Giulia Scalerandi

Motorsport Journalist

What is your job title?

I’m a Motorsport journalist. I write for the Italian Motorsport website

What is a summary of your job?

I follow races, writing articles and doing interviews. I cover minor open wheels categories: FIA F3, Italian F4, EuroFormula Open, World Series Formula V8 3.5 and sometimes FIA F2 and GP3 (that until last year I used to follow as championship).

What did you want to do when you were younger?

I’ve always wanted to work in racing. Since I was a little girl I used to watch MotoGP and F1 races on TV so my dream was to work there and to stay in touch with drivers/riders and that environment as much as I could.

What’s the best thing about your job?

I really like doing interviews and keeping in touch with people from other countries. I really like meeting people from other cultures: it opens your mind a lot and I think it’s nice.

What subjects/courses have you taken?

Right now I have a diploma, but I’m attending University so I’ll get a degree.

Have you done any work experience previously?

Apart from when I was a student, no.

What has been your biggest challenge?

I faced my biggest challenge against my high school teachers in the third year: I used to show my passion for racing at school, but they didn’t accept it. They started to call up my parents to tell them it wasn’t normal for a girl to watch races on TV and to complain I wasn’t like my female classmates. During the year my teachers started to made fun of me in front of the classroom about my passion and magazines I use to buy weekly (magazines about car and motorbike races). It was really hard for me to fight against everybody for my passion.

What other jobs have you had before your current role?

My role is been always the same in the website.

What would you say to inspire someone to follow their dreams?

Absolutely continue on my way and don’t listen to people wanted to bring you down

Any other comments or advice?

Just to listen to themselves and before or after life put everybody in his right place

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