Jennie Gow, BBC Formula 1 presenter and Drive to survive star, suffered a severe stroke.
The 45-year-old revealed that she had been struck in the New Year and her movements and speech were still badly affected.
A message on his Twitter account read: “Hi everyone, I’ve been quiet for the past few weeks, it’s because I suffered a severe stroke two weeks ago. My husband helps me type this, because I find it difficult to write and my speech is the most affected.
“I’m looking forward to a full recovery and getting back to work, but it may take some time. Thank you to the medical teams at Frimley and St Georges and to my family and friends who have helped me through the last fortnight X.”
Gow has been one of the voices of BBC F1 coverage for several years and has recently gained wider fame as the pundit on Netflix’s groundbreaking sports series Drive to Survive.
Her announcement sparked a flood of well wishes, with McLaren posting: “Wishing you a speedy recovery, Jennie. The whole team sends their love and strength as we look forward to seeing you back in the paddock.
Aston Martin wrote: “Jennie, we send you all lots of love and our best wishes for your recovery. We look forward to seeing you back in the paddock soon.
A response from Silverstone’s Twitter account read: ‘Sending love and strength to you and your family Jennie, from all of us at @SilverstoneUK. We hope to see you again very soon in the paddock.
The new F1 season is set to start in Bahrain on March 5.
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