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MIA Winter School for Race Engineers (Part B)

19 March 2011

Location: Warwick University, near Coventry

MIA Winter School for Race Engineers

19/20 March 2011
Warwick University

Only 25 places
available -

Following the highly successful first MIA Winter School held in November 2010, the MIA is delighted to confirm that the second part of the School will now be held at Warwick University, near Coventry on 19/20 March 2011.

Please note: this course is only available to those who successfully completed the course in November 2010.

The curriculum for each programme has been designed and will be presented by Industry professionals, Race Engineers, Jay Davenport (Chief Engineer MW Arden – GP3) and Dan Walmsley (Chief Engineer Strakka Racing – Le Mans Series). The school will again feature a guest speaker, a leading and well known professional Race Engineer who will join students for dinner, reveal trade secrets and give guidance on breaking into this exciting sector.

Graduates successfully completing both Schools will be awarded an MIA Certificate of Accreditation – Race Car Engineering.

Course B – 19/20 March 2011
Warwick University 

Race Team Operations
Understand the way professional teams operate. Learn the roles within a team, the procedures teams adhere to and the attitude that you need to secure the championship win.

Race Engineering & Strategy
Learn the fundamentals of Race Car Engineering; setup secrets, planning your race weekend, race winning strategy decisions, racing in the wet, radio protocol and more...

Find out how important simulation has become in Race Engineering and how simulation can drive the design of an aerodynamic package with case studies in performance optimisation, validation of track vs. simulated data and more...

Course A – 2 Day 27/28 November 2010
Mercedes GP Petronas
Real World Vehicle Dynamics (Double Module)
Find out about the realities of vehicle dynamics in the pitlane. Learn about tyre temperature and pressure management, how to prevent tyre graining, maximising carbon brake performance, spring and damper selection and tuning, using suspension geometry to your advantage and more...

Set Up Procedures
Learn how to apply your vehicle dynamics knowledge to the car to guarantee a fast car every time. How do you select gear ratios? What equipment should you be using? How do you dial out cross-weight and optimise ride heights? What is the most efficient set up routine? All will be revealed. 

Data Analysis & Telemetry (Double Module)
Increase your knowledge of data logging systems, telemetry, do's and don'ts of data logging, maths channels, interpreting data and working with data to improve both the driver and the car.

Food and Accommodation and other useful information

  • Dinner will be included at the end of the first day. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided. 
  • Local accommodation – Scarman Conference Centre, Warwick University, CV4 7AL.  Please click here for more information. When booking your room, quote the MIA and Sarah Pagan to get the preferred rate.
  • Parking is free for residents at the Scarman centre.  For day visitors, parking is approximately £3 per day.

Course Price*
1 x Course B - £600

If you would like more information or to discuss the course in more detail, please contact Sarah Pagan at sarah.pagan@the-mia.com or on +44 (0) 2476 692600.

* Terms and Conditions Apply