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Inside F1: Mercedes

Including Pre F1 – Grand Prix Racing  1954 1955 Engine Suppliers and Drivetrain The Re-birth of Mercedes  The Turnaround  Turbo Era Junior Team and Driver Development The Mercedes AMG F1 team is the current dominant force in Formula 1. Having won the last 7 world championships, Mercedes seem to be in a very comfortable position

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Trackside Aerodynamicist

What is a Trackside Aerodynamicist? What does a Trackside Aerodynamicist do? What skills do you need to become a Trackside Aerodynamicist?  Introduction Disclaimer, if you have already read our “How to Become a Formula 1 Aerodynamicist” article, much of this content will be similar, as the roles are very closely connected. Nevertheless, there are some

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‘Don’t hold back. The only limit is yourself’. Motorsport Engineer meets Ayao Komatsu, Director of Engineering at Uralkali Haas F1 Team

Since Motorsport Engineer’s inception in 2020, we have met some incredibly talented people from all corners of the world. What binds them together is a shared pursuit of moving forwards; of challenging oneself, of acquiring the skills and knowledge to achieve more. This mindset is epitomized throughout the motorsport ecosystem and typified by some of

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Control Systems Engineer

What is a Control Systems Engineer? What does a Control Systems Engineer do? What skills do you need to become a Control Systems Engineer? Introduction With the popularity of F1 growing, the desire to become part of the sport grows also. Motorsport enthusiasts around the world would love an opportunity to be part of a

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Composite Design Engineer

What is a Composite Design Engineer? What does a Composite Design Engineer do? What skills do you need to become a Composite Design Engineer? Introduction The world of motorsport is fast and furious (excuse the pun). Not only are the drivers under immense pressure, but the teams and workers are required to work and play

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Aerodynamics Design Engineer

  What is an Aerodynamic Design Engineer? What does an Aerodynamics Design Engineer do? What skills do you need to become an Aerodynamics Design Engineer? Introduction Formula 1 is an incredibly fast-paced and rewarding industry to be a part of. There is a multitude of paths you can take to be involved with the sport,

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Inside F1: AlphaTauri

Including Red Bull’s Junior Team The Formative Years The Vettel Era New Rules, New Challenges Red Bull Dominance Hybrid Power Honda AlphaTauri Red Bull’s Junior Team The origins of Red Bull’s junior team go back to Italian team Minardi. Minardi had been in Formula One since 1985, starting 340 Grands Prix and accumulating 38 points.

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Simulation Engineer

What is a Simulation Engineer? What does a Simulation Engineer do? What skills do you need to become a Strategy Engineer? Introduction Formula 1 is an incredibly diverse yet volatile industry. There are many paths you can take to be involved with the sport, however, all of them are fiercely competitive.  If you are serious

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Strategy Engineer

What is a Strategy Engineer? What does a Strategy Engineer do? What skills do you need to become a Strategy Engineer? Introduction The path into F1 is a tricky one. The absolute highest level of motorsport requirements, combined with a frenetic work schedule and fast-moving parts. One of the key roles to the success of

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Inside F1 – Red Bull

Including Red Bulls Humble Beginnings Their Not So Successful Adaptation to F1 Eventual Dominance and Success The Hybrid Era The Important People Introduction Red Bull is having their best year since the introduction of the hybrid drivetrain, leading both championships for the first time since Sebastian Vettel led the team to their fourth title in

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Jobs in F1: How to Become a Formula 1 Performance Engineer

What is a Performance Engineer? What does a Performance Engineer do? What skills do you need to become a Performance Engineer?  Introduction Formula 1 is an incredibly volatile and competitive business. With thousands of applicants and very few positions available. Often successful candidates will fit the job spec perfectly and will be an obvious choice

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Your chance to win dream job as professional racing car engineer

The dream engineering job does exist, and one lucky applicant will be the perfect fit. One of the UK’s leading component suppliers, Accu, has teamed up with the UK’s number one student motorsport team – Oxford Brookes Racing – to offer an amazing experience to help someone start their journey to becoming a professional racing car engineer. With

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The Best Motorsport Safety Cars in 2021

Motorsports are undoubtedly some of the most dangerous sports in the world. With vehicles that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds or less, the odds for accidents are significantly high, especially in less than favorable conditions. That’s why safety cars are crucial in high-speed circuits. Also known as pacing cars, these vehicles set

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10 Books Every Aspiring Motorsport Engineer Should Read (Part 2)

Last week, we released part one of our new series ’10 Books Every Aspiring Motorsport Engineer Should Read’. This week, we bring you FIVE MORE pivotal books that every aspiring Motorsport Engineer should read. Missed the first part? Read it here! #6 Composite Materials: Fabrication Handbook 1, 2 and 3 Written By: John Wanberg Main

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“I have always had the dream of one day working within Motorsport”- David Sampayo Lozano, High Class Racing Intern

The diverse nature of Motorsport can often provide many unexpected opportunities for intelligent and hardworking individuals. And although many young graduates and aspiring Motorsport Engineers naturally aim for Formula One, the pinnacle of Motorsport, it is unwise to ignore the wide variety of other categories which welcome graduates to learn their craft. In this interview

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10 Books Every Aspiring Motorsport Engineer Should Read (Part 1)

At Motorsport Engineer, we believe that knowledge is power. By learning from the finest minds in Motorsport, you can acquire key knowledge and skills that will enable you to develop as an Engineer within the world of motorsport. Here are the first five books that EVERY aspiring Motorsport Engineer should read! #1 Race Car Vehicle

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“Use any rejections as inspiration” says Emma Hunter, Reliability Engineer at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Written by Gary Rosewell “Failure is not an option” – one of my all-time favourite quotes, from former NASA Flight Director and Aerospace Engineer, Gene Kranz. Overseeing the Gemini and Apollo programs, including the first landing on the moon, he managed the team that literally wrote the book for the processes, procedures and contingencies that

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“I have a dream job, I get to work with passionate people who strive to achieve the best” – Marc-Andre Cote, Race Engineer

In the highly competitive world of Motorsport, standing out from the crowd can be crucial for young engineers. Although education plays a significant role in developing a foundation in engineering, work experience and networking are arguably of equal importance. The feature of today’s interview, Marc-Andre Cote embodies this very idea and serves as proof that

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“Try everything you can to get an opportunity within motorsport” – Alex Bisbal, Sauber Motorsport Intern

For students striving to reach Formula One, the pinnacle of Motorsport, applying for placements and internships can often be a tiring and disheartening process. However, the feature of today’s interview, Alex Bisbal, is proof that determination, perseverance and courage can help you overcome your setbacks and fulfil your motorsport dreams. In this interview, Alex shares

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“Being an engineer means you get a chance to improve the world” – Antonio Perez, Mechanical Design Engineer at Toyota Gazoo Racing

Those aspiring to achieve careers in the top categories of Motorsport may be tempted to follow the conventional path into the industry, and although this path has its advantages, a new breed of Motorsport Engineer is emerging. Antonio Perez is one such example, with an unconventional path into the industry but with an unyielding passion

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“I believe that Formula E is at a particularly fascinating point right now” – Alex Gonzalez, Performance Engineer at Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E

Formula E is the world’s first all-electric championship and since its inaugural season in 2014, the championship has provided drama and action both on-track and off-track. For those at the heart of the championship, Formula E presents a unique set of challenges with some of the finest minds in motorsport engineering joining forces to create

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“A very large aspect of Motorsport is being able to react to challenges” – Meghann Whattam, Honda F1 Design Intern

In recent years Motorsport has witnessed a wave of inspiring and exceptional female trailblazers who have paved the way for future generations of young women in STEM. Lincolnshire born Meghann Whattam is a shining example. From being a significant force within one of the UK’s most successful Formula Student Teams to achieving a highly competitive

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“Witnessing Motorsport for the first time showed me the cool side of engineering” – Finn Macpherson, Race Engineer at Hitech GP

The road to becoming a Motorsport Engineer can often seem like a difficult and endless journey. With limited positions available and high competition, perseverance can make all the difference.  Formula 3 Hitech Race Engineer, Finn Macpherson stands as proof that perseverance, hardwork and dedication can reap its rewards within the competitive world of motorsport. From

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“Find something that challenges you”, says Alex Allmandinger, Motorsport Aerodynamicist at Ford Motor Company

Written By Gary Rosewell Wise words from an engineer that epitomizes why education matched with early practical experience is so important for laying the foundations to a successful career. At the top of a burgeoning resumé is Alex’ current role with Ford Motor Company, working (among others) across NASCAR, the World Rally Championship, V8 Supercars

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Pablo Romero Núñez: F1 Composite Engineer

Pablo Romero Núñez is an incredibly talented and engaging Composite Design Engineer with experience working with top Formula One teams. In this interview, Pablo reflects on his incredible career and his time with Renault and McLaren. Introduction My name is Pablo and I’m from Cadiz, a beautiful place in the southwest of Spain. This is

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Javier Millet Palmada: Mercedes F1 Hardware Coordinator

Javier Millet Palmada is a highly driven and engaging Hardware Coordinator with Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains. In this interview, Javier reflects on his time so far with the championship-winning team whilst providing valuable advice to aspiring motorsport engineers. Introduction My name is Javier Millet Palmada, and I come from Barcelona, Spain. I have been living

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Martin Buchan: F1 Aero Design Engineer

Martin Buchan is a highly motivated and determined Aero Design Engineer with several years experience within the automotive industry. In this interview, Martin shares his fascinating journey into the heart of Formula One whilst providing invaluable insights to aspiring Motorsport Engineers. Introduction I’m Martin Buchan and I’m from Berlin, Germany. I live in Milton Keynes,

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Pol Sancho Moreno: F1 Senior Stress Engineer

Pol Sancho Moreno is an engaging and inspiring Senior Stress Engineer with a respectable pedigree within the motorsport industry. In this interview, Pol draws upon his incredible history with teams such as Manor and Renault, providing invaluable insights and advice to those dreaming of a career in Formula One. Introduction I am Pol Sancho, born

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The Halo Effect: How the Halo transformed Formula One

Change and evolution have never been the easiest of human adjustments to make, even when it is glaringly obvious that change is needed. However, the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix will go down in motorsport history as a race in which our capacity to change and advance saved the life of a driver. On the opening

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Race Insights: 2020 Sakhir GP Predictions

This weekend, Formula One will once again take a step into the unknown, tackling the Bahrain outer circuit for the Sakhir GP. Although the horrific events of last weekend will live long in the memory of both motorsport fans and drivers, anticipation is building for what could be an electric weekend. All eyes will no

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Oriol Vidal: Superbikes Performance Engineer

Oriol Vidal is a young and exciting Performance Engineer with a passion for Motorsport. Not only does Oriol have experience working within the Superbikes World Championship, he is also an avid racer himself, achieving 2nd place in the Dakar Rally’s UTV category. In this interview, Oriol shares his inspirational ongoing journey into the world of

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Race Insights: 2020 Bahrain GP Predictions

With the 2020 Bahrain GP just days away, excitement is building for what could be a spectacular end to the 2020 Formula One season. Last years Bahrain GP provided heartbreak for Charles Leclerc as the Ferrari driver lost what looked set to be his maiden victory in the closing laps of the race. After introducing

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Race Insights: How can we use AI to predict F1 races?

Last weekend, for the very first time, we introduced ‘Race Insights’, an innovative race prediction system which combines Artificial Intelligence and historical race data to predict key outcomes and eventualities of Formula One races. Although the Turkish GP provided exciting and unpredictable racing, in reflection our data proved promising, correctly predicting several of the races

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Theo Spencer: Aspiring Motorsport Engineer

Theo Spencer is an aspiring Motorsport Engineer who has recently completed his Masters degree. Theo played a significant role within the highly successful Formula Student team at the University of Hertfordshire, helping to develop their first electric car in ten years. In this interview, Theo shares his fascinating journey whilst providing key advice to those

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Hemanth Kumar: Toyota Gazoo Structural Calculation Engineer

Hemanth Kumar is an aspiring and talented Structural Calculation Engineer climbing up the ranks within the Motorsport industry. Hemanth is currently part of the Le Mans-winning Toyota Gazoo Racing team who in 2020 completed a hattrick of victories. In this interview, Hemanth shares his inspirational journey whilst providing hope to non-European students aiming to pursue

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Frank Schaufelberger: Red Bull Aerodynamic Development Student

Frank Schaufelberger is an exciting and engaging young engineer who most recently has spent a year with Red Bull Racing in an Aerodynamic Student Placement. In this interview, Frank provides invaluable insights from his time with Red Bull whilst lending advice to those wishing to follow in his footsteps. Introduction My name is Frank Schaufelberger.

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