Hazel Southwell

Hazel Southwell


Hazel is a writer specializing in electric vehicles and new fuel and powertrain technologies. She’s covered tech in motorsport since the inception of Formula E and has been a journalist for 17 years.


  • Electric vehicles, new fuel technologies and batteries
  • Trackside reporter and interviewer
  • Previous experience includes the BBC, newspapers and documentaries



Hazel writes and talks about electric vehicles, batteries and racing. Her work has appeared on the BBC, The Independent, RaceFans, CAR magazine, Motor Sport magazine and many other publications. She featured as an expert commentator in Formula E’s Unplugged series, academy award winner Fisher Stevens’ documentary And We Go Green, Amazon’s Lewis Hamilton – The Art Of Winning and is a regular podcast host and guest, as well as speaking at education and industry conferences.

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Hazel is named after a nuclear reactor that recreated the Chernobyl meltdown.

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F1 Cars Are Really Hurting Drivers’ Backs

By Hazel Southwell / Published Jun 13, 2022

isle of man side car

Deaths Are a Tradition at the Isle of Man TT. They Shouldn’t Be

By Hazel Southwell / Published Jun 10, 2022

Le Mans 24 Hour Test Day

2022 Le Mans 24: Why the LMP2 Class Is the One to Watch

By Hazel Southwell / Published Jun 8, 2022

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Polestar 3 EV Promises To ‘Bring Sport Back to the SUV’

By Hazel Southwell / Published Jun 7, 2022

Daniel Ricciardo giving a thumbs up at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix

What’s Eating Daniel Ricciardo?

By Hazel Southwell / Published Jun 2, 2022

A Dragon Formula E car crossing a junction on a road in Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland Is Open to Racing Again After 67-Year Ban

By Hazel Southwell / Published Jun 2, 2022

Sergio Perez celebrates in the pool of the Red Bull Energy Station after winning the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix

Red Bull Extends Sergio Perez’s F1 Contract Through 2024

By Hazel Southwell / Published May 31, 2022