Performance Engineering in F1

Extract the best out of a race car

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Amazing Course!
Shirshak Pattnaik
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Lots of information, the course provides complete insights of Performance Engineering in Formula 1
Great Course
Jozef Ostrowski
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Thank you to Marc Olle Bernades and the Motorsport Engineer network for putting together the Performance Engineering course. Recently, I have had the time to work through and ultimately complete the course. I had a lot of fun doing it and learned a lot too.
Nice Course
Thodoris Zacharelis
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I took the Performance Engineering in F1 course. It is a nice course covering a wide range of things. The topics discussed are mainly basics, but listening them from an experienced engineer -with examples in some cases- helps. The assignment part was really interesting and the one that I loved the most! Moreover, Marc answers every question immediately and the option to watch the modules and do the assignment in your own pace is something I really liked about this course.
Very well-structured course
Vasileios Georgoulopoulos
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A very well-structured course regarding performance engineering in the world of F1. Sensors and Vehicle model, pre-event setup and simulation, race weekend analysis, post-event analysis, performance analysis, balance and setup evaluation. Thanks to Marc Olle Bernades for the great presentation and Motorsport Engineer for the course.
Exceptional performance engineering course!
Janne Määttä-Kemppaine
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Marc is providing outstanding insights into performance engineering from the basic theories to the highly valuable practices used in Formula 1. High recommendation of the course for anyone interested in performance optimization and/or Formula 1 in general.

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Your Course Instructor

Marc Ollé Bernades

Marc has worked as Performance Engineer at Williams Racing Team developing and optimising the balance of the car to exploit maximum performance, combining factory support and trackside events.

He graduated with Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and holds a MSc in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and a MSc in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

In 2011, Marc begun his professional career in the automotive sector with companies such as Volvo, IDIADA and McLaren Automotive. He then switched to Motorsport, gaining broad experience in the industry working as Race and Vehicle Dynamics Engineer of a GT4 team, Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Engineer for Mahindra Racing Formula E, and Performance Engineer for Williams Racing.

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Course curriculum

Marc tells us about his course
A conversation with Marc Ollé (full version)
Message from the instructor
My professional background
Course overview
Responsibilities of a Performance Engineer
Department structure and stake holders. Trackside vs. factory based roles
Tools and softwares
Work dynamics
Module Summary
Introduction: telemetry and electronic units
Vehicle model
Data reconstruction
Module Summary
Car setup
Electronic maps
Fuel load
Steering wheel
Lap Time Simulation and DIL Outcome
Inboard suspension
Module Summary
In session duties: install/safety checks, live analysis, decisions, predictions
Post FP1/2 main analysis and work ahead of Saturday P3/Q
Final activities before GP: balance and maps adjustment, fuel load, brakes, etc
Module Summary
Performance limitations
Predictions/simulations vs. measurements
Driver analysis
Module Summary
Balance of the car
Aerodynamics: analysis and importance
Ride: analysis and importance
Identifying issues with the car: sensor failures, flat spots, reliability, etc
Module Summary
Test 1
Test 2
MoTeC preparation
Calculations, data analysis preparation and balance evaluation
Setup comparisons
Data analysis
Setup proposal
Tutorial 1: MoTeC setup
Tutorial 2: MoTeC functionalities
Assignment Instructions
MoTeC Workbook and Channel List
Official MoTeC Documentation
Assignment submission
Recommended books and articles
Advice and tips from a Formula 1 Performance Engineer

Lifetime access


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.

Assignment     ⓘ

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.

Videocall with instructor     ⓘ

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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1. Complete the Introductory Course available for free in our platform. It will give you a general idea of the motorsport industry.
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