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At The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rising star George Russell.

Within the Performance Department there are various roles in the Vehicle Dynamics Group and Simulation & Modelling Team, you will join a department focussed on developing mathematical simulation & modelling capabilities, understanding and improving vehicle performance. The scope of the industrial placement roles is far reaching, and you will contribute to enhance the capabilities of the Performance Department.

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Your direct responsibilities may include areas such as:

  • Analysis of track and simulation data to optimise car performance.
  • Development of new vehicle models and simulations to cater for specific request from the Performance Department or Race Engineering.
  • Provide factory-based support to the Race Team and aid the decision-making at race events.
  • Advance analysis techniques to better understand and quantify vehicle performance.
  • Ensuring highest quality, by supporting the testing and regression of new and current simulations, by familiarising and extending our current testing framework.
  • Support testing and development of new software infrastructural capabilities, such as vehicle or track parameters databases, to sign-off novel solutions for the department.
  • Improve current processes and maximise the Department’s output by creating new solutions.
  • Support testing in the driver-in-the-loop simulator.

Working alongside a group of experienced, talented and motivated engineers presents an exciting opportunity to develop your engineering knowledge and creativity. You will develop new skills and will be supported through the collaborative group of technical staff. You will gain a comprehensive insight into the fast-paced and challenging world of Formula One whilst broadening your technical skillset and benefitting your future career.

Candidate profile:

You will have a strong background in a key engineering discipline with excellent capabilities in mathematics and dynamics, strong analysis and problem-solving skills along with sound attention to detail. Experience of software development and engineering tools such as MATLAB would also be of benefit.

There is no requirement to have an interest in motorsport, we are looking for candidates who are passionate about reaching their full potential and are excited about constantly learning. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find your placement with us a memorable and enriching experience.

Flexibility in hours and approach is required, along with a ‘can do’, ‘team-playing’ attitude and the ability to work to strict deadlines under minimal supervision.


We offer a competitive package including bonus, free on-site gym, subsidised restaurant facilities, generous discounts from our sponsors, Christmas & Summer parties.

We are highly focused on equal opportunities and pride ourselves on our strong, inclusive values and culture.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Today
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 13 months
  • Brackley (Northamptonshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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