Matt Bishop is a Formula 1 communications expert, journalist, editor and novelist whose long career includes spells in senior positions on many well known publications such as Car, Autosport and F1 Racing.
Matt previously worked as Editorial Director of Haymarket Motorsport Publications before heading to McLaren Racing in 2008 as Chief Communications Officer, working closely with Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.
In 2017, Matt left McLaren and joined W Series as Communications Director in 2018, overseeing the successful global launch of the revolutionary all-female racing championship.
In 2020, he moved to Aston Martin to oversee the launch of its Formula One team as Chief Communications Officer in 2021 and 2022. Here, Matt worked closely with Aston Martin’s number-one driver Sebastian Vettel on a series of ground-breaking media initiatives focusing on diversity, inclusion and the environment.
In 2019, Matt became a founder ambassador of the organisation Racing Pride. Founded in partnership with LGBT rights charity Stonewall, Racing Pride is an innovative movement set-up to positively promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity within the motorsport industry and among its technological and commercial partners.
In addition to his impressive work within F1 and automotive journalism, Matt is also an author. In 2014, he co-wrote double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi’s autobiography Emmo: a Racer’s Soul.
Inspired by his literary family, Matt’s debut novel The Boy Made the Difference, was released in 2020. The fictional novel tells the story of the effects that HIV/AIDS had on the LGBTQ+ community in London during the late 1980s and early 1990s.