How To Get A Job In F1.

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Whether you would like to be a Formula 1 driver, an engineer, a member of the pit crew or work in the media and supporting roles, you can now save yourself a great deal of time and effort with the ULTIMATE guide to jobs and careers in Formula 1. This step by step guide to working in Formula 1 covers Initiatives, Sponsorship, Formula to Race, Education & Grades, Preferred Colleges & Universities, and How To Get A Job In Formula 1 are all covered.

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A book unlike any other Formula 1 book and totally unique. It is a Formula 1 career plan for drivers and engineers and explains all other job opportunities in the F1 Industry.

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When I started my career I was given little to no guidance on how to build a career in motorsport, let alone know how to get a job in formula 1. I researched where to study and which courses that I needed to enrol on, I then worked really hard to get the experience I needed whilst studying, and even harder to build my own contacts, learnt how to write a really good CV, and figured out how to impress at an interview and eventually after 15 years of effort got to work at McLaren.

I really enjoy my career, and there are many people who would like to be part of F1, but like me had no idea how to get a job in F1. The good news is that this book and website will save you a lot of time and effort.

People always ask the question: “how does someone become a formula 1 driver?”
If your dream is to become a driver we explain how and where to start your racing career, which organisations to join, where to get your equipment and the budget you need, where to get professional training, how to get sponsorship and management, and we explain the formula’s that you need to compete in that lead to F1, and how to secure your F1 seat on the grid.

The second question asked is:
“how do you become a F1 engineer and what qualifications do you need?”
If you are going to choose a professional career we explain the jobs that exist with a Formula 1 company and provide you with details of the roles performed and the tools used by teams to help design and build the cars.

If you would like to become a F1 engineer we explain how to build a career in formula one, the qualifications required to perform many of the team roles, we give you clear guidance on what to study and where to study with universities preferred by the F1 teams. But academic achievement
alone is not always enough, we give you the inside tips on actions you can take that will make you stand out from all other candidates.

It is really important for pupils that are not based in the UK to choose the right academic courses and we explain the courses required to give you recognised grades for UK based universities and companies. By taking the courses and achieving the level of results recommended you will be in the driving seat for your university education and a career in F1.

Just as important as a qualification we will teach you how to develop your network connections in the motorsport industry and how to use those to create your opportunities by explaining how recruitment works in F1.

The third question asked is: “Are there any jobs that do not require a degree?”
Even if you do not have a degree, F1 needs you. There are several jobs within the teams and the supporting industry that can help to fulfil your ambition of being a part of Formula 1.


If these are questions that you have asked yourself, or you are planning your career it is time to take action and get the answers that you need by ordering your copy of “How To Get A Job In Formula 1″ for £14.99 plus £1.99 post and packaging.

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8 thoughts on “How To Get A Job In F1.

  1. Scott McCrudden

    Hello

    My name is Scott and I have had a passion for F1 and motorsport for a long time. I live in Northern Ireland and I have 3 A levels in History, Maths and Physics. Then I went onto to a degree in Computing at university and I have graduated with third class honours, I realized half way through my degree I had no passion for software development, and after a bit of self reflection I realized I should maybe have started following my passion sooner and I’m currently at the research phase of looking into how to get into the motorsport industry with the ultimate ambition being a job in F1. Based on the qualifications above as I am aware the motorsport industry does mirror the wider world of work what type of jobs would be available in the motorsport industry? Also do you think I would need to go back to some form of education or even back to Uni to get new qualifications that are more engineering based as I’m not 100% sure of the path I’d need to take, or could I proceed forward and do my research and find a door in without backtracking to education as I know a new degree would cost alot? I already know I need to do my research and I need to put my CV forward to employers or even volunteer to find a way in the door.

    Thank you
    Scott

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    1. Jobs In F1 Team Post author

      Hi Scott,

      The important thing is to decide which job you would like to do, if you contact a company asking what open positions they have your CV will not make it into the hands of the people you need it to reach. You have a basis of some really good qualifications already so you are on the right track, but a list of qualifications after your name alone are not enough in many cases to create the opportunity. There are many ways to get involved in motorsport and these combined with qualifications put you in a good position.

      At this point in time you need to decide on the job and then then assess the qualification you need if you need anymore at all. What most people fail to appreciate is that they are unique and so are their education and experiences, what you need to do is find your niche.

      The reason we wrote How To Get A Job In Formula 1 is to help people exactly like you, we have described all the jobs in an F1 company and the tools used to develop the cars, so if you have particular skills you can align your ability to your niche. All of the those jobs are mirrored across the motorsport industry. I have explained all about the qualifications, courses and universities favoured by the F1 teams. We are of course going to recommend buying a copy of the book, it will answer the questions you have, We are also going to direct you to Amazon.co.uk where you type jobs in F1 in the search bar, they have placed an order and are offering a discount.

      Further more we will send you a direct email titled Jobs In F1, we set up this site to help people live the dream so will be happy to take up direct communications with you.

      Jobs In F1 team.

      Reply
  2. Reece sutherland

    Hi there my name is reece sutherland, I’ve been interested in formula one racing ever since i was 10! I am now 17 years of age and have been thinking how does someone become a driver in formula one? How does it come around? Im really interested as i would love to make it as a driver? Am i to old to try and become and formula 1 driver? What qualifications do you need? If you could please write back toe an help me on my way i would be most grateful for any help!

    Thank you very much

    sincerely Reece Sutherland

    Reply
    1. Jobs In F1 Team Post author

      Hi Reece

      You are not to young to try, Damon Hill F1 World Champion in 1996 didn’t start racing cars until he was 21 years of age. You would be a few years behind your competition for experience, so would have some ground to make up, but talent more than experience shows more in young drivers, and talent beats budgets.

      The most important thing you need to do is to make a plan of how you will become a professional driver. Yours is a question I have been asked many times, and it is my ambition to find and to help develop young drivers and engineers to navigate their way into a career in motorsport and to a career in Formula 1. This was my motivation to writing the book “How To Get A Job In Formula 1″. It has taken me 25 years of experience and a year to write down the answer to your question. Every action that you need to take is explained, step by step. Your whole career plan is laid out in the book; from applying for your license to where to buy your kit, where to race, the budget you need, getting sponsors to pay for your career, which formula races that lead to a seat in Formula 1, and how and where to educate yourself to have a sustained career in motorsport.

      In summary, you have asked the biggest question in motorsport. Some people take action and have the conviction and determination to make their dream a reality. The first question you have to ask yourself is: do I? Buy the book.

      This type of career book didn’t exist when I was a teenager, and I really wished it did. I fulfilled my dream to work at McLaren and I did it the hard way with little support and a huge amount of determination. When your successful people tell you you are lucky, I found the harder I worked the luckier I got.

      I wish you the best of luck,
      Steve

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  3. Joris Bold

    Hi,

    I received an offer from Cranfield University and Oxford Brookes to do the master “Motorsport Engineering”. next year.
    I would like to know if you can adivce me one more than another?
    My goal is to work in F1 as aerodynamicist…
    Thank you in advance
    Joris

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    1. Jobs In F1 Team Post author

      Hi Joris

      Both are excellent choices and are in my recommended list of Universities. Think about your long term plan, part of your decision may be which teams are located closely to the university, i.e. Cranfield are affiliates to the RAeS and are a preferred University of Mercedes GP, this may offer a direct opportunity to move to a team when you complete your Masters. You should also enquire about sponsorship opportunities. Oxford Brookes are accredited by the IMechE. Consider how will you use you opportunity and network that you meet at university to further your career in your niche.

      Decide if you wish to pursue pure aerodynamics or attain an overall motorsport masters. I would advise specialising in a niche and targeting your career plan concisely.

      Sincerely
      Steve

      Reply
  4. Hector

    Hi Steve,
    Many thanks for this blog!
    I will follow an automotive course at Cranfield next year. Firstly, I wanted to be aerodynamicist but I am also especially interested in race strategy (it was something like my child dream…). Now that I am about to get a precious certificate, I am hesitating between this two kinds of job. However, I know nothing about being a strategeist. How do they work ? Do they use laptime simulation software? What are the required skills? What do they do after a grand prix or during a grand prix when the car are not running?
    Many thanks for your help!
    Regards,
    Hector

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    1. Jobs In F1 Team Post author

      Hi Hector,

      Race strategy has to account for all contributing factors to be successful. It is heavily reliant on algorithm, data collection, analysis and simulation.
      You need a good understanding of many disciplines to appreciate how to apply the knowledge. I love race race strategy, predicting how many seconds a car stops for and how much fuel it took on board, how the long the tyres will last on that track and the environmental conditions, who is running at which pace etc. I have written about how it is done in the How To Get A Job In Formula 1 book that can be ordered from the http://www.jobsinf1.com website or Amazon UK in paperback or Kindle formats, this will give you a really good insight.

      Unless you are a mathematician that writes code it is unlikely you would go straight into race strategy, it is a role you grow into once you have foundation knowledge of the complete car design and several key systems.

      I would advise specialising in aerodynamics and practice race strategy and simulation, initially for aerodynamic effect to the car, then even think about developing your own system to demonstrate to a team.

      Focus on your desire and a can do attitude, tenacity is a key characteristic you will need to succeed.

      Steve

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