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The Champion’s Mindset

If you have raced in Formula One within the last 20 years, having a World Champion say that you were the only driver he really feared is quite a compliment. Particularly when that driver is no less than the legendary seven times World Champion Michael Schumacher. Mika Hakkinen enjoyed a career-long rivalry with ‘Schumi’ and won two Formula One World Championships for Drivers in 1998 and 1999, driving for the McLaren-Mercedes Formula One team. He Read More…

Perfect Execution – The Pit Stop Story

The Formula One pit stop is widely regarded as a supreme example of world class team work and delivery under pressure. It all started back in the early 1980’s when Gordon Murray, the technical director of the Brabham Formula One team, decided that if they started the race with a small amount of fuel, the car would be so light and fast that they could open up a lead before refuelling, changing the tyres and Read More…

The Speed of Change

One of the topics Mark Gallagher is frequently asked to talk about is Change Management; the challenge facing business and organisations as the result of changes, be they internal or external factors which can include technology, people, systems, compliance or business models. “It’s interesting how often people talk to me about the fear of change,” says Mark. “In reality people are not afraid of change, they simply fear being worse off. If the change is Read More…

Automating Success – A.I. meets F.1.

The Formula One machines produced by teams such as Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Red Bull Racing are part-car, part-jet fighter and part-IT system. The sport’s 25 year journey of connectivity and data-driven performance has seen a revolution in its ability to drive performance, quality, reliability and safety. No wonder Formula One loves data! The use of telemetry to monitor vehicle performance extends to evaluating every input by the driver, and this in turn has led Read More…

F1 2017 – Bigger, Faster, More Competitive!

Formula One 2017 is radically different, the sport’s regulator driving change with a completely revised set of technical regulations making it a much faster, more dramatic and physically demanding experience for the 20 drivers who compete for the World Championship title. The result has been an end to Mercedes’ domination, a resurgent Ferrari and a duel between Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Britain’s Lewis Hamilton. The last 20 years have seen year-on-year improvements to safety, fuel efficiency Read More…

‘The Business of Winning’

Mark Gallagher’s book, ‘The Business of Winning’, was published by Kogan Page in October 2014 and has so far exceeded expectations with strong retail sales and bulk-orders placed by public
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