Role Summary 

Sitting within the Vehicle Science department, the role involves leading all the tyre related activities of the team in order to build a deeper understanding of how to optimise tyre performance. As such the role will involve liaising with the tyre supplier, developing state-of-the-art models and analysis techniques, and providing tyre performance understanding to all levels of the company. 

Key Responsibilities will include: 

  • Development of thermal and physical tyre models. 
  • Correlation of mathematical models and simulation results with track and rig data. 
  • Development of tyre analysis tools to be used by performance and strategy engineers. 
  • Analysis of track tyre data and subsequent reports on findings. 
  • Propose and prepare track test items to improve the performance of the tyres or the quality of the model. 
  • Support Race Engineering and Vehicle Science with simulation and data analysis before, during and after race and test events 

Target Profile 

  • BEng (Mechanical or Aerodynamic Engineering) or BSc (Mathematics, Physics) 
  • Strong background in applied mathematics and physics 
  • Experience of analysing and understanding race car tyres.
  • Competent at developing thermal and physical race car tyre models. 
  • Able to follow procedures/processes. 
  • Able to work under pressure. 
  • Willing to travel to tests/races should the need arise 
  • Experience in tyre modelling and simulation, ideally in F1 or LMP1. 
  • Experience in dynamic systems advanced simulation tools 
  • Vehicle dynamics experience and practical knowledge of ATLAS and vTAG would be an advantage 

The Successful Candidate must also be: 

  • Able to follow procedures/processes. 
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Passionate for your area of work, your colleagues and have a genuine care for the results you achieve. 
  • A Strong team player, trustworthy, reliable & flexible in your approach to working hours 
  • An Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing