BBC Sport presenter Jennie Gow has returned to Formulation 1 this weekend for the primary time since having a stroke in December.
The 46-year-old interviewed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton for five Reside on the British Grand Prix and is spending the weekend as a visitor of the game.
Gow informed BBC Sport: “It is pretty to be again. It’s extremely bizarre. It is fairly overwhelming being again within the paddock.
“However it’s so good to see everybody. They’ve all been very welcoming.”
Gow, whose interview with Hamilton went out on the 5 Reside British GP preview present on Thursday, stated the seven-time champion had been “so good” once they met.
“Mercedes gave me an enormous period of time to take a seat down with Lewis to talk to him earlier than the interview after which to really do the interview,” Gow stated.
“He was very understanding of the scenario. Clearly, my voice is not correctly again and it simply takes me somewhat bit longer to course of. And he gave me that point.
“It was identical to having a pleasant chat with somebody who we have recognized one another for a very long time.”
Gow has been attempting to boost consciousness for stroke victims as a part of her restoration.
She stated: “I am very conscious of attempting to signify individuals who’ve had strokes and their restoration, as a result of it isn’t at all times straightforward. So I needed to do job for them, actually.”
After engaged on Thursday, Gow is again within the paddock over the weekend and spent a while within the Alfa Romeo storage throughout remaining observe on Saturday. She is accompanied by her husband Jamie Coley and their daughter Isabel.
Gow stated she deliberate to attend the Dutch Grand Prix on the finish of August in a piece capability as she takes tentative steps again to broadcasting.
“Simply attempting to work out how I really feel, if I need to come again,” she stated. “After which we will Zandvoort. That can be my first correct weekend again to dip my toes within the water.”
Gow stated she plans to shadow Rosanna Tennant, who has stuffed the function of 5 Reside pit-lane reporter this yr.
“I have never been again within the pit lane and clearly sensorily, that is quite a bit to tackle,” Gow stated. “So I’ll get again in and see what I feel and see how the weekend goes.”