Neil Martin (motorsport)
After studying mathematics and computer science at the University of Southampton, he wrote his operations research MSc paper on risk assessment. Originally intending to seek a job in the City of London, he showed the paper to McLaren Racing, who offered him a job.
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. 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.
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. He left Ferrari at 2015 in the team’s organizational restructuring. 
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.
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