Victoria Guppy has enjoyed spending most of her working life as a trackside engineer. Starting off in Formula 3 and BTCC as a data engineer. Her detailed knowledge of electrical systems and data engineering skills warranted her the opportunity to enter the Formula 1 pitlane with Manor Racing as a Trackside Systems Engineer in 2016. Now, Victoria spends her days supporting the British F4 Championship giving technical support on behalf of Neil Brown Engineering who supply the controlled engine to the Championship.
With over 8 years experience in data and systems engineering across a wide variety of motorsport fields, Victoria knows what it takes to be a successful trackside engineer and will be sharing all her knowledge, hints and tips at this year’s MIA School of Race Engineering.
Data is one of the most valuable assets to any modern race team, but data is useless if it is not collected and analysed reliably. This is why it is so vital for sensors to be setup and calibrated properly to ensure that the right data is captured at the right time without error. To help you develop these all-important skills that will help you pursue a career in Race Engineering, Victoria will be tutoring the Sensor, Calibration and Engine Mapping modules of this year’s school.
‘Being a Data Engineer is often the first step on the ladder to becoming a Race Engineer and so it is important that students learn and understand these core skills that will help them achieve that goal. This is why I am excited to be part of this year’s MIA School of Race Engineering because I want to share everything I have learnt so far, to help give students a kickstart to their career.’