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#IAMSTORIES | Jake, Liam and Raz

Ahead of the British Grand Prix, three Aston Martin F1 fans, who are budding content creators, reached out to us to share their passion for Formula 1 – and their stories.

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We're giving Jake, Liam and Raz the opportunity to join us at our Silverstone headquarters for the AMF1 British Grand Prix experience, where they'll be able to meet the team, other passionate fans and create even more content.

We caught up with them to learn more about their fandom and the unique, personal journeys that have shaped their affinity for the sport.

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I think a lot of Seb: he's a brilliant personality and has a great sense of humour.
Jake
@JakeCoare14
Jake

Jake

What does it mean to be a fan of Aston Martin F1?

It's a pleasure to support such a prestigious brand and a team with such a rich heritage. Growing up, I loved watching the James Bond films with all the beautiful Aston Martins.

I'm a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel, too – I have been throughout his career.

I think a lot of Seb: he's a brilliant personality, has a great sense of humour, is very kind-hearted, and the work he does on and off the track to raise awareness of important issues and help others is truly inspiring.

How has F1 had a positive impact on your life?

I was born with Asperger's syndrome, and F1 has been a hugely positive force in my life – I love the spectacle and innovation and try to watch every session throughout the season.

I suffer from long-term depression and anxiety, but following the sport helps me cope with my autism and the mental health challenges I face.

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Tell us about your charitable work?

I really enjoy giving back to the community and helping others. I volunteer at a local charity shop two days a week. In the past, I've also volunteered at a community centre to teach older people IT skills.

Together with my cousin and a friend, I raised thousands of pounds for the mental health charity CALM and the National Autistic Society by visiting every Premier League stadium in London last year. The 32-mile walk took more than 10 hours!

And, this year, we raised more than £2,000 for Haven House Children's Hospice.

Tell us about the content you create?

I create content to raise awareness of mental health conditions and autism – writing blogs and filming vlogs that help express who I am and my passions.

What content will you create when you join us at Silverstone?

I'm planning to film a vlog about how F1 helps me with my mental health and how F1 is a big part of my life.

Follow @JakeCoare14 on Twitter and Instagram for the latest content from Jake and to keep up to date with his story and passion for F1.

I've suffered from depression and F1 got me through it.
Liam
@liamtalksmotorsportyt
Liam

Liam

What does it mean to be a fan of Aston Martin F1?

I think it's very special to be able to support such an iconic brand. It's a brand that everyone knows from the James Bond films but it's also a brand that's achieved so much success in sportscar racing, and now it's great to have it back in F1.

The team has so many amazing people and fans, and you can see that it really cares about every one of them.

How has F1 had a positive impact on your life?

It's had an incredibly positive impact on my life. I think it's one of the reasons why I'm still here today. I've suffered from depression and F1 got me through it. I've watched every race since the 2019 Australian Grand Prix.

I started learning about the history of the sport and made a YouTube channel where I share my passion for F1; it massively helped my mental health – it helped me take my mind off things.

Tell us about the content you create?

I mostly focus on historic F1 stuff. I do occasionally talk about modern F1 on my YouTube channel, but I like to delve into the sport's past to inform viewers about drivers, cars and teams that achieved incredible results.

One of my best-performing pieces of content is a video that reflects on the remarkable career of Jim Clark; I love making videos about past drivers because it feels great to be able to educate people who weren't fans of the sport, or even alive, when these legendary drivers raced.

What content will you create when you join us at Silverstone?

Well, that's the thing, I'm still trying to figure that out! There's so much I could talk about. It's a very nice problem to have, and it's fantastic to have this opportunity from Aston Martin F1.

I've just come back from an amazing weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, so I've got lots of ideas flying around. All I can say is keep following my channels closely – there's loads of great content to come.

To learn more about F1 and its storied history, head over to Liam's YouTube channel, LiamTalksMotorsport, and follow @TalksMotorsport on Twitter and @liamtalksmotorsportyt on Instagram for all his latest updates.

I'm excited to meet so many other like-minded fans who are passionate about the sport.
Raz
@officialrazonf1
Raz

Raz

What does it mean to be a fan of Aston Martin F1?

Being a fan of Aston Martin F1 is a lot of fun because of how open the team is. They really want to bring fans on a journey and celebrate your passion.

Sometimes I feel like I'm more than a fan – I feel part of the team. The time they take to interact with me, inviting me to an event like the AMF1 British Grand Prix experience, for example, really means a lot.

How has F1 had a positive impact on your life?

I'm an avid F1 fan. I've been watching F1 since the age of six and making videos for the last six years. I live and breathe the sport – it's my life and it's literally saved my life. F1 has given me something positive to focus on.

Tell us about the content you create?

Back in 2016, my doctor and I were searching for a way for me to overcome my anxiety problems. My doctor recommended I get a video camera and talk about F1 races and, after mulling over it for a little while, I thought, 'If I'm going to film myself talking about F1, I might as well start a YouTube channel!'

As the channel grew, I thought, 'I need to get some personalities from the world of F1 on here.' People like Jess Hawkins and Aston Martin F1 chief communications officer Matt Bishop have since joined me on 'The Unplanned F1 Chat', which I host on my channel.

I want to keep growing the channel; it's a way of sharing my passion for the sport.

What content will you create when you join us at Silverstone?

I'm always looking for opportunities create new content and I'm hoping to capture plenty for my channels! Ahead of the weekend, Sebastian Vettel joined me for the latest episode of 'The Unplanned F1 Chat'.

I'm excited to meet team members and so many other like-minded fans who are passionate about the team and the sport at the AMF1 British Grand Prix experience.

I never thought I'd have the chance to attend something like this.

Check out Raz's YouTube channel, Raz on F1, and follow @razonf1 on Twitter and Facebook and @officialrazonf1 on Instagram for his latest thoughts and videos on the world of F1.

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