Professional Approach – Marc Priestley

When Marc Priestley was a teenager all he wanted was a way into the world of Formula One. Building experience in the lower formulas he got his break joining the McLaren Formula One team. With ten years of experience he then transitioned to media and recently published author of his first book, The Mechanic. The secret to his success, hard work and always pushing to do the job the right way, no matter what that job is.

Mecca of Speed: You worked in various lower formulas of motorsport, how did you secure a position with McLaren Formula One?

Marc Priestley: I wasn’t specifically targeting McLaren. Ever since I was a teenager I have been obsessed with Formula One and was desperate to get into it. I was writing letters almost ever week to every Formula One team for about three years. I still have a huge stack of rejection letters at home. more

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