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Mark  Gallagher

Mark Gallagher has held senior roles in the high performance environment of Formula 1 motor racing for over 30 years, and today is an author, broadcaster and industry analyst who continues to work with drivers and teams at the forefront of this global sport.

Mark’s management career in Formula 1 included more than a decade on the management board of the highly successful Jordan Grand Prix team, running the world famous Cosworth engine business and helping establish the commercial arm of Red Bull Racing which went on to become 4-times World Champions.

His expertise covers the commercial and operational management of Formula 1 teams, and includes the sport’s regulatory, business and technology landscape. Since 1994 he has introduced some of the world’s leading technology companies to the sport, playing a key role in the digital transformation of Formula 1. During his career he has worked with renowned World Champions including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

Mark’s career in Formula One commenced in 1983, working in media and communications before joining Eddie Jordan’s new Formula 1 team in 1990. The giant killing Jordan team became race winners in Formula 1 during their first decade, Mark overseeing marketing operations and joining the management board in 1998.

In 2004 he was invited to join the Jaguar Racing organisation as it transitioned into becoming Red Bull Racing, and during this time Mark reconnected with David Coulthard who became the team’s lead driver and remains a close business associate today.

Mark later founded Status Grand Prix which successfully competed in lower formulae, winning a World Championship in 2009 and tackling the daunting Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race on new fewer than four occasions. In 2010 Mark was invited to run the world- famous Cosworth Formula 1 engine company, supplying up to one-third of the teams in the sport with power units and associated technologies.

During his career Mark has been a member of the technical working groups established by the sport’s governing body, the FIA, tasked with tackle challenges including environmental sustainability and safety. This included two years spent working on the energy efficiency regulations central to Formula 1 since 2014.

Since 2012 Mark has focused on his Formula 1 consulting business, Performance Insights, working with a range of clients across the sport. He is the business columnist for Grand Prix Racing Magazine, presents the Inside Formula 1 podcast with World Champion Mika Hakkinen and co-presents the At The Controls podcast with the BBC’s Jonathan Legard.

Mark has written two books, The Business of Winning (Kogan Page, 2014) and Grand Prix - The Last 25 Years (WH Smith, 1999), and collaborated with Coulthard on his Sunday Times Best Seller The Winning Formula (Blink Publishing, 2018). Between 2004-2010 Mark worked as a consultant for Pixar on CARS and CARS 2, coordinating the European launch of the successful franchise at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2006.