What's it really like to work in F1?

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What's it really like to work in F1?

08 October 2014

Motor Vehicle students were visited by Mike Frost, Racing Technical Advisor for Exxon Mobil, who spoke to them about the different roles that go into a successful Formula One motor racing team.

Mike’s talk gave the students encouragement and a true insight into the jobs and essential teamwork of the sport, not just the glamorous side shown on the TV:

“Everyone sees F1 on the TV but no one really knows what’s involved and what it’s about. I want to help these students understand what opportunities are there for them, give them something to think about and show them that it’s not an elitist sport.

“You don’t have to go university and get a degree to get into Formula One. Coming in at ground level and working your way up gives you a well-rounded experience that you may not necessarily get by entering at a higher level with a degree.”

Student Dan Newport, already had a strong interest in working in Formula One:

“I enjoyedthe talk from Mike, I really want to get into the mechanical side and now know that if I continue to work hard, prove myself and persevere with my goal, that I may one day get there.”

Mark Tarrant, Motor Vehicle Tutor, was glad that Mike could come along to talk to the students about new possibilities for their futures that they may not have considered:

“The talk today really showed the students what other avenues are out there for them and has hopefully got them thinking about what skills they need to help them with their own employability in the future.”

After Mike told the students about what really goes on in F1, he reminded them of the best part to the job: “Don’t forget we get to travel the world!”

If you would like to learn more about the Motor Vehicle courses at Bracknell & Wokingham College please visit our Motor Vehicle page or call 01344 868600.

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