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Since he was a teenager Wolfgang Warnecke has been passionate about driving. Now he collects cars and motorbikes and has a workshop to restore them. With a motorsport pilot licence, Wolfgang has taken part in the 24-hours race at the Nuerburgring in Germany.

Wolfgang was born in 1956 in Hamburg, Germany. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Hannover and specialised in automotive combustion engines. He went on to gain a PhD in Automotive Engineering from Hamburg University in 1987.

Wolfgang started his career at Shell in 1987 as a scientist for lubricant development and engine testing in Hamburg. He went on to hold a number of roles in both Germany and the UK. He has been head of Shell’s technology centre in Hamburg since 1998. It specialises in fuels and lubricants development and engine and vehicle technology. Wolfgang is also Senior Technology Manager for Fuels Innovation in Shell. In May 2011 he was appointed Chief Scientist Mobility.

An expert in engine technology and automotive products, Wolfgang has received extensive recognition across the automotive manufacturing industry and academia. In 2005 Wolfgang and Dr Wolfgang Steiger of Volkswagen were awarded the prestigious Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize for their work on synthetic fuels development.

Wolfgang is married with one son. His passion for the automotive industry extends into his leisure time. He enjoys motorsports and he collects and restores vintage cars. His other hobbies include ski-ing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

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