Jan. 16, 2019

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Dr. Luke Bennett, MD is the Medical and Sports Performance Director with Hintsa Performance, and the team doctor for the Mercedes - AMG Petronas Formula One (F1) racing team. His role with F1 involves providing general medical practice for 200 staff on the road and overseeing a team of coaches, trainers, and nutritionists who work with the drivers on the Formula One grid.

In this podcast with Dr. Tommy Wood, Luke discusses his background in critical and intensive care medicine in Australia and the events that launched him from lifelong fan of motorsport to Formula One team doctor. They discuss the training, business, and performance psychology needs of F1 drivers and some of the challenges associated with life on the road.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Luke Bennett:

[00:00:12] Peter Attia Podcast: The Drive.

[00:00:20] Hintsa Performance.

[00:02:30] Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.

[00:05:18] Taking a patient history.

[00:06:35] Transitioning to working with Formula One.

[00:07:47] Dr. Aki Hintsa.

[00:08:39] Formula One.

[00:09:33] Team doctor for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team.

[00:11:28] Haile Gebrselassie; Mika Häkkinen.

[00:12:44] Pete McKnight and Dave Ferguson; Book: The Science of Motorsport, by David P. Ferguson.

[00:13:55] Finding the right coach for the right driver.

[00:17:14] The Core: a close and deliberate examination of what makes a person tick.

[00:18:33] Psychology of sports performance in F1.

[00:21:20] The complex social tapestry of F1 racing.

[00:23:19] Hintsa Chairman Juha Äkräs and CEO, Jussi Raisanen.

[00:25:01] Knowing where to assign your time.

[00:29:23] Tim Ferriss; Financial Times, Sky News; The West Wing Weekly.

[00:30:24] Sam Harris, Waking Up Podcast.

[00:31:19] Shane Parrish; Farnam Street blog.

[00:32:11] Ornithology.

[00:34:35] Hintsa on Twitter and Facebook.

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