Hi, my name is Erwin Jaeggi. I’m a motorsports and music journalist from Groningen, The Netherlands. I write about anything fast and loud.
I write motorsports related news items, background articles and columns, conduct interviews and provide live text commentary during Grand Prix weekends and testing days. I started in 2004 as a freelance editor at F1Racing.net, which was rebranded GPUpdate.net in 2007. From that year onwards I was the main editor at this international motorsports website. I left GPUpdate.net and it’s publishing company JHED Media at the end of 2015, after having contributed 27.500 articles. As of January 2016 I’m the F1 Editor of Motorsport.com – Netherlands. I also report on Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship for Motorsport.com’s global platform.
People I’ve interviewed include Sir Jackie Stewart, Frank Williams, Jacques Villeneuve, David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Max Verstapppen, Juan Pablo Montoya, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hülkenberg, Sergio Perez, Stoffel Vandoorne, Romain Grosjean, Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz Jr., Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Monisha Kaltenborn, Erik Schuivens, Franz Tost, James Key, Graham Watson, Xevi Pujolar, Giedo van der Garde, Jos Verstappen, Jan Lammers, Christijan Albers, Robert Doornbos, Tom Coronel, Robin Frijns, Nyck de Vries, Richard Verschoor, Jean-Eric Vergne, Charles Pic, Kamui Kobayashi, Anthony Davidson, Neel Jani, Lucas di Grassi, Ryan Briscoe, Billy Johnson, Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, Jonathan Palmer, Michiel Mol, Otmar Szafnauer, Adrian Sutil, Timo Glock, Pascal Wehrlein, Will Stevens, Rio Haryanto, Marco Wittmann, Tom Blomqvist, Conor Daly, Daniël de Jong, Yelmer Buurman, Nigel Melker, Dennis van de Laar, Rinus van Kalmthout, Jasper Iwema, Bryan Schouten, John Booth, Frits van Amersfoort, Carmen Jorda, Beitske Visser, Olav Mol, Peter van Egmond and Mark Sutton.
At JHED Media I also produced Formula One content for Dutch and Belgian MSN portals, news agencies ANP and GPD, television networks RTL and SBS, car manufacturers Toyota and Spyker and cable company Ziggo. Thanks to JHED Media’s partnerships with ANP and GPD my articles on Formula One have been published by almost all national and regional news papers in the Netherlands, including NRC Handelsblad, De Volkskrant, De Telegraaf, Trouw, Dagblad van het Noorden, De Stentor, Eindhovens Dagblad, De Limburger, Metro and Spits. I’ve written press releases for racing drivers Christijan Albers, Giedo van der Garde, Renger van der Zande and Hannes van Asseldonk.
As a freelance music journalist specialized in punk music I interviewed over 200 bands, reviewed over 500 albums and wrote about close to 100 festivals and shows. Bands I’ve interviewed include Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, Avenged Sevenfold, Sum 41, AFI, The Offspring, Angels & Airwaves, New Found Glory, Plus-44, Yellowcard, Plain White T’s, Sugarcult, Hot Water Music, BoySetsFire, Silverstein, Hundred Reasons, Thursday, Senses Fail, Pennywise, Millencolin, Pulley, The Black Pacific, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Circa Survive, We Are The In Crowd, The Donnas, Hey Monday, The Swellers, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, State Champs, A Wilhelm Scream, The Bled, Alexisonfire, Bayside, Alkaline Trio, Samiam, The Ataris, Four Year Strong, Useless ID, The Dangerous Summer, Every Avenue, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Hit The Lights, Amber Pacific, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Escape The Fate, The Color Morale, I Against I, Cooper, MakeBelieve, Kensington, Destine and others. I’ve also written articles about record labels Fueled by Ramen, Fat Wreck Chords, Hopeless Records, Fearless Records and Rise Records and clothing companies Macbeth and Glamour Kills.
My music articles have been published by Up Magazine, Stream Magazine, Freeze, Haarlems Dagblad and several other zines and websites. I also contribute to Poparchief Groningen, an online initiative from Groninger Archieven to document the local music scene.