Motorsport Aerodynamics Jobs
Whatever the job function, if you’re looking to work in motorsport you’ll have to have an appreciation of the principles of aerodynamics.
About the Job Role
Over the years, many teams have had an aerodynamic advantage which has seem them smash the competition and governing bodies are all too aware that fans get more about of the sport when racing is close. The job of an aerodynamicist means working within the rules but thinking outside of the box.
Example job positions: Model Maker, Design Engineer – Aerodynamics, Engineer – Aerodynamics, Senior Aerodynamicist.
About the Person
The best aerodynamicists are half creative, half scientific. You’ll need to be hands-on and confident using complex software packages. You’ll work mostly with conceptual designs; testing ideas and concepts which push the boundaries of vehicle design whilst considering homologation and regulations at every step. You’ll be excellent at communicating ideas as well as at presenting evidence-based analysis to other team members and departments.
It also helps to have a good grounding in CNC machining and assembly. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is another field which is critical in the understanding and development of aerodynamics. As is that of composites engineering.
About the Tech
Using the latest industry software you’ll learn to design, analyse and validate appropriate models and components which are essential to your continued learning.
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