Race Strategy for Endurance Racing

Learn the role of a Strategy Engineer for Endurance Racing

Self-Paced Course

Approximately 14 Hours

47 Lessons

For all learners

Course Description

Embark on a thrilling course into the heart of endurance racing with our Race Strategy for Endurance Racing self-paced course!

Uncover the pivotal role played by Strategy Engineers in achieving peak performance for racing teams. This course is a hands-on workshop for how decision-making happens on and off the track.

Explore behind-the-scenes insights into pre-event strategies, taught by an expert endurance race strategist. From fuel-based calculations to driver categorization, tyre compounds, and driving-time strategies, gain invaluable knowledge to propel you to victory.

Race Strategy for Endurance Racing

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 and watch lessons in any order
  • Quizzes and assignments included

What You'll Learn

  • Master pre-event strategy calculations using data modelled from real races
  • Optimize practice sessions for strategy, considering actual data and adjusting based on performance and license grades
  • Apply knowledge in creating a pre-event strategy calculation sheet using Microsoft Excel
  • Understand and implement in-race “Strategy Rules” for adaptive decision-making

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Race Strategy
  • Pre-event strategy calculations
  • Fuel-based strategy calculations
  • Driver categorisation
  • Tyre compounds
  • Driving time based strategy calculations
  • Developing strategy over practice sessions
  • Finalising strategy plans

The course also includes quizzes and a practical final assignment that models working as a strategy or race engineer in endurance racing

This course is for you if...

You are a student or professional with an interest in Strategy Engineering in Endurance Racing

You want to learn about the specific techniques, methods and tasks of a Strategy Engineer in Endurance Racing

You’re ready to boost your CV and start a career in Strategy Engineering in Endurance Racing

Meet your course instructor

Davide de Russis
Endurance Race & Performance Engineer
Davide has extensive experience as a race & performance engineer. He worked trackside since 2016 running Rally, Touring, GT4, GT3, and GTE cars for different teams, such as the M-Sport Bentley Factory Team and through his own consulting company A Cup of Racing Ltd.

As an expert in GT cars, he works with different teams competing in endurance racing series such as in British GT, Asian Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series, GT World Challenge Europe, World Endurance Championship, 24h Le Mans, and many more.

Davide holds a BSc in Automotive Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, has completed a Race Engineering Specialist Course with Hexathron Racing Systems, and has an MSc in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

Davide has worked with

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European Le Mans Series

Race Strategy for Endurance Racing
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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