The INFINITI Engineering Academy is INFINITI’s global search for bright engineering talent to work across automotive and Formula One™. It is the only recruitment program of its kind in the world, bringing an array of young, diverse and fresh thinking engineering talent who will gain first-hand knowledge and experience working alongside seasoned automotive and racetrack engineers in the exciting world of Formula One™.
After an action-packed event held trackside at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal ahead of the 2018 Canadian Formula One™ Grand Prix last weekend, a panel including judges from INFINITI, Renault Sport Formula One™ Team and decision science experts from Harvard University declared Chase Pelletier the winner.
Competing against nine other finalists from all over Canada, Pelletier demonstrated to be a worthy winner. He tackled the numerous tests involved in the final event, including an engineering exam, one-on-one interviews with the judges, a dragster car build, challenges especially designed for the occasion by a team from Harvard University and by Renault Sport Formula One™ Team. He also faced media in a tough Q&A session where journalists from different industries evaluated his communication skills.