Who is Ariana Bravo – Everything you need to know about the F1 presenter and podcast host

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Ariana Bravo owns a social media platform to cover F1 news and produces her own race weekend coverage

Ariana Bravo is the new ‘fan-favourite’ host of the Formula One World. Bravo is a presenter of F1 and hosts her own podcast for Autosport. She is also the co-host of ‘Driven by Diversity’ podcast.

Ariana Bravo
Ariana Bravo

Bravo went to Croham Hurst School and Old Palace of John Whitgift School before graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2016.

After growing up in a household where F1 was always on TV, she initially engaged with the sport as a fan and soon decided that she wanted to take that leap to pursue it as a career. Bravo left her day job recently in order to give her full attention to her presenting roles for Formula 1 and Autosport.

Arina and her fellow female friend Steph Turner created the Driven by Diversity podcast. The podcast focuses on speaking to different individuals who come from underrepresented backgrounds, how they achieved their position in motorsport, and their experience in the world of racing.

Speaking on the purpose of the podcast, Arian said – “The aim was to provide those individuals with a platform whilst also inspiring others from similar backgrounds to pursue a career in motorsport or give them the confidence that it’s an industry they’re welcome in, that there’s a place for them in.”

How did it all start for Ariana Bravo?

Ariana didn’t always see motorsport as an industry to work in herself, so the podcast’s aim and message do somewhat resonate with her journey to her current role: she ended up in motorsport after being discovered on social media. She is passionate about addressing inequality within the industry, having always been an advocate for initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion.

While growing up, she never seriously considered heading down the motorsport route. Her university studies were totally unrelated to her current work – studying economics – after finding a genuine interest in the topic and working in consultancy for four years.

“I started off making an Instagram account dedicated to Formula 1 and then I began making IGTV videos; I’d do race coverage, so a build-up on Wednesdays, and then I’d do a short post-qualifying and post-race video on a Saturday and Sunday”, said Ariana on how she started her journey as a motorsport presenter.

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