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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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Making Motorsport Modern with Jose Javier Buisan, Team Principal at IRIDIUM Motorsport

Like most aspects of modern life, motorsport was forced to move online last year as the COVID pandemic consumed the globe. As a result, sim racing teams found themselves in the limelight as eager race fans searched for adrenaline-fueled entertainment to fill the seemingly endless time until motorsport resumed. Among the successful teams to enter …

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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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Setting the pace with Alexandros Palaiologos, Mechanical Design Engineer at McLaren Racing

Written By Gary Rosewell Creative, highly intelligent, composed; just some of the words used to describe Alexandros Palaiologos when the judges came to make their final decision in 2016. The stakes were high, a life-changing introduction to Formula One and Automotive engineering in the UK, supported by leading Official Partners in the sport. But, under …

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