Marc Priestley – Formula 1 Mechanic

Inspirational Keynote Speaker -

Marc Priestley’s thrilling insights into the F1 business model are unique, eyeopening, and pertinent for multiple industries. As a keynote, after dinner and motivational speaker, Marc draws on his experience at McLaren Racing to share what the motor racing sport can teach us about key areas of business, including marginal gains, image management, rapid productivity, and data analysis. Imagine working in an industry where a mere 0.1 of a second makes all the difference. Marc Priestley’s unique insights into the world of Formula One are as thrilling as the sport itself—one where changing four tyres just a fraction more quickly could make Lewis Hamilton a World Champion. Like in all businesses, teamwork, communication and strategy are vital for success on the race track.

Indeed, as a keynote, after dinner and motivational speaker, Marc is perfectly placed to demonstrate how the world of motor racing shares core principles with other industries—especially areas such as marginal gains, image management, rapid productivity, and data analysis. A decade as a race mechanic on the McLaren Racing pit crew, Marc draws on his deep knowledge of the F1 business model to relate its valuable propositions to audiences with eye-opening perceptiveness. Having worked with household names and champions including Jenson Button, Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, Marc knows what working in a team with the world’s greatest drivers requires: the perspective from the pit is undeniably tense, requiring teamwork, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to fling oneself into lightning speed action.