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Race Strategy

To win races, you have to be on the right strategy. So, how do race teams define this strategy and how does this differ between racing categories?

Our Race Strategy online module will answer these questions and more. Taught by real race-winning engineers, attendees will learn the secrets behind optimising race strategy and the different strategic challenges of Formula 1 and IndyCar racing.

Our next Race Strategy module will take place on
17 February 2024

The tutors for the 2023 modules will be announced soon.

To register click the button below!

Previous tutors and sessions included:

Andrew Steel - Senior Strategy Engineer
Andrew Steel

Senior Strategy Engineer

After studying an MSc in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester, Andrew began his career at Jaguar Land Rover as a Graduate Engineer. During this time he completed a variety of placements, including 10 months at the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team. In 2020, he joined the Aston Martin F1 team as a Senior Strategy Engineer where he helps develop strategy tools and support the trackside team during race weekends.

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Eric Cowdin

Race Engineer

Eric has been working trackside in IndyCar for over 20 years. He has been a Race Engineer for the Andretti, Penske and Chip Ganassi race teams as well as Technical Director for KV Racing Technology and AJ Foyt Racing. Now, he Race Engineers at Chip Ganassi Racing who claimed the 2021 Indycar driver and team titles.

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Oliver Basey-Fisher

Product Manager

Confirmed for February 2024

Oliver’s passion for motorsport led him to become a semi-professional racing driver where he competed nationally and internationally in a variety of GT championships. After his racing career he studied computer science and joined SBG in 2021. Pairing his driving expertise and software knowledge he has helped develop RaceWatch, an advanced Race Strategy software tool used by race winning teams across the world.

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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.

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 – 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?  You will gain insight into how race teams simulate, analyse and optimise race strategy. Attendees will be guided through specific scenarios from different categories of motorsport and the strategic options available to the teams. Includes live demos of RaceWatch strategy software 

Session 3 – IndyCar Race Strategy
With short courses, road courses and ovals, along with unique safety car and full course yellow rules, the strategy involved in winning an IndyCar race can be extremely complex. Learn from real IndyCar race engineers the techniques and tools used to adapt the strategy to the changing conditions of a race.

*Please note these are the sessions and tutors from 2022. 2023 sessions and tutors will be announced soon!

"I really enjoyed the day and found it very useful. I thought the polls were great to interact with the seminars. I will definitely keep my eye out and join another next year."


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