Who We Are

Mike Gascoyne

MGI’s founder, Mike Gascoyne, is one of the most renowned technicians in Formula One and has carved out an illustrious career at the pinnacle of international Motorsport for over two decades.  Having studied for a Ph.D. in fluid dynamics at Cambridge University throughout the 1980s, Mike’s passion for Motorsport took him into the world of Formula One for the first time in 1989 when he joined the McLaren team.  Since 1989 Mike has continued working at varying teams such as Sauber, Tyrrell, Jordan, Renault, Toyota, Force India and the Caterham Group. Mike has extensive experience in Motorsport and sports car engineering as well as international top level management. 

His other passion is offshore sailing and Mike aims to bring F1 standards of technology and logistics to off-shore racing, to encourage green, sustainable and reusable energy technologies in the marine, automotive and aerospace sectors and to utilise his extensive experience in R&D, engineering, competitive sailing and sports marketing.

Mike founded MGI in 2003 which he has actively and successfully run in unison with his other high level jobs.


Brian Thompson
Sailing Director


Brian has been sailing two and three-hulled high end racing yachts for twenty years achieving  an impressive 27 world sailing records, setting him apart from every professional world class sailor on the grand prix circuit. He is one of Britain’s most talented and popular ocean sailors and is the only person to have sailed four times non-stop around the globe. In 2012 Brian was the only non-French crew member aboard the record- breaking maxi  trimaran “Banque Populaire V” lifting the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest ever non-stop lap of the planet.


Silvi Schaumloeffel 
Team Support & Operations


Originally from Germany Silvia started working with Toyota Motorsport after finishing her Degree in Sports Management. Involved in the Marketing side of the Toyota F1 Team she work with high profile accounts advising and supporting the marketing and communication activation of their sponsorship with the team. From 2009 onwards she set up the Marketing and Communications team of the now called Caterham F1 Team in her role as Head of Marketing and Communications from scratch before joining the team at MGI. Silvia speaks several languages and is happy to help you engaging with Mike and the team.



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