Naomi Schiff from Rwanda on her experience in Formula 1 | The new times
Sky Sports presenter Naomi Schiff took a deep dive into her life in the Formula 1 sports industry.
Schiff, a Formula 1 driver, was added to the presenting team behind Sky Sports Formula One’s new show ‘Any Driven Monday’ in March this year and she has opened up about her life in sport, including understood the challenges she faced.
“People won’t always like change, change is most often met with resistance, but it has been good. There’s been a lot of support that surprised me, of course there’s a lot of people saying I’m here for box-ticking reasons,” Schiff said.
She added that this is not the reason why she is in Formula 1 and ticks a lot of boxes other than why everyone wants to say “I’m here for this!” The 38-year-old told UK-based website Voice-online.
“You are going to face this criticism, but it does not change how I feel. I love motorsport and I’m grateful to be here and everyone in the paddock has been very welcoming.
Schiff further mentioned that she is not distracted by negative comments on the outside as it is normal and she is happy that the people she works with are good.
“There are always keyboard warriors out there who will have their say, but when it comes to the paddock and the people I work with, everyone has been great.” She added.
Born May 18, 1994 in Antwerp to a Rwandan mother and a Belgian father, Schiff started racing at the age of 11 with karting in South Africa where she grew up.
Her main achievements in motor racing include the 2014 Clio Cup Asia Championship title where she won seven out of 10 starts, as well as the 2018 KTM GT4 X-Bow Battle Championship title as well as a second place at the 24 Hours Nürburgring ADAC Zurich 2018.