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.