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HOW TO GET A JOB IN MOTORSPORT

OUR SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM UP AND DOWN THE PADDOCK

Race Engineer

How to become a Race engineer: Skills, experience & more

We spoke to Julien Simon-Chautemps, the former race engineer for Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, to find out how to get a race engineer job in Formula 1.

Motorsport Technician

How to become a motorsport technician: Skills, experience & more

We spoke to Charley Webster-Clarke to find out what a motorsport technician does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Social Media Director

How to become a Social Media Director: Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to our Director of Digital Strategy, Jess McFadyen, to find out how to get into social media, what skills and qualifications you need, and how to make a name for yourself.

Formula 1 Journalist

How to become a Formula 1 journalist: Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to our F1 reporter, Luke Smith, to find out how to get into motorsport journalism, what skills and qualifications you need, and how to make a name for yourself.

F1 photographer

How to become an F1 photographer with Mark Sutton – experience, skills & more

We spoke to F1 photographer Mark Sutton to find out how to get to F1, what kit you need, and what skills and qualifications you need to get to the top tier of motorsport.

Pitstop Performance Coach

How to become a Pitstop Performance Coach - Qualifications, skills & more

Good pitstops are vital to a good performance, but how do you train for them? We spoke to Cassie McColl, a Pitstop Performance Coach, to find out.
 

Number 1 Mechanic

How to become a Number 1 Mechanic in GT Racing – Qualifications, skills & more

The job of a mechanic on a racing team is a varied and important one, making sure that the entire car is race ready before any session.

CNC Machinist

How to become a CNC Machinist in F1 - Qualifications, skills & more

CNC Machinists are responsible for creating F1 car parts, making them one of the most important people on a team. We find out how to become one here.

Senior Aerodynamicist

How to become a Senior Aerodynamicist in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

Aerodynamicists are responsible for designing F1 car parts, improving the performance of the car. We find out how to become one here.

Aero Design Engineer

How to become an Aero Design Engineer in F1 - Qualifications, skills & more

Aero Design Engineers are responsible for designing F1 car parts, ensuring the car is as aerodynamic as possible. We find out how to become one here.

Performance Engineer

How to become a Performance Engineer in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Edward Regan to find out what a Performance Engineer does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Race Engineer

How to become a Race Engineer - Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Dominic Haines to find out what a Race Engineer does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Strategy Engineer

How to become a Strategy Engineer in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Mike Caulfield to find out what a Strategy Engineer does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Director of Engineering

How to become a Director of Engineering in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Ayao Komatsu to find out what a Director of Engineering does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Head of Communications

How to become a Head of Communications in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Stuart Morrison to find out what a Head of Communications does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Guest & Facilities Coordinator

How to become a Guest & Facilities Coordinator in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Alysha Lane to find out what a Guest & Facilities Coordinator does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Buyer

How to become a Buyer in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Samantha O'Gorman to find out what a Buyer does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Creative Services Manager

How to become a Creative Services Manager in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Ryan Long to find out what a Creative Services Manager does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Garage & Tyre Technician

How to become a Garage & Tyre Technician in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Marek Smrek to find out what a Garage & Tyre Technician does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Senior Travel Coordinator

How to become a Senior Travel Coordinator in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Kate Mackenzie to find out what a Senior Travel Coordinator does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Garage Technician

How to become a Garage Technician in F1 – Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Ryan Cottee to find out what a Garage Technician does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

team principal

Gunther Steiner interview: How to become an F1 team principal

Being the team principal of a Formula 1 team is arguably one of motorsport’s toughest jobs and certainly one of its most prestigious, making all the big decisions in the day-to-day running of a team.