The team behind the #AUXE team: Craig Stubley
Next to be featured in our series “The team behind the #AUXE team” is Craig Stubley, one of the team's hard working mechanics.
Here’s what Craig had to tell us in our latest team Q&A…
What’s your job role with #AUXE and tell us a bit about what that involves?“I’m ultimately a mechanic - building, repairing and fixing the electric race cars.”
- What do you enjoy most about your job and Extreme E?
“The satisfaction of creating a racing/rallying machine and maintaining the vehicle throughout the events and the thrill of being part of such a special championship.”
- How long have you worked in motorsport and how did you get into the industry?
“Over 25 years professionally. I started rallying as a young man building my own rally cars privately for friends to rally. I began as an apprentice and was promoted to workshop controller in automotive dealerships for 12 years. I then successfully joined Mitsubishi WRC Team as a mechanic and became No.1 mechanic for Tommi Makinen, four-time WRC Drivers’ Champion. I moved to Formula 1, historic racing and the WEC before joining Formula E from its inception and now Extreme E.”
- Who’s your motorsport hero?
“Ari Vatanen, the Finnish World Rally Champion Driver who won back in 1981.”
- Which country would you most like to visit with Extreme E (doesn’t have to be on the calendar!)?
“Kenya, because it’s one big adventure!”
- What’s your favourite chocolate bar?
- Top album of all time? “Roxy Music’s album Avalon because every song is amazing.”
- Last book you read?
"The Spitfire Story by Jacky Hyams - told by those who designed, maintained and flew the iconic plane."
- What’s your favourite film?
“Bladerunner because it’s an incredibly well made futuristic film before CGI was invented!”
- Finally, do you have any hidden talents?
"I used to own a narrow boat and loved the peace and tranquillity of the canals and waterways of Leicestershire."
Craig will next be in action with Andretti United Extreme E for the upcoming Arctic X Prix in Greenland (28-29 August).