Andrea Stella (engineer)
Andrea Stella (born 22 February 1971) is an Italian engineer, currently employed by McLaren Racing Limited as Racing Director. He was previously Performance Engineer and Race Engineer at Scuderia Ferrari.
He graduated in aerospace engineering at Sapienza University in Rome with an experimental thesis carried out at the CEIMM (Center for Marine Hydrodynamic Experiences) in Rome.
Formula One career
He began his career at Ferrari in 2000 as Performance Engineer for the test team, before being Performance Engineer for Michael Schumacher (2002-2006) then Kimi Räikkönen (2006-2008). He moved to become Race Engineer for Räikkönen (2009), before becoming Race Engineer for Fernando Alonso (2010-2014). In 2006, he also worked as track engineer with Valentino Rossi, when the motorcyclist had a test with Ferrari.
He joined McLaren in 2015 as Head of Race Operations, moving to Performance Director in 2018 and Racing Director in 2019. In the latter role, he forms a triumvirate with James Key as Technical Director and Piers Thynne as Production Director, all under Team Principal Andreas Seidl.
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