Marc Priestley spent ten years as a member of the McLaren Formula One pit crew as a race mechanic. In that time he worked with drivers including Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, and Jenson Button. He offers a first-hand insight into the workings of a top-flight F1 team.
Marc examines the communication, teamwork, pressure and strategy involved in a sport where millions are spent shaving hundredths of seconds off lap times. Marc explains the team’s search for high performance under pressure as millions watch, and drivers and sponsors expect perfection.
Marc is now a writer on F1 for various websites and magazines, and has been a contributor and pit-lane reporter for Sky and BBC Radio 5Live.