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Will the entry of a US-based F1 team see dominance in the paddock shift outside of Europe?

11 Jul 14 - 9:16AM  | Automotive

F1 automotive recruitment Jonathan Lee Recruitment

For generations, British-based teams have dominated the Formula One paddock. Even now, 9 of the 11 teams competing in the World Championship choose to remain on British soil, despite the fact that five of them are under foreign ownership. A successful Formula One team is yet to be run outside of Europe, further endorsing the benefits of working at the heart of Formula One. However, this could soon change, since it was recently announced that Gene Haas, the co-owner of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team, will be entering the Formula One world championship next season, keeping its headquarters in the United States.


Dotted across the UK you will find Formula One teams including Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams, Caterham, Lotus, Marussia, Force India and McLaren. When you realise that these teams visit 19 countries and 5 continents throughout an F1 racing season, it’s impressive to find that they all decided to setup their headquarters here in the UK. “This can be attributed to the strong motorsport expertise and supply chain here in Britain, not to mention the high-quality university and training courses available to both British and foreign students,” says Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Mark Bignell.

“The motorsport engineering industry continues to thrive in the UK, we also see high-volumes of applications from foreign students wishing to learn and seek employment in Britain.”

Every year, thousands of aspiring engineers keen to progress in their careers, look to the UK for their opportunity, with the knowledge that high-profile Formula One teams are always looking for the next generation of engineers. “The UK is clearly the global leader in motorsport engineering, representing the perfect example of a virtuous circle: Britain’s well-respected engineering courses continue to attract students from across the globe, which then allows them to reach employment within the country’s top companies and uphold the UK’s skill-set in this sector. This helps to explain why the majority of teams competing in Formula One have been based here for so long and with such success,” says Mark. “Jonathan Lee Recruitment has supplied numerous Formula One teams with candidates over the past 25 years and we’re confident that our in-house team of engineers will always find the right person for the job, while also providing development opportunities for new and qualified candidates.”

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Posted by: Chris Potter, Date 17 July 2014, 06:24 AM
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