Mexicans in F1 The presence of Mexican talent in Formula 1 It is not limited to the brilliant performance of Sergio “Checo” Pérez at Red Bull R
Mexicans in F1
The presence of Mexican talent in Formula 1 It is not limited to the brilliant performance of Sergio “Checo” Pérez at Red Bull Racing. Designers, physical trainers, engineers, promoters and race directors are some of the professions that maintain the presence of our country in the highest category of world motorsports. His contribution to the development of drivers, cars, teams and races are essential for Formula 1 to become one of the biggest sport-shows in the world.
Here we list some of the Mexican professionals that you probably did not know and today they give life to the category.
- Marcello Martinelli. Eight times world champion with Mercedes-Benz. What achievements of the Mexican who has 16 seasons in Formula 1! Just as the drivers make a “ladder” through junior categories until they reach the highest world series, this engineer went through the IndyCar Series and the Le Mans Championship, before reaching Formula 1.
Martinelli is a stronghold for the “Silver Arrows” and one of his greatest achievements was working shoulder to shoulder with former world champion Nico Rosberg. Thanks to his talent and effort, we were able to see him on the podium alongside seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix to receive the Constructors’ trophy.
Juan Sebastian Navarro. What greater dream for those who love Formula 1 than to work at Scuderia Ferrari? Juan lives that dream every day. Deputy Head of Composite Design, the Mexico City native joined the team in 2014 and has been part of the most prestigious team in the category ever since.
Navarro works directly on the cars that drive each round Charles
- Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Like Palaiologos, Juan had his time with the Renault F1 Team, in addition to gaining experience in the Lotus Renault GP and, previously, in the FIA World Rally Championship with M-Sport.
- Alexandros Palaiologos. Winner of the Infiniti engineering competition that allowed him to work for 6 months with the then Renault F1 Team, Alex found his way into Formula 1 within aerodynamic engineering.
With the position of “Formula One Mechanical Design Engineer”, Alex develops in the McLaren Racing Team where he looks for the aerodynamic responses in the car’s wings, so that Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris advance in the general table and look for the podiums.
- Dahlia Ramos. Dalia’s life seemed predestined to collaborate with the highest category of motorsports: As a child, her father gave her a small F1 single-seater that would mark her love for cars. An engineer by profession, she was able to work in the aerospace area with Rolls-Royce; however, she made the jump to Alpine as soon as she had the chance.
Currently, the native of Mexico City works as the head of the Build and Test department, so her job is to ensure that the French team’s cars are ready for each of the competition’s circuits. Dalia, a Mexican woman in F1, will continue to make history at the 2022 FORMULA 1 MEXICO CITY GRAND PRIX Presented by Heineken
They are just a sample of successful Mexicans who are part of the Great Circus. His efforts are materialized in each of the rounds that give life to the world championship of the highest category of motorsports and, although his work is behind the scenes, without him the results would not be the same.