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Race Engines

Race Engines

Our Race Engines online module took place on 9 April 2022, contact elinor.morris@the-mia.com to register your interest for next year.

Our Race Engines online module taught the techniques, approaches and principles behind developing a successful race engine. Attendees learnt from global engine experts who shared their experience and knowledge on the latest engine technologies and trends. 

The module featured the following companies:

Ulrich Baretzky - former Director Race Engine Development at AUDI Sport

Ulrich began his career as a Design Engineer at BMW Motorsport and was involved in F1, F2 projects as well as High Performance M3 and M5 engines. He moved to Audi where he led projects in WEC, DTM, Trans-Am, IMSA GTO, and ITC.

Daniel Blaindorfer - Team Leader - Solution Engineering Racing - AVL RACETECH

Daniel graduated from the Graz University of Technology in 2014 and has worked at AVL ever since. Over the last 7 years he has been involved in the development of AVL’s engine dyno capabilities for a variety of motorsport and automotive clients.

*Please note that this session is pre-recorded.

Aleksander Pinter - Project Manager Racing - AVL RACETECH

Aleks began his career at AVL in 2000 where he developed turbo and supercharged gasoline engines. In 2013 he joined the racing department of AVL where he supported teams in IRC, WRC, NASCAR, Formula E and Formula 1 with their powertrain development.

*Please note that this session is pre-recorded.

Andrew Cross - Chief Technical Officer - Integral Powertrain

Andrew studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and after graduating in 2000, joined Integral Powertrain. In 2007, he entered the world of F1, working for Mercedes High Performance Powertrains, developing the KERS systems. He returned to Integral Powertrain in 2010 where he now oversees the company’s R&D, product activity and projects.

Module Programme*:

Race Engine development
Ulrich Baretzky will give you an insight into the lessons learnt throughout his years in motorsport. He’ll be sharing his advice, hints and tips on how to develop a successful high performance race engine. 

Formula 1 power unit
Discover the inner workings of today’s F1 power units as our expert tutors reveal how the hybrid system works together with the combustion engine. You’ll also learn about the MGU-K, MGU-H and ERS systems as well as the latest tactics engineers use to maximise power unit performance.

Engine dynos
Understand the capabilities of a variety of different types of engine dynos and the procedures involved in running an effective dyno test. You'll also find out the tricks behind utilising a dyno test to improve track performance as well as how to analyse dyno data. 

Motors and inverters
Find out the technology behind some of the most energy-efficient motors and inverters in motorsport and how these devices play an integral role in maximising performance from electric and hybrid powertrains.

Please contact elinor.morris@the-mia.com to register your interest for 2023.


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