Performance Engineering in Formula 1 with Ernesto Desiderio

Long-time listeners know that I am a massive Formula 1 fan. In previous episodes, former F1 driver Giedo van der Garde and author Jurriaan Kamer were guests to discuss this topic. Being able to learn and adapt between races, continuously innovate, and learn to outperform the competition requires a high-level ability to respond to changing circumstances.

In today’s episode, Ernesto Desiderio, Performance Engineer, takes the driver seat in our talk on performance engineering, his experience during the dramatic crash of Romain Grosjean at the end of the 2020 season, he gives away a signed copy of his book AND gives tips on how to get into F1. How’s that for a packed episode?!

  What you’ll discover in this show:

–        Formula 1 goes hand in hand with continuous learning
 –        Performance Engineers collaborate with a lot of people at once
 –        Tips on how to get into F1


 Ernesto “Ernie” Desiderio

Performance Engineer in Formula 1

Ernesto Desiderio is a Performance Engineer and the creator of the P-D-R® (Perception-Decision[1]Reaction) Process. He has been working with the Haas F1 team since 2018, engineering every setup direction with the aim of preparing the best possible car, as well as helping drivers overcome their physical and mental barriers and optimize the speed and consistency of their performances. Before his stint in F1, Ernesto has worked on the LMP1-H project competing in the World Endurance Championship for Toyota in Germany, and before that he had experience working with NASCAR and IndyCar teams through Dallara both in Italy and in USA.

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Sander Dur (host)

Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”

Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 

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