Mark Gallagher

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Mark Gallagher
Born (1962-03-09) 9 March 1962 (age 59)
EducationQueens University Belfast BSSc in Economics & Business Management
Notable work
Senior F1 Executive, Author & Broadcaster

Mark Henry Gallagher (born 9 March 1962) is a Formula 1 motor racing executive, public speaker, media commentator and director.[1] He is currently the managing director of Performance Insights Ltd and was the founder and co-owner of Status Grand Prix, which won the 2009 A1 Grand Prix World Cup Motorsport and competed in GP3, GP2 and World Endurance sports car racing.

He began working as a journalist and broadcaster for Formula One F1 in 1986 and later started as a media consultant for major sponsors. He joined Eddie Jordan’s fledgling F1 team for its debut season in 1991 as Press Officer before working with Pacific Racing and on Ford’s WRC programme before returning to Jordan Grand Prix in 1995 where he became Head of Marketing, joining the management board in 1998. Gallagher joined Jaguar Racing in 2004, remaining with the team when it became Red Bull Racing. He was appointed head of the Cosworth F1 engine business in August 2009.[2] He has commentated on Formula One on ESPN Star Sports and BBC 5 Live and has contributed to a wide range of media channels including BBC News, Channel 4 News, CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera News. He is a columnist and feature writer for Grand Prix Racing magazine in the UK which is part of the Motorsport Network and presents two podcasts; At The Controls cohosted by Jonathan Legard and Inside Formula 1 with Mika Häkkinen. Between 2005 and 2009 Mark Gallagher was engaged by Pixar Animation Studios to consult on Formula 1 during site visits[3] and coordinated the agreement with Formula 1 for the European launch of Cars at the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix.


  • Grand Prix – The Last 25 Years (1991)[4]
  • The Business of Winning - Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom (2014)[5][6]


  1. ^ "Mark Gallagher: Right on track". Gulf News. Retrieved 23 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Mark Gallagher joins Cosworth". Autosport. Retrieved 7 September 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ Spurgeon, Brad. "Grand Prix Strategies for the Real World". New York Times. Retrieved 23 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ DiZinno, Tony. "Mark Gallagher's "The Business of Winning" looks at F1 from financial, insider perspectives". NBC Sports. Retrieved 23 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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