Advice from the Experts

Tips and advice from “behind the Motorsports curtain”. Accurate career advice and direction from experts working within Academia and the Motorsports industry. The articles provided in this section are provided by hand-picked professionals who know the details behind Motorsports education at all levels. Take the advice provided here to heart and just as importantly, implement it.

How Hard Work, Talent, and Determination Can Quickly Move You Towards BIG Goals

How Hard Work, Talent, and Determination Can Quickly Move You Towards BIG Goals

Originally from Lithuania and living in UK, Ieva Baublyte is extremely passionate about motorcycle racing and has made very rapid progress in her racing career.  She quickly escalated from being a rookie to racing against Pro riders in just 2 years.

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The Brains Behind Business Development in One of NHRA’s Most Successful Teams – Tami Powers

The Brains Behind Business Development in One of NHRA’s Most Successful Teams – Tami Powers

Tami Powers has been the Director of Operations and Business Development at Alan Johnson Racing for over nine years. Alan Johnson Racing is on of the most successful NHRA teams ever and NHRA’s 12x World Champion tuner/team owner Alan Johnson has a personal successful track record a mile long.

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What Recruiters Really Want to See to Help You Land Your Dream Motorsports Job

What Recruiters Really Want to See to Help You Land Your Dream Motorsports Job

If you are a Motorsports fan looking for a way to land your dream job, then my interview with Andries Moedt will give you some guidance.  Andries Moedt is the Founder of RaceConsults.com, a leading global professional recruiting group in Motorsport [...]

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Automotive and Motorsport TV, Video, and Cinema Production – an Interview with Director and TV Host Susanna Botazzi

Automotive and Motorsport TV, Video, and Cinema Production – an Interview with Director and TV Host Susanna Botazzi

An interview with Director and TV Host Susanna Botazzi

Bio: Susanna Bottazzi is the Director and Communication Manager for www.irisproduzioni.com, which creates stunning Showreels, Graphics/Animation, Format Television, Video, and Cinema Productions. […]

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Real Life Motorsports Success Tips from a Driver Racing in ALMS, Daytona, Rolex, and More

Real Life Motorsports Success Tips from a Driver Racing in ALMS, Daytona, Rolex, and More

This is a transcription of a live interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Professional Racing Driver, René Villeneuve.

Brief Bio: In 1999, René competed for the first time in the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona in a Corvette C5-R. In 2001 and 2002 René competed in the Speed World Challenge Series. Next was a second visit […]

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Launching a Career into Automotive and Motorsport PR

Launching a Career into Automotive and Motorsport PR

An interview with Lena Siep; Consultant, Writer and Presenter specialised in the Automotive and Motorsport Industry

Bio: Lena started her career as a junior press officer for BMW motorsports and later worked as a PR Manager for Panasonic Toyota Racing and McLaren Automotive. She led and implemented countless global and local PR campaigns for product […]

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From Cranfield University to the FIA European Formula 3

From Cranfield University to the FIA European Formula 3

Ash Willoughby, Data and Performance Engineer for Van Amersfoort Racing

Bio: With an involvement in motorsports extending for more than a decade, I am a determined and motivated individual with future aspirations to become technical leader of a motorsport team.

Having started my career in manufacturing, I have developed hands-on skills and an appreciation for industrial […]

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From Cranfield University to the F1™ Pit Lane

From Cranfield University to the F1 Pit Lane

A Cranfield University Success Story: Gemma Hatton, F1™ Trackside Engineer at Pirelli

Bio: Gemma currently serves as a F1™ Trackside Engineer at Pirelli. She is also a Technical Writer for Racecar Engineering magazine, for eRacing magazine and serves as a Course Representative for Cranfield University. Prior to graduating from Cranfield with a MSc […]

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How to Get Started in a Sports Career

How to Get Started in a Sports Career

An Interview with Tom Leip from Sports Management Worldwide www.smww.com

Bio: With more than 30 years of experience in professional and collegiate sports around North America and Europe, Tom’s career specializes in new business development for teams, government and corporations to achieve higher levels of performance. Specifically, Tom is an Internal […]

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A Conversation with the Inventor of the World-Record-Seeking 612kph ELECTRIC Racecar

A Conversation with the Inventor of the World-Record-Seeking 612kph ELECTRIC Racecar

Bio: In short, Michael Fragomeni’s professional career started in electronics at age 7, and by age 12 he was being paid to carry out repairs to home and car electronics for friends and extended family. Excelling through school, this lead to starting his own company “Sounds Xplosive Audio” and running it for 16 years […]

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Some Career Words of Advice from NASCAR Driver and Sports Marketing Expert Mike Senica

Some Career Words of Advice from NASCAR Driver and Sports Marketing Expert Mike Senica

This is a transcription of a short interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Professional NASCAR Driver and Marketing Expert Mike Senica.

Brief Bio: Mike Senica, first sat behind the wheel of a racecar in 1991 and has since been involved with the professional auto racing circuit for 20 years. His direct involvement started when […]

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Key Interview Tips for Landing Your Dream Job in 2016

Key Interview Tips for Landing Your Dream Job in 2016

The New Year is coming, faster than you think. And planning for a student’s future requires continuous preparation. So to get ready for a great 2016, I wanted to share some key tips for a student who’s interviewing for an internship or job.

Direct from our partner, Steve Bailey from Alexander Associates Ltd Motorsport Recruitment […]

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“Your Attitude will Essentially Decide whether You’re Going to be Successful or Not”

“Your Attitude will Essentially Decide whether You’re Going to be Successful or Not”

This is a transcription of a short interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Professional Motorsports Journalist, Sam Mallinson from the FIA Formula E Championship.

Brief Bio: Sam Mallinson in the Accreditation & Communications Coordinator at the FIA Formula E Championship. He is a Sports Journalism graduate from the University of Brighton and has held […]

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The Power of “Standing Out”, from the Press Officer at FIA Formula E Championship

The Power of “Standing Out”, from the Press Officer at FIA Formula E Championship

This is a transcription of a short interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and the Press Officer at FIA Formula E Championship, Tom Phillips.

Bio: Tom has worked as a specialist in motorsport media and public relations for almost 10 years. After training as a journalist at the University of Central Lancashire, Tom worked on […]

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Jarett Andretti on “How to Get to the Next Level” in Motorsports

Jarett Andretti on “How to Get to the Next Level” in Motorsports

This is a transcription of a short interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Professional Race Car Driver, Jarett Andretti.

Brief Bio: Jarett is a graduate of North Carolina State University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College in 2014 with Dean’s List accolades every […]

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Real Life Motorsport Success Tips from a Top Motorsport Recruiter

Real Life Motorsport Success Tips from a Top Motorsport Recruiter

This is a transcription of a short interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Professional Motorsports Recruiter, Stephen Bailey.

Brief Bio: Stephen founded Alexander Associates in 1993 and his Company primarily serves the automotive and motorsport sectors. He completed many projects for Vehicle OEMs, Component Suppliers, Engineering Service Providers and Race Teams in the UK, […]

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Words of Wisdom from the Manager of Digital Content at FOXSports.com

Words of Wisdom from the Manager of Digital Content at FOXSports.com

A short interview with Mr. Tom Jensen, the Manager of Digital Content at FOXSports.com.

Brief Bio: Tom is the Manager of Digital Content at FOXSports.com and has more than two decades of experience as a working journalist, having won numerous national and local awards. Prior to being the Manager of Digital Content at […]

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“The Power of Staying Focused and Overcoming Adversity from ARCA and NASCAR Driver Cassie Gannis”

“The Power of Staying Focused and Overcoming Adversity from ARCA and NASCAR Driver Cassie Gannis”

This is a transcription of a short interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Professional Racing Driver, Cassie Gannis.

Brief Bio: Cassie is a ARCA Touring Driver for Team C2 Motorsports and a NASCAR Whelen All American Series Owner & NASCAR K&N West Driver. She was the featured Guest Driver to race in the Susan […]

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The Successful Motorsport Professional

The Successful Motorsport Professional

I want to start this article off with a quote from someone very successful. The quote goes like this: “I have yet to meet a genius in my business. Actually I have yet to meet a genius in any business. Once you realize there are no geniuses out there, you can think ‘I can […]

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New Opportunities for Engineers in Motorsport

New Opportunities for Engineers in Motorsport

A short interview with Mr. Clive Temple, Programme Director MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering.

Question 1: What are the opportunities for engineers (both graduate and established) in the UK motorsport sector? Clive: There are really good opportunities for graduate and established engineers in the UK motorsport sector and beyond. Yes some of the F1 teams have experienced […]

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Tips for Submitting an Application for the MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering Programme

Tips for Submitting an Application for the MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering Programme

When submitting an application for the MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering at Cranfield University, do so with conviction. I expect to see a clear articulation of “why” you should be considered for selection. Beyond high level academic attainment and the underpinnings of maths and physics, demonstrate that you have drive and commitment. Differentiation through motorsport […]

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“What Recruiters Really Want to See to Help Your Land a Formula 1™ Team Job”

“What Recruiters Really Want to See to Help Your Land a Formula 1 Team Job”

This is a transcription of a live interview between Mike Coraluzzi of MotorSportsCareerAdvisor.com and Christopher Lembke of Recruitment in Motorsports.

Mike: Hey guys, this month we have a Christopher Lembke, the Managing Director of the U.K. based company Recruitment In Motorsports (RIMS). Christopher is a Swedish national who has always been intrigued by global business […]

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