Imperial College London student Owen Heaney won the fourth Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award, earning a two-year placement with the Formula 1 team.
Heaney beat four other finalists to the prize after intensive evaluations at Williams F1 in October. The award was presented by Williams chief technical officer – and chairman of the judging panel – Paddy Lowe.
“They got across all engineering, all the different areas,” said Lowe of the structure of the placement. “This award is about finding a leader of the future. They are not put straight into a specialist area – it’s all about getting breadth of experience in the first two years.”
“Williams has such a great history” OWEN HEANEY