Formula 1 broadcaster ‘finding it hard to write or speak’ after suffering serious stroke

Jennie Gow is a familiar name for many F1 enthusiasts, if not from radio commentary of the sport then through the two most recent seasons of Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

The renowned F1 analyst revealed that she suffered a serious stroke recently and was currently recovering with the help of her husband.

Jennie released this statement on January 13 and had been quite inactive on social media in the build up to this.

Since her message, many fans and colleague have come up with votes of support.

“My husband is helping me type this, as I’m finding it hard to write and my speech is most affected,”  the Tweet began.

“I’m desperate to make a full recovery and return to work, but it might take some time. Thank you to the medical teams at Frimley and St. George’s and my family and friends who’ve got me through the last fortnight.”

Gow, 45, covers Formula 1 for BBC Radio 5 Live.

She spent a number of years covering the sport on radio and was a common fixture in radio stations in southern England.

After her message on Twitter, her friends poured in with their best wishes and offered her some kind words.

“Thinking of you Jennie, and wishing you all the very best with your recovery, from us all at F1,” Formula 1 said in a statement.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery, Jennie,” McLaren wrote.

“The entire team sends their love and strength as we look forward to seeing you back in the paddock.”

Meanwhile, fellow broadcaster Hayler McQueen also addressed the matter.

“Sending you and your family strength and here’s hoping we have you back broadcasting in the not-too-distant future. I’m so sorry this has happened to you. Sending you so much love,” Hayler said.

“Jennie, so desperately sorry to read this and sending all my love and strength,” another broadcaster Laura Winter added.

“You WILL get through this but take all the time you need. We’ll all be here. So much love.”

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