Purpose of the Role:

  • To provide factory-based performance analysis support before, during & after track events

  • To plan, execute & report on vehicle performance tests in the Driver In the Loop (DIL) Simulator

  • To exploit car performance via setup optimisation and development of new concepts

  • To support Trackside and Design functions with relevant and rigorous insight from offline simulation and data analysis of Track and Simulator tests

  • To support events within the Mission Control team, assessing vehicle performance in real time

Role Dimensions:

  • This role sits in the Performance Analysis Group within Vehicle Performance

  • The role is principally concerned with vehicle performance event support and Simulator operations

  • The role reports directly to the Head of Performance Analysis within Vehicle Performance

Principal Accountabilities:

Identifying opportunities to improve car performance through:

  • Producing insightful, high-quality analysis in challenging timeframes

  • Planning and running Simulator test programmes with Race and Test drivers

  • Translating driver feedback into actionable objectives for car development

  • Correlating modelled and on-track behaviour relating to Aerodynamics, Tyres and Suspension


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree, PhD or equivalent within an engineering discipline

  • Proven experience in a vehicle performance-focused role in high-level Motorsport

  • Previous exposure to track or simulator environment

  • Strong analytical skills underpinned by a data-driven approach

  • First class written and oral communication skills, delivering complex information in a style appropriate to the audience

  • Broad awareness of suspension systems & global performance sensitivities in an F1 setting

  • Experienced user of:

  • MATLAB (required)

  • Vehicle Dynamics simulation tools (required)

  • ATLAS or similar analysis tools (required)

  • Version control (preferred)

  • Python (preferred)

Personal Attributes:

  • Strongly motivated to drive performance and to develop as an engineer in the field of vehicle performance or race engineering

  • Able to integrate quickly into the team, working effectively with others

  • Strong organisational, communications and problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction

  • Works calmly and effectively under pressure

  • High attention to detail with an unbiased, objective approach

  • A team player with a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Innovative, moving us fearlessly forward by proposing new methods and ideas

What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.

We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.