About Us

Along The Racing Line

Along the Racing Line was founded in 2021 with the focus of talking about the important news the fans want to talk about.

 We Take a Great Amount of Pride in What We Do

Motorsports is a changing industry and we want to keep our readers updated on every aspect, from the daily updates to the news not often talked about. We try to highlight the areas we see as lacking in today’s motorsports news streams.  

Our History

Run by fans, we were inspired to highlight the deficiencies we see in the motorsports news industry. We want to give our platforms to those who have true passions for the sport, in the process allowing them to build up their expertise in the industry. Throughout it all, we want to focus on adding an element of diversity and bringing new life to the typical news.

While our focus for this publication is to educate the public on ALL motorsports topics, our overall goal is to help young fans gain the experience they need to one day work in a field they’re passionate about! With a little support and guidance, we give them the opportunity to market themselves as the strong candidates we see them as.

Why We Do What We Do

Seeing a gap for the news we wanted to read from people that were truly passionate, the ATRL founders decided to create our own channel. We strive to bring up issues we see within the motorsports industry, regardless of financial backing. Motorsports are our passion and to be able to have a platform to talk about it is only a dream come true.

“It’s a dream of mine to be able to share my knowledge of motorsport with people as dedicated as me and I can’t wait to continue this work.” -Kristina Agresta, ATRL Editor-In-Chief

Our Team

 

Naina Gupta, Founder & Director of Operations

Naina graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with degrees in Global Studies and Geographic Information Science as well as a minor in Spanish. She keeps our website running (despite having no formal training in website design!) and runs our Social Media accounts. While she also works full time, she enjoys watching FC Barcelona, F1, and NHL and runs a home bakery business in her free time.

Ivana Ramkishun, Director of Content and Production

Ivana Ramkishun is currently a student focusing in Community Outreach, hoping to focus on Legal Studies in the near future. As a writing contributor, she also helps with the publication’s branding. Outside of motorsport, Ivana is usually riding her bike by the sea or hiking with her friends.

Leonie Deckert, Brand Manager

Leonie is currently studying international management at an international university and plans to focus on marketing and communications. In lockdown, Leonie discovered a talent for digital art and has been creating motorsport-inspired artwork ever since. Her art is featured heavily throughout this site. She helps run the social media accounts and is in charge of creating digital content. When she’s not discussing the latest motorsports news, she is drawing, watching football, or traveling around Europe.

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Kristina Agresta, Editor-In-Chief

Kristina is currently a student at CSULB studying Journalism and French & Francophone Studies. As the EIC she manages the editorial vision of the publication and works with the staff on their articles. She also works for her college paper in her spare time. When she isn’t watching F1, or working on stories, Kristina likes to spend her spare time baking, reading and listening to podcasts. You can find her as @agrestaP1 on Twitter.

Ellie Bishop, Director of Communications

Ellie is ATRL’s Director of Communications, as well as a contributing writer. She developed a love of F1 whilst watching it with her Dad as a child, and now focuses on the business and marketing side of the sport! Ellie lives and works in London, and you can find her on twitter @zephyrellie. For collaborations with ATRL or interviews, please email Ellie at comms@alongtheracingline.com.

Patrice Athalia, Creative Director

Patrice is an avid fan of tennis, F1, and MotoGP along with their Feeder Series. She grew up watching the likes of Roger Federer, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Dani Pedrosa. She’s currently majoring in film and aims to be a scriptwriter sometimes soon in the future. Aside from motorsports, she enjoys reading, writing and listening to Taylor Swift and 80’s rock music.