FREE NEWSLETTER

Engineering Academy offers students roles in the Renault UK Clio Cup paddock

8 June 2017

Expanding the existing training programme, which currently consists of six months each at the Renault Sport Formula 1 facility in Enstone, UK and at Infiniti ‘s European Technical Centre in Cranfield, the Engineering Academy will now offer its students two alternating roles in the Renault UK Clio Cup paddock to be part of the championship’s behind-the-scenes data-logging engineering team and scrutineering personnel.

 

“The Infiniti Engineering Academy is a global programme selecting the very best student engineers from seven continental regions to participate in one year of training with Infiniti,” said Tommaso Volpe, Infiniti Motorsport Global Director. “The nature of the programme and worldwide search has brought a truly diverse field of successful Academy engineers, current and past. Now in its fourth year we are expanding the programme by leveraging the technical partnership and strong collaboration between the two companies.”

The Renault UK Clio Cup, successfully mixing road car technology with professional motorsport, is renowned as being one of the very best championships in Great Britain when it comes to technical support. It is a logical championship to place students, who have already had a taste of life with both Infiniti and the F1 team to help them pursue their careers further in race engineering or the wider automotive industry.

 

“The Infiniti Engineering Academy represents a superb opportunity for young engineers hoping to achieve careers in motorsport – real once-in-a-lifetime stuff,” said Jeremy Townsend, Renault UK’s communications director. “To have them then also filter over into the UK Clio Cup paddock is fitting as, like Renault Sport Racing, Renault Sport UK has always been a fervent supporter of young talent both on and off the track.”

 

Renault Sport UK’s motorsport championship manager Will Fewkes, added: “Time and again we hear from those currently on the grid, and from those looking to join, how well the UK Clio Cup serves its teams and drivers when it comes to technical know-how and engineering excellence.

 

“Being included as part of the Infiniti Engineering Academy along with the Renault Sport Formula One Team adds greatly to that credibility, as it does our reputation for nurturing talent. We look forward very much to working with the Academy engineers during the remainder of 2017 and more youngsters who will doubtless emerge from the Academy in future.”

Watch video

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Oct
The November issue of RACE TECH out now. @BTCC #hybrid #Rally powerhouse M-Sport stunned rivals by winning the deal… https://t.co/O8AMBBXHO1
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Oct
Don't miss the latest issue out now. Inside you'll find: #Porsche Misson R. All-electric GT racecar concept reveals… https://t.co/PMpIqGo0w7
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Oct
Discover new business opportunities and collaborative partners at #MIACTS2021! ⏳Less than 1 week to go – registrat… https://t.co/QOnwfnPuzG
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Oct
Red Bull and Honda create new motorsport partnership - https://t.co/rNXy4betCG https://t.co/4c2Kac7Ym5
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 Oct
Alpine commits four years to FIA WEC’s Hypercar category from 2024 - https://t.co/mg8vjkS1lt https://t.co/Z6Wba0f9LN
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
5 Oct
📣 Under 2 weeks until #MIACTS2021 – make sure you’ve registered your free place at this industry only B2B event! 🎫… https://t.co/bbLmgmR0vA
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
4 Oct
October issue FREE here for a limited time only https://t.co/Z6Mqv9jsS0 Powertrain Peril | #hydrogen | The wildest… https://t.co/9SPSuMjyAJ
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
1 Oct
The future of powertrain technologies in the spotlight in #motorsport Experts warn why we must avoid short-term thi… https://t.co/UGd34OOdqt