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Martin Whitmarsh

Martin Whitmarsh, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 30th July 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Martin Whitmarsh, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 30th July 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

29 Apr 1958
Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

McLaren (2009-2013)

Recently replaced as boss of McLaren's Formula 1 team, after years with the team. He had also previously been CEO and MD of the team/company and was also the chairman of FOTA. After a period of enforced gardening leave, he left the sport to join Sir Ben Ainslie's sailing team, BAR as chief executive, with the overall aim to become the first British team to win the America's Cup. Between those roles, he joined his daughter, an anthropologist, in Borneo, Rwanda and Uganda, as she specialises working with orangutans. Whitmarsh returned to the sport in 2018 as one of the advisory members of Formula E's global advisory board to help Formula E's rules and future and now also has a role as a consultant to the FIA.

Biography last updated 16 Jan 2018