The positions available are on our late and weekend shifts.

 Applicants must be able to demonstrate: 

We are looking for a talented and versatile engineer to join our Research & Development team.  You will be involved in projects covering the whole car including suspension development, chassis structures, engine systems, cooling and pit equipment.  You will be given the opportunity to contribute to vehicle performance and reliability whilst furthering your own engineering knowledge.

Key Responsibilities :

Sahara Force India Formula One Team are currently looking for an enthusiastic software developer to fill an exciting position within the CFD group.

Relying on a high level of automation, the CFD process is critical to the speed and quality of the car's aerodynamic development and benefits from constant maintenance and improvement. The full process is a combination of a web framework and services built on a background of scripts driving both open source and in house software.

Working within the Computational Fluid Dynamics group, this position is a CAD based role where the successful applicant will be responsible for creating CFD surface models to be used within all of our Aerodynamic development activities. This position will also involve development of CAD process scripting and general CFD based support for the aerodynamicists whilst working directly alongside the associated Design groups.

Working within the CFD Group, this position will involve development of the CFD process and general CFD based support for the aerodynamicists on a range of projects within the Aerodynamics department.

Candidates should have practical experience in CFD applied to heat transfer and aerodynamics. They should also have a good understanding of the latest CFD methods, combined with experience of 3D CAD systems, mesh generation, post-processing and data analysis.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Junior Performance Engineer to join our Race Engineering department. This predominantly factory based role will support all members of the department, in particular the Performance and Strategy Engineers.

Beyond the grid chats with our favourite Frenchman - "there was no choice but to succeed".

Nikita Mazepin brought the first part of our season to an end as he completed 51 laps on the final day of testing ahead of the summer break.

Nikita Mazepin

Laps: 51
Best time: 1:17.748
Position: P5 of 11
Mileage: 223km

Nikita Mazepin: “I was extremely excited to be back in the car and I am happy with the way we worked today. We had a couple of issues with the car that prevented us from completing our programme, but we were still able to have some meaningful running and complete more than 50 laps. I am grateful to the crew for their hard work. Every time I step into an F1 car it’s a big enjoyment boost compared to the GP3 cars I am used to. Working with the team is incredible: even though I have been with this group of people for two years now, every time I am testing I am impressed by the level of professionalism and expertise that surrounds me. There is so much I can learn from the engineers and I am determined to give the best possible feedback to help the team progress.”

 


Tom McCullough, Chief Engineer: “Nikita settled in quickly with the team and we were able to hit the ground running. We went through all our data and information-gathering programme in the morning, but unfortunately we had a couple of technical issues that cost us track time later in the day. The crew did well to replace the affected parts and we were able to catch up and bring forward our test programme, while giving our development driver some valuable experience behind the wheel. Overall, we had two productive days here in Budapest to finish the first part of the season.”

Nicholas Latifi completed 103 laps for Sahara Force India in the first day of testing at the Hungaroring. Development driver Nikita Mazepin will take over driving duties tomorrow.

Nicholas Latifi

Laps: 103
Best time: 1:19.994
Position: P7 of 10
Mileage: 451 km

Nicholas Latifi: “It has been a very productive day of testing and I was happy to get many more laps behind the wheel, getting more and more confident with each run. The majority of our programme was built around the new aero parts for 2019, based on the new set of regulations for the sport: it was interesting to feel how they worked on the car and to gather data for the team. In the afternoon we got caught out by the rain, which meant I didn’t get to do the fun part – the performance runs we had planned with hypersoft tyres. I was a bit disappointed to miss out on that but that’s how it happens sometimes. I am still pleased with my performance today and I am looking forward to being in the car again soon.”

 


Tom McCullough, Chief Engineer: “It was overall a successful day. We managed to get all the aero data we set out to obtain, something that was critical for our 2019 car development. We had a new front wing on the car, alongside other test items and instrumentation. Nicholas didn’t put a foot wrong all day – he settled straight back into the team and, as it was clear from the previous times he was in the car, he was able to do useful work from the first lap. The heavy rain showers in the afternoon meant we had to cut our programme short, but we still managed a solid 103 laps so we can be satisfied with our work.”