TWO MORE INFINITI WINNERS REVEALED
Two engineering students are heading to the UK for a Formula 1 work experience placement at Renault after winning the USA and Mexican finals of the 2018 Infiniti Engineering Academy.
Sabré Cook, 24, a mechanical engineering student from Colorado University (pictured above) and 20-year-old Mexican Patricio Barroso Rios (pictured below) will both also spend six months at Infiniti’s Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield.
“I am absolutely delighted to have won and I’m really thankful to Infiniti for this opportunity,” said Cook after Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg revealed she had beaten the other finalists. “When I met the other candidates, I was aware how smart they were and the passion they had for engineering, so I knew it was going to be very difficult to win.”
In both Austin and Mexico the young engineers took part in a number of hands-on tasks, such as building a functional dragster model, and a rapid cognition test devised by decision science specialists at Harvard University, which is designed to test their teamwork skills and capacity to be decisive under pressure.
The Infiniti Engineering Academy was launched in 2014 and the prize for the seven regional winners is a 12-month placement split between Renault and Infiniti. If you’re a current engineering student and fluent in English then visit http:// academy.infiniti.com for more information.