Simulation and Modeling Engineer Formula 1

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Organisation
Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Reference
VAC-4136
Location
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
Salary / Benefits
Competitive
Contract Type

YOUR TASKS

  • Development of a state-of-the-art complete vehicle simulation to optimize lap time performance and vehicle setup
  • Derivation of model equations with a focus on driving dynamics
  • Analysis of existing models and implementation of solution approaches to improve model quality, computing time and robustness 
  • Management and plausibility check of simulation parameters and K&C data 
  • Validation of models based on measurement data to ensure model quality 
  • Integration of models in offline simulation/optimization tools as well as in HIL/DIL system environments and on various drive test benches 
  • Performance analysis of the current F1 vehicles and projecting the results onto the new generation of vehicles, some of which are still to be defined
  • Complete vehicle simulation according to the 2026 PU and chassis regulations with a focus on the influence of the drive train on driving dynamics
  • Independent and collaborative work with colleagues from vehicle and drive development to support system design and testing 

 

YOUR PROFILE

  • 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 modeling and analyzing the driving dynamics of racing vehicles (chassis, suspension, tires and aerodynamics) are essential
  • Good knowledge of linear algebra, many-body dynamics and differential equations
  • Sound experience with model-based development under MATLAB/Simulink, knowledge of C/C++/Python is an advantage
  • Experience with data analysis tools such as ATLAS, WinTax or similar is desirable 
  • Experience with agile software development processes and versioning tools such as Git, SVN is an advantage
  • Experience with multi-body simulation tools such as ADAMS is an advantage
  • 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

 

OUR TEAM

As a developer for modeling vehicle dynamics, 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.
 

ABOUT US

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.

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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  

Please note that we can only consider applications online via our job portal.