Name: Matthew Crossan
University: Western University
Degree: B.Eng Mechanical & Materials Engineering (‘15), M.E.Sc Mechanical & Materials Engineering (’18)
From: London, Ontario
What is your favourite Formula 1 circuit?
My favourite Formula 1 circuit is Montreal, not just because it’s my home race, but it always seems to produce amazing overtakes. The combination of straights and chicanes and close walls like the infamous “Wall of Champions” always makes for an entertaining weekend.
What is your favourite Formula 1 moment?
My favourite Formula 1 moment was attending the Canadian Grand Prix in 2015. It was the first time seeing a Formula 1 race in person after having watched on TV for years. The sense of speed on TV doesn’t do F1 cars justice, especially when these cars are side by side fighting for position.
Biggest positive impact in your life?
The biggest positive impact on my life has been the Formula SAE student racing team at Western University. It was there that I cultivated my passion for motorsports and automotive engineering. It also immensely helped to improve both my leadership and teamwork skills.
What do you miss most about home?
What I miss the most about from home would my family, friends, and the food - I made sure to pack a couple bottles of maple syrup with me though.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
If I could have one superpower it would be to fly. Partly because of the thrill of going fast and being able to explore unique places, but also to be able to get around from place to place quickly!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself as a team leader in the automotive/motorsport industry. In that time, I also plan to pursue an MBA degree to help better understand the non-engineering side of these industries.