#Race Engineer

Penske zeroes in on new race engineer for Newgarden

Team Penske can add its name to an IndyCar paddock filled with entrants who’ve undergone significant changes to driver and race engineer pairings since the checkered flag waved over the 2021 season. Notably, Josef Newgarden’s championship-winning race engineer Gavin Ward departed for Arrow McLaren SP where he’s assumed a...
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How to Become an F1 Race Engineer?

Does just hearing the words F1 (Formula 1) racing gives you a sense of thrill and adventure? Do you also wish to be a part of the action-packed world of F1 racing but don’t know how to make it there? Then this blog is just for you. Some people have a knack for racing and speed excites them. But to some others, the sound of engines and understanding the twisted mechanics behind the working of machines gives an adrenaline rush. To them what’s more exciting than riding a motorcycle or a motorcar is understanding how they work. Read this blog to know all about what an F1 Race Engineer does, how to become one as well as the salary, qualification, and job perks you must know about!

Arrow McLaren SP adds Penske engineer Ward

Arrow McLaren SP has hired NTT IndyCar Series championship-winning race engineer Gavin Ward, who steered Josef Newgarden to the 2019 title at Team Penske. The Canadian has assumed a senior engineering role with the burgeoning team led by Pato O’Ward in the No. 5 Chevy and Felix Rosenqvist in the No. 7 Chevy. The full measure of Ward’s influence on the team remains a topic of development; once all of his duties are solidified, Ward’s expected to perform in a role not too dissimilar to that of a technical director.

Dan Bigham confirmed as Ineos Grenadiers race engineer

Ineos Grenadiers have confirmed that Dan Bigham will be joining its staff roster for the 2022 season. The British WorldTour squad has added Bigham to its 'staff' team listings. At the time of writing, his bio - beneath the title 'race engineer' - remains limited though extremely complimentary. "His work...

Race engineer praises Mick Schumacher’s ‘calmness and professionalism’

The 22-year-old Mick Schumacher was admittedly a rookie last year, but in the cockpit there fell for his racing engineer Gary Gannon over the radio hardly notice. “Mick has his emotions under control very well.”. Plenty of praise from Gannon for Schumacher in an extensive and very interesting interview...

Dan Bigham joins technical staff at Ineos Grenadiers

Ineos Grenadiers have confirmed to Cyclingnews that Dan Bigham has joined the team's set-up for 2022 as their Race Engineer. The British WorldTour squad has said that Bigham has been brought in as a staff member and not as a rider for the upcoming season. The 30-year-old broke Bradley Wiggins' British Hour Record in October of 2021 with a distance of 54.723km in Switzerland.

Long-time TOM'S engineer Tojo moves to Rookie Racing

Tojo (pictured above, left) has been a mainstay of the TOM'S engineering set-up for many years, helping the team to championship success in both SUPER GT and Super Formula. He engineered the title-winning TOM'S Lexus SC430 driven by Andre Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka to GT500 championship glory in 2006 and 2009, and remained in charge of the team's #36 entry until the end of the 2019 season.

Engineer recalls Max’s ‘frightening’ first F1 outing

Max Verstappen’s former race engineer Xevi Pujolar says the Dutchman was “frightening” in a good way when he first drove an F1 car. Verstappen was given his first chance to drive an F1 car at an extremely young age, testing for Toro Rosso at the age of 16 two years after joining the Red Bull academy.

Max’s former engineer unsurprised by his success

Xevi Pujolar thinks Max Verstappen would have been World Champion “sooner or later”, and he is the best driver he has worked alongside. Pujolar was Verstappen’s race engineer at Toro Rosso when he broke through into the sport as Formula 1’s youngest ever driver, and he pinpointed the Red Bull driver’s mental capacity alongside his talent as a reason for his success.

First F1 engineer Verstappen points out Max’s strengths and weaknesses

After seven seasons in Formula 1, Max Verstappen has managed to conquer the world title. The only 24-year-old driver already has quite a bit of experience in the premier class of motorsport. In 2015, he made his Toro Rosso debut, with Xevi Pujolar as race engineer. The Spaniard saw enormous growth with ‘his’ driver, he says in conversation with the Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Verstappen reveals what would make him quit Formula 1

Max Verstappen has revealed that the departure of a crucial Red Bull team member would result in him leaving F1 as well. Max Verstappen has said that he wants to keep working with his Race Engineer, Gianpiero Lambiase, and that, if he were to leave F1, the Dutch driver would follow him out of the sport.

Max Verstappen claims he would QUIT Formula One if he is separated from Red Bull’s Gianpiero Lambiase… with the ‘passionate’ race engineer the ‘only’ person he wants to work with after becoming a key part of his circle

Max Verstappen has sent a warning to Red Bull that he is ready to walk away from Formula One if his race engineer leaves. Gianpiero Lambiasse has become a key figure in Verstappen’s inner circle and has been credited with playing a key role in helping the Dutchman land his first F1 title in 2021.