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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Quality Engineer

Introduction Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport engineering and technology. It’s a high-pressure environment where every millisecond counts and every decision can make or break a team’s success.  Behind every car is a team of highly skilled engineers who work tirelessly to ensure cars perform at their best. If you’re passionate about engineering and

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The Power Of CFD: Understanding Its Role In Formula 1 Design

Formula 1 is one of the most exciting and competitive sports in the world, and the cars that race in it are some of the most advanced pieces of engineering in existence.  Behind every F1 vehicle is a team of designers and engineers who have worked tirelessly to create the fastest, most efficient car possible.

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Inside F1: Haas

Including Introduction The world of Formula 1 is a highly competitive, fast-paced, and exciting field. Among the teams that have emerged to make their mark is the Haas F1 team, an American racing team that premiered in 2016.  Since its inception, Haas has gradually made a name for itself and carved its niche in the

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Mastering The Heat: How Formula 1 Cars Defy Overheating Challenges

Formula 1 cars are designed with top-level engineering expertise to achieve maximum speed, power and agility, but one of the biggest challenges they face is overheating.  Keeping the cars cool during a race is a crucial factor to success, as severe warming can cause grievous car damage and hinder performance. In this article, we’ll delve

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Inside F1: McLaren

Including Introduction McLaren is one of the most successful and iconic teams in Formula 1 history. Over its fifty-year presence, the team has enjoyed moments of glory but has also experienced its fair share of lows.  From its debut in 1966, its dominant period in the late 1980s, and finally, to its recent resurgence, McLaren

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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Software Engineer

Introduction Software engineering is an integral part of modern Formula 1 racing.  The software engineers are responsible for designing, developing and maintaining various elements of the cars, the teams and the race tracks.  They perform research and development tasks to help the teams and drivers achieve the best performance behind the wheel. With this article,

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Why Sidepods Are Such An Important Feature In Formula 1

If someone is an avid follower of Formula 1 and is keenly focused on technical aspects, they should be familiar with sidepods. These parts can be found on the edges of an F1 car. They start from the air intake located behind the front wheels and extend until the back, usually ending just before the

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Inside F1: Alfa Romeo

Including Introduction About to start the sixth season since its reappearance to Formula 1, Alfa Romeo is still miles away from experiencing the glories of the past.  Many people may not know, but despite currently riding in the last pack, the team was prominent in the early days of Formula 1. The Italian brand has

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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Electronics Engineer

Introduction Running a high-performance car is not just about mechanical optimisation. The content present in a vehicle is surrounded by electronic components that are decisive in future performance on the track. Constant technological innovations have revolutionised the way electronics are applied in motorsport, and it is up to electronic engineers to define the best solutions

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Inside F1: Alpine

Including Introduction Regarded as a team with a great tradition, Alpine is among the organisations that most left their mark on the motorsport elite. Its history dates back to the 1950s when it created and maintained a strong connection with Renault, which allowed it to establish itself in the frenetic world of Formula 1 through

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Understanding Ground Effect: How The Effect Impacts Formula 1

Some will perceive this as an unfamiliar phenomenon, although almost everyone has probably experienced it. We are talking about an effect that partly explains why a racing car can take curves at breakneck speed without leaving the track. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the ground effect and how important

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Inside F1: Williams

Including Introduction Williams Racing is one of the most traditional and beloved teams in Formula 1, and its history is full of achievements and victories. Even with the total loss of relevance in the most recent championships, the team is considered an iconic and legendary team in Formula 1. Among the landmarks are nine constructors’

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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Tyre Engineer

Introduction Tyres are the most important performance components on a racing car as they are the only thing that connects the vehicle to the track.  Regardless of the increase in downforce or weight oscillation, every development made by engineers to boost performance will eventually transmit through the tyres. Nevertheless, the tyre engineer has to manage

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How Motorsport Can Be A Rewarding Career Choice

Motorsport is a thrilling and competitive industry filled with many opportunities that can take you around the globe. Some obstacles may arise, but it offers a fulfilling way of life. There is no doubt that Motorsports brings shivers to the spine of the most passionate and dedicated fans of the sport. Nothing comes close to

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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Stress Engineer

Introduction The F1 sphere is a complex field where all parts must work to their limits to be successful. Engineering teams work exhaustively to become the ultimate powerhouse in the competition by investing lots of resources that end up leading to constant innovation. From the pit crew’s quest for the final repeatable pit stop to

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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Vehicle Dynamics Engineer

Introduction A modern Formula 1 car has hundreds of complex pieces, making it difficult to comprehend how they connect and how that affects the dynamic behaviour of the car. Every component of a race car must be carefully built to function together and maintain traction on the track, increasing the chances of setting up a

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Jobs In F1: How To Become A Formula 1 Aerodynamicist

Aerodynamics is a hot topic in the world of motorsport. To the uninformed, aerodynamics can seem like magic, used to keep the car glued to the surface of the track. In reality, it is a complex form of fluid dynamics that can be learnt and developed to improve the car’s performance. The Formula 1 industry offers

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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” – 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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From Formula Student to F1 and Beyond: Marc-Andre Cote’s Inspiring Journey

Marc-Andre Cote’s trajectory from a Formula Student participant to an achieved professional in the Formula 1 and DTM circuits showcases the unparalleled value of internships and networking. Cote’s early dive into the motorsport world through an internship at Renault F1 laid the foundation for an amazing career, proving that real-world experience is as crucial as academic excellence.

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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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