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Race Engines

Race Engines

Our Race Engines online module will take place on 9 April 2022 and will teach the techniques, approaches and principles behind developing a successful race engine. Attendees will learn from global engine experts who shared their experience and knowledge on the latest engine technologies and trends, as well as the latest developments in hybrid and electric powertrains. As every motorsport championship continues to convert to hybrid or electric powertrains, this module will explain the engineering behind this technology.

Module Programme*:

Race Engine development
You’ll gain exclusive 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.

Formula E powertrain
Understand the challenges of racing an electric powertrain and how to push its limits of performance. You’ll also find out how teams manage energy regen and deployment strategies throughout a lap as well as exploit Fanboost and Attack Mode. 

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. 

*Please note timetable is subject to change.

Previous tutors included:

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.

Owen Jones - Head of Performance and Controls

Owen has spent the past 25 seasons developing F1 engines. In 2006, he joined Mercedes HPP as Head of Performance and Controls, responsible for all performance aspects of the V8 & V6 hybrid power units. 

Will Pedley - Track Support Engineer

Will has over 18 years motorsport experience, with the last 6 working on the development of race engines. He has specialised in engine calibration and dyno testing for a wide variety of championships including IMSA, LMP1, GP3 and Indy Lights. 

Aleksander Pinter - Project Manager Racing

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. 

Daniel Blaindorfer - Team Leader - Solution Engineering Racing

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


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