James Knapton - Head of Vehicle Science
*** Confirmed for Sept 2020 ***
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.
Phil Ingram - Race Engineer
*** Confirmed for Sept 2020 ***
Phil is a Formula E Race Engineer for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. He has a wealth of experience, previously working as a Vehicle Dynamics engineer for Red Bull Racing, McLaren Automotive and MIRA. He will be teaching the tactics required to be successful in electric racing.
Jason Carpenter - Trackside Engineer
Jason has spent the last 13 years working in F1. Starting off as a Wind Tunnel engineer for Williams F1, Jason then moved to Pirelli and worked as a Trackside Tyre Engineer. Now, Jason works at AP Racing where he once again spends the majority of his time in the F1 pitlane, managing the brake and clutch components that AP Racing supplies to several F1 teams.
Rik Kasius - Race Engineer
“The MIA School of Race Engineering is a great platform to boost your race engineering ambitions. The course is well organised and includes a variety of in-depth content and interactive sessions. It is a privilege to help people get that little step closer to their Race Engineer aspirations."
Robert Sattler - Race Engineer
Robert has race engineered in GTOpen, Blancpain and WEC. Since then, Robert has worked for Mercedes in DTM for over four years, winning the 2018 championship with his driver Gary Paffett. Currently, he is a race engineer for RBM-BMW in DTM.
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 AmD Tuning.
Will Hunt - Technical Manager - Bentley Motorsport
Will started at Bentley as a Graduate in 2010 and quickly progressed to Technical Manager in 2016. His wide experience in GT endurance racing makes him the perfect tutor for teaching race strategy.
Tom Hodgson - Head of Customer Racing - Bentley Motorsport
Tom Hodgson has worked his way up the ranks at Bentley Motorsport, starting out as a technical apprentice in 2005 and is now head of customer racing. He has race engineered in many GT categories.
Gerry Hughes - F1 & FE Engineer
Gerry has over 25 years of motorsport experience working in F1, IndyCar, Formula E and Touring Cars. Gerry has undertaken numerous roles spanning Race Engineering, Technical Director and Team Principal. He joins us for the 1st Q&A session and the networking dinner.
Tom Cooper - Trackside Engineer
Tom Cooper has worked in motorsport since 2007, starting off at PalmerSport, where he then switched to McLaren GT taking on the role of Powertrain Technician. In 2015 Tom switched to Xtrac where he now works as a Design and Trackside Engineer.
Patrick Coorey - Design Office Manager
Patrick has been race engineering a wide variety of racecars since 1997 working for Audi Sport Australia, Super Nova Racing LTD and then Caterham F1 team. He switched to Formula E in 2014, he race engineered for DS Virgin Racing and then Panasonic Jaguar Racing, where he is now the Design Office Manager.
Ricardo Divila - Race Engineer
Ricardo is one of the most experienced Race Engineers in the world. He has competed at 2,600 races including 286 F1 Grand Prix's, 31 Le Mans 24 Hours and 25 IndyCar races. He has worked with 171 drivers in total, including the likes of Jenson Button, Mario Andretti and Sebastien Loeb. There is no other Race Engineer who can offer as much insight and experience as Ricardo Divila.
Will Phillips - Motorsport Safety Advisor
Will has over 30 years experience in motorsport working as a Race Engineer in F1, IndyCar, BTCC, CART, AIMS and WTCR. He now works for his own consultancy, KW Racing as well as acting as a Motorsport Safety Advisor for the FIA Foundation whilst race engineering in WTCR.
Philip Bishop - Technical Lead Motorsport Aerodynamics
Philip began his career at Caterham F1, developing and optimising the aerodynamic package of the team’s F1 cars. In 2014 he moved to Williams Advanced Engineering where he now works, providing CFD, wind tunnel and track testing support for teams racing in LMP1, World Touring Cars and GT.