Powertrain Application Engineer Formula 1

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Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
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  • Application of the standard F1 SECU
  • Analysis and evaluation of the data
  • Definition of test bench runs and test cycles 
  • Carrying out the test bench tests in close coordination with colleagues from the specialist departments (MGU-K, battery, ICE, clutch, transmission, hydraulics, simulation, test bench in general)
  • Reporting and documentation of the tests
  • Error analysis
  • Application/preliminary parameterization on the HIL/DIL
  • Derived from the work on the HIL/DIL, active participation in improving the model landscape (Matlab/Simulink)
  • Performance analysis of the powertrain as well as derivation and refinement of the required KPIs
  • Development of race starts
  • Independent and collaborative work with colleagues from the areas of system/high-voltage battery, MGU-K, ICE, hydraulics, transmission and simulation



  • Successfully completed technical or scientific studies or doctorate (mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, mechatronics or similar) 
  • In-depth knowledge and several years of professional experience in the application of racing drivetrains (MGU-K, battery, ICE, clutch, seamless gearbox, controlled differential) ideally in Formula 1, LMDh or LMP1
  • Experience in controlling hydraulic systems and actuators  
  • Sound knowledge of data analysis and evaluation
  • In-depth knowledge of the sensor technology of modern hybrid racing drivetrains
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink 
  • Knowledge of the standard F1 SECU and the McLaren Applied Tool landscape is desirable 
  • Knowledge of the technical and sporting regulations as well as driving dynamics is advantageous
  • Strong analytical, systemic and independent way of working as well as strong ability to work in a team
  • Fluent German or English skills as well as the willingness to learn basic knowledge of the other language are required



As a developer for drivetrain, application and test bench support, you make a significant contribution to the success of the project and set the development directions for the various sub-areas. You are involved in the development of one of the most powerful and efficient hybrid drives in the highly competitive motorsport environment 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 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. 

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