, who was born in London
in 1962, is Head of Communications and Public Relations for the McLaren Group
, which position he took up in January 2008
He works closely with the 2008 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton
, the 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button
, McLaren Group
Chairman Ron Dennis
and the McLaren
Formula One team's Team Principal, Martin Whitmarsh
Previously, he had been Editor in Chief of the Formula One magazine F1 Racing
He took on the editorship of F1 Racing
in December 1996 and left it in December 2007, by which time F1 Racing
had become the world's best-selling grand prix magazine, according to its own strap-line which appears on its front cover every month.
Bishop introduced a series of celebrity columnists to F1 Racing
, including Murray Walker
, Damon Hill
, Jenson Button
and many more.
Bishop is known in Formula One
circles as 'The Bish' and is known for his larger-than-life wardrobe that includes a seemingly-limitless number of very garish shirts.
Bishop's journalism was published in F1 Racing
.com, for which he used to write a famously trenchant fortnightly column entitled 'From the Pulpit'.
On 26 September 2007 it was announced that Bishop would leave Haymarket
, publisher of F1 Racing
, to become Head of Communications and Public Relations for the McLaren Group
, effective January 2008.
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