June 04, 2014

Infiniti announces UK finalist in global search for the next Formula One engineering star

Infiniti has taken a step closer to discovering the world's next Formula One engineering stars, as the Infiniti announces that a British student has made it through to the world finals of the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.

The finalists will individually compete against 11
others from around the world to win the work placement of a lifetime - a 12-month engineering role with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, complete with accommodation in the UK, Infiniti company car and full salary. Out of 1,500 international engineering students from over 100 universities, the Briton selected for the final is William Priest (23) from Exeter.

The next step will be for them to attend a three-day shootout event in the UK before the British Grand Prix, taking place at Infiniti's European Technical Center at Cranfield and at Infiniti Red Bull Racing's factory in Milton Keynes. Over the three days they will face a series of intensive interviews, practical tests and technical challenges, closely assessed by leading technical figures from Infiniti and Infinti Red Bull Racing. The three winners will be unveiled by Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey on July 3.

"We have spent the last few weeks reviewing the applications. The quality of them has been very impressive," said Andreas Sigl, Global Director, Infiniti Formula One.

"It was very encouraging to see such interest from so many young engineers from around the world and we look forward to finding the next big Formula One engineering talent in the final stage of the process."

Adrian Newey added, "The Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy is an exciting initiative for young engineering students to become inspired and realise their dream of working in the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One. Judging by the applications submitted, it is great to see so much passion and enthusiasm from our engineers of the future."


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