Dr Cristiana Pace is the founder and CEO of Enovation Consulting which specialises in helping sports organisations and teams - including in Formula 1 - to deliver robust, data-driven sustainability strategies in their quest to achieve ambitious ESB goals.
The first woman to work trackside for the FIA’s* technical departments in Formula 1, her subsequent work at Williams Advanced Engineering saw her apply advanced motor sport engineering techniques in a range of solutions across complex industrial applications. She led the Formula E battery project at WAE, playing a pivotal role in the success of the ground breaking electric vehicle racing series.
Between 2006 and 2017 Cristiana was a senior research consultant for the FIA Institute for Motorsport Safety and Sustainability, supporting and leading some of the F1, WEC and other motorsport series safety developments. During this time she worked alongside Professor Sid Watkins and Peter Wright, and her worked included developing the Global Accident Data Base program, the Marshalling System and the Electronic Flag system.
Cristiana is a former member of the FIA Environmental and Sustainability Commission, the FIA carbon offsetting working group, and provides her expertise to the FIA's sustainability working group. She is a member and advisor to the Motorsport UK Sustainability Committee and Chair of the Sustainability Working Group of eSC, the newly created electric scooter championship. She is also a board member of BASIS, the British Association for Sustainable Sport. Cristiana is also a well-known speaker in technology transfer, motorsport, e-mobility, STEM and diversity.
Her work on diversity includes collaborating with Susie Wolff’s Dare to Be Different initiative, being an ambassador for the FIA Girls on Track and helping to create The Grace Influential Positive Impact Award in F1, working with The Princess Grace of Monaco Foundation. In 2021 she was recognised as one of the Top 50 Engineering Heroes by the Women in Engineering Society and The Guardian.