Jack Chamberlain

Team Principal

Age: 22

From: Reading, United Kingdom

Course: MEng Motorsport Engineering

Level: 5

Involved with Brunel Racing since his first year, Jack became a predominant team member with the BR17 car. With BR17, Jack took over leading the final calibration of the team’s race engine which went on to compete in Silverstone and Germany. Along with this, Jack was one of the team’s drivers for the 2016 competitions and heavily involved with the assembly of the car for competition. After this he was elected Team Principal for Brunel’s BR18 car, A role which he will carry on this year with BR20 after returning from a year’s work placement. He currently works in powertrain electronics/calibration development and is the team’s data engineer within testing and competitions.

For this year Jack’s goals are to lead the project towards refinement. The changes this year are sought to bring reliability and quality to the car, enabling the cars speed to get the results its capable of. He wants to ensure the team have two months testing before Silverstone and ideally take the team back to competing abroad. On a personal level Jack will be working with Tom to achieve the goal of getting the car running with a dual stage injection system. Doing this utilising OpenFoam, Ricardo WAVE, along with Bosch Motorsport’s support to develop an effective package.

Jack did a placement year between his 3rd year and masters year. He worked for Lubrizol in Derby, UK. Here he was a field test engineer testing passenger cars and motorcycles. This involving data analysis for road, track and chassis dynamometer tests to asses engine performance on different engine/gearbox oils. This giving him fantastic experience in powertrain systems, vehicle electronics and data analysis. The most useful thing he took from the experience was how to be a real engineer.

From a young age Jack has experience participating in many types of motorsport. He has a personal passion for motorcycles and is a keen MotoGP enthusiast. Along with his studies, Jack was a member of Brunel Universities Karting team competing in the British Universities Karting Championship. Jack has previously had experience working for Nicholson McLaren Engines; notably working with the company to develop customer/business relations at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Jack wants to work in motorsport, ideally for a race team, in a role which focusses on testing and development. Brunel Racing being the ideal project to give as must experience of this as possible.