Good Things Happen Season 3Podcast12 Sep 2023

Good Things Happen E5: Speed, Tech & Trends: The Auto Industry Revolution

Season 3

In this episode, we immerse ourselves in the world of Formula One and the forefront of automotive technology. Join Dan Fallows, the Technical Director of Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team, and Itay Michaeli, Director at Citi Research, as they embark on an exhilarating journey of pushing boundaries both on and off the track. Discover the cutting-edge technologies propelling the sport to unprecedented heights, from the fast-paced circuits to the futuristic innovations that are reshaping the automotive landscape.


Our discussion revolves around the parallels and contrasts between the cutting-edge developments in Formula One. We uncover the intense pace of innovation in Formula One, tackling challenges, reaping rewards, and highlighting Aston Martin's journey to elevate itself to the forefront of the grid.



Our exploration extends to the transformations occurring in the domestic car market, encompassing electric vehicle adoption, seamless connectivity, and the ascent of autonomous driving. Uncover how these trends are reshaping vehicle ownership models and fostering forward, while Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team leading role in Formula One exemplifies the practical implementation of cutting-edge technology and performance-driven innovation.



Citibank N.A. (“Citi”), and Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team are not affiliated and are independent companies, though Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team has a relationship with Citi through the Citi’s sustainable finance program.  Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team speakers’ views are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of Citi or any of its affiliates.


All opinions are subject to change without notice. Neither the information provided, nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. The expressions of opinion are not intended to be a forecast of future events or a guarantee of future results.

Dan joined Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team as its new technical director in April 2022 after a long and successful stint at Red Bull Racing. As that team’s Head of Aerodynamics, he was responsible for developing a series of massively successful and hugely innovative title-winning cars, most notably for four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. At Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One® Team, he is responsible for the overall concept and technical direction of the AMR23.


Itay Michaeli is a Director at Citi Research covering the Auto sector, having joined the firm in 2001. Itay also heads the Global Auto Pod for Citi Research. In recent years Itay has ranked Runner-up in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Survey.

In 2012, Business Insider named Itay as one of “The 36 Best Analysts on Wall Street”. In 2016, Itay was ranked #1 for stock picking accuracy in the Thompson Reuters Analyst Awards, after also achieving a #1 ranking in the 2014 Starmine awards. Itay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Accounting from New York University.



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