Chitra ‘the Gladiator’ Subramanyam, would be reporting for INDIA in F1 dot com during the Indian GP. Chitra is an enthusiastic chirpy young thing, who writes from her heart and her conviction comes from her passion for the sport.
Chitra spent 9 years working as a news reporter and helped launch a women’s magazine, before deciding to go back to her first love – Formula 1. For most of those years, she was with the `Big wild gang’ at the Indian Express. She moved to an international publishing house (where she now works as a deputy managing editor), and spent her time obsessing over motorsports. She was happy, until one rainy afternoon in August 2010 at the gloomy Cadwell Park. She watched superbikes fly over the ‘Mountain’ during the British Superbike championship, and it made her dream again.
Today, Chitra runs an award-winning blog called www.ridingfastandflyinglow.com, which focuses on Formula 1, MotoGP, and WSBK. She can be spotted on race weekends, wearing her team colours (depending on what race it is), screaming at the television and writing like a woman possessed. She loves the growl of F1 cars, the roar of superbikes and believes that Ayrton Senna was the biggest rockstar of them all.
Her proudest moment was in 2012, when she travelled to Valencia to receive the Eni – Energy for Success award for best article in the under-36 category. She has also won the 2012 Sportskeeda Blogger Awards for the Best Motorsports Blog and the 2012 Sportskeeda Writer Awards for the Motorsports Writer of the Year.
Follow Chitra @Galadriel255