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Find out what really happens in the heat of a Formula One garage from McLaren's former number-one mechanic

About the Author

Marc 'Elvis' Priestley worked for McLaren Racing as a Formula One mechanic and member of the pitstop crew from 2000-2009. He worked with a distinguished list of drivers including Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen, Jean Alesi, Juan Pablo Montoya, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

Following his retirement from McLaren, Elvis's first broadcast role was as pitlane reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live, where he was able to share his vast technical experience of the cars and equipment with listeners. Since then, Elvis has become an integral part of Sky's F1 coverage. He is now a co-host on the channel's studio-based chat show, The F1 Report, as well as attending a number of Grand Prix events.

Twitter- @f1elvis

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"The principle is sound, as are the author's credentials... [A] genuine attempt to reflect the day-to-day realities of a relentless life on the road. And it is relayed by someone who doesn't feel duty-bound to toe the corporate line" * Motorsport *
"Here we are privileged to have Marc's take on the Formula 1 world from the inside... Marc was lucky enough to work alongside David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, among others, but it is his close relationship with Kimi Raikkonen that we gain most insight into as we read... In short, it is a must read for any F1 fan, and I can highly recommend" -- Sarah Merritt * Badger GP *

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