The role sits in the Vehicle Science Department, which through simulation, data analysis and a deep understanding of vehicle dynamics, contributes in exploiting our car’s maximum potential and in suggesting development directions.
The activities the successful candidates will be involved in range from theoretical modelling and simulation to practical pre- and in-event support during races. Having Aerodynamics, Race Engineering and the Design Office as main customers will give them the opportunity to be in touch with and contribute to the majority of the performance aspects of a Formula 1 car.
Key Responsibilities will include:
- Lead key projects within the VS department.
- Take responsibility for key areas such as modelling, correlation, suspension concept design, ride analysis, track support, rig testing and competitor analysis.
- Plan and help define the longer term direction of the department.
- Mentor the younger engineers in the department to improve their creative, technical and communication skills.
The role will also involve a significant contribution to the day-to-day activities of the department in the following areas:
- Simulating the car to optimise performance in the short-, medium- and long-term.
- Vehicle, powertrain and tyre model development along with the associated optimisation routines.
- Model correlation.
- Simulation, simulator and real-car data analysis.
- Race weekend factory-based support.
- vTag models for live off-car calculations of performance and reliability.
- 7-Post, Kinematics & Compliance and CofG / Inertia rig testing.
- Competitor performance analysis.
- At least 6 years F1 or high-level motorsport experience in the field of Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Science or Vehicle Performance.
- Degree or PhD educated in the areas of Race Car Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maths or Physics.
- A strong understanding of the mathematical principles that underpin vehicle, tyre and powertrain modelling and simulation.
- Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of race car mechanical and control systems.
- MATLAB and Simulink experience.
- Willing to travel to (limited) tests/races should the need arise.
Successful Candidates must also be:
- Excellent with their attention to detail.
- Flexible in both mind-set and readiness to work a wide variety of working hours.
- Able to follow procedures and processes.
- Able to work under pressure.
- A true team player.
- 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