IP EXPO Nordic 2018 - Formula 1 presenter and Author Marc Priestly will be at IP EXPO Nordic
19 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 / Stockholmsmässan

Marc Priestley

Company: Independent

Job Title: Formula 1 Presenter/Author

Marc Priestley

A single minded focus took him from apprentice mechanic with a small racing team in North London, working on Caterham Seven kit cars, through Formula Ford, British GT, Formula 3, Formula 3000 and on to his goal of working in Formula One in the year 2000.


An amazing ten years with McLaren Racing, as Number One Mechanic and part of the famous pitstop crew, culminated in helping Lewis Hamilton to become World Champion in 2008. Marc left the team in 2009 to pursue a media career.

Starting by sharing his experiences at the team for various websites and magazines, his writing was picked up by the producers of BBC Radio 5 Live's F1 show and he was invited to join the team as pitlane reporter for the British GP. That only served to light the fire of passion for broadcasting with Marc and over the following years he's succesfully built a career in television, both inside and outside of motor racing. Still freelance, he now has relationships with a number of well known networks and production companies.

Marc Priestley Seminars

  • The Secret World of the Formula 1 pit lane Wed 19th Sep 15:40 - 16:10

    The Secret World of the Formula 1 pit lane

    Marc spent ten years as a mechanic on the McLaren Formula One pit crew. Looking at every aspect of F1, he explains the communication, teamwork, pressure and strategy to secure marginal gains. With each car generating 10mb of data per lap, analysts look ever more closely at competitors’ decisions in an effort to optimise their own team performance. Marc also provides insight for Sky Sports, and is part of the ITV team covering the electrically-powered Formula E, showcasing the latest British racing technology.


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    Time / Place

    Wed 19th Sep 15:40 to 16:10