Cristiana has more than 20 years’ experience in Motorsport both in engineering and management. She graduated in engineering at Universita degli Studi in Bologna, Italy, and subsequently, she completed an MSc in Motorsport Engineering and Management at Cranfield University, where she currently sits on the advisory board.
She was one of the first women to be actively involved in Motorsport trackside, as a performance engineer in GT and at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2002. Cristiana was also the first woman to work alongside the FIA technical department in F1 as data analyst (2004-2008). Between 2009 and 2015 she covered the role of Research Consultant for the FIA Institute for Motorsport Sustainability and from 2016 to 2017 she consulted for the FIA Safety Department, being actively deployed in championships such as Cross Country Rally, World Endurance Championship and participating in drawing up the strategy for the deployment of safety devices in FIA championships.
In 2012 Cristiana focused on technology transfer and innovation, joining Williams Advanced Engineering (a division of Williams F1) as Business Development Manager. During those years with Williams, she worked closely with the F1 management team, winning multimillion pound projects including that for the supply of batteries to FIA Formula E, a project which Cristiana led from 2013 until 2015.
In 2015, after leaving Williams, Cristiana started a PhD in Business and Strategic Management at Coventry University, exploring low-carbon sustainable socio-technical transitions in Motorsport.
In 2018 Cristiana founded Enovation Consulting, concentrating on projects involving education, engineering and sustainability. She is currently consulting for a number of key players in the motorsport and automotive sectors.
Cristiana is a STEMNET ambassador and a member of the IMechE from which she obtained the title of CEng in 2015. Cristiana is an ambassador for Dare to Be Different, a joint initiative from the MSA and Susie Wolff.