Engine Mechanics Developer for Formula 1

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Neuburg ad Donau / Germany | Design Engineer, Engine / Powertrain
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Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
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  • Optimization of the friction power on component parts and the full engine using dragged friction power measurements
  • Mechanical development in the areas of oil management, cooling circuit, crank/gear wheel/valve drive, intake/exhaust system and hydraulics for a high-performance racing engine from concept to racing
  • Independent planning, implementation 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 engineering (bachelor’s, master’s, diploma or Dr.-Ing. degree)
  • Several years of professional experience in the field of engine mechanics development, friction loss 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 field of torsional vibration analysis on the engine and drive train and DMS measurements
  • Experience in operating engine, component and friction test benches
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Excellent teamwork and organizational skills as well as a high degree of responsibility
  • Independent and structured way of working
  • Ability to make decisions and deal with conflict
  • Business fluent German or English skills and the willingness to learn basic knowledge of the other language are prerequisites



Would you like to help shape the future of motorsport? Then you've come to the right place at Audi Formula Racing GmbH! In 2026, Audi will enter the most demanding motorsport series: Formula 1. It is both a global stage and a high-tech development laboratory. Our aim is to operate sustainable racing at the highest level in the premier class of motorsport - in terms of sport and technology. The new technical regulations, which will apply from 2026, are based on greater electrification and sustainable fuel. With Vorsprung durch Technik we want to inspire our customers and fans worldwide.

In the area of combustion engine development, you will work on the mechanical development of a high-performance unit. It is your task to develop the maximum performance and efficiency of the engine with the required reliability in one or more sub-areas within engine mechanics such as friction power development, oil/cooling balance, crank mechanism, damage analysis and hydraulics.
You carry out development work in the concept and design phase as well as in the commissioning and testing phase. You plan this in cooperation with design and simulation on various engine, component or drive train test benches. You carry out the tests independently, analyze them and then work out appropriate suggestions for further development. With your commitment, you help ensure that the overall development of the drive unit achieves the required degree of maturity according to the schedule.

The combination of high performance and competition drives innovation and technology transfer. Face the challenge in the pinnacle of motorsport and become part of an ambitious team. Together we are actively shaping future technologies at Audi and the transformation of Formula 1!


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 with a specially developed drive unit (“Power Unit”) and a works team in the globally popular FIA Formula 1 World Championship. In the future, the program will form the spearhead of Audi's factory motorsport commitment.
The power unit is developed in Audi Sport's state-of-the-art Motorsport Competence Center in Neuburg an der Donau, not far from the headquarters of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. Opened in 2014, the location is considered one of the most modern of its kind and is currently undergoing extensive expansion for the F1 commitment. This is the first Formula 1 drive 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 will increase the electrical proportion of the hybrid drive unit to almost 50 percent. Audi wants to actively support the transformation of what is by far the most important motorsport series.
Globally known, highly emotional and technically highly developed - Formula 1 is a spectacular platform for the most demanding electrified racing vehicles in the world. Audi is taking up the challenge of proving “Vorsprung durch Technik” 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 commitments such as Formula E, the Dakar Rally or the Le Mans era. Become part of the unique project in the premier class of motorsport and get involved when Audi writes the next chapter in its motorsport history.

Audi joins Formula 1 

These positions are to be filled at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg ad Donau.  
Please note that these are not positions at AUDI AG. 

All positions at Audi Formula Racing GmbH are available on a part-time basis in principle.

We live diversity, are actively committed to inclusion and create an environment that promotes the individuality of every person in the interests of the company. 

The AFR team will answer your questions by sending an email to karriere@f1project.audi