The Role of R&D in
F1 Racing Success

Featuring Amber Nelson (former F1 Test & Development Engineer)

About the Event

Rev up your curiosity and join us for an exhilarating journey into the high-octane world of Formula 1 Research and Development! Get ready to explore the cutting-edge technologies, innovations, and strategies that propel these incredible machines to the pinnacle of motorsport excellence.

This webinar is for engineers, racing enthusiasts, and tech aficionados – join us as we delve into the high-speed world of innovation with insights from industry expert and former F1 R&D Engineer Amber Nelson.

Learn about the role of R&D Engineers, how R&D departments operate, and what it takes to propel F1 teams to success on the track. Plus, get an inside look at Amber’s course here at Motorsport Engineer: Research & Development in F1.

Register now to be part of this unique opportunity!


Amber Nelson

Former F1
Test & Development Engineer


Alissa Gildemann

Academic Coordinator
Motorsport Engineer

About the Speaker

Amber Nelson
Former F1 Test & Development Engineer

Amber holds First Class Honours for her MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast.

After graduating, she worked for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team as a Test and Development Engineer, utilising her data reporting, analytics, and data analysis skills to support the team through multiple world championship wins.

In 2021, she earned a certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and began working at Evolve and Anode as Strategy and Partnerships Manager, where her role focuses on sustainable engineering solutions through technology and innovation.

Amber has worked for:

Quick Facts

What you should know


  1. Welcome and introduction to the webinar: Alissa Gildemann (Motorsport Engineer)
  2. Overview of Motorsport Engineer: Alissa Gildemann (Motorsport Engineer)
  3. What R&D is and how it functions in Formula 1: Amber Nelson
  4. Testing in Formula 1: Amber Nelson
  5. Q&A

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