Infiniti Red Bull Racing launches first-ever engineering academy

Infiniti Red Bull Racing launches first-ever engineering academy image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Infiniti Red Bull Racing | posted March 21, 2014 09:05

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo was present during the ceremonies.

Ever dreamed of having a hand in tweaking, tuning or just holding the wrench that fixes the racecar of the current World Champion Sebastian Vettel? 

Well now is your chance.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing, along with Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo, just 'opened' the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.  It is not a physical academy but more of a hands-on-with-the-team type of school. 

Held in Melbourne’s Monash University, Ricciardo was flanked by the team's Chief Engineer - Car Engineering, Paul Monaghan and Infiniti Global Director of Formula One, Andreas Sigl as he announced they are now accepting applications and will continue to do so until April 11.  Applicants have to upload their resume and also submit a 500-word entry to to to be reviewed by Infinity Red Bull Racing.

The top three candidates that will be taken into the 12-month engineering program join Infinity Red Bull Racing at their UK headquarters to play ‘key technical roles within the team and with Infiniti’s road car engineers’.

Aside from the priceless education they receive, they’ll also get free accommodation throughout the duration of the program, a full salary, an Infinity company car and ‘behind the scenes access to the British Grand Prix’.

It is open to final year undergraduate engineering students studying in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

"The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy is the latest development in our close technical partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.  We'll be looking for candidates who can really demonstrate they understand the potential of crossover between Formula One and road car technologies, and those we think can help to bring us further success on both the track and the road," said Andreas Sigl.

"What Infiniti is offering engineering students around the world is something quite unique. Infiniti Red Bull Racing has always been committed to working with the very best people in the industry and this has been a key part to our achievements over recent years. We're fully supportive of this fantastic global initiative and we look forward to working with the budding new talent that comes from it," said Christian Horner, Team Principal, Infiniti Red Bull Racing said.