Video: From paper modeller to composite engineer


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Paul Bischof has just landed himself a job at Red Bull Racing. He didn't apply for it. The F1 team's chief designer personally invited Paul for an interview because he likes to make paper models of cars.

These aren't just any paper models though, they're exact copies of Formula One racing cars, perfect down to the last detail.

Paul, who studied mechanical engineering at Graz University of Technology, has now landed himself a one-year student placement with the Championship defenders as a composite engineer.

He writes on his blog that each model takes around 800 hours to complete (he fits that into a year around work and his studies) and one car can have up to an astonishing 6500 parts.

Paul explains: "I set up a letter to write to Red Bull and show what I'd done but I never sent it off because the car wasn't finished. About three days later I got a letter from Infiniti Red Bull Racing's chief designer, Rob Marshall, where he told me he's very impressed with my models and he invited me for an interview at the Formula One factory."

Hit play below to check out Paul's skill and incredible attention to detail.

Rebecca Chaplin