To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Neil Martin (motorsport)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Neil Martin (born 3 September 1972) is an English Formula One strategist, the former head of strategy at Scuderia Ferrari.

After studying mathematics and computer science at the University of Southampton, Martin continued at Southampton to read Operational Research (OR)[1] for his MSc. Originally intending to seek a job in the City of London, he managed to convince McLaren Racing, to sponsor his idea for a Race Strategy project.[2] On completion McLaren offered him a job.[3]

In 1998 Martin pioneered the use of Game Theory and Monte Carlo techniques in Formula 1 race strategy,[4][5] which embraced risk and random events to deliver more awareness of the likely race outcomes. These stochastic techniques allowed for the modelling of uncertain events e.g. future traffic patterns, the likelihood of overtakes and what to do under a Safety Car,[6] which gave better insight than the previous deterministic algorithms and therefore allowed for more informed decisions under risk events.

Martin was responsible at McLaren for the direction of strategic development of technology and race strategies, developing software to provide instant access to data on specific car components while on track.[7] His role came to public prominence at the 2005 Monaco Grand Prix, when he helped Kimi Räikkönen win the race by making a key strategic call during a safety car incident, by sending an email from McLaren's Woking base to stay out rather than pit.[8]

Headhunted by Red Bull Racing in May 2006, he joined the team as Chief Strategist in January 2007.[7] An anti-intuitive, but correct, strategy call at the 2009 Chinese grand prix, staying out with both cars in bad weather at the start of the race, when Alonso in second place and other contenders pitted for fuel behind the safety car, facilitated Red Bull Racing’s first historic win, which was also a 1-2 finish.[9]

In January 2011, after Ferrari made a poor strategic call during the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which lost driver Fernando Alonso the 2010 World Championship to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, Martin joined Ferrari alongside ex-McLaren engineer Pat Fry in a revamped Ferrari race operations and engineering team.[10] He left Ferrari at 2015 in the team’s organizational restructuring. [11][12][13]

In 2016, Martin led an engineering team for Mercedes-affiliated HWA and was engaged in the team’s Formula E plan along with Steve Clark.[14]

In 2019, Martin joined venture builder Equals Collective as Non-Executive Director.[15]

Martin is also a keynote speaker in Mark Gallagher’s F1 talents team, working alongside ex-F1 drivers David Coulthard, Mika Häkkinen and Jacques Villeneuve.[16]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/1
    73 476



  1. ^ "Neil Martin | Mathematical Sciences | University of Southampton".
  2. ^ Παπαδόπουλος, Δημήτρης. " speaks to Neil Martin - Ferrari's Head of Operation and Research gives an insight on his job". (in Greek). Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ James Allen (2 September 2008). "Planning success". FT. Retrieved 6 January 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ "The strategy behind the race". The National. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2020 | São Paulo". Gartner. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  6. ^ Παπαδόπουλος, Δημήτρης. " speaks to Neil Martin - Ferrari's Head of Operation and Research gives an insight on his job". (in Greek). Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Southampton Graduate Hired for Formula 1". University of Southampton. May 2006. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  8. ^ Kevin Garside (23 May 2005). "E-mail keeps Raikkonen on road to glory". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  9. ^ Elizalde, Matt Beer and Pablo. "The complete 2009 Chinese GP review - F1 - Autosport Plus". Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Pat Fry replaces Chris Dyer in Ferrari reshuffle". BBC Sport. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Rivoluzione a Maranello: Hamashima lascia la Ferrari, fuori anche Neil Martin". 17 December 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Ferrari's firings". 22 December 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Formule 1 : Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team - Impression de News". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Revealed: Mercedes already active on Formula E plans". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Equals Collective Launches To Bridge the Gap Between Technology Investment and Success". Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Book Neil Martin | Formula 1 Talent Neil Martin Public Speaker Bookings". Mark Gallagher. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
This page was last edited on 8 July 2021, at 14:59
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.