Born in Genoa in 1961, Mario has a Degree in Marine and Mechanical engineering. A highly proficient sailor, he achieved excellent results both on dinghies and on IMS classes. During the America’s Cup campaign of il Moro di Venezia he was in charge of CFD and tank testing. Mario worked for many years as a researcher, first with Genoa University and then with EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). He joined Luna Rossa from 2004 to 2007 and then moved to Team Oracle from 2007 to 2013, winning 2 America’s Cup, and he join BAR in 2017. He is co-founder of Caponnetto-Hueber company.