Enthusiasm for motor sports.
Hockenheim ring, September 2018. On the starting grid of the last race of the GT Masters, 34 racing cars are lined up, with a total of 20,000 h.p. The Porsche GT3 R, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Audi R8 LMS, Lamborghini Huracan and other dream vehicles. And there too is Konstantin Wolf, who, as technical commissioner, is collaborating with a team of a few colleagues to ensure that all the vehicles comply with safety standards and regulations. Naturally, this task requires deep specialist knowledge and – more importantly – great enthusiasm for motor sport and the vehicles themselves.
In Konstantin Wolf, you will find both. After all, he is involved in automotive development at Bertrandt. Although he doesn’t have much to do with acceleration, braking and handling in his own field of air conditioning, interiors and lighting, at least his passion for motor sport gives him the chance to come into contact with high-performance vehicles on race weekends. “It is a good counterweight to working with ordinary vehicles, and also extremely exciting and interesting,” says Konstantin Wolf.
At Bertrandt, as the component representative in his team, he is responsible for the development of components such as the doors – especially for electric vehicles. Here, he is something of a liaison between the client and Bertrandt, because every development is a process in which there are many new findings, alterations and improvements, and thus a great need for constant adjustment. For the challenges in the electric vehicles field, you need some amount of experience, something you don’t find everywhere. Konstantin Wolf has this, because he was involved before Bertrandt in the development of electric vehicles in California. “There, it was the centre console for Tesla. That was when my passion for electric vehicles was aroused.” So it’s logical that, after his return from the USA, he would want to continue working in this field, and came to Bertrandt.
“But it’s not just the work, but also the familiar environment, with many interfaces with other specialist areas, and my amazing team that inspires me afresh every day.” The mentoring model, offering a fixed contact for new employees, he also considers a good idea. Because this surely offers the best conditions to make a good start at the company.