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Our community - Tutors

The MIA School of Race Engineering has a strong motorsport engineering community. When you join the School you become part of this community and have access to the top engineers in the world. Below you can explore all our experts who have provided their expert knowledge as tutors at either our 4-day School or online modules. 

Tutors

James Knapton
James Knapton

Head of Vehicle Science

James Knapton - Head of Vehicle Science

James Knapton has enjoyed a rich career in Formula 1, as the Head of Vehicle Science at Force India, Sauber and Manor F1 teams. Now, he works with Adrian Newey on the Aston Martin Valkyrie project in his role as Head of Vehicle Science at Red Bull Advanced Technologies. 

Ciaron Pilbeam
Ciaron Pilbeam

Chief Race Engineer

Ciaron Pilbeam - Chief Race Engineer

Ciaron has over 14 years experience working as a Race Engineer for 6 different F1 teams, including BAR Honda, Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 Team, McLaren Racing, Renault Sport Racing F1 Team and now Alpine F1 Team.

Willem Toet
Willem Toet

Senior Sales Manager

Willem Toet - Aerodynamics Consultant

Willem Toet is a renowned aerodynamicist who has headed aero departments of 4 F1 teams including Ferarri and most recently Sauber. With over 30 years' experience in F1, Willem not only knows all the aerodynamic tricks used in racing but he's pioneered them too!

Jack Chilvers
Jack Chilvers

Aerodynamicist

Jack Chilvers - Aerodynamicist

Jack began his F1 career at Renault as a Graduate Aerodynamicist and by 2017 became an Aerodynamicist where he focused on the front corner of the car. In 2019 Jack moved to his current Aerodynamicist role at Williams Racing.

Phil Ingram
Phil Ingram

Race Engineer

Phil Ingram - Race Engineer

Phil is a Formula E Race Engineer for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. He has a wealth of experience, previously working as a Vehicle Dynamics engineer for Red Bull Racing, McLaren Automotive and MIRA. He will be teaching the tactics required to be successful in electric racing.

Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson

Lead WRC Development Engineer

Tim Jackson - Lead WRC Development Engineer

Tim spent 6 years as a works Rally Engineer for the Ford World Rally Team, securing 2 FIA Manufacturers titles, before spearheading M-Sport's US & Europe rallycross programs. Now back in the WRC, he heads up the test and development of M-Sport Ford's WRC projects.

Tim Hodgson
Tim Hodgson

Head of Customer Racing

Tom Hodgson - Head of Customer Racing

Tom Hodgson has worked his way up the ranks at Bentley Motorsport, starting out as a technical apprentice in 2005 and is now head of customer racing. He has race engineered in many GT categories. 

Iain Gordon
Iain Gordon

Export Sales Manager

Iain Gordon - Export Sales Manager

Iain has a rich experience within motorsport and aerodynamics and will give an overview of pressure scanners, probes and other aerodynamic sensors. Iain will share his experience on how F1 teams utilise these devices to measure aero data accurately and reliably.

Victoria Guppy
Victoria Guppy

Data Engineer

Victoria Guppy - Data Engineer

Victoria has worked trackside for the last 10 years for F3 and BTCC race teams and joined Manor Racing F1 in 2015 as Trackside Systems Engineer. Now, she spends her weekends data engineering for BTC Racing. 

Rik Kasius
Rik Kasius

Race Engineer

Rik Kasius - Race Engineer

“The MIA School of Race Engineering is a great platform to boost your race engineering ambitions. The course is well organised and includes a variety of in-depth content and interactive sessions. It is a privilege to help people get that little step closer to their Race Engineer aspirations."

João Ginete
João Ginete

Performance Engineer

João Ginete - Performance Engineer

João began his motorsport career as an Aerodynamicist at McLaren Racing and then Red Bull Racing, where he also helped develop the Aston Martin Valkyrie. In 2018 he started working trackside, Race Engineering in ELMS as well as European and Japanese F3, before joining Jota. 

Aditya Mhatre
Aditya Mhatre

Performance Engineer

Aditya Mhatre - Performance Engineer

Aditya worked for Cyan Racing in 2019-20 and was part of the race winning team in 2019 for the World Touring Car Championship. Aditya has also worked with drivers to analyse key performance data to improve race pace.  


Geoff Dymott
Geoff Dymott

Race Engineer

Geoff Dymott - Race Engineer

Geoff worked for Williams Racing for over 20 years as a Vehicle Dynamics, Race/Test Data Engineer and Senior Performance Engineer. Geoff also race engineered in F4 and Porsche Carrera Cup for Richardson Racing.

Callum Cripps
Callum Cripps

Race Driver

Callum Cripps - Race Driver

Callum has been involved in motorsport since he was 10 years old. He has raced in Ginetta GT5, Clio Cup, Formula Renault, GT and NASCAR. In 2019 he finished 5th in the EuroNASCAR championship with 50% podium finishes.

Craig Bremner
Craig Bremner

Senior Analyst

Craig Bremner - Senior Analyst

Craig Bremner joined the Advanced Engineering department of Xtrac in 2016. Now, he works as a Senior Analyst where he optimises motorsport transmission solutions.

Nick Upjohn
Nick Upjohn

Design Engineer

Nick Upjohn – Design Engineer

After an industrial placement with Xtrac, Nick re-joined in 2018 as a Design Engineer within the motorsport department. Nick is involved with a range of racing transmission projects and also supports the BTCC.

Jason Carpenter
Jason Carpenter

Trackside Engineer

Jason Carpenter - Trackside Engineer

Jason has spent the last 17 years working in F1. Starting off at Williams, Jason then worked as an F1 Tyre Engineer for Pirelli. Now, he manages the brake and clutch components that AP Racing supply to several F1 teams.

Ian Nash
Ian Nash

Technical Sales

Ian Nash - Technical Sales

Ian joined AP Racing in 1984 and progressed to Section Leader for Design and Development of motorsport brakes and clutches. He then became Chief Engineer and is now Technical Sales and Business Development Manager.

Gemma Hatton
Gemma Hatton

Course Leader

Gemma Hatton - Course Leader

Gemma has worked trackside in BTCC, GT and as an F1 Tyre engineer for Pirelli and Manor F1. She has also been Deputy Editor of Racecar Engineering Magazine and now runs her own technical writing business.

Charlotte Phelps
Charlotte Phelps

Strategy Engineer

Charlotte Phelps - Lead Systems and Data Engineer

After finishing her studies, Charlotte worked at Mercedes HPP and was promoted to Strategy Engineer in 2019. She spends her free weekends Data Engineering for Barwell Motorsport, running two Lamborghini's in British GT. Charlotte is now a Lead Systems and Data Engineer for W-Series!

Dominic Harlow
Dominic Harlow

Motorsport Engineer

Dominic Harlow - Motorsport Engineer

Dominic is part of the engineering team at the FIA who are developing F1 regulations. He has also worked for BMW in DTM, Williams F1 and Force India as well as other leading Race Engineering roles.

Sergio Rinland
Sergio Rinland

Managing Director

Sergio Rinland - Managing Director

With over 40 years experience in motorsport, Sergio has been the Chief Designer at Brabham F1, Dallara, Sauber Racing and Arrows Grand Prix. He has also worked for the likes of Benetton F1, Pankl, Tata Motors and AVL. 

Craig Porley
Craig Porley

Race Engineer

Craig Porley - Race Engineer

Craig has been working in motorsport for over 15 years. Alongside full time jobs at Xtrac and Red Bull Racing, he is also a Race Engineer in BTCC having previously worked for West Surrey Racing, Eurotech Racing and now MB Motorsport. 

Will Hunt
Will Hunt

Technical Manager - Bentley Motorsport

Will Hunt - Technical Manager - Bentley Motorsport

Will started at Bentley as a Graduate in 2010 and quickly progressed to Technical Manager in 2016. His wide experience in GT endurance racing makes him the perfect tutor for teaching race strategy.

Tom Cooper
Tom Cooper

Trackside Engineer

Tom Cooper - Trackside Engineer

Tom Cooper has worked in motorsport since 2007, starting off at PalmerSport, where he then switched to McLaren GT taking on the role of Powertrain Technician. In 2015 Tom switched to Xtrac where he now works as a Design and Trackside Engineer.

Patrick Coorey
Patrick Coorey

Design Office Manager

Patrick Coorey - Design Office Manager

Patrick has been race engineering a wide variety of racecars since 1997 working for Audi Sport Australia, Super Nova Racing LTD and then Caterham F1 team. He switched to Formula E in 2014, he race engineered for DS Virgin Racing and then Panasonic Jaguar Racing, where he is now the Design Office Manager.

Will Phillips
Will Phillips

Motorsport Safety Advisor

Will Phillips - Motorsport Safety Advisor

Will has over 30 years experience in motorsport working as a Race Engineer in F1, IndyCar, BTCC, CART, AIMS and WTCR. He now works for his own consultancy, KW Racing as well as acting as a Motorsport Safety Advisor for the FIA Foundation whilst race engineering in WTCR.

Philip Bishop
Philip Bishop

Technical Lead Motorsport Aerodynamics

Philip Bishop - Technical Lead Motorsport Aerodynamics

Philip began his career at Caterham F1, developing and optimising the aerodynamic package of the team’s F1 cars. In 2014 he moved to Williams Advanced Engineering where he now works, providing CFD, wind tunnel and track testing support for teams racing in LMP1, World Touring Cars and GT.

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