Learn LIVE from world class race engineers
14 Mar 2013
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will run a live version of its unique School of Race Engineering at Donington Park on Thursday 25 April. Top F3 team, Double R Racing, with a three-car entry in the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, will bring its car and driver for on-track testing, giving delegates a flavour of real-life engineering in the pit lane. This new live format allows 20 delegates to combine classroom theory of set up, telemetry and data streams, with real, live on-track testing and feedback.
Now in its fourth year, having taught over 200 delegates to date, this is the first time that the MIA school will teach key elements of set up, data reading and telemetry using live data, straight from the track. The full day course is based on the winning experience of Double R Racing race engineers – bridging the gap between formal theory and the real-life day-to-day trackside work of the professional race engineer – using a test car and driver to bring the lessons learned to life. With such a limited number of delegates, all will benefit from the up-close, hands-on learning experience.
Delegates will split their time between the classroom and the garage, at the superb Donington Park in Leicestershire. They will make set-up changes directly onto the test car, and base their interpretation from driver and data feedback.
The course is aimed at engineering students, graduates and technicians who have experience, or race engineers who simply want to gain more knowledge - and will specifically develop the knowledge and capability of Formula Student participants. Many, who have previously attended the MIA School of Race Engineering courses, have secured placements and jobs with professional race teams, including Red Bull Racing, Mercedes F1 and a Porsche GT team, as a direct result of these programmes.
Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA said: “This is a unique chance for budding engineers to gain real-world experience of engineering analysis, working under pressure in the pit-lane and interpreting driver feedback. Previous graduates from the MIA school have secured great placements, and jobs, with world-leading race teams – a real testament to the quality of the course content and lecturers”
Christopher Tate, managing director of Donington Park Racing, added: “As active members of the MIA, we are pleased to support this important step in the training of race engineers. With all the new developments and activities here, this course provides more evidence of how Donington is at the heart of British Motorsport.”
The course costs £400 + VAT for School of Race Engineering Alumni or £450 + VAT for other delegates. For more information and to register for one of the 20 places, please click here