Trackside Engineering in Formula E

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About this Course

Formula E was launched in 2014 with the task of accelerating the development of electric vehicles, all the while offering an exciting spectacle in a way that hadn’t yet been done. Owing to this, the series revolves around many unique aspects which make it all the more exciting. Being aware of how Formula E differs from other more traditional series will help provide the foundation in which to succeed in the competition.

This course provides insight into trackside engineering in Formula E, exploring the many unique aspects of the series and gives guidance on how to tackle several challenges brought about by the world’s first all-electric single-seater championship. In doing so, the course provides valuable insight into aspects of both Performance Engineering and Race Strategy, exploring the specific elements that are unique to Formula E.

Upon successful course completion, each student will receive an official Motorsport Engineer certificate. All students are free to interact with the instructor and benefit from industry networking opportunities, professional recommendations and advice.

  • Formula E Overview
  • Car and Rules
  • Pre-event and Simulation
  • Free Practice
  • Qualify and Super Pole
  • Race
  • Post-event

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Become familiar with the Formula E championship and detail what’s involved

2. Demonstrate a sound awareness of the unique aspects of Trackside Engineering in Formula E

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the most important performance parameters in Formula E

4. Demonstrate knowledge of how Formula E sessions are conducted, and the key considerations across an entire event.

  • are a student or professional with interest in Formula E or Trackside Engineering.
  • are a motorsport professional and want to learn about the specifics of Trackside Engineering methods and tasks in Formula E.
  • want to start an engineering-related career in Formula E

Engage with our Performance & Race Engineering community!

As a student enrolled to our courses you will have access to our exclusive Community Forums. You will be able to ask questions to your course instructor and start threat discussions in our Forums!

Your Course Instructor

Rui Alves

Rui currently works 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.

Course curriculum

Rui tells us about his course
A conversation with Ralph Alves (full version)

Message from the instructor
My professional background
Course overview

Concept
Layouts and Tracks

Car

  • Gen 1 (Season 1-4)
  • Gen 2 (Season 5-8)

Rules

  • Beginners Guide
  • Season 6: Lap Traces
  • Max Power / Energy Evolution
  • Event Schedule
  • Rules: Teams and Drivers

Power & Energy Laps
Energy Management

  • Regen Particularities
  • RESS Temperature

Lap Zero

Timing Feed
Driver Information
Lap Distribution & Planning

Qualify
Super Pole

Total Laps Management
Energy Management
Attack Mode
Fanboost

Race Pace Analysis
Energy Management Analysis

Flexible Course Fees

Choose the plan that's right for you

Basic

2 months access

€xx.xx

Per month for 2 months

Access Duration: 2 months     ⓘ

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 yout network

Pro

3 months access

€xx.xx

Per month for 3 months

Access Duration: 3 months     ⓘ   

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     ⓘ 

Get your questions answered by the course leader thanks to our on-course disucssion area.

Assignment     ⓘ

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

Premium

Lifetime access

€xx.xx

Per month for 4 months

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     ⓘ

Get your questions answered by the course leader thanks to our on-course disucssion area.

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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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.

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