E1, world’s first electric raceboat championship, now scouting for Team Performance Engineers

With six months to go until the RaceBirds compete in the inaugural season of the UIM E1 World Championship, including a stage in Monaco, the event organisers have launched an innovative Engineering Programme to be part of the global celebration of sport and purpose. 

With up to 10 teams competing on identical electric raceboats in up to seven races across the Middle East and Europe, the search has been launched for up to eight Team Performance Engineers to support the pilots, crews, and competing teams.

The E1 Team Performance Engineers will oversee the management and analysis of the RaceBird’s data, liaising with drivers to improve performance. Overall, the team engineers will be responsible for the high-level assessment of each RaceBird’s systems and operations on the water.

“Having had the experience of launching two electric racing championships, I know how integral engineering and technology is to a successful championship,” said Rodi Basso, Co-Founder and CEO of E1. “As well as becoming change makers in the marine industry, we want to inspire younger generations to shape our engineers of the future. The young talent in our Engineering Programme will be given an incredible opportunity to become part of an E1 team and gain first-hand experience with competitive racing in season one, which they can then hopefully transfer into sustainable commercial vessels.”

How to apply

STEM students and young professionals from across the world are invited to apply for the positions via the E1 world Championship website. The RaceBird engineering team will also be present at the upcoming Job Forum on July 6th in Monaco, part of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, where the RaceBird will be on the water at one of the iconic harbours that will be part of the first racing season.

“The Yacht Club de Monaco’s ambition is to be a major player in the drive for sustainability, as evidenced by the annual Monaco Energy Boat Challenge,” said Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary and Managing Director of the Yacht Club de Monaco. “Launched a decade ago, today the event is the only one to bring the main industry players together with engineering students to progress alternative propulsion which everyone can discuss in open source.

“Moving forward together is a key element of bringing about environmental transition. Monaco has been at the heart of yachting as early as 1904, when the Principality was already organising the first powerboat meetings. We must move toward more eco-responsible yachting for our planet, our oceans and the new generation.”

There is already an illustrious line-up of team owners with four teams announced so far, led by tennis legend Rafa Nadal, F1 icon Sergio Perez, former Chelsea soccer star Didier Drogba, and the Venice Racing team. More is set to be unveiled in the coming weeks.


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