Engineering F1 - Careers
JOHN GENTRY

Nationality : british
Main fields of activity : chassis

1966 : graduated in mechanical engineering from Kingston Polytechnic
1966-1970 : worked in a contract drawing office and then for AC Cars
1970-1973 : design draughtsman > March (F1)
1973-1977 : design and race engineer > Shadow (F1)
1977 : design and race engineer > Fittipaldi (F1)
1977 : designer > Wolf Dallara (CanAm)
1977-1978 : design and race engineer > Tyrrell (F1)
1978-1979 : designer, race engineer of Jochen Mass and Jean-Pierre Jarrier > ATS (F1)
1980-1984 : design office manager, race engineer of Derek Warwick and Johnny Cecotto > Toleman (F2, F1)
1984 : chief designer > Alfa-Romeo (F1)
1984-1985 : race engineer of Derek Warwick > Renault (F1)
1986-1987 : designer, race engineer of Elio de Angelis, Derek Warwick and Andrea de Cesaris > Brabham (F1)
1988-1989 : test team engineer, race engineer of Teo Fabi, Thierry Boutsen and Alessandro Nannini > Benetton (F1)
1989-1991 : team coordinator, engineering management > Suzuki (500cc)
1991-1992 : designer, race engineer of Mauricio Gugelmin and Karl Wendlinger > Leyton House (F1)
1922-1994 : race engineer, rider management > Team Roberts (500cc)
1994-1996 : chief designer - TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) > Volvo (BTCC)
1996-1999 : technical director, chief designer and founder member > Triple Eight Race Engineering Ltd (BTCC)
1999-2004 : technical director > Activa Technology Ltd
technical coordinator > Dome Cars UK
working directly for Jan Lammers - Racing for Holland team (FIA GT, Le Mans)
2005-2007 : technical director > Racing Engineering (GP2)
2008-2011 : senior engineer > Ocean Engineering (GP2)
2011-2012 : race engineer > Super Nova (GP2)
self employed engineering and design consultant

UK representative sitting on the FIA Technical Commission
member of the MSA (Motor Sport Association) "Technical Advisory Panel"
MSA representative at FIA Technical Working Group meetings for GT Cars, Touring Cars, Rally & Cross Country Vehicles
FIA Technical Delegate for TGP (Thoroughbred Grand Prix) series