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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” – 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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Marc Ollé Bernades: F1 Performance Engineer

Marc Ollé Bernades is a skilled engineer with several years of experience within the Motorsport industry. Most recently Marc has worked as a Performance Engineer within the Williams F1 team. In this interview, Marc shares insights from his time in Motorsport in Formula 1 and Formula E whilst providing invaluable advice to those desperate to

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape The Fastest Race Car

Artificial Intelligence is crucial to aiding motorsport engineers in standing out against the competition. It is bound to become a revolutionary tool within engineering allowing individuals to create concepts that would be unthinkable to the human mind. AI is therefore the key to engineering the fastest race car. Engineering design is crucial in motorsport Motorsport,

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David Massegur: F1 Lead Aeroelastician

David Massegur is a talented and experienced Aeroelastician with over 12 years experience within the Motorsport industry. Most recently, David has worked as the Lead Aeroelastician at the Williams F1 team before departing earlier this year to pursue a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. In this interview, David shares his profound love of Motorsport whilst offering

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More Women Into F1

In 2017/18 Josefine Lissner completed a 13-month Industrial Placement in the Aerodynamics Department of the Mercedes-AMG-Petronas Formula One Team in Brackley/UK. In this article she shares how she first found her passion for motorsports, how the job interviews went and why more women should dare to apply and get into the sport. Into Working in

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F1 Testimonial: Paul Fitzgerald, former Mercedes AMG F1 Engineer

Paul shares how he managed to get a graduate position at MAMG F1 without Formula Student experience, and a few insights from his experience at both Mercedes F1 companies – Chassis (Brackley) and Power Unit, aka HPP (Brixworth). Introduction The path to a career in Formula 1is different for every person. Unfortunately, I don’t have

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FS Testimonial: Miguel Eslava

From The Motorsport Engineers Network, we are extremely pleased to begin a series of testimonial blog posts from students who are involved in Formula Student. Today we release this post, written by Miguel Eslava, from ETSEIB Motorsport in Spain. Formula Student The perfect start to a career in Motorsports Starting a career in Motorsport is

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Best F1 Drivers Of The Last 2 Decades

Formula 1 represents the pinnacle of motorsports. Engineers from all over the world dream of working in teams like Ferrari, Mercedes or McLaren, to name only a few. However, young racing drivers also dream with competing in Formula 1, and any aspiring F1 driver out there who is serious about their career will be currently

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Lights Out And Away We Go!

Hello and welcome! Today is the start of something REALLY exciting. We are starting our blog within The Motorsports Engineers Network. And why are we excited about the blog? Let’s start by explaining who we are. The Motorsports Engineers Network As you have made it to this blog post, you might already know a little

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