Top 10 Formula One (F1) Speakers to Inspire Resilience at Events

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Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager
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To succeed in motorsports, drivers have to have nerves of steel and an unwavering dedication to their craft. Motorsports speakers draw on this experience to teach audiences the value of high performance and a resilient mindset. They weave actionable takeaways into their thrilling anecdotes, giving audiences a new outlook on success. 

Whether it’s the inspirational young star Billy Monger or the esteemed legend that is Eddie Irvine, one of our speakers will provide the racing expertise your event needs. With global viewing figures for F1 breaking 1.5 billion, your audience is guaranteed to be starstruck! 

Who are the best Formula One (F1) speakers available to hire?

We have compiled a list of the best Formula One (F1) speakers available to book! Discover your perfect speaker below, then contact a booking agent to learn more. 

Is your desired speaker not on this list? With thousands of speakers featured on our website, use the search bar at the top of the page or get in touch to learn more. 

Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff is known for his success in creating a winning culture. As the CEO of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team and Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto has led his teams to several consecutive Formula One Double World Championships and numerous other victories. 

As a speaker, Toto draws on his experience to share proven strategies for success with corporate audiences. He is known for his valuable insights on driving team results and a lifetime of anecdotes from his time in top-level motorsports. His influence on the motorsports industry has been recognised internationally, and he remains one of the most prominent figures.


We welcomed Toto as the keynote speaker at our virtual global Managing Director strategy event. The brief was around building sustainable performance and the culture needed to support this. Toto took the time to meet with us well ahead of the event itself and we spent an hour discussing the background, our needs and the various relevant topic areas. - Moses, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Eddie Irvine

Before he retired, Eddie Irvine was a spectacle on the track due to his fierce, combative driving style and technical expertise. After taking the sport by storm in 1993 as a driver for Jordan, Eddie moved to Ferrari in 1996 alongside Michael Schumacher.

In 1995 Eddie earned his first podium with Jordan, which continued in 1999, 2000, 2001 and his final podium in 2002. Regularly appearing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Queens Formula Racing Team, Eddie captivates audiences with his invaluable advice and anecdotal tales of his time on the track during the golden era of Motorsports.

Damon Hill

Starting as a test driver for Formula 1 title-winning team Williams, Damon Hill was given the opportunity to race in the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix, where he earned the first of 22 career victories. Damon grew up around Formula 1 and spent much of his early career surrounded by some of the most prominent figures in the sport, including his father, Graham Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio and Phil Hill.

Before retiring in 1999, Damon competed in 122 races, earning him a spot among Formula 1’s greatest drivers. Aside from sitting in the driver’s seat, Damon frequently talks about his experience racing. Audiences will be blown away by his star-studded anecdotes and unbeatable insight into motorsports. 


Thank you for arranging Damon Hill for our Australian GP media activity yesterday in Melbourne, he was fantastic to work with and an absolute professional. It was great to have him there. Thank you again! - Asha, Kayo Sports 

Eddie Jordan

The founder of the Jordan Grand Prix, Eddie Jordan, was the mastermind behind Michael Schumacher’s debut. Thanks to Eddie, team Jordan competed against teams significantly more established; despite this, they secured a 1-2 finish with Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher at the wheel.

Eddie’s team has changed hands multiple times but runs as Racing Point (formerly Force India). As one of the most popular Formula 1 speakers off the track, Eddie engages audiences with his riveting story of building a highly successful F1 team, earning an OBE in 2012, and becoming a member of the Irish Motorsport Hall of Fame.

Johnny Herbert

Johnny Herbert, a renowned Motorsport speaker, frequently entertains audiences with his candid insight into one of the most physical and mental sports - Formula 1 racing. After beginning his career in the mid-1980s, Johnny quickly picked up his first victory in 1985 at the Formula Ford Festival.

After teaming up, they won the British Formula 3 title in 1987. Throughout his career, Johnny has proved that with enough determination, anyone can overcome injury and failure, resulting in him featuring on the podium seven times.


Just wanted to say that Johnny Herbert was brilliant today. He stayed to past 5pm, was so friendly and suffered questions I am sure he must have heard many times! Although we did struggle to get him out of the F1 simulators!! Thank you so much for sorting everything out for me. - Sally, Move with Us

Jacques Villeneuve

As the 1997 F1 champion, Jacques Villeneuve triumphed over Michael Schumacher, a dominant force with two championships. Jacques was born with a passion for racing in his blood, as the son of beloved Ferrari F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve, who, before his passing, was considered one of the best drivers the sport has ever seen.

Taking after his father, Jacques’ skill has transgressed from single-seat racing to race in the Le Mans Series, NASCAR, TRV6 and Speedcar. Jacques excites audiences with his anecdotal stories, holding them spellbound thanks to his charismatic nature.


We were inspired by Jacques and Mark and the required focus to compete at a high level and the amount of team work actually involved to succeed such as being innovative in changing tires to break through the 3 second pit stop level. Jacques and Mark were very engaging. They did a great job at mixing sports and business to keep it interesting and relevant. - Omers

David Coulthard

If there is anyone qualified to speak on Formula 1, it is David Coulthard. After succeeding the late Ayrton Senna at Williams Racing in 1994, gaining his first victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix, David moved to Mclaren. Considering the competitivity of Formula 1, David’s longevity is a testament to his skill, dedication and passion for the sport.

Before retiring in 2008, David aided Red Bull’s journey to becoming the dominant force it is today. With his extensive experience, David has become an elemental F1 commentator whilst regularly public speaking, sharing his story with audiences everywhere.


An absolute pleasure to be around and very professional. David's delivery and speech was spot on and well received on the evening with lots of laughs in the right places. It was perfect for our guests. We've received great feedback and our CEO was really impressed. David stayed for over an hour for photos and was chatting to guests which is great, and always an added bonus. - The Institution of Engineering & Technology

Billy Monger

After a tragic racing accident where he lost both legs, Billy Monger returned to the sport thanks to an altered vehicle; his drive to succeed amongst able-bodied racers resulted in him becoming a household name within the sport, a story that he expands upon through public speaking.

In 2018, Billy was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year’s Helen Rollason Award for his inspirational perseverance despite hardship. Within the same year, Billy drove a Formula 1 racing car for the first time when he tested a Sauber C30 built by Tour-De-Force Power Engineering at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby.

Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn is an F1 mogul famed for being the Team Principal for Ferrari during Michael Schumacher’s dominant years; as a result, Ross created a Ferrari dynasty. Ross’s influence on the sport transcended Ferrari when he bought out the failing F1 team Honda and rebranded it as Brawn GP.

With Jenson Button behind the wheel, Ross’s team won their first Formula 1 season championship in what is widely considered one of the greatest F1 stories ever. The draw of Ross as a public speaker is his ability to discuss the many different positions he has held in F1 and his knowledge of the sport as a whole.

Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell, a British racing legend, has raced with some of the best drivers the sport has ever seen. Nigel won his first Grand Prix in 1985 while racing with Williams before dominating the 1992 season by winning nine out of the sixteen seasons, becoming the world champion.

After returning to F1 for a final time in 1994, Nigel raced for Williams before announcing his retirement to pursue a Ferrari dealership. As a prolific motivational speaker, Nigel is a crowd favourite, advising his audience on maximising success on demand.

Inspire Resilience in Your Audience Today!

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Mark Matthews Official Agent Image
Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager

Mark Matthews is the Senior Keynote & Entertainment Manager at The Motivational Speakers Agency. Joining the agency in 2017 as a Senior Keynote Speaker Sales Executive, Mark brought with him a wealth of experience and a vibrant personality that quickly made him an indispensable asset. Before his current role, Mark honed his managerial skills at Swans of Oakham. Since, at The Motivational Speakers Agency, Mark has collaborated with prestigious brands like Deloitte, American Express, Samsung and F1.


Mark's expertise and dedication have allowed him to work with high-profile individuals in media and sports, including Tyson Fury, and to organise official events featuring industry giants like Ken Segall and Jonas Kjellberg. As the agency's resident expert booking agent for technology, cybersecurity, digital disruption, artificial intelligence and data science, Mark has played a pivotal role in securing renowned speakers such as Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Allie Miller and Ayesha Khanna.


Mark's dynamic presence in the office and his unwavering commitment to excellence ensure that The Motivational Speakers Agency consistently provides top-tier speakers to elite clients. His deep knowledge of cutting-edge topics and his ability to connect with both clients and speakers have solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the industry.


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