Qassim Al-Mansoor, an undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Southampton University, UK, spent an amazing 3 months this summer interning at McLaren Automotive in Surrey, England. Qassim explains he was a Series Development intern for the chassis function group and worked on two project proposals related to developing the McLaren MP4-12C, which he says will be implemented on durability vehicles.
“I was involved in the development of the MP4-12C’s brake ducts which involved designing the ducts with a cheaper material that would give the same performance as the current carbon fiber ducts,” says Qassim. “I was also involved in a cost-down activity for the fuel tank retention which involved creating cheaper features for the system and studying the feasibility of their implementation by measuring the risk involved.” His responsibilities also included dealing with concern reports with regards to any design, production, and service issues related to the MP4-12C chassis components.
“The opportunity was incredible; being surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and brilliant minds from the automotive industry, not to mention a great history of producing some of the best cars in the world was an overwhelming feeling. I am particularly proud of the fact that some of my ideas will be implemented on the car. One day, whenever I see a McLaren MP4-12C on the road, I can proudly say that there is a Bahraini signature on the design of that car and that signature is mine. “
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