Infiniti Hosts Competition to Find Engineers for Formula One

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Infiniti is once again offering engineers a career opportunity of a lifetime.

The Japanese automaker has announced the 2015 Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy, now in its second year, that will award five winners from separate regions a 12-month internship with the company and its Formula One team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing. The company will begin with a comprehensive assessment for the best applications with a series of regional finals that will recruit winners from America, Europe, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia.

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The five available roles will cover vehicle dynamics, vehicle design, aerodynamics and electronics and those applying to the Performance Engineering Academy are expected to have relevant academic backgrounds. Each candidate will go through a three-stage process that begins by submitting their resume and a video answering the question “Why do I deserve this opportunity?” An in-depth profile analysis will then be conducted by Infiniti and Infiniti Red Bull Racing senior management along with a Skype interview. From there, the company will select 10 in each market to attend their regional finals to complete a series of engineering and teamwork tasks, judged by an expert panel.

“We’re looking for engineers who are technically very strong, but they need to excel in other areas too,” explained Adrian Newey, chief technical officer, Infiniti Red Bull Racing. “Whether you’re designing and building road cars or working in Formula One, the ability to think laterally, creatively and operate seamlessly within a team are crucial. It will be tough and they will be expected to work, but the rewards are high.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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