Protospace x Dr Cristiana Pace - Enovation Consulting

Event: Founders & Creators #1 – 13.06.2021


Cristiana’s career as a motorsport engineer and manager spans 20 years. She was the first woman to work trackside alongside the FIA technical department in F1 as data analyst (2004-2009). In 2012 Cristiana focused on technology transfer and innovation, joining Williams Advanced Engineering. During those years at Williams she worked closely with the F1 management Team, writing the strategy for WAE and winning multimillion pounds projects including the supply of batteries to the FIA Formula E Championship—a project which Cristiana led between 2013 and 2015.

She also made key contributions to FIA’s safety legacy, consulting for the FIA Institute for Sustainability and Safety in Motor Sport from 2009 till 2015. In 2016 Cristiana wrote the strategy forthe wider deployment of safety devices in FIA championships aside acting as FIA Safety Delegate in the FIA Cross Country Rally championship.

Having pioneered sustainability and electrification in the strategy for WAE, in 2017 Cristiana moved on consulting for an environmental friendly motorsport championship measuring and reducing the environmental impact of existing technologies and increasing sustainability awareness across the motorsport sector. In 2018 she founded Enovation Consulting Limited, a strategic sustainability consulting focusing on the motorsport sector which also delivers STEM project nationally and internationally.

Cristiana is a well-known speaker in technology transfer, motorsport, e-mobility, STEM and diversity. Her support to the latter is augmented by her roles as an ambassador for Dare to be different and Silverstone Technology Cluster, and as VP of the first all-girls motorsport club, at Truro High School for Girls.

Cristiana holds an MSc in Motorsport Engineering and Management FROM CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY and a PhD from Coventry University. Her doctoral thesis is entitled ‘Low-carbon sustainable transitions in the motorsport industry: the case of Formula E’.