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The MIA School of Race Engineering attracts world-leading race engineering tutors. Please see below our confirmed tutors for May 2022, as well as some of our previous tutors.

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Confirmed Tutors

Ciaron Pilbeam - Chief Race Engineer

** Confirmed for November 2022 **

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.

Victoria Guppy
Victoria Guppy

Data Engineer

Victoria Guppy - Data Engineer

** Confirmed for November 2022 **

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. 

Geoff Dymott
Geoff Dymott

Race Engineer

Geoff Dymott - Race Engineer

** Confirmed for November 2022 **

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

** Confirmed for November 2022 **

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.

Previous Tutors Include:

Willem Toet
Willem Toet

Aerodynamics Consultant

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!

Guillaume Rocquelin - Former Head of Race Engineering

Rocky began his motorsport career at Reynard Racing cars in 1993, after which he moved to the US as Senior Race Engineer for Newman/Haas Racing in CART/IndyCar. In 2006 he joined Red Bull Racing where he race engineered David Coulthard and later Sebastian Vettel, contributing to Red Bull’s four consecutive world championships. In 2015 he was promoted to Head of Race Engineering. His next role involves looking after the junior driver programme. 

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. 

Andrew Steel - Strategy Engineer
Andrew Steel

Strategy Engineer

Andrew Steel - 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 Strategy Engineer where he helps develop strategy tools and support the trackside team during race weekends.

Craig Bremner
Craig Bremner

Senior Analyst

Craig Bremner - Principal Engineer

Craig Bremner joined the Advanced Engineering department of Xtrac in 2016. His daily tasks involve analysing component designs as well as optimising transmission solutions and their performance.

Craig Bremner
Harry Stanton

Graduate R&D Engineer

Harry Stanton - R&D Engineer

Harry graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2020 with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Later that year he joined Xtrac as an R&D Engineer where he is involved in several motorsport transmission projects.  

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.

Paul Crowhurst
Paul Crowhurst

Director

Paul Crowhurst - Director

Paul has been involved in the engineering behind complex measurement solutions since 1990, working for a variety of companies in several different roles. In 2005, he became Managing Director and Co-Founder of Calibration Dynamics and in 2016 founded a new company called Evolution Measurement where he still works today. 

Iain Gordon
Iain Gordon

Export Sales Manager

Iain Gordon - Export Sales Manager

Iain studied Mechanical & Production Engineering and has over 30 years’ experience in Applications, Calibration, Engineering and Sales and Marketing of a wide range of high performance instruments across many industries. In 2016 he joined Evolution Measurement as Export Sales Manager where he works with a variety of categories of motorsport, helping them to improve their aerodynamic measurement capabilities.

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 as well as being the course leader for the MIA School of Race Engineering!

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.

Josep Roca
Josep Roca

Race Engineer

Josep Roca - Race Engineer

Josep began his motorsport career Race Engineering in ETCC and GT Open for SUNRED in 2007. In 2011 he joined the Driver-in-the-loop department in Williams F1 as Mechanical and Simulator Race Engineer. In 2014 he moved to Williams Advanced Engineering, working on a variety of road car prototype projects. He switched to electric racing in 2016 where he joined Jaguar Racing as a Race Engineer.

Charlotte Phelps
Charlotte Phelps

Data and Systems Engineer

Charlotte Phelps - Data and Systems 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 Lamborghinis in British GT. Charlotte is now a Data and Systems for Engineer for W Series. 

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. 

Many more still to be announced!

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