The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy will see two winning candidates complete a 12-month assignment with triple World Championship-winning F1 team Infiniti Red Bull Racing, based in Milton Keynes, UK.
The two graduates will work alongside Infiniti engineers already based at the F1 team’s factory. They will also spend time at Infiniti’s nearby technical centre in Cranfield where they will improve upon their knowledge of future road car technologies.
The new programme is the latest development in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing partnership. Recruitment will open later this year. National selections across several global regions will begin in May 2014, putting applicants through a comprehensive selection process to assess their performance potential and innovative thinking.
Finalists will present their ideas to a panel of senior technical figures from Infiniti and Infiniti Red Bull Racing in July 2014 with the two winners announced at the British Grand Prix. The placements will begin in September 2014. This once-in-a-lifetime scholarship includes a salary, accommodation, and the use of a car.
Says Adrian Newey, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer:
“One of the key advantages of our partnership with Infiniti is our ability to utilise their resources, from materials to processes and people. As such it is really interesting for us to benefit from a worldwide selection process which brings the best new talent through our door.
“The speed of technical development in Formula One means that fresh thinking is crucial in keeping ahead of the other teams and we hope that providing an opportunity for world class graduates to work with us will provide long term performance benefits for us and for Infiniti.”