McLaren Snaps: JENSON’S MECHANIC

Team

During the course of the 2016 F1 season, Mobil 1 and Esso bring you exclusive access to some of the personalities in the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. Meet the men and women who keep the team on track throughout a race weekend, at the circuit and back at the McLaren Technology Centre. 

NAME:
Marc Cox

NICKNAKE:
Coxy


JOB ROLE

Jenson Button's mechanic

PITSTOP ROLE:
Wing adjust, nosebox change, steering wheel change (Jack of all trades!)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT McLAREN? 
8 years

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS… 
Life and soul


FAVOURITE RACE LOCATION?
 
It's got to be Monaco - it's so unique, and always a bit of a mad one

FIRST McLAREN MEMORY? 
Senna's Donington win. 1993

BEST McLAREN MEMORY? 
Our 2008 championship win - which was also my first year

FAVOURITE RACE IN McLAREN HISTORY? 
Canada, 2011, JB's win. A little known fact about that race - we had soup on the grid!


WHAT WOULD BE YOUR THREE F1 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS?
 
Headphones, FIA pass, passport

BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? 
I get to travel the world


FAVOURITE McLAREN DRIVER – PAST OR PRESENT?
 
James Hunt - legend

WHEN NOT AT WORK, I LIKE TO… 
Get out on the bike, weather permitting and spend time with the family


INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF

I have twins, and I'm a Derby County fan, Up The Rams...!

WHAT FUELS YOU THROUGH YOUR DAY? 
Chilli beef wrap

YOUR FAVOURITE LUBRICATION (DRINK!)? 
Johnnie Walker

IF I WASN’T WORKING IN FORMULA 1, I WOULD BE….
...a superstar DJ

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Washing pots in a Chinese restaurant