Infiniti is a step closer to finding the world’s next F1 engineering stars under the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy, and a Malaysian is one of them.

Yoga Nadaraajan, 21, will compete against 11 others from around the world to win the work placement of a lifetime – a 12-month engineering role with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, complete with accommodation in the UK, Infiniti company car and salary. He was selected from a pool of 1,500 engineering students from over 100 universities worldwide.

The KL boy studies electronics engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Passionate about tech, Yoga developed his own Android app as part of a research project in indoor navigation using near field communication (NFC) tech, and has experience in designing and building robots.

The next step for Yoga is a three-day shootout event at Infiniti’s European Technical Center at Cranfield, UK and RBR’s Milton Keynes HQ. There, he will face a series of interviews, practical tests and technical challenges, assessed by leading technical figures from Infiniti and the F1 team. Three winners will be announced by Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey on July 3. We wish him all the best!