Hannah Schmitz, Senior Race Strategist at Red Bull Racing F1 Team

Hannah Schmitz’s first role in F1 came directly after graduating from Cambridge University. She joined Red Bull Racing F1 as a Modelling and Simulation Engineer where Hannah learned some programming languages and said that she also “gained knowledge of optimisation algorithms and solvers”.

After just a year and a half, Hannah was promoted to Senior Race Strategist at Red Bull. She’s now had that job for an incredible 10 years. Hannah’s position means that she sits on the pit wall calculating race strategy, including what we see on TV. Examples are when and how many times the drivers will ‘box’ for new tyres and which tyre compounds they will use.

Text from’s article “Celebrating the Women of Formula 1: International Women in Engineering Day“. Read the full article here



Andrew Burden

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