Hi, my name is Viliam and I am a mechanical engineering student at University College London with professional engineering experience from Formula 1, UCL Formula Student Racing and medical projects.

This blog serves as a platform to document and share my learnings and experience from my career, as well as personal development.


  • 2012-2013 (Age 13) – Institution Sainte-Marie (5eme), Belfort, France
  • 2013-2014 (Age 14) – Institution Sainte-Marie (4eme), Belfort, France
  • 2014-2015 (Age 15) – Institution Sainte-Marie (3eme), Belfort, France
  • 2015-2016 (Age 16) – Institution Sainte-Marie (Seconde), Belfort, France
  • 2016-2017 (Age 17) – Institution Sainte-Marie (Premiere S), Belfort, France
  • 2017-2018 (Age 18) – Institution Sainte-Marie (Terminale S), Belfort, France
  • 2018-2019 (Age 19) – Classes Preparatoires PCSI, Lycee Kleber, Strasbourg
  • 2019-2020 (Age 20) – UCL Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Year 1
  • 2020-2021 (Age 21) – UCL Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Year 2
  • 2021-2022 (Age 22) – Mechanical engineering placement student at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, Brixworth, UK
  • 2022-2023 (Age 23) – UCL Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Year 3 (final year)
  • 2023-2024 (Age 24) – University of Cambrdige, MPhil Master’s student in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

Brief Bibliography:

1999-2012: Early youth

Born on 14/08/1999 in Bratislava, Slovakia. As of young age, I became deeply interested in everything automotive: vehicle design and the underlaying technology. Creating custom models from Lego Technic became a great part life. This enabled me to understand concepts of gearboxes, differentials, suspension systems etc. I attended an art school for 6 years to enhance my drawing skills and took lessons from a automotive designer student. I tried out multiple sports: Golf, Ski, Parkour…

2012-2019: France

Being 12 years old, moving to France was my biggest challenge yet given that I barely spoke any French – this became very evident my first day at middle school (Institution Sainte-Marie in Belfort). After a couple of months and hours of working, I started slowly getting the hang of the language. In addition, I received great support from my now French friends. Finally, I managed to graduate from high school with an average grade of 18.2 out of 20 points, including a 18/20 in Mathematics and 19/20 in Physics – not too bad for someone that was recommended to re-do his grade when he first came to France! This was a significant confidence booster.

2019-Present: UK & University

Having received an offer from UCL, I decided to pursue my university education in the UK with a vision of one day to be working in Formula 1. In my first year of university, I immediately joined the UCL Racing Formula Student Team. Over time, I became more involved with the Mechanical Engineering department by co-founding the UCL Racing Clubs (more on that here) but also by working on medical projects with the UCL Ventura Team. I was already used to the living abroad life as a result of my move to France. For the 2021-2022 academic year, I undertook a year in industry at Mercedes-AMG HPP, therefore turning my F1 dream into reality and getting a foot into the door of the F1 Industry.

Favourite Quotes

Hard work pays off

Matthew Fraser

For want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a message the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

If you are the smartest guy in the room, you are in the wrong room.

Because only the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

I do not work from 9 to 5, I work from start to finish.

If you want to change the world, don’t ever, ever ring the bell.

Admiral William H. McRaven

Life is measured in achievements not in years alone.

Bruce McLaren

Tohle je zivot, a nic jineho uz nebude (This is life, and there will be nothing more).


Svět patří těm, co se neposerou (The world belongs to those who doesn’t shit in the corner)

Charles Bukowski

If in doubt, go flat out.

Colin McRae

If it is comparable, it is no longer a Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti

Believe it when I see it

If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear

Kobe Bryant


Gordon Murray (Engineer and designer)
ETH AMZ Racing
Ettore Bugatti
Frank Stephenson (Automobile designer)
Formula Student Delft
Toto Wolff – Mercedes Motorsport Chief
Niki Lauda