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Nathan Gotch – Race Engineer

Nathan Gotch

What does your job involve?

Prepping the car, maintaining the car, talking to the driver, getting feedback, making set up changes and keeping the driver informed on the track.

Motorsport experience

15 years driving and racing experience, mechanic for Team Australia in A1GP, founded AGI Sport with my brother Adam

Favourite type of motorsport

Open-wheelers for sure

Favourite driver

Michael Schumacher

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

Back in the workshop working on race cars!

What race cars do you have?

F307 Formula 3 car and a Fiat Coupe

 

Sammy Diasinos – Race EngineerS Diasinos 2

Qualifications

PHD in Aeronautics

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering with Honours

How long in motorsport?

20 years

Career highlights?

Working for Toyota Formula 1 team and designing a wing that was copied by other teams

Senior CFD Engineer at Williams

Head of CFD Development at Caterham Formula 1 team

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

Probably working in my father’s butcher shop, it’s been a great motivator I can tell you!

Do you have a racecar?

I drive a Golf GTi road car but I spend a lot of time on simulators!!

Favourite track

Spa

Favourite driver

Mark Webber

 

Chris Doumbos – Race Engineer

Chris Doumbos - Race Engineer

What qualifications do you have?

An Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering

How long have you been involved in motorsport?

7 years

Career highlights?

Working in European Formula 3 2013/2014 with TSport running Nick Cassidy and Spike Goddard

I’m also a lead engineer making fast car bits at Turbosmart
What car do you drive?

VW Golf 

Favourite type of motorsport?

Open wheelers 

Favourite track?

I like them for the scenery! If I had to pick one it would be Imola 

Favourite driver

Senna. Senna for everything and Montoya for comedy.

What do you like best about working for AGI Sport?

The ability to have a say in the set-up, the responsibility over the car’s data and being part of setting the game plan.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?

I’d be involved in some sort of R&D for motorsport

 

Richie Scarcella – Lead mechanic

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How long in motorsport?

Three years

Favourite type of motorsport

Probably Club Sprints

What do you like about working for AGI Sport?

I love the teamwork

Favourite driver

Nathan Gotch – he told me to say that

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

I was a chef before this so I’d probably be back in the kitchen