Lap-Time Simulation with ChassisSim

Learn how to improve race car performance using industry-leading software

Self-Paced Course

Approximately 9 Hours

44 Lessons

For all learners

Course Description

This course dives into the increasingly crucial role of simulation in Motorsport, a field where the costs and time constraints of track testing are well-known. With many racing categories imposing limits on track usage outside of Race Weekends, teams are turning more than ever to Simulation.

In this course, you’ll gain valuable insights into the effective use of Lap-Time Simulation software, helping you maximize performance potential. Through the use of tools like ChassisSim and MoTeC, you’ll explore key concepts essential for race preparation. This course offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the pivotal role of Simulation in modern Motorsport.

Lap-Time Simulation with ChassisSim

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 a final assignment included

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the key factors to consider when using Lap-Time Simulation for race planning.
  • Get to grips with the ChassisSim Lap-Time Simulation software, learning how to model cars and create tracks.
  • Develop a solid understanding of how to adjust both Aero Balance and Mechanical Balance in setups, applicable in both simulation and trackside environments.
  • Learn how to use MoTeC Data Analysis software effectively, and apply these skills to other data analysis software packages.

Software Used

This course includes 1000 free simulations in ChassisSim. All remaining simulations upon course completion can be used as you please –  a great way to enhance the performance of a Formula Student car, or any other vehicle.

Motorsport Engineer will provide download & installation instructions to students upon enrolment.

MoTeC will also be used as an outlet for critical data analysis when exploring the simulation data generated by ChassisSim.

Course Modules

ChassisSim Course Images
  • Getting Started with ChassisSim & MoTeC
  • LTS Modelling
  • Setup Rebalancing
  • LTS Correlation
  • Final Assignment

The course also includes tutorials and a practical final assignment using both ChassisSim and MoTec.

This course is for you if...

You are a student or professional with an interest in Vehicle Dynamics or Performance Engineering

You want to learn about the Lap-Time Simulation techniques, methods and tasks

You’re ready to boost your CV and start a career in Vehicle Dynamics or Performance Engineering

Course Reviews

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A great course to learn about lap-time simulation!
Antonio De Sanctis
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Although I have already been a ChassisSim user for a while, understanding how to use it as a setup tool for rebalancing for both mechanical balance and aerodynamic balance has been a great experience. I recommend this course to those getting started with lap-time simulation, and even those looking to sharpen their skills, and learn to use ChassisSim for a wider verity of applications.

Meet your course instructor

Marc Ollé Bernades
F1 Performance Engineer

Marc’s career as a Performance Engineer with Williams Racing Team has been marked by his expertise in developing and optimizing car balance for maximum performance. His role has been a blend of factory support and hands-on involvement at trackside events.

He began his academic journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Marc further enhanced his qualifications with a Master of Science in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, followed by a Master of Science in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

Marc embarked on his professional path in 2011 in the automotive sector, contributing to companies like Volvo, IDIADA, and McLaren Automotive. His transition to Motorsport brought him a wealth of experience. He has served as a Race and Vehicle Dynamics Engineer for a GT4 team, a Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Engineer with Mahindra Racing in Formula E, and as a Performance Engineer for Williams Racing, showcasing his versatile engineering skills across various facets of the industry.

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Lap-Time Simulation with ChassisSim
Self-Paced Course


Access Duration: Lifetime     ⓘ

Duration for which video lessons, downloadables, quizzes 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 your network.

Interact with instructor     ⓘ

Network with motorsport engineering professionals and receive the advice you are looking for.

Assignments and quizzes     ⓘ

Impress your course leaders by excelling at the challenges they present to you.

Watch lessons in any order     ⓘ

Start from the beginning or the end - you choose!

Assignment feedback     ⓘ

Receive feedback from our course leaders so you can understand areas of improvement.

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