Mike Elliott is the Technology Director of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. After achieving a Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering followed by a PhD in Aerodynamics from Imperial College London, Mike embarked upon what would quickly become a steep 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 now and we sit two desks apart!”
While primarily focused on aerodynamics, Mike has also spent three years on the race team and two years working on the effect of aerodynamics on vehicle handling, giving him a rounded understanding of car performance.