Data Engineering in Formula 3

Learn the secrets behind Data Engineering in Formula 3​

Self-Paced Course

Approximately 10 Hours

46 Lessons

For all learners

Course Description

Data Engineering in the motorsport industry is much more than just Data Analysis.. This course delves into the roles and responsibilities of a Data Engineer, with a specific focus on Formula 3 and insights applicable to other racing categories.

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of Data Engineering in Formula 3, exploring the wide-ranging nature and significance of this role in trackside operations. The course offers practical advice on addressing the diverse challenges faced by Data Engineers, highlighting the importance of this position in the motorsport world.

Data Engineering in Formula 3

Self-Paced Course
  • Lifetime Access to course materials
  • Ask questions and get feedback from the instructor
  • Earn an industry-recognised course certificate
  • Learn at your own pace & watch lessons in any order
  • Quizzes and assignments included

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the key factors a Data Engineer needs to consider
  • Gain a solid grasp of the specific elements of Trackside Engineering in Formula 3
  • Develop a robust understanding of how to create, access, and analyse Data
  • Get familiar with important systems and how they impact car performance

Course Modules

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  • Introduction to Data Engineering
  • Tools of a Data Engineer
  • How to Generate Data
  • How to View Data
  • Track Testing
  • Systems Performance

The course also includes an interview with Ralph Dale and career advice that models working as a Trackside Engineer.

This course is for you if...

You are a student or professional with an interest in Trackside or Data Engineering

You want to learn about the specifics of Data Engineering techniques, methods and tasks

You’re ready to boost your CV and start a career in Trackside Engineering

Course Reviews

See what other students have to say about this course

Great Data Systems Overview
Marco Piano
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Ralph covers in detail all of the topics relevant to data gathering, including expected duties, ethos and interpretation of information related to the Data Engineers role. A fantastic introductory insight into the world of a pit lane team informer.
Great Course for an Insight Into Data Engineering
Kieran Sliwowski
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I had recently discovered Data Engineering before trying out this course and thought I would try it out to see if it was a possible route for me after University. The course covers all of the information you need to know for Data Engineering in Formula 3 but not only processing the data as there are many other roles which you might not have thought of which Data Engineer has to do. Overall a great course!
Highly Recommended!
Janne Kemppainen
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Very professional course with valuable insights. Relevant knowledge presented with tips and tricks how to start and conquer your data engineering journey. Ralph has a very smooth touch on the lecturing also and the time flies with these lessons!
Amazing Course
Mohammad Reza Izady
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Perfectly presented by Ralph Dale. All the related areas that a data engineer should know about them covered in detail and now I understand that data engineering is not just working with squiggly lines!
George Davies
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Covers some good topics and common issues one may get when being an F3 engineer. Definitely good if you need to brush up on some data analysis.

Meet your course instructor

Ralph Dale
Ralph Dale
Former F3 Data Engineer

Ralph began his journey in the world of motorsport with a degree in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University. In 2016, while still studying, he took on a role as a Data Engineer in the British GT and the 24 Hours of Spa events.

After graduating, he expanded his expertise as a Chassis Engineer at RML Group. This experience paved the way for him to establish High Performance Engineering, a venture where he offers his Performance and Data Engineering skills to leading European racing teams.

Ralph has worked at F3 Data Engineer with Carlin Motorsport, in GT racing as a Data Engineer with Barwell Motorsport and with GRT Grasser Racing Team. He is currently an F1 Field Applications Engineer at McLaren Applied.

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Data Engineering in Formula 3
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