BRAIN FOOD: Unlikely managers - Formula One engineer - Jaguar Racing, Milton Keynes

BRAIN FOOD: Unlikely managers - Formula One engineer - Jaguar Racing, Milton Keynes - Name: Steve Nevey

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Name: Steve Nevey

When did you become a manager?: I started as a ship designer. In 1996, I joined newly established Stewart Grand Prix (now Jaguar Racing), where I'm computer-aided engineering manager. Jackie Stewart claims we were the first team to design using only CAD/CAM.

What does management mean to you?: Collaboration. The whole race team is involved in the car's design. We're extremely open and communicate continually. The car is dismantled and reassembled many times over a race weekend and has more than 200 sensors recording information. We have a hydraulic rig for a full-sized car, which can simulate any track and send information back to the track. It's about identifying the best technology, sharing and listening to what's required. You have to trust people's abilities.

What do you love/hate about it?: I hate only being able to do one thing at a time due to resources. I love designing something and seeing it manufactured within two hours.

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