Matt Bishop

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Matt Bishop, 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 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, Button's team-mate at McLaren Kevin Magnussen, McLaren Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ron Dennis and the McLaren Formula One team's Racing Director and Sporting Director, Eric Boullier and Sam Michael. He used to work closely with the 2008 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, before Hamilton left McLaren to join Mercedes-Benz at the end of the 2012 Formula One season.

Previously, he had been Editor in Chief of the Formula One magazine F1 Racing.[1]

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'[citation needed] 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 and, for which he used to write a famously trenchant fortnightly column entitled 'From the Pulpit'.[2]

On 26 September 2007 it was announced that Bishop would leave Haymarket, publisher of F1 Racing and Autosport, to become Head of Communications and Public Relations for the McLaren Group, effective January 2008.[2]

Bishop's father is the US-born concert pianist, Stephen Kovacevich. His mother is the late Bernardine Bishop, a noted British psychotherapist and novelist.[3] Bishop attended the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Holland Park, London.[4]


  1. ^ Elliott, Debbie. "Formula 1 Racing Legend Announces Retirement". NPR. Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Goren, Biranit (26 September 2007). "McLaren appoint Bishop as head of PR". (Haymarket). Retrieved 26 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Tumulty, Desmond (5 July 2013). "Bernardine Bishop obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
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