Driver Engineer :

The Drivers Engineer is the link between the driver and the rest of the garage, and the person you will normally hear communicating over the team radio during races.

This key role includes organising things like tyre choices, fuel amounts and car set-up.  It also involves pre-race planning and post-race de-brief sessions.  The race engineer will also be in communication with the factory to discuss any new developments to the car. 

The driver’s engineer will normally have a very close and trusted relationship with the driver.

Andrew Burden

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