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Andy Down, 31, originally from Farnborough in Hampshire but now living in Codsall, Wolverhampton, has bagged the job of Wind Tunnel Engineer at ROKiT Williams Racing, one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams which has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

ROKiT Williams Racing, based in Oxfordshire, has won 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles and is the third most successful team on the grid.

Andy grew up with a passion for motorsport and, after studying for a Motorsport degree in the School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, he graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Working as an IT engineer, he had always dreamed about working in the motorsport industry and becoming a car designer.  He visited the University’s Telford Innovation Campus for an Open Day and decided to self-fund himself through the three year course.

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