The F1 Tire Engineer is in charge of managing the tires for the team. They work with the tire supplier (currently Pirelli) to select the best tire compounds for each race, based on factors such as track temperature, surface, layout, and weather.
They also monitor the tire wear, degradation, and performance during practice sessions, qualifying, and the race, and advise the race engineer and the driver on when to pit and change tires.
The tire engineer also analyzes the data from the tire sensors and telemetry to optimize the tire pressure, temperature, and camber for each car.
They also collaborate with the aerodynamics engineer and the performance engineer to ensure that the tires work well with the car’s aerodynamic package and suspension system.
F1 Tire Engineer Qualifications
A degree in mechanical engineering, materials science, or a related field is usually required. Tire engineers also need to have good analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
They also need to have experience working with tires and tire suppliers, as well as a good understanding of F1 tire regulations and strategies.
F1 Tire Engineer Salary
Possible ranges for the annual salary
$60,000 – $100,000
These are only rough estimates and may not reflect the actual salary in F1. The salary may also depend on other factors such as bonuses, incentives, and benefits. F1 engineers also have to work long hours and travel frequently, which may affect their quality of life.