Technology Director of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
After achieving an MENG in Aeronautical Engineering followed by a PhD in Aerodynamics from Imperial College London, Mike Elliott embarked upon what would quickly become a meteoric rise through the ranks of Formula One aerodynamicists – achieving significant success along the way.
But, why did he want to work on F1? It’s a rather interesting story… “The guy I shared an office with during my PhD convinced me it would be an interesting career to pursue,” he explains. “Ironically, he is our Chief Designer and we sit two desks apart!”
While primarily focused on aerodynamics, Mike has also spent 3 years on the race team and 2 years working on the effect of aerodynamics on vehicle handling, giving him a rounded understanding of car performance.
17 years into a Grand Prix career which has spanned three front running-teams (McLaren, Renault and Mercedes), Mike has thus far achieved five Formula One World Constructors’ Championship titles and a further eight top-three finishes.
When asked what his favourite memory with Mercedes has been so far, he replied: “Collecting the Constructors’ trophy on behalf of the team. It is a humbling and emotional experience to collect a prize that so many people have sweated blood and tears to achieve.”
|Date of birth:||4th June 1974|
|Place of birth:||St Austell, UK|
|2017||Technology Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport|
|2012||Head of Aerodynamics, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport|
|2008||Principal Aerodynamicist, Renault F1 Team|
|2006||Team Leader, Aerodynamic Performance, McLaren F1 Team|
|2003||Trackside Aerodynamicist, McLaren F1 Team|
|2000||Aerodynamicist, McLaren F1 Team|