Formula One is a unique mix of business and sport, where strong
leadership, efficient team work, split second decision making and a clear
focus on delivery are required to compete at the highest levels in the 20
Grands Prix which comprise the FIA Formula One World Championship.
Mark Gallagher has worked in Formula One for almost 30 years and has
spent the last 15 working as senior executive within the management of
Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. While operating at
the centre of this fascinating sports business, Mark has worked directly
with the world’s top drivers and team owners, giving him a privileged
understanding of what it takes to be a world class competitor.
Head of Marketing at the highly successful, race winning Jordan team
over a ten year period, Mark was famously described as ‘head of making
things happen’ in Eddie Jordan’s dynamic organisation. He then joined
Jaguar Racing and helped in its transition into the now-dominant Red
Bull Racing team, before taking over responsibility from 2009 until 2011
for the return of Cosworth to Formula One. Between 2009 and 2011
Mark was directly responsible for supplying one third of the Formula One
teams with engine technology, re-establishing the Cosworth F1 business
which has powered 13 Drivers Champions and won 176 Grands Prix -
second only to Ferrari.
During his career Mark has worked directly with drivers including Michael
Schumacher, David Coulthard and Ayrton Senna, and also spent time as
part of Jenson Button’s management team.
Since 2005 Mark has also co-owned his own racing team, Status Grand
Prix based at Silverstone in the UK, which won the 2009 A1GP World
Cup of Motorsport, has scored multiple victories in the GP3 feeder-series
to Formula One and competes in the Le Mans sports car racing series.
Status has three times won the ‘Best Presented Team’ Award, setting
the benchmark in professionalism and presentation.
Today Mark sits on the board of Status Grand Prix and uses his vast
experience of the Formula One industry to work with teams, sponsors
and drivers. He also makes regular appearances in the media, notably with Sky News, and in 2012 is an expert pundit and commentator at Formula One events with ESPN Star Sports, broadcasting to 24 countries and 36 Million F1 fans in Asia. In 2014 Mark published ‘The Business of Winning’, a book drawing on the business lessons to be learned from the high finance, high octane world of Formula One.
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