From: London, United Kingdom
Course: MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Since 2014, Billy has been heavily involved with the Brunel Racing centre. He initially joined as a volunteer, designing and manufacturing electronic modules for use on the Formula Student car and the electric TT motorcycle. He has owned motorcycles from the age of 17 and has strong hands on experience with both mechanical systems and electronics. These skills allowed him to join the TT team in 2014.
For the 2019 season, Billy will continue his role from 2017 to take on the role of electrical engineer and team co-ordinator, focusing on designing the electrical systems and ensuring it is fully functional and operational. This year also presents the additional responsibility of team principle for him. This role demands the overseeing of other tasks and responsibilities within the team, ensuring the smooth overall running of the team. He has helped the team get to where they are now and will be assisting the team from back home while they are at the races.
Billy has always had a passion for motorcycles. With this passion in combination with the experience of working with the Brunel Racing team, he gained an industrial placement with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. While there, he worked on the 2015 and 2016 Formula 1 world championship winning powertrains and undertook design work for the 2017 F1 season as well as other projects and development work.
He now works full time with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains as an electrical design engineer where they are well on their way to achieving their goal of a 6th consecutive drivers and constructors championship
LinkedIn: Billy Jeans