In this episode, we get closer to Chris Dinnage, a pivotal figure in the automotive industry and Formula 1.
After joining Team Lotus is 1982, Chris Dinnage was at the heart of the racing world, where he worked shoulder to shoulder with racing legend Ayrton Senna, becoming the number one mechanic on his qualifying car, and witnessing the triumphs and challenges that unfolded on the track… including his first Grand Prix victory at Estoril in 1985, forever tying him to that iconic moment.
But Chris Dinnage’s influence reached far beyond Senna… As throughout his career, his expertise and dedication allowed him to serve as the trusted mechanic for esteemed drivers like Nelson Piquet, Johnny Herbert, Martin Donnelly, and Mika Hakkinen.
As the Classic Team Lotus Team manager, Chris Dinnage continues to leave his mark on the automotive industry and Formula 1, a testament to the power of perseverance… and a lifelong love affair with speed and precision.
Interviewer: Alexandra Legouix