Benjamin Bruns: Student and Engineer
For four years now, mechanical engineer student Benjamin Bruns has been assisting Team Motopark’ s development department. It was Formula Student the construction championship which drew his attention to motorsports.
The Benjamin Bruns’s work is far away from the busy action of the race track. The 26-year-old works closely with the technical director Andreas Kohler, the chief mechanics and other engineers in the development department of Team Motopark. The young engineer, who is currently studying at the University of Magdeburg with a focus on automotive engineering, assists Team Motopark with the optimisation of the race cars’ performance. “The cars are ordered as a kit. When they arrive, some parts don’t fit together or parts are still missing”, he explained.
In addition, he designs various components in CAD construction as a prototype, which, for example, improve the flow or reduce the air resistance to achieve faster lap times. With the help of simulation, he checks whether the prototypes achieve the desired results. “At Team Motopark, I learned how to create a working part from an idea”, he said. Here, he can work and create independently.
The Formula Student drew his interest towards motorsports. For the past XX years, he has been involved in the international construction competition as a member of his university’s team.
The first time he got in touch with Oschersleben-based Team Motopark was during his bachelor’s internship in 2013. Back then, he was involved in the construction of an electric Formula 3 car. He was also responsible for setting up two race simulators for the GP2 and GP3 series in preparation of the 2014 season. The simulators are currently in use in Formula 3 and Formula 4.
He also set up two simulators for private customers. One order led him to Colombia.
Since finishing his bachelor’s degree in 2015, he has been working part-time as an engineer at Team Motopark. In the future, he will develop high-quality modifications for the Porsche 911 in the Porsche tuning division.