Introductory Course

Introductory course on the basics of the motorsports industry.

About this Course

Hello and welcome to this introductory free course!

The motorsports industry is one of the most exciting industries out there. Companies operating in this field, also known as teams, face a wide range of engineering, operational and commercial challenges to succeed at creating the fastest racing car for the category in which they compete.

This introductory course will provide you with a taste of:

  • what the industry is like
  • what are the main championships and their characteristics
  • the skills needed to work in this fiercely challenging industry
  • the common paths to achieving a successful career in Formula 1.

Enrol today to learn about some insightful aspect of Formula 1 and the motorsports industry!

Course reviews

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Honest and informative
Charlie Crawshaw
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An honest and informative insight into the world of Motorsport with, I'm sure, many great courses to follow!
Perfect introduction
Christian Luis Medina Rodríguez
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It has all the important aspects that one need to understand what is the F1 and high motorsport enviroment about, what are the pros of entering the network and the specialist courses.
Fascinating
Kushal Agarwal
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The course is great as it give real insight about motor sport industry which is difficult to find otherwise
Incredible course
Luiz Alberto
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The course provides an overview of how formula 1 works
Simple and Exciting Course
Vimal George
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This introductory course is an insightful course. This course helped me to understand what are the learning paths to be followed to attain a job in the motor sport industry. Thanks to the Instructor for explaining the topics in the best possible way and I also thank the motor sport academy for providing us with this unique course.
Simple, apt and exciting
Anna Mary Jose
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Thank you for this unique course. It has truly given me a better picture of what I will come across if I were to be a professional in the field. This course provides the essential details one needs to understand before he chooses his career in F1 in a simple and exciting manner.
Very good
Dhruv Kumar
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An overall very interesting experience, which has surely got me pumped to learn more
Interesting!
Robin Mens
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It is very cool to see the path from school to work of a very professional Engineer. It motivates me and it luckily shows that I am at the right path now.
A brief about MEA and overall a great effort by the team
Vasantharam K
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The structure of the course is well defined by Gerard Torres, easy to comprehend and answered almost all the questions that I had in mind before taking up the course...waiting for more of it in future at approachable price...
Brilliant!
Naeem Khan
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Really brilliant overview of your background within the motorsport industry and how various categories operate. Also brilliant to observe insight of the teams working environment and the pathway into getting a motorsport related job.
Perhaps "The Nature of F1/Who TMEN are"
Jeffrey Astorga
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content was very helpful, many of these things I knew already but only after constant digging through LinkedIn or Google, many more things which I did not know and could only find out from someone who lived in the sport. Such exclusive and specialized knowledge is what I crave and hope to see more of!
this course explains all aspects of F1
Ahmed Abd elghaffar
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Your Course Instructor

Gerard Torres

Gerard is the founder of The Motorsports Engineers Network and an Engineer with extensive experience working at the pinnacle of the motorsports industry.
After graduating on Mechanical Engineering from the UPC University in Barcelona, he enrolled in the MSc in Motorsports Engineering at the Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.
He was part of a group of 8 lucky young engineers that were part of the first Graduate Scheme at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team in 2010. After winning multiple Drivers' and Constructors' F1 Championships with the German Team, he left at the end of 2017 to pursue an MBA and start his own Technical Consulting company.
In 2020, he decided to start The Motorsport Engineers Network - an online, private network of engineers specialised in the niche of Motorsports that provides on and offline education for young, aspiring F1 engineers, engineering services, and careers mentoring to active motorsports engineers.

Gerard worked for...
AMG Petronas logo Toyota Gazoo logo

Course curriculum

Message from the Instructor
About my personal journey
The Motorsport Industry Matrix
Key skills you should start learning TODAY
Diving deeper into a Key Skill needed in F1
Life in a Formula 1 Team
Work dynamics and Compensation in F1
Common paths leading to a job in Formula 1

What is ME & our MOTORSPORTS ACADEMY

Why you should choose our Motorsports Academy

This is only the beginning…
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Flexible Course Fees

Choose the plan that's right for you

Basic

Free

Access Duration: 2 months     ⓘ

Duration for which video lessons, downloadables, quizes and assignments will be made available from the time of enrolment.

Mode of Delivery: Online     ⓘ

Lessons are managed by experienced course leaders leveraging online means.

E-mail support     ⓘ  

We provide support throughout the duration of the course.

Certification     ⓘ 

A certificate will be awarded upon course completion so you can share your achievement with yout network

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FAQ

Every course page has a section called “This course is for you if…”, detailing who the course is designed for. If you are unsure about a specific course, please get in touch with us at info@motorsportengineer.net and we will be happy to provide further guidance.

Softwares required are included upon course acquisition unless otherwise specified. Where needed, we provide installation instructions.

Every course page has a section describing the syllabus. Furthermore, the detailed curriculum is also publicly available. Courses last between 8 to 20 hours, including guided lectures and individual work. Also, our courses are totally flexible and you can progress at your own pace.

Yes! A personalised certificate with your name and course subject will be provided once you successfully complete the course. This is a great way to show you have learnt from industry experts and allows you to differentiate from other engineers in the sector.

Our courses can be accessed, depending on the price plan acquired, going from 2 months to lifetime access . This guarantees flexibility to the needs of every student. 

If you are a group of students interested in one or more courses please contact us at info@motorsportengineer.net.

We are working hard to offer a series of courses grouped by specialist area (Aerodynamics, Composite Design, Vehicle Dynamics, etc). More details will be shared soon.

Networking is key for finding your way into any industry, and motorsport is not different. For this reason, we think that having the possibility to interact directly with instructors is vital. We have created a number of tools that will allow you to speak directly with our instructors during of the course through the platform.

Keep in mind that interesting questions will make you stand out!

Job hunting can be a stressful process filled with uncertainty. We offer a CV review process that is based on years of experience working in Formula 1 and other motorsport categories and recruiting the best talent for some of the greatest brands in the industry.

This is a private service offered on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in this, please send us an email to info@motorsportengineer.net mentioning our CV review service and we will get back to you with all the information.

This is one of the most common questions we receive at our inbox.

There is not an answer that fits every single case, but here are some tips you can follow to achieve your goal.

1. Complete the Introductory Course available for free in our platform. It will give you a general idea of the motorsport industry.
2. Read our blog article 5 things every aspiring Formula 1 engineer should know.
3. Browse our Motorsport Academy for a course that catches your attention on the topic that you want to specialise in.
4. Feel free to contact us at info@motorsportengineer.net should you require further assistance.