Pete McKnight is the Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, where he manages several performance coaches in Formula 1 and works as a performance scientist. Pete first started as a strength & conditioning coach working with both professional and Olympic athletes in 2001, and he has continued pushing the boundaries of performance with elite athletes ever since.
Previously, he was strength & conditioning coach for the French Alpine Ski Team for more than three years, and worked for the English Institute of Sport for four years. In addition, he has worked with the Football Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Leicestershire County Cricket, UK Athletics, British Swimming, British Triathlon, and British Rowing, to name a few. He has also worked with athletes while living in India and Thailand.
Pete did his BSc (Hons) in physics and sports science, and then he did two years of research in Strength & Power Characteristics of Elite Sprinters & Jumpers. His current research is in monitoring of physiological characteristics within Formula 1.
Pete’s passion is in helping athletes to optimize their training and unlock their potential. He is a keen writer and educator, running workshops and presentations on physical development and performance.
Pete has been on the Board of Directors for the UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) for eight years and he is currently the Chairman. Pete has a passion for the outdoors and lives in Annecy, France, with his wife and three kids, where he co-leads Connect Annecy Church.