Kent journalism student captures Team BRIT’s story

Team BRIT is working with a university student from Kent, who is capturing its story as part of a final year project.
 
21-year-old Michael Haffenden from Tunbridge-Wells is a third –year journalism student at the University of Kent and has been working with the team since November as part of his final piece of work.
 
Michael has been visiting the team as they have tested at Brands Hatch, and has been interviewing drivers both trackside and within their homes.  Most recently Michael travelled to Bournemouth to interview serving Marine and Team BRIT driver, Jimmy Hill.
 
Michael is an avid motorsports fan, having been taken by his father to watch GT and touring cars at Brands Hatch as a child. In his second year at University, he had the privilege of interviewing the late two-and-four wheel World Champion John Surtees at Buckmore Park.
 
Michael’s 15-minute documentary on the team is due to be completed by March and will be submitted to assessors to contribute towards his final grade.
 
Michael says “I first got involved with Team BRIT when I interviewed driver Tony Williams in April last year, and used his story for a multimedia project. It's one the proudest pieces I've made to date.
 
“The team has been incredibly welcoming and it's a genuine pleasure to have the opportunity to tell their story. I think their target of reaching Le Mans is fantastic and I actually ticked an item off the bucket list recently by attending the race with my best friend. The noise, the speed and the night racing were unforgettable.
 
“I'll be working a lot over the next couple months with driver interviews and test days, and hope the finished piece does the team justice.”
 
Michael’s piece on Tony Williams can be viewed here: https://michaelhaffenden.atavist.com/tony-williams-from-afghanistan-to-the-greatest-race-in-the-world