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Formula 1 at CUED - This site is under construction

Over the last two decades, the department has established itself not only as a key supplier of engineering talent to the British based F1 teams, but also as a source of innovation and targeted research.

This website is intended to highlight and draw together the various activities in the Engineering Department related to Formula 1.   These have been grouped in the navigation bar above into the following themes: student projects, news and student groups.

The Engineering Department at Cambridge has a long-standing connection with Formula 1.  The table below gives a list of CUED Alumni who are currently Technical Directors for different Formula 1 teams:

Team Technical Director
Paddy Lowe, M.Eng at CUED
Renault James Allison, M.Eng at CUED
Lotus Mike Gascoyne, PhD at CUED
HRT Geoff Willis, M.Eng at CUED

The photo below from 2002 shows CUED alumni then working at McLaren, together with former Head of Department Prof. Keith Glover (4th from right).  Many more CUED alumni have joined McLaren since this visit:

CUED at McLaren

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Industrial Placement with Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team

Nov 17, 2011

The MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team is once again offering the opportunity for CUED undergraduates to spend a year between their 3rd and 4th years (from July 2012 to August 2013) working in their CFD Group.

Industrial Placements with Red Bull

Oct 31, 2011

Red Bull Technology is inviting candidates to apply for industrial placement positions within its Vehicle Dynamics Department supporting its busy Formula 1 operation.

Richard Sworder joins Renault F1

Aug 27, 2011

Richard Sworder has started work at Renault F1 in Oxfordshire following a visit to describe his 4th year project arranged by Prof. Tony Purnell.

Cambridge University Eco Racing team unveil new car design

Jul 18, 2011

Cambridge University’s solar car team, Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER), unveiled its latest car design, for entry into the upcoming World Solar Challenge 2011, at a special launch day here at the Department. The launch day also encompassed the final round of their national Future Car Competition for school children.

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