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August 19, 2014What it takes to become a test driver?

It’s never too early (or too late for that matter!) to start thinking about your career, and if you love watching formula one and you dream about rally racing at night, then you might want to consider an exciting career as a tyre test driver!

Continental Tyres recently posted an update which outlines the perks of becoming one of their tyre test drivers, so we’ve decided to give you a quick recap of the experience and education you’ll need to succeed in this competitive market.

Tip One: Study Mechanical Engineering

To successfully become a tyre test driver you will first need to undertake a Mechanical Engineering course which gives you an insight into mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, motorsport engineering, motorsport performance and automotive technology.

Tip Two: Enjoy Racing as a Hobby

At Continental Tyres they want someone who knows how to drive and enjoys it. With this in mind it’s good to show that you are passionate about driving and experienced in driving by having rally driving experience.

The perfect tyre test driver will be able to understand the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering while be able to drive a wide range of vehicles, in a wide range of conditions – pushing the car and the tyres to their limit.

Hopefully we at Treadfirst have inspired you to follow a career as a tyre test driver and if so, good luck in your endeavour.

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