Model Maker

Racing Point is a team on an exciting journey. Made up of true racers with a shared hunger for success, the team has set its sights on challenging the top names in the sport.

For 2021, a new chapter awaits, as Racing Point becomes Aston Martin F1 Team – marking sixty years since this iconic brand last raced in Formula 1 as a factory team.

With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich and glorious history in motorsport and establish the Silverstone-based team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed in its mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and competition. As the Aston Martin era beckons, get in touch and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula 1.

We have a new opportunity to be part of the Model shop team in the role of weekday Model Maker.

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in model shop practises and standards, be enthusiastic, hardworking, flexible, proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude.

The successful candidate must have the following attributes:


• Previous experience Working within F1 model shop environment

• Experience with complex mechanical assemblies

• Experience of wind tunnel testing

• High level of accuracy and attention to detail

• A methodical and thorough approach to your work

• Able to work with minimal supervision

• Good communication skills, both written and verbal, combined with the ability to work well with colleagues

• Be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to lead a small team of people

• Possess good IT skills

• Have a positive attitude and be willing to help throughout the department

• Work well under pressure to meet time critical deadlines

• A willingness to work extra hours as required

The key responsibilities of this role are:

• Ensure wind tunnel projects are manufactured to a high standard and to tight deadlines

• Building large complex mechanical assemblies for the wind tunnel model

• Deal with technical challenges as they arise and know when to ask if unsure

• Manage workload and meet targets set

• Work with the design team to improve the efficiency and quality of the wind tunnel model as it develops

• Maintaining consistent high standards

• Diagnose and solve problems as they arise

• Being proactively aware of Health and Safety requirements

This is a weekday shift role with early/late and day shifts also weekend shifts on a rota.


Applicants must have current eligibility to work in the UK and please note it is important to only apply for the single position most relevant to your expertise, your application is not enhanced when applying for multiple vacancies.

Applicants must be available to attend interviews in the UK

How to apply

To apply for this position, please e-mail us at personnel@racingpointf1.com.

Please include an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter, quoting the job title in the subject.

Placement Sectors

Engine Systems

This group covers the design of engine and gearbox installation related components, both metallic and composite, for the cooling system, fuel system, and several auxiliary areas.

Mechanical Design

This group covers the design of both inboard and outboard suspension systems as well as driver controls such as pedal installations, brakes and steering systems. 

The group works closely with vehicle science and aerodynamics departments.

Research & Development

This group covers a mixture of design, data analysis and creative problem solving.

Your role will be to validate designs for performance and reliability improvements across composites, mechanical design and engine systems projects.

Aerodynamics Development

This group develops the Aerodynamics of our Formula One cars. 
Your role will expose you to the necessary training to be able to:

  • Contribute to analyses of CFD, WT and track data to help understand the aerodynamic problem and propose flowfield improvements.

  • Create the aerodynamic shapes to effect these flowfield improvements through high-level surfacing in CATIA.

  • Contribute to the workflow which enables these aerodynamic shapes to be tested in CFD and WT to validate performance.

  • Contribute to analyses of CFD, WT and track data to help understand the aerodynamic problem and propose flowfield improvements.

  • Create the aerodynamic shapes to effect these flowfield improvements through high-level surfacing in CATIA.

  • Contribute to the workflow which enables these aerodynamic shapes to be tested in CFD and WT to validate performance.

Each role will involve extensive use of CATIA CAD software although all necessary CAD training will be provided - as well as standard Microsoft Office software. 

The placement duration will be June 2021 until August 2022. 

Interviews will take place over October and November 2020

Closing date for applications to be received: Sunday 18th October 2020.

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