The Staff

The Staff

The people who make it all happen

Bruno Michel - GP3 Series CEO

Bruno Michel's motorsport career began in 1993 when he became General Manager at the Ligier F1 Team. In 1997 his attentions moved towards running the SuperTech engine programme. At the same time, he began to manage drivers and three years later started his association with the Renault Driver Development Programme. In 2004 Bruno, along with Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone, devised the GP2 Series, which Bruno would ultimately oversee as organiser.           

Didier Perrin - Technical Director 

Didier Perrin’s career began in 1983 as R&D Composite Engineer for Dassault Aviation. In 1988 he was promoted to Design Office Engineer, but in 1990 joined the Ligier F1 team as Head of Composites. Didier stayed with Ligier, through its transition to Prost Grand Prix, ultimately becoming Team Manager. As GP2 and GP3 Series Technical Director, Didier is the brains behind the cars.  

Bernard Dudot – Head of Engineering

Bernard Dudot's name is synonymous with success in Motorsport. Bernard's racing career started at Alpine-Renault in 1967 before he moved over to head up the Renault Gordini Engine Programme for Le Mans in 1973. In 1980 Bernard was appointed Technical Director of Renault Sport, where he stayed for almost 20 years. He joined the GP2 Series in 2005 as Head of Engineering, a role he reprises for the new GP3 Series.  

Leon Price – Head of Operations

Leon started his motor sport career in 1994 working at DPS Composites. In 1997 he moved to the track, first as a tyre technician, then a bodywork technician and finally mechanic for David Price Racing. From 2001 to 2003, Leon worked for Arena Motorsport before returning to DPR. Leon has also worked at no less than five Le Mans 24 Hours. Leon is no stranger to the GP2 fraternity having worked in the Series for four years as Team Manager for DPR. In 2009 he joined the GP3 Series as Head of Operations.  

Philippe Jacquet – Logistics Manager

In 1970, Philippe started to work for the iconic Alpine-Renault team as a mechanic, quickly working his way up to head of production, where he stayed until 1988. That year he joined Ligier F1 in the purchasing department and stayed with the squad through its transition to Prost Grand Prix. Today, Philippe heads up purchasing and spare parts logistics for GP2 and GP3 with Dominique ‘Riton’ Vanryckeghem and Darren Hargreaves.

Christian Staurenghi – Hospitality Manager

Christian’s motorsport catering career began in 1994 when he was motorhome driver and hospitality assistant for Minardi Scuderia Italia, a position he would take at Benetton between 1996-1998 and Prost from 1998 to 1999. In '99 he moved to the Renault F1 Team as Hospitality Manager. He would stay with the team until 2004 when he joined the GP2 Series as Hospitality Manager.  

Beth Allen – Finance Manager

Beth holds a First Class degree in Business Management. After graduating from University she joined Global Accountancy firm BDO LLP, where she worked in the Business Assurance department for 5 years. During her time at BDO LLP, Beth became ACA qualified. Beth joined GP2 Motorsport Limited in September 2013 where she now heads up both GP2 and GP3 Finance, supported by Rosana Sorci and Briony Fuller. 

Barbara Pre-Marquaille - Executive Assistant

Barbara Pre-Marquaille was not predestined for automotive industry but rather to Luxury hotels as she has a degree in hotel management and accounting. It is by a happy coincidence that she made ​​her first steps in this environment in 2007. She worked initially with Bruno Michel for his personal businesses and gradually integrated into the motor racing world. She is still working next to Bruno Michel but she now has a more operational role as an administrative assistant for GP2, working during the events on the cost control side for the hospitality and other race expenses.

Alexa Quintin - Media & Communications

Alexa began her career in television, but returned to her first love of PR in 2000. In 2002 she began a long career with the Renault F1 team and in 2003 was appointed PR for the engine factory. The following year she became Press Officer for the Renault Driver Development Programme. She joined the GP2 Series in 2008 as head of Media and Communications.   

Leandra Graves - Press Officer

Leandra began her career in motorsport in 2007 as a freelance motorsport journalist, iniatially reporting on camera for British Elite League Speedway and then covering MotoGP, World Superbikes and Speedway Grand Prix. In 2011 she worked for F1 Fanatic, conducting interviews with F1 drivers. Following that, in the same year, she moved to Dorna to cover the MotoGP series where she provided all the written content for race reports. In 2012, she was named GP3 Series Press Officer.