How to get a job in F1

So, of course this is not a guaranteed guide to get a job in F1. Far from it really. This is a walkthrough of tips, that I have found useful on my own journey towards Formula 1. It is all my personal views! You can use this as inspiration or pick out tips that you think might work out for you. Or…. Maybe your journey is completely different and you...

A mechanics body

Pistops, long working hours, constantly on the move, climate changes, jetlag and high pressure. This is all an everyday diet when working as a motorsport mechanic, not only in Formula 1 but also in the lower series. I was told before starting my new job: “The hardest part of being a formula 1 mechanic is the travelling”, I can see what they meant now but personally I don’t 100% agree....

Penelope Pitstop

“Pitcrew standby, Ocon is in this lap!” You have been practicing pit stops so many times that it’s become a muscle reflex. The moment you hear “Pitcrew!” over the radio, the Adrenalin immediately starts pumping around your body and your mind goes into focus mode! The days up to the race we have been practicing pit stops every single day. From Thursday evening, when the car is finished being build...

Crazy Grid

When you tune in to see a Formula 1 race on a Sunday, for alot of the people on the teams, the hard work is over. We have been there since Tuesday setting up garages, prepping and building the cars. After Friday’s practice the cars are taken into pieces again and rebuild the same night so its ready for P3 and qualifying Saturday. 5 long, hard days of work have...

Jet lag

They say the hardest part of being a Formula 1 mechanic is the travel and thereby the jet lag. Obviously, travelling to 21 countries in 9 months is a busy lifestyle and will take its toll on you! So far I have only done 3 races, all of them with big time differences though. Australia, Bahrain and China. In the beginning I thought I could cheat it by planning my...