Formula 1
Formula 1
29 Aug
-
01 Sep
Event finished
05 Sep
-
08 Sep
Event finished
19 Sep
-
22 Sep
Event finished
26 Sep
-
29 Sep
Event finished
10 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished

Mercedes places classified advert for F1 race driver in Autosport

shares
comments
Mercedes places classified advert for F1 race driver in Autosport
By:
Dec 7, 2016, 5:28 PM

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has placed a humorous classified advert in the pages of the UK’s Autosport magazine for the vacant position of “race driver”.

Following the shock announcement by recently-crowned F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, the advert states: “A vacancy has arisen for the position of race driver with the team."

It goes on: “Ideally, you will have a proven track record in skills including steering, braking and, in particular, accelerating. Possession of an FIA Super Licence will be an advantage.”

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 routinely places ads in Autosport’s magazine (which is considered the UK motorsport industry's 'bible') for vacant positions within its team – such as aerodynamics machinist, service desk analyst and infrastructure team leader – but this is the first time it has ever published one for its race driver.

Benefits for the successful applicant includes life assurance, Mercedes company car lease scheme, on-site gym and subsidised restaurant facilities.

Just in case anyone believes it’s a serious advertisement, there is no address to reply to, or a closing date for the position!

Next article
Competition: win a Mercedes F1 gear clock signed by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Previous article

Competition: win a Mercedes F1 gear clock signed by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

Next article

Gallery: Fantasy F1 2030 design concepts – McLaren & Toro Rosso

Gallery: Fantasy F1 2030 design concepts – McLaren & Toro Rosso
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Event Mercedes AMG F1 driver advert
Author Charles Bradley