Tyre Performance Engineering

Discover how a tyre performance engineer contributes to a race team's success!

Course Description

Explore the dynamic world of Tyre Performance Engineering in this comprehensive course designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the key principles, technologies, and strategies behind optimizing the performance and safety of racing tyres.

Whether you’re an aspiring engineer, a seasoned professional, or simply a tyre enthusiast, this course offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate science and engineering that keeps vehicles safely grounded and performing at their best.

About this course
  • Coming December 2023

Tyre Performance Engineering

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

  • Understand the basic principles of tyre dynamics and the factors that influence them
  • Compare and contrast the composition, construction, and aerodynamic properties of different tyres given race track conditions

  • Describe and predict the effect of thermal stress on a tyre’s grip and durability
  • Understand the role of a tyre performance engineer and what they do in a team

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Tyre Performance Engineering
  • Tyre Composition
  • Tyre Modeling and Simulation
  • Tyre Testing and Data Analysis
  • Tyre Dynamics and Vehicle Handling
  • Tyre Degradation and Race Strategy
  • Tyre Development and Innovation
  • Tyre Performance Optimization
  • Tyre Properties and Characteristics within Championships
  • Advice for Becoming a Tyre Performance Engineer

The course also includes quizzes, assignments, and career advice for those who are interested in working as a tyre performance engineer.

This course is for you if...

You are a student or professional with an interest in Tyre Engineering

You want to learn about the specific techniques, methods and tasks of a Tyre Engineer

You’re ready to boost your CV and start a career in Tyre Engineering

Meet your course instructor

Marta de Pfaff Ganduxer
Tyre Performance Engineer

Marta studied Industrial Engineering in Barcelona at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She began her professional career at SEAT, and then completed her MSc in Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes University, where she was part of the Formula Student Oxford Brookes Racing Team.

During her time at Oxford Brookes, she was with the British Superbikes Championship with the PBM Ducati Team, and developed her master’s dissertation on Tyre Modelling for Racing Motorcycles.

She then worked in the Moto 2 Championship with the team Stop and Go, before joining Formula E where she works as a Tyre Performance Engineer with teams including NIO 333 FE.

Marta has worked for:
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Tyre Performance Engineering
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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