Trackside Engineering in Formula E

Learn the secrets behind the innovative racing series at the forefront of electric mobility

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Superb insight into Formula E
Marco Piano
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Rui delivers an all encompassing course, explaining all the subtle nuances related to the electrified championship, with some challenging assignments and great feedback to keep students on track.
So valuable and relevant!
Tamsin Cracknell
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This course was comprehensive, logically structured and used great illustrative examples from actual past races. The instructor is excellent at explaining the complexities of Formula E as a series that is completely different from any other motorsport. His experience and credibility are obvious.

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Rui Alves

Rui worked as a Strategy Engineer at Audi Sport Formula E, helping the team devise plans to ensure success on track, and extract the most performance out of the cars.

With a Mechanical Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon), Rui started his professional career in 2006 with ASM as a GT Race Engineer. Since then, Rui has acquired substantial experience as a Data/Performance Engineer in various categories of motorsport.

Rui has been involved in Formula E ever since its inception back in 2014. He would spend the inaugural season with Venturi Racing, before joining up with Audi Sport Abt for Season 2 onwards, operating under the title of Strategy Engineer.

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Layout and Tracks

Module Overview
Module Summary

Module Overview
Power & Energy Laps
Energy Management
Lap Zero
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Timing Feed
Driver Information
Lap Distribution & Planning
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Super Pole
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Total Laps Management
Energy Management
Attack Mode & Fanboost
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Race Pace Analysis
Energy Management Analysis
Assignment Overview
Assignment Data
Assignment Submission

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 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 and we will be happy to provide further guidance.

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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.

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 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.
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