INFINITI has just launched the fifth edition of its successful Engineering Academy, which will be recruiting engineers worldwide to work with INFINITI Motor Company and Renault Sport Formula One Team. Students looking to start a career in the vehicle engineering industry have now the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced engineers within automotive and Formula 1.
The 2018 edition will benefit from unprecedented access to Formula 1 circuits during Grand Prix weeks, with six of the seven Academy Finals being held trackside (Canada, Silverstone for the Europe Final, Singapore for the Asia & Oceania Final, US, Mexico, and Abu Dhabi for the Middle East Final).
The INFINITI Engineering Academy finalists will be granted access to the Renault Sport Formula One Teamâs pit lane, garage and motorhome areas on the Thursday before their local Formula 1 Grand Prix, where they will carry out several challenges under the watchful eye of Bob Bell, Nico HÃ¼lkenberg, Carlos Sainz, and other members of Renault Sport Formula One Team.
Additionally, this yearâs edition has partnered with Harvard University Professor Dr Julia Minson, a specialist in decision science who will work with the INFINITI Engineering Academy to conduct ground breaking research into decision making in engineering and how the very best engineers perform under pressure to make decisions when faced with vast amounts of complex data.
Attracting top new talent is crucial for success in Formula One, and the INFINITI Engineering Academy helps us do that, said Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing. Itâs a fantastic initiative that takes recruitment in F1 to a whole new level and brings new and diverse talent to the sport, which is crucial to its future development.
The Academy Engineers that we have working with us at Enstone are a big asset to us as we continue to strengthen our technical resource. We look forward to recruiting the seven 2018 winners and expect the same great levels of talent we have seen in the previous ones, added Abiteboul.