My job in F1: The chief mechanic

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My job is…

My job is chief mechanic for the Haas F1 team. Primarily, I’m there to support the mechanics, pass information to them from above. This information will start at the design team, vehicle science and vehicle performance groups we have. And through the engineering coordinator and the race engineers, this information will be passed to me and I shall oversee the build of the car for each race meeting and manage the operations during the weekend.

As my career has developed, I do less and less work on the car. However I do love working on cars. I think most of the mechanics that we employ really enjoy working with cars, particularly the Formula 1 cars. If there’s a drama, a crash or a problem I’ll try and help, but a lot of the time the mechanics would prefer it if I just support them rather than get

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