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Race Strategy

Race Strategy Online Module

Our Race Strategy Online Module took place on the Saturday 19 December 2020.

Taught by expert tutors, this module covered:

  • Formula 1 Race Strategy
  • Formula E Race Strategy
  • Endurance Race Strategy
  • Race Strategy Analysis, including use of RaceWatch and Trackside Software

Stephen Knowles – Senior Race Strategy Engineer

Steve began his motorsport career as a Strategy Graduate at Mercedes in 2012. Since then, he has played a pivotal role in the teams strategic decisions which has helped secure them 7 consecutive world championship titles.

Rui Alves - Formula E Strategy Engineer

Rui has been working trackside as a Data and Race Engineer for over 14 years. He has worked in GT, GP2 and in 2014 switched to electric racing. For the last 5 years, Rui has played a crucial role in the strategic decisions of the Audi Sport Formula E team

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. 

Jim Gartland - Software Developer

After a stint at Rolls Royce, Jim completed an additional MSc in Computer Science. Now, he develops the code behind SBG Sports Software strategy tools which are used by Race Engineers across the world including in F1, Formula E and endurance racing.

Christophe Besse - CEO

Christophe has worked in F3, F1, Rally and spent 5 years at Peugeot Sport as Head of track operations. He has also worked with Porsche LMP1, Bentley and Nissan e.dams. In 2016 he launched Trackside Software which offers software such as the RaceCTRL strategy tool. 

Module Programme:

Session 1 – Formula 1 Race Strategy
Find out how F1 strategists calculate those all important factors that can make or break a race strategy, including tyre degradation, pit stop windows, tyre compound deltas, track evolution and much more.
 
Session 2 – Formula E Race Strategy

With timed races and energy management levels to worry about, plus Fanboost and Attack Mode, Formula E strategists have a lot to consider when analysing race strategy. Discover some exclusive tips and tricks that help make the right strategic decisions.
 
Session 3 – Endurance Race Strategy
Optimising a race strategy for 6, 12 or 24 hour racing requires a completely different approach. Find out how engineers adjust their race strategies to cope with ever-changing car, driver, track and weather conditions throughout an endurance race.

Session 4 – Race Strategy Analysis
F1 teams simulate over 300 million permutations of each race. So how do teams analyse this huge amount of data to determine the winning strategy? Enter RaceWatch, motorsport’s most sophisticated strategy tool, used in F1, Formula E, endurance racing and many other categories. Through live demos, you’ll discover how RaceWatch works and how engineers utilise this tool.

On successful completion of the Online Module, graduates are awarded an industry-recognised certificate of completion from the MIA.

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