Lap #3 : Behind the Scenes with Jakob Andreessen, Technical Director of United Autosports

Episode Information

Get the inside scoop on United Autosports’ Technical Director Jakob Andreasen in this week’s episode of Fast and Fearless. Brendan P. Keegan and Zak Brown sit down with the seasoned racing engineer, who heads up the technical department, making the move to endurance racing after 17 years in Formula 1. Fresh off an overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota Gazoo Racing, Jakob shares his excitement about joining United Autosports and bringing his technical expertise to their campaigns. How will he help the team continue challenging for titles? What’s next for the team’s engineering strategy and facility expansion? Don’t miss this insightful interview with this top-rank engineer, only on Fast and Fearless.

About Jakob Andreasen: Jakob leads the engineering department at United Autosports as Technical Director, working across all racing campaigns from LMP2 in the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series to LMP3 projects in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Jakob has an impressive racing history across Formula 1, Formula E, Sports Prototypes and more. He spent 17 years in Formula 1, working with McLaren, Force India and Williams, and engineering drivers including then-World Champion Jenson Button. His success story continues in the endurance racing world too – in 2022, he was race engineer for the winning Toyota Gazoo Racing Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

At United Autosports, Jakob heads up the engineering department, providing strategic direction and leading technological advancement.