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'Simon has been my coach for the past 10 years, since the age of 14. he was the most significant and most valuable part of my time at Mclaren. We enjoyed winning multiple championships together in karting and single seater. He was invaluable in my transition from karting to Formula Renault 2.0 and even more so in the step to World Series 3.5 and Formula Two. Without the detailed guidance and support I know I would have found the physicality extremely tough. To this day I know I can reach out when I need to, for Simon's expertise and mentorship'

Nyck de Vries 

Current Formula E Driver, Formula Two Champion, Double FR 2.0 Champion, World Kart Champion

'When I first joined McLaren and started working with Simon, I didn't really know much about training, especially driver specific training. Working together for 4 years, I got a complete  overview of what specific areas I had to work on to prepare myself, on the road to Formula One and winning the Formula 2 Championship'

Stoffel Vandoorne

Current Formula E Driver, Formula One Driver,  Formula Two Champion

'Simon understands what it takes to be a top professional. From dietary needs, managing body weight, high levels of athleticism and concentration for up to 2 hours of racing. He pushed me to reach my goals, whilst understanding the demands of a professional and the key to maximising performance'

Gary Paffett

Current Formula E Driver, DTM Driver 

'The work ethic, discipline and dedication Simon put into my training has helped mould me into who I am today. Totally led by example; I still use all the lessons he taught and installed into my race preparation today'

Jack Harvey 

Current Indy Car Driver, Formula 3 Champion

Athlete Development Support History


  • Nyck de Vries - 11-Years

  • Kevin Magnussen - 5-Years

  • Stoffel Vandoorne - 4.5-Years

  • Pedro de la Rosa - 2-Years

  • Heikki Kovalainen - 1-Year

  • Alex Albon - 2-Years

  • Ben Barnicoat - 3-Years

  • Jack Harvey - 2-Years

  • Gary Paffett - 3-Years

  • Oliver Turvey - 4-Years

  • Oliver Rowland - 2-Years

  • Jamie Green - 1-Year 

  • Tom Blomqvist - 1-Year

  • Nobuharu Matsushita - 2-Years 

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'I worked with Simon from the age of 16, during my involvement in the McLaren Young Driver Programme. He supported my athletic development and race preparation for Formula 3, World Series 3.5 Championship win and Formula One. Simon is an expert in his field, which I had full trust to ensure I prepared in the best way possible. We are good friends to this day'

Kevin Magnussen

Current Formula One Driver, WSR.3.5 Champion

'I don't know a more dedicated professional who understands his athlete, both physically and mentally. He not only developed and guided my knowledge but also the passion for winning as much as me'

Alex Albon

Current Formula One Driver 

'Simon helped prepare me for my 2008 season and my first F1 race win in Hungary. The work of a Formula One driver trainer is much more than just making a driver physically ready and Simon excelled in all areas. He is hard working, knowledgeable, loyal and worked well with myself and the McLaren team'

Heikki Kovalainen

Current Super GT Driver, Formula One Driver, Formula One Race Winner 2008

'I worked with Simon for several seasons while I was test and reserve driver at Mclaren. Simon managed to get the best out of me, producing creative training that improved my attention and fitness levels. Simon was a pivotal influence in my super-fast recovery from a knee injury. In a few days I was back in the race car. I will never forget and still remain thankful for his hard work'

Pedro de la Rosa 

Formula One Driver, McLaren Test and Reserve Driver 

Race & Test Support History

  • Lewis Hamilton - Formula One Testing

  • Lando Norris - Hockenheim Formula One Race 2019

  • Stoffel Vandoorne - Bahrain Formula One Debut 2016

  • Stoffel Vandoorne - World Series 3.5 Season 2013

  • Stoffel Vandoorne - Formula Two Season 2014

  • Kevin Magnussen - World Series 3.5 2013 Season

  • Paul di Resta - Silverstone Formula One Race 2013

  • Heikki Kovalainen - Formula One 2008 Season

  • Sergio Perez - Formula One Testing

  • Pedro de le Rosa - Formula One Testing

  • Gary Paffett - Formula One Testing

  • Oliver Turvey - Formula One Testing

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