Insight into life at a Formula 1 team is surprisingly rare given the interest in what goes on behind the scenes.
Although I try and paint a picture through this blog of what working in Formula 1 is like, that is only my opinion and experience. I think there is great benefit in getting a broad range of insight from different people at different teams and in different roles.
Renault Sport F1 published a series of articles back in 2015 interviewing employees at their Viry engine development facility near Paris. The 6-part series looks at each job role in turn and interviews 2 people who work in that area of the company. The series is entitled “The Generation Game” because one employee is very experienced and has worked in motorsport for a long time and the other is a newcomer to the industry. They compare what they do day to day and how things are now compared to how they were 10 or 20 years ago.
It is a fascinating insight, and a well written series of articles which I hope will give you a lot of information and encouragement. Hopefully there is something here for everyone no matter what job role you aspire to when you start your own career in F1.
Part 1 : On Track
Part 2 : Design Office
Part 3 : Electronics
Part 4 : Engine Assembly
Part 6 : Logistics
In case the url is not available or has been archived, you can also find the articles in the attached zip file below :