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* JULY 2019

Infiniti builds engineering talent pool with the lure of racing

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MONTREAL - WHEN
Tommaso Volpe, Infiniti's
global director of motorsports,
looks out at the future of
Formula One, he doesn't just
see a brighter technical future
for the average passenger vehicle.
He sees a future bright with
students who are building the
technology bridge between F1
and the real world.
They are global citizens deeply embedded in his
England-based technology centres. And they are doing things
that one day seemed impossible: Bringing F1 closer to a
dealer's lot.
"We are not only changing
cars, we are changing the lives
of people," says Volpe from the
second floor of Luciani Infiniti
during Formula One weekend
here in June.
Through the years, executives have used the technology
transfer from F1 to a dealer's
world as justification for the
millions spent. Volpe says the
transfer is real, but perhaps
in ways unimagined a decade
ago, or at least six years ago.
And it's happening with a
future generation of engineers.
But first, engineering
Exhibit A: The Infiniti Q60
Project Black S prototype,
unveiled late last year in
France, has a hybrid powertrain developed by the Renault
Sport Formula One team.
"It shows the transfer and
application on an existing
vehicle," Volpe says. "It is the
first prototype F1 technology
on a car already in existence
in the market."
That's the stuff that will
eventually get to the dealer lot,
at least in some form. Infiniti
executives have said that the
company is committed to a
rapid electrification expansion
by 2022, in most cases for performance and not necessarily
fuel savings.
But start talking about engineers, and the bridge between
F1 and the real world gets
more real.
In Montreal, Volpe and the
Infiniti team named this year's
Canadian winner of the 2019
Infiniti Engineering Academy,
an annual global competition for students interested
in earning a paid six-month
assignment in both Infiniti's
F1 technical centre and its
advanced-engineering passenger-vehicle program. Both centres are located in England.
Canada is one of seven
regions where students compete for a coveted spot on the
Renault-Infiniti team. Seven
regions, seven spots. The other
regions are the United States,
Mexico, Europe, the Middle
East, China and Asia Pacific.

Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
Formula One driver;
Matthew Kemp, 2019 Infiniti
Engineering Academy
Canadian winner; and Adam
Paterson, Managing Director,
Infiniti Canada.
PHOTO: INFINITI CANADA

gy opened the door for automotive access to r&d."
Motorsports and automo-

tive engineering "careers
in the future will be more
connected," he says.
"Increasingly, these worlds
will become closer."
What's also gaining speed is
the Infiniti Academy's national stature. This is the fourth
year awarding a winner in
Canada. Last year's student
came from Oshawa, Ont. This
year, Calgary student Matthew
Kemp won the competition.
Calgary ranked second globally for number of applicants.
"That is very positive to be
able to spread the message all
over the country," said Infiniti
Canada Managing Director
Adam Paterson. "Those are

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And they are the future disciples on the bridge to a closer union between F1 and Main
Street.
"The two worlds are firmly coming together especially with electrification," Volpe
said.
"It's just once in a lifetime.
Emotionally, it's a project
that, in a way, we care about
the most. It's young talent as a
source of innovation.
"A lot of engineers love
motorsports; in a way we want
to be a pioneer anticipating
these careers and showing you
can actually do it."- ANC

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More than 10,000 students
globally apply for the program each year and that list
is narrowed to 10 within each
region. That's a lot of available engineers for an industry whose very future requires
access to such talent.
With the help of in-market
Infiniti executives, one winner
is selected following a grueling
set of engineering and personality tests.
"It is a once-in-a-lifetime
experience but because they
get to work on hybrid technology we really want to show
how F1 is becoming more and
more relevant for automotive,"
Volpe says. "Hybrid technolo-

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