Head of Development for Formula 1 Transmission

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Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
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Disciplinary and specialist leadership of the Transmission/Hydraulics department
With your department, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing a competitive zero-shift Formula 1 transmission
  • Developing the drive shafts
  • Developing a Formula 1 clutch
  • Developing the application for the standard quick-shift software
  • Developing the oil system of a Formula 1 transmission, both virtually and in the form of hardware
  • Developing a competitive Formula 1 high-pressure hydraulic system in close collaboration with adjacent departments
  • The structural design of all parts in close coordination with related departments
  • Performing the component tests on transmission and powertrain test benches and in the context of vehicle tests
  • The 1D / 3D multi-body simulation of the powertrain
  • The reliability and quality of the transmission and hydraulics components
  • The installation of tools and processes as well as the establishment of a mindset among the employees that promote and produce high quality, a robust design, and extraordinary reliability

As department head, you will also be responsible for: 

  • All HR topics in the department, the organization of the department, resource planning and schedules, budget limits, maintenance of management systems, and process and interface agreements



  • Technical or scientific degree (master's/bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or similar)
  • Highly developed, analytical, systematic, and independent way of working and ability to work in a team
  • Several years of experience in managing international, multi-disciplinary teams 
  • An excellent understanding of the overall racing vehicle and as well as of how the powertrain affects driving dynamics
  • You are ready to seamlessly integrate into an international team
  • You know how to inspire a dedicated team in an ambitious environment and lead it in a targeted way
  • You have a confident and engaging manner
  • You display a high level of decision-making ability, discipline, motivation, initiative, and team spirit
  • Full professional proficiency in German or English and a willingness to attain a basic level in the other language are prerequisites



Do you want to help design the future of motorsports? Then you have come to the right place at Audi Formula Racing GmbH! In 2026, Audi wants to join the most demanding motorsport series, Formula 1, a global stage and high-tech development lab all in one. Our aim is to engage in sustainable racing in the highest class of motorsports at the top level - from a sporting and a technological perspective. The new technical regulations that come into effect in 2026 are based on greater electrification and sustainable fuel. With Vorsprung durch Technik, we want to inspire our customers and fans worldwide.
As head of Formula 1 Transmission Development, you will make a significant contribution to the success of the project, specify the development directions for the various subsections, and apply your key skills leading to an international team in Neuburg an der Donau. In return, we offer you an attractive package of benefits for maximum flexibility, personal development, attention to your health, and, above all, pleasure in what you do.
The combination of high performance and competition is what drives innovation and technology transfer. Take the leap into the highest class of motorsports and be a part of an ambitious team. Together, we will play an active role in shaping technological change at Audi and the transformation of Formula 1 into a sustainable race series!


From 2026, Audi will enter the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with an internally developed power unit and a works team.
The power unit will be developed at Audi Sport's state-of-the-art Motorsport Competence Center in Neuburg an der Donau . This means a Formula 1 drive system will be made in Germany for the first time since 2009.

By entering the premier class of motorsports, Audi is taking on its greatest challenge to date when it comes to combining sustainability, innovation and optimum motorsport performance. Audi's decision was driven by the rule changes announced by the governing body of world motorsports, the FIA. From 2026, sustainable synthetic fuels will be required to be used and the electrical content of the hybrid power unit will be increased to almost 50 percent. Audi intends to actively support the transformation of what is by far the most important motorsport series. The power unit will be developed by more than 300 employees at the Neuburg an der Donau site. The Formula 1 program will spearhead Audi's works-based motorsport activities going forward.

Audi Formula Racing GmbH has been established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi Sport GmbH with responsibility for Audi's Formula 1 project. We are currently assembling a high-performance team to develop the power unit. Take the leap into the highest class of motorsports and be a part of Audi's journey as it writes the next chapter in its illustrious motorsport history! We are looking for experts in technical roles in particular.

Audi joins Formula 1

These positions are available at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg an der Donau.
Please note that these positions are not at AUDI AG.
All positions at Audi Formula Racing GmbH are available on a part-time basis in principle.

We live diversity, we actively stand up for inclusion, and we create an environment that promotes the individuality of each person in the interests of the company.
We sincerely welcome applications from people with disabilities, as their integration is a matter of special concern to us.

If you have any questions, please contact the AFR team by e-mailing karriere@f1project.audi