62. Marcin Budkowski

marcin budkowski
Age 44
Occupation Executive Director, Alpine F1 Team
Nationality Polish
Position Last Year New

Marcin Budkowski is a Polish Formula One engineer. He is currently the executive director at the Alpine Formula One team.

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Marcin Budkowski joined the team in April 2018, following roles at Prost GP, Ferrari, McLaren and the Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

He graduated from École Polytechnique, Paris, in 1999 and continued his studies between 1999 and 2001 at the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE SUPAERO) and Imperial College London, specialising in Aeronautics and Aerodynamics.

After completing his studies, Marcin Budkowski started his career in motorsport in 2001 as an aerodynamicist for Prost GP. Budkowski subsequently moved to Maranello, working for Ferrari between 2002 and 2007 in a period that saw the team winning multiple championships.

He then joined McLaren in 2007, working in a range of technical roles both at the factory and at the track, notably during the 2008 title-winning year, before becoming Head of Aerodynamics in 2012. His seven years at McLaren finished in 2014 when he joined the FIA to become Charlie Whiting’s right-hand man, initially as Formula 1’s Technical and Sporting Coordinator, subsequently becoming Head of the Formula One Technical Department in 2017.

Marcin is based at the team’s headquarters in Enstone, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. He oversees the running of the Alpine F1 Team, leads the teams responsible for the development, production and operation of the car and ensures good alignment and collaboration between the Chassis and Power Unit entities. He represents the team at the F1 Commission and contributes to its overall strategy, working closely with Laurent to ensure the team meets its objectives.

In January 2021 he was made a director of the Alpine F1 Team.

Marcin is fluent in four languages: Polish, English, French and Italian.

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