Jennie Gow to return to F1 Pitlane for Dutch Grand Prix

Posted on Friday 18th August 2023 by Johnnie Larkin
Jennie Gow ITV Formula E

Stroke survivor Jennie Gow is returning to the F1 pitlane.

Gow – who works as a pitlane reporter for the BBC – suffered a stroke at the start of the year.

In a social media post, Gow announced: “I’m delighted (and a little nervous) to say that I will be returning to the #F1 circuit for the Dutch GP.

“It’s been almost 8 months since my stroke and I’m still not able to do all the things I could before, but @IMG, @bbc5live and @F1 are going to help me get back into the pit lane to see how I go.

“My lovely therapists are supporting me and continue to remind me ‘I’m a work in progress and not the finished article.’ So, please bear with me, mind the gaps and wish me luck.

“So many people to thank but at this point, I’ll just say a special thank you to @skysportsf1 who have been so supportive of my husband and me – I can’t thank them and their generosity enough.

“I can’t wait to be back on your radio. I’ve missed it so much. Speak to you on Thursday! #strokesurvivor #strokerecovery #Stroke #F1”

The 2023 Dutch Grand Prix will take place from 25-27th August with live TV coverage on Sky Sports, highlights on Channel 4, and live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live.