Motorsport is a huge industry in the USA, with the most notable series including NASCAR and IndyCar. Despite this racing culture, there is a similar issue as with in the UK and Europe in that the industry is hugely male dominated. In 2015, former F1 test driver Susie Wolff launched the ‘Dare to be Different’ […]Read More Katie Hargitt: “From the time I was hooked on motorsports, I knew my life would never be the same”
To run a team in F1 requires hundreds of employees in many different and contrasting roles, all aiming for a single goal. Williams Racing has been hugely successful over the years, and although they may be struggling this year, their staff are still working hard around the clock to rectify any problems. The British team […]Read More Amanda McReynolds: “determine what you truly want to wake up every day and go to work and do”
Williams Advanced Engineering is part of the world-famous Williams Group, launched to provide world class innovation in many fields including aerospace, defence, renewable energy, and of course, motorsport. With a large focus on creating sustainable solutions for the 21st century, the Advanced Engineering programme also provides the battery technology for the Formula E Championship. Their […]Read More Cristina Manas Fernandez: “the ability to measure ourselves every week-end is quite unique”
F1 is one of the most famous motorsport series in the world, but before drivers can get to the championship, they must first impress in the junior categories such as GP3 and Formula 2. PR and Communications in such series could almost be considered more important than in F1 with those working in the championships […]Read More Leandra Graves: “I was very lucky, but you need to have a lot of perseverance”
The journey to working in motorsport is difficult, especially if you don’t know anyone in the intended area of the industry. The media side of the sport can be the hardest to crack with it being a hugely popular area to work in. It can therefore take many years of extremely hard work and making […]Read More Claire Cottingham: “Any sacrifices I had to make were outweighed by how amazing the experiences were”
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport have dominated Formula One over the last four years or so, but none of this would’ve been possible without the army of staff based at their Brackley factory who work night and day to give their team an edge over their rivals. Jess Harris is a Structural System Engineer at the team […]Read More Jess Harris: “Many people tried to discourage me but I knew what I wanted to study, I knew the job I wanted to do”
The World Cup has already thrown up many shocks and stories despite the teams not even having completed the group stages. However, not all of these stories have been about the football and the players themselves, with some people’s attention on those presenting and commentating on the games rather than those competing. This tournament has […]Read More Women at the World Cup: Inspiring the masses, ignoring the criticism.