Martin Whitaker has extensive experience across almost every aspect of the motorsport industry.
Having started his career as a motoring journalist, Martin has been involved with some of the most exciting projects and organisations in global motorsport.
Martin was tasked by the Kingdom of Bahrain to shape every aspect of the Bahrain International Circuit. He notably helped to develop the ‘Friendly Grand Prix’ as a cultural and community occasion in a region without a long association with the sport; and turning it into a sell-out social event.
He has also worked at McLaren in its Formula 1 division and led Ford’s Formula 1 and World Rally Championship programmes. Furthermore, he ran the Australian V8 Supercars Championship, worked at the MSA (Motorsports Association), FOM (Formula One Management) and for two Presidents at the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – Max Mosley and Jean Marie Balestre.
With experience of leading a venue, a championship, and a major motor manufacturer’s competition department, as well as being involved in the sport’s governing body, Martin Whitaker is in an ideal position to manage and mould the future Circuit of Wales development as both a venue for racing and as a commercial and sports & leisure venue.