Marc Priestley is a motivational speaker from the world of F1 racing.
Priestley worked as a Formula One race mechanic, member of the pit-stop crew and in team management at one of the sport’s most successful organisations, McLaren Racing, for almost a decade.
He’s stood in the pit-lane as cars approach at motorway speeds, stopping centimeters away, where he and his team came together in perfect synchronicity to change tyres in 2.5 seconds and get it back into the race.
He’s worked with an impressive and long list of drivers and a number of World Champions including Mika Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.
Marc is the host of Discovery Channel’s Driving Wild and co-host of The F1 Report on Sky Sports F1 HD. He’s also the technical pundit for ITV4’s FIA Formula E coverage.
Marc now shares his experiences and knowledge through different outlets in television, radio, online and printed media, as well as delivering keynote presentations to businesses and conferences.
“Marc Priestley was excellent – so engaging, everyone was fascinated by him. We could have easily listened for a lot longer! I would not hesitate to recommend him, he was the highlight of the day”
In one sense an F1 team is a business like any other, but it’s also different in many ways to most others and offers unique lessons in such areas as rapid productivity, marginal gains, image portrayal, data analysis and of course team work.
Having been an integral part of these processes for so long and seen, first hand, how they impact on a company, Marc Priestley is perfectly placed and educated to impart these lessons.