SHE has made it!
While studying Electrical Engineering at the National University of Science and Technology, Samantha Nyikadzino never in her wildest dreams imagined she would one day work for her favourite Formula One Team.
Fast track to September 2022, Nyikadzino is rubbing shoulders with arguably the most famous name in Formula One – Lewis Hamilton.
She has joined Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a new electronics design engineer.
Her dream move to the team follows in the footsteps of fellow compatriot Stephanie Travers who joined as a trackside fuel engineer.
“Today was an awesome day. Started as a Design Engineer for @MercedesAMGF1 and I’m pretty geeked! (Computer-related language for excited).
“Supporting a team from home and then ending up as one of their design engineers is something I haven’t found the words to correctly articulate yet but I’m so excited for this new adventure.” she said on Twitter.
After completing her studies at Nust, she enrolled in the same field at Cape Penisula University of Technology and also studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of South Africa.