in 2013 and has run the website as the CEO and editor-in-chief ever since. With a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication studies in her bag and a not understandable obsession with all things mathematics, she is constantly trying to change the way people understand online journalism. Even though Toni is quite literally working for ERN 24/7 – which fortunately for you means she is basically always contactable – she is also the resident Formula 1, DTM, WTCC, WEC, GP2 and Formula E reporter for Motorsport XL as well as one of their PR assistants. And as if this is not enough to keep her busy, she is also in the last leg of her Master’s program in Media and Political Communication.

Fun Fact:
Coffee has given her unrealistic expectations of productivity. The team feels it.

Topher Smith
~ Deputy Editor-in-chief ~

I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.

Topher is an experienced and passionate motorsport journalist with Formula E, Formula 1, F2/GP2, GP3, IndyCar and Karting all on his resume. He has been a fan of motorsport ever since he can remember, with his childhood spent making cars out of Lego and racing them around the living room. The early part of Topher’s career was spent covering Formula 1 and GP2, but when Formula E came along it gave him a new charge of energy for his journalism work and led to a management role with e-racing.net. When the Man of Kent is not at trackside he can be found honing his racecraft on racing simulation games or trying to find inspiration for feature pieces on the website. Topher will most definitely partake in casual pun battles whenever the opportunity arises.

Fun Fact:
Once finished second in a karting race that also had Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey competing.

Rajan Jangda
~ Creative Director & photographer ~

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

Pro photographer, occasional writer and all round creative guy, Rajan got his start covering sports car racing in 2015 as a photographer and occasional typo-ridden writer after honing his skills from the stands. What drew him to Formula E? He’s a Motorsport fan who loves things that break away with what people perceive as normality… probably explains why his music taste is so weird.

Fun Fact:
He once powerslammed a tornado, german suplexed a hurricane and pumphandle slammed a tsunami.

Sven Kannenberg
~ Chief Development Officer ~

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

Sven is a german web developer, who started exerting his passion at the age of 14. He came to motorsports at the age of 7, rooting for Michael Schumacher and watching every race – even those in the early mornings, which hadn’t always made his parents that happy.
His ever growing interest in motorsports finally led him to Formula E. He’s an zero-day fan of this series and proud he’s gotten the opportunity to be part of a young, fastly growing community.

Fun Fact:
Sven is developer through and through. That’s why the team sometimes (or rather: often) looks at him with a confused expression.

Editorial Department

Noor Amylia Hilda
~ Journalist ~

To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.

Amylia has been working in the publishing industry in Malaysia for over three years. She started off her career writing for women’s magazine titles and has contributed to a number of international titles. A love for motor racing, however, has got her scribbling about the sport in her free time. She also enjoys pub quizzes, including movie quotes in daily conversations and has a crippling addiction to Kettle Chips.

Fun Fact:
Amylia can usually be found next to the coffee machine in media centres.

Francisco Aure
~ Journalist ~

Keep pushin’ and target high.

Being only 25, he could already achieve experience as radio, digital and TV journalist, having worked for different Fox Sports’ TV shows and later, was part of top touring car racing press offices in Argentina. His Formula E career comes from having worked in both Buenos Aires ePrix staff as well. He speaks his native Spanish, fluent English and basic French.

His love for cars started from very little, when he used to stare at his window recognizing the different road cars by their headlights and rims. His other addictions are Boca Juniors (considering football is the top sport in his country) and the most popular infussion in Argentina: the hot ‘mate’.

Fun Fact:
Once had a collision with José-Maria Lopez in a karting race.

Jordan Peacock
~ Journalist ~

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Student, excited about anything with an engine that races. Specifically, Formula E as the action it provides is quite exciting. Experience, of journalism, covers only two years but feels a lot longer than it actually is! Addicted to watching TV series and listening to music, maybe even a bit too much for my own good.

Fun Fact:
Named after former F1 team, Jordan Grand Prix.

Hazel Southwell
~ Journalist ~

Oh no!

Hazel is a senior social and digital producer and journalist, which means she works all the time in between swearing at sputtering Honda engines because she has also made the colossal error of living on a boat. Fortunately she is never there because of going to all the motorsport all the time. She’s almost certainly older than you and you can find her by the ePrix bar in an elaborate gown or in Eastern Europe taking photos of concrete or screaming about engine failures on Twitter.

Fun Fact:
According to Rajan, is an Amazon

Frances Fry
~ Journalist ~

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

Frances is new to Formula E this season. She loves Motorsport and her dream is to work as a Motorsport journalist; that’s why she’s studying Journalism at university. Currently in her second year of studies, Frances is looking forward to putting all the skills she’s learnt so far into practice.
When she isn’t in classes or watching races, Frances can be found with her nose in a book (or watching a comedy) and a cup of Earl Grey tea in hand.

Fun Fact:
Frances loves to laugh and she’ll laugh at anything – including herself, but she loves mysteries or anything that she has to think about.

Tom Bryan
~ Data specialist ~

If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough.

Tom is a university student studying mathematics with a keen interest in statistics. As a dedicated petrol head he started keeping Formula One statistics in 2009 and expanded to Formula E when the series started in 2014. He started the Twitter page @FormulaEStats in 2017 and has seen it grow ever since.

Fun Fact:
He has a strange obsession with having pineapple on pizza.

Bettina Schuller
~ PR and Marketing Assistant / Journalist ~

I’ve always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there’s only a slightest chance.

Betty is a PR student from Stuttgart, Germany, and she has been a racing enthusiast ever since she can remember.
Having gained some work experience with Mercedes-AMG and the role as a Fan Site Editor for the German Formula E Fan Site she is working towards a career as a PR in motorsport.
Most likely to be found at a race track, the basketball court or the coffee machine.

Fun Fact:
Walking proof that Germans can not say “squirrel”.

Fergal Walsh
~ Journalist ~

The winner isn’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose.

Fergal has been a fan of motorsport for most of his life. An avid lover of racing, he watches Formula E, Formula 1, Formula 2, IndyCar, and many more series. After finishing school, he studied Radio Production for one year and is now studying journalism in Dublin with the goal of becoming a professional and full-time motorsport journalist.
He is also a passionate music fan and is a classic rock encyclopedia. He plays a variety of instruments, his favourite being the guitar and drums.

Fun Fact:
His left nostril has been blocked for as long as he can remember.