Tyre Performance Analysis Team Leader

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Location: Woking, GB

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

Extracting maximum performance from the tyres is one of the key elements of being successful in Formula 1 and is the primary objective of this pivotal role. You will manage a team focussed on ensuring we design, operate and develop the car to extract the maximum performance from the tyres.

Doing this involves a broad range of activities ranging from hands on direction of tyre related activities at the track to contributing to the development of advanced tyre models and analysis techniques in the factory.

We are therefore looking for an accomplished senior engineer with a deep understanding of racing tyre technology and a rigorous analytical approach, whilst being capable of making decisions quickly in a high pressure environment.

The role:

In leading the tyre performance team you will be responsible for:

  • Leadership of the Tyre Performance Analysis team and driving the technical direction in your field of expertise
  • Collaboration with the modelling team to develop, correlate and validate our tyre models
  • Exploitation of the models (including in the simulator) to optimise car design and setup
  • Directing tyre exploitation activities at the track, ensuring we operate the tyres in their optimal condition throughout the race weekend
  • The role is likely to involve some travelling to races and tests to ensure the team is closely integrated with all aspects of performance optimisation
  • You will play a key role in supporting racing and testing from the factory (Mission Control) in very close collaboration with trackside engineers

The successful candidate:

  • Educated to Masters, or PhD, level in Engineering or related discipline
  • Significant experience in the domain of tyre engineering, ideally in a racing environment and with a tyre manufacturer R&D background
  • Has wider experience of Vehicle Dynamics and the optimisation of combined vehicle and tyre performance
  • Experienced in the development and application of advanced tyre models
  • Comfortable in working both in a hands on trackside role and a more R&D focussed role, developing the associated tools and analysis methods
  • Capable of quickly integrating and working effectively in a team whilst also being happy to take the lead and direct activities related to tyres in a high pressure environment.

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