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Christian is the Team Principal of Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing where he has held the position since 2005. His motorsport career started as a racing driver, before he switched roles to become Team Principal of FIA F3000 and later GP2 Series team Arden International Motorsport in 1999. Christian is one of the most successful Team Principals in the sport, where he has led Red Bull to x4 Constructor’s Championships and x4 Driver Championship victories, all won by Sebastian Vettel.
Andreas is the Team Principal for Porsche LMP1, a role he has held since joining Porsche motorsport in 2012. Andreas is responsible for the technical running of the vehicles, and as race director, he coordinates the entire organisational aspects of the World Championship races.
Up until 2009, Andreas was responsible for Formula 1 testing and racing at BMW Sauber. When BMW withdrew from Formula 1 he then became Director of Race Operations for the BMW DTM comeback, where he played a leading role in finding the set-up for winning his company the title at its first attempt in 2012.
Chief Race Engineer
Stephen is the Chief Race Engineer of Porsche LMP1. He became Chief Race Engineer after the first season after originally joining the team as a Race Engineer in 2013. Stephen is responsible in ensuring all drivers, race engineers, data engineers are all aligned throughout the team with regards to preparation, test and race season. Prior to his move to Porsche, Stephen came from Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 where he operated as a data and performance engineer.
Head of Team Management
Carlo currently operates as the Head of Team Management for Porsche LMP1, where he is responsible for all organisational matters around the test and race team, management of athletes, human performance elements and other areas such as crisis communication and organisational strategy. Carlo joined Porsche in 2013, making the move to the organization from BMW, where he was a major cog in building up the DTM programme and leader pf the BMW Motorsport division.
Head of Research & Innovation
Associate Professor Sam Robertson has been the Head of Research & Innovation for the Western Bulldogs – Victoria University partnership since 2014, and was part of the Western Bulldogs 2016 Premiership. His joint role consists of overseeing sports science practice and research across both organisations, and includes the supervision of 12 x PhD students.
Sam is most well known in sporting and academic circles for his work and research in the application of machine learning to improve decision-making. Sam has published more than 80 refereed scientific articles and prior to his current position held academic roles at Deakin University and Edith Cowan University.
Head of Performance Science
Bryan is the Head of Performance Science at Quebec based performance company Cirque du Soleil, world renowned for its high-quality, artistic entertainment. Bryan has been with Cirque du Soleil since 2007 and works with both internal and external partners leading research on factors that affect workload, fatigue, and recovery.
He also manages the integration of Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, and Psychological services and was a 2015 nominee for LiP’s 40 Under 40 award. Prior to his move to Cirque, Bryan served as the Head Athletic Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL for four seasons.
Veronique currently operates within the mental performance team at Cirque du Soleil, where she supports artists to optimize their performance and ensure their well-being. Additionally, she is an associate researcher at the National Circus School in Montreal working on several social innovation projects.
A large focus of Veronique’s research concentrates on the effects of creativity enhancement on motor performance and psychological adaptation, and she has designed a programs to stimulate creativity combining movement improvisation, creative problem solving and collective ideations with organizations around the world such as Cricket Australia and NXT WWE.
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