Podcast: John Hogan, Marlboro's man in F1


John Hogan controlled the Marlboro F1 budget that funded McLaren and Ferrari. His direct involvement with teams and drivers, including Fittipaldi, Hunt and Senna, brings plenty of brilliant stories in our podcast

John Hogan was the man who oversaw Marlboro’s involvement with Formula 1 for 30 years, controlling the money that bankrolled McLaren and Ferrari; James Hunt and Ayrton Senna. He counts both Ron Dennis and Bernie Ecclestone as friends, and has an enviable contact list.

He acts as a consultant to the marketing agency, CSM Sports and Entertainment, where we joined him to look back at his remarkable career.

From the archive

Hogan explains how he came to manage the lucrative sponsorship budget and his close involvement with Formula 1, including why McLaren didn’t sign Gilles Villeneuve, and why the team picked James Hunt over Jacky Ickx.

He tells the story of how Ron Dennis took control of the team and then lost Marlboro backing; offer his thoughts on the future of F1 sponsorship and much much more.

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