Marc Priestley, or Elvis, worked at McLaren Racing as an F1 mechanic and member of the pitstop crew between 2000 and 2009. Originally joining one of Formula One’s most historic and successful teams as part of the test team, he quickly moved up through the ranks onto the race team and spent many years working in various roles with a distinguished list of drivers:
Juan Pablo Montoya
Pedro De La Rosa
Over the course of his time there, Marc became one of the most experienced members of the pitstop crew, performing in almost every position around the car at different times, including:
Having left McLaren in 2009, Marc’s spent time in team management, various consultancy roles and has now successfully established himself within the world of F1 broadcasting, talking about the sport he loves.
Over the last few years, working freelance with the likes of BBC, ESPN, CNBC, Fox Sports and Sky Sports, viewers have had access to a new perspective on the technical and operational workings of the world’s biggest team sport…from someone who’s worked inside one of its best.
With a new motorsport based documentary series on The Discovery Channel, regular appearances on Sky Sport’s F1 Midweek Report and continuing to explain the technical side of Formula E on ITV, there’s plenty of opportunity to see Marc on screen in 2016.
He still attends most Grand Prix and can be hired to speak at events or conferences, delivering some inspiring tales of his time in the pit lane and some of the lessons that can be learnt.
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