The sport of Formula 1 is an exciting, fast and glamorous business and its global popularity seems to be ever increasing. Being a Formula 1 driver is the dream of many boys (and girls) but it is so very difficult to get to the top of the sport these days that the majority of those dreams fade away and reality takes over.
Formula 1 however is a big business and you don’t need to be a driver to get involved. The motorsport industry is huge and the Formula 1 teams employ many different people in many different roles. These jobs might not be as glamourous as driving the racing car but they do allow ordinary people to earn a living and become involved right at the heart of the sport. This is what this website is about.
Job in F1 is a site dedicated to providing advice and guidance to those who want to make a career in Formula 1 and motorsport. I am now a senior engineer within Formula 1 and have worked in motor racing for most of my career. When I was trying to break into the sport myself, I found very little in the way of encouragement and advice about what I needed to do at school and how to gain vital experience. Several decades later and despite the invention of the internet not much seems to have changed ! There is still very little information out there and even what there is tends to be inaccurate. I wanted to put that right and create a real resource that people could come to and find encouragement and ideas in order to follow their dreams of working in Formula 1.
I want Job in F1 to be the resource that I was desperate to find as a 10 year old kid and to help others to have the same fulfilling career that Formula 1 has given me
How to use this site
Feel free to browse through my blog posts or perhaps start with my Frequently Asked Questions. You can check out my Useful Resources section or ask questions in any of the comment boxes around the site. This site is still in its early days so I’ll happily add new information if there is something in particular you want to know. Feedback, both good and bad is always welcome. Good luck.
Disclaimer and some other important points about jobinf1.com
This site is not about the technical aspects of Formula 1. There are now a great many other sites out there such as Craig Scarborough’s blog which give excellent and informative discussion on the latest technical secrets of F1. You can find many of the sites I recommend in my Resources page. I am privileged to have access to many of my team’s technical secrets but I will not share any of that on this site or to individuals. The advice that I may give is completely separate to the technical aspects of my job and the existence of this site depends on the trust that my team places in me not to share valuable information.
This site is not endorsed or linked to my team in anyway, and as a result I do not intend to share with you which team it is that I work for. It would be unfair on them to suggest that I can be a point of contact for them or influence their recruitment policy via this site. Any advice here is completely my own and nothing to do with that team. I assume that you can understand why this is so.
I hope that by reading my posts it will be clear that I have considerable experience in Formula 1 and that my ability to give valuable advice to people is not affected by the fact I cannot reveal my own identity or that of my team. The insight I give about working in Formula 1 is entirely generic and not a description of any one team or a particular individual’s role, except that which is already available in the public domain.
Thank you for understanding and I hope you find my site helpful and inspiring ! There is really no reason why anyone with a passion for motor racing cannot make a career in Formula 1. The best place to start maybe my 5 top tips for getting a job in Formula 1.
Best of luck !