Motoring Journalist, racing driver and broadcaster Vicki Butler-Henderson was the first female presenter to slide cars around on Top Gear, and she continues to blaze the trail on its sister spin off show Fifth Gear (Quest/Discovery), as well as most recently fronting The Car Years (ITV4).
She has also been a road tester for Auto Express and What Car? magazines and has written for many other publications such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph...read more
Vicki became the first woman to win a Maserati race in the history of the marque in 2004, as part of the support races for the British Formula One Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone.
Confident on any podium, Vicki has spoken at various motoring events including The British Motor Show, the British MotoGP and the FTA Driver of the Year Awards.
She’s also a former racing instructor and has taught hundreds of petrol heads the fastest way around a circuit over the years, including Freddie Flintoff, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Theo Paphitis.
She has showcased her skills hosting a variety of Award Ceremonies from the Co-op Good with Food Awards to Prince Michael of Kent’s International Road Safety Awards, and is equally as enthusiastic in the role compère at events such as the world unveiling of Ferrari’s 2019 Formula One race car.
Vicki has collaborated with various corporate giants such as Land Rover, AutoTrader and TomTom. She has also voiced commercials for a wide range of brands from Wrigley's Chewing Gum to Alpecin Shampoo.
Away from motor racing Vicki has fronted VTs for the BBC’s One Show and Countryfile and co-presented the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show and also the afternoon show on TalkRadio.
In 2020, Vicki joined the Auto Express Podcast presenting team. A podcast where a group of established motor heads will be discussing in-car reviews, consumer news and motorsport round-ups. The podcast is now available to listen to on all major platforms.
Away from work, the farmer’s daughter loves the outdoors, skiing, has raced power boats and is the proud owner of a Ducati Monster 750.