I’m a female F1 mechanic – men told me I should stay in the office but now I’m working my dream job

A FEMALE F1 engine mechanic has risen through the ranks in the motorsport industry – despite men telling her she would never make it. But the motorsport enthusiast has proven them wrong and is now working on the 2026 Red Bull engine. “I’ve got quite a persistent mother who said if I was going to do it, then I should do it at the top level.”. She said there was no denying the industry was “male dominated”, even down to the tools people use. And now, she said the job is a lot more flexible for female employees. “If something comes up, then I am the one who has to compromise and leave work. It is tough, it is tough for anybody, but it really is working.

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