Be Part of the Team - Join now!ZF Dream Jobs 2017!

In 2017, ZF Motorsports is bringing the excitement of the Dream Jobs program to North America. At six races throughout 2017, a lucky motorsports fan will have the opportunity to visit an IMSA WeatherTech or Formula E race in North America to participate in the program. The lucky fan will have the chance to go behind the scenes to job shadow a race expert for a day and catch the race action up close.

This will be our ZF Dream Jobs 2017:

To choose their dream job, race fans should enter their name, contact information, photo and why they think they would make the best Dream Jobs participant. It’s that easy!

Race fans will have the choice between a race engineer, team manager, IMSA tech inspector, IMSA Radio broadcaster, pit crew member or a ZF engineer.

The Dream Jobs experience will be captured on video and shared on ZF Motorsports social media pages Facebook and Twitter.

It’s your chance to experience racing like never before – by playing a part in the making of a successful race weekend!

You still have questions? In our FAQ you will find answers:

About ZF Dream Jobs

What are ZF Dream Jobs?

As a follow up to the ZF Race Reporter program, ZF is bringing Dream Jobs to North America. ZF Dream Jobs is another motorsports fan-oriented program that brings fans up close to the racing action and behind the scenes to learn what it takes to complete a successful race weekend.

What makes it special: As ZF Dream Jobs participant you don’t just attend the race, you work them! Our participants experience the 24 Hours of Daytona as a race engineer, play a part in ensuring the safety and fairness of a race as an IMSA tech inspector at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, learn what it takes to be a ZF race engineer at the Lone Star Le Mans, head to Brooklyn, NY to experience a Formula E race as a team manager and go behind the scenes as an IMSA Radio broadcaster at Petit Le Mans.

At every race the participant will be joined by a camera crew to document the Dream Jobs experience. The footage captured will be edited into a short video that will be posted to and to ZF social media channels like and

What are my duties as a ZF Dream Job Participant?

As a Dream Jobs participant, you will spend 3-4 hours at the track job shadowing a race expert. Your day will be captured on video and then edited and posted to social media for everyone to enjoy.

The Dream Jobs program offers motorsports fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come along and enjoy the ride!

Information about the application

What type of jobs and which races can I apply?

Applicants can apply for one specific race or for all five races, for a chance to win one incredible opportunity:

  • January 26-29, 2017: Race Engineer at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Daytona, FL
  • March 15-18, 2017: IMSA Tech Inspection at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in Sebring, FL
  • May 4-6, 2017: ZF Engineer at Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas
  • July 15-16: Team Manager at ePrix in Brooklyn, NY
  • October 4-7, 2017: IMSA Radio broadcaster at the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta, GA

Two weeks prior to the race, you will be notified, if and at which race you will be able to start your Dream Job. ZF will cover travel and lodging expenses for you and a guest. More information can be found here

How can I apply?

Simply visit: and apply by filling out the provided application form, uploading a photo of yourself and a short explanation as to why ZF should choose you as our ZF Dream Job winner. Should you be chosen to be a ZF Dream Job candidate, you will be notified by email.

You can find more information on terms and conditions here

Do I need to meet any special requirements?

The most important requirement is that you are passionate about motorsport and that you can explain why you are the perfect candidate for our ZF Dream Job program. Experience in front of a camera or as a moderator are not necessary.

You need to be over 18 years of age and not employed by ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

Detailed terms and conditions can be found here.

Who can I contact with technical issues?

Should you run into any technical issues during your application process, contact us per e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

When will I be notified about the result of my application?

We will notify you at least two weeks before the race weekend about your submission.

It is important that you reply within two business days to confirm your participation. If you do not reply within two business days we will have to offer your spot to another candidate. So please check your email inbox on a regular basis!

It can also happen that our ZF jury is contacting you via phone to briefly hear from you why you should be a ZF Dream Job winner. So, don’t be surprised if the phone rings.

How will the candidate be chosen? Are there any specific criteria?

The ZF Dream Job candidate should be highly passionate about motorsport and enjoy the technical aspect of it. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be comfortable with social media channels like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The final decision will be made by the ZF jury.

How can I withdraw my application?

If you want to withdraw your application, simply e-mail our support team.

We will immediately end your application process and delete all personal information.

Where can I report abusive use of videos or images?

Please e-mail our support team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

What happens to my personal information and data submitted?

All information provided during the application process, will only be used to make sure you are of appropriate age and to notify you should you be chosen as a winner.

More information can be found here.

Will my application be publically available?

Your application will not be automatically available for the public. Should you be chosen as a winner however, and you confirm your participation via email, your application will be posted on as well as on ZF social media channels.

By submitting your application, you are automatically agreeing to have your application become public should you be chosen as a winner.

For more information about your personal information, please see our policy and conditions.

Initiators and cooperation partner

About ZF Group

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company acquired TRW Automotive on May 15, 2015, which was then integrated within the organization as the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division. The combined company reported sales of €29.2 billion in 2015 and now has a global workforce of around 135,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. ZF annually invests approximately five percent of its sales in Research & Development (€1.4 billion in 2015) ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.

The company was founded in 1915 for the development and production of transmissions for airships and vehicles. Today, the company manufactures and develops transmissions, steering systems, suspension components and clutch systems - including hybrid modules and complete axle systems and modules. ZF supports several professorships at universities in Germany and abroad. The largest shareholder, with 93.8 percent of the company, is the Zeppelin Foundation, which is administered by the city of Friedrichshafen. The Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation, Lemfoerde, holds a 6.2 percent stake.

How is ZF involved in Motorsports?

ZF engineering technology is featured in cars, trucks, buses and other commercial and racing vehicles. Some of the most famous racecars in the world have relied on ZF Race Engineering technology for more than 100 years. ZF Race Engineering GmbH develops, designs and distributes racing clutches and shock absorbers for the top national sports and motorsports series and for car manufacturers and importers, exclusive tuner and car dealers. ZF Race Engineering GmbH has 85 employees worldwide.

From Formula 1 to WRC, the 24 hours of Le Mans, Dakar and many brand cups worldwide, leading teams in motorsports rely on products from ZF Race Engineering. In the most popular European touring car series, DTM, ZF is an exclusive supplier since the 2012 season - Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all rely on ZF clutches. ZF developed a unified race clutch for these touring cars with around 353 kW (480 hp).

ZF is also an official partner of DTM, Porsche Motorsport, Volkswagen Motorsport, Super GT, BMW Motorsport, Toyota Racing and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.

ZF supplies a majority of the racing teams for the inaugural season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Why did ZF initiate the Dream Job Program?

After three successful years of ZF Race Reporter, it was time for something new.

ZF Dream Jobs will bring motorsports fans to experience racing up close and to work with some of the experts in the racing field.

Motorsport fans and enthusiasts will be able to receive inside knowledge and a behind-the-scenes look.

In 2017, ZF looks forward to bringing the success of the Dream Jobs program to North America.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?

Contact ZF via e-mail for more information or contact us via our ZF Motorsport Facebook page.

Further questions?

Do you have any content-related or technical questions about the ZF Dream Jobs? Or do you want to submit some proposals/inspirations or suggestions for improvement?

Send us an email:


Press Contact:

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Moritz Nöding

Head of Motorsports Communications /

Press Motorsports

97419 Schweinfurt



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