By Lubna Hamdan
Muhammad Usman Zafar will move to the UK for a 12-month programme as design engineer
A university engineering student from Saudi Arabia has won an opportunity to work as a design engineer with Formula One.
20-year old Muhammad Usman Zafar was among five winners of the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy 2015 program.
The program entails moving to the UK for a 12-month project working with Infiniti and Formula One World Championship-winning team Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
“I was delighted on hearing that I was selected and am hugely excited for this opportunity! I have always been passionate about Automotive and Motorsports engineering and I look forward to joining the academy and making the most of my time in the UK,” said Zafar.
He will work as an Infiniti Placement Design Engineer at the team’s headquarters in Milton Keynes for eight months. He will then move to road car development projects at Infiniti’s European Technical Center in Cranfield for the remaining four months.
The other participants are from Russia, Western Europe, China, and the United States.
They will work in areas like vehicle dynamics, vehicle design, aerodynamics and electronics.
The academic program is aimed at finding young and up-and-coming engineers that can contribute new ideas to the Formula One vehicles.
This year, thousands of students registered and competed for the program.
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