Engine Development Engineer Formula 1

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Neuburg ad Donau / Germany | Engine / Powertrain
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Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
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  • Optimization of the friction power on components and the full engine using trailed friction power measurements
  • Mechanical development in the areas of oil management, cooling circuit, crank/gear/valve drive, intake/exhaust system and hydraulics for a high-performance racing engine from concept to racing use
  • Independent planning, execution and evaluation of tests as well as endurance testing and functional measurements on engine and component test benches
  • Analysis of test results and damage patterns as well as development of optimization measures
  • Development of damage models



  • Technical studies in mechanical engineering or automotive technology (bachelor's, master's, diploma or Dr.-Ing. degree)
  • Several years of professional experience in the area of engine mechanics development, friction performance optimization and testing on high-performance combustion engines
  • Broad knowledge of engine technology with very good knowledge of engine testing, measurement technology, tribology and materials science
  • Several years of experience in the field of damage analysis
  • Experience in the area of torsional vibration analyzes on engines and drive trains and strain gauge measurements
  • Experience operating engine, component and friction test benches
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Strong team and organizational skills as well as a high level of responsibility
  • Independent and structured way of working
  • Ability to make decisions and deal with conflict
  • Fluent German or English skills as well as the willingness to learn basic knowledge of the other language are required



In the combustion engine development area, you will work on the mechanical development of a high-performance engine. It is your task to develop the maximum performance and efficiency of the engine while maintaining the required reliability in one or more areas of engine mechanics, such as friction power development, oil/cooling balance, crank drive, damage analysis and hydraulics.
You carry out development work both in the concept and design phase as well as in the commissioning and testing phase. You plan this in collaboration with design and simulation on a variety of engine, component or drivetrain test benches. You will carry out the experiments independently, analyze them and then develop appropriate suggestions for further development. With your commitment, you support the overall development of the drive unit to reach the required level of maturity according to schedule.


Audi Formula Racing GmbH is a subsidiary of Audi Sport and was founded in 2022 for the brand's entry into Formula 1. From 2026, the Four Rings will compete in the globally popular FIA Formula 1 World Championship with a specially developed drive unit (“Power Unit”) and a factory team. The program will form the spearhead of Audi's factory motorsport commitment in the future.
The Power Unit is being developed in Audi Sport's state-of-the-art Motorsport Competence Center in Neuburg an der Donau, not far from AUDI AG's headquarters in Ingolstadt. The location, which opened in 2014, is considered one of the most modern of its kind and is currently being extensively expanded for F1 engagement. This is the first time a Formula 1 drive has been built in Germany since 2009. The decisive factor here is the new regulations of the International Automobile Association FIA, which, among other things, provide for sustainable synthetic fuels from 2026 and increase the electric share of the hybrid drive unit to almost 50 percent. Audi would like to actively support the transformation of what is by far the most important motorsport series.
Globally known, highly emotional and technically sophisticated – Formula 1 is a spectacular platform for the most demanding electrified racing vehicles in the world. Audi is taking on the challenge of proving its edge through technology in this competitive environment and is putting together a highly specialized team to develop the power unit. Our basis for this is the diverse know-how from motorsport engagements such as Formula E, Dakar Rally or the Le Mans era. Become a part of the unique project in the premier class of motorsport and get involved when Audi writes the next chapter of its motorsport history.

Audi joins Formula 1 

These positions are available at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg ad Donau.  
Please note that these are not positions at AUDI AG. 
In principle, all positions at Audi Formula Racing GmbH are part-time. 

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We expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is of particular concern to us.
The AFR team will answer your questions at karriere@f1project.audi  

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