Vehicle Dynamics in F1

Learn the vehicle science behind F1 cars

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Usama Masud
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An amazing course with a lot of information. One suggestion from my side would be to add additional background material so that the course can be helpful for intermediate students as well. Having subtitles alongside the videos would be even more helpful. Looking forward to doing other courses as well.
Great course
Lars Habermann
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The Vehicle Dynamics in F1 course is covering a wide range of topics and giving a great understanding the tasks a vehicle dynamicists works on. The course gave me some good ideas, about which simulations can be built up and used to evaluate (also non-F1) car performance and how to further develop them. A good summary of the principles of longitudinal, lateral and vertical simulation shown previously was given in the final assignment.
Interesting course!
Gregory Cottone
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A very interesting course concerning the world of racing vehicle dynamics with some information difficult to find on internet or in books. I also would like to thank Motorsport Engineer for the great professionalism in delivering this course.
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Charlie Crawshaw
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The course does a great job at covering many aspects of VD in the F1 domain- at present, the information online is scattered, so it was great to have Marc not only present all the relevant information in one place, but to validate my existing knowledge also. I thought the assignment provided a great opportunity to get hands-on with tasks and provide insight into the type of work done in industry. An opportunity to interact directly with Marc, and gain insight and feedback from a current professional in the top flight, is unique; and, something that I would highly recommend.
Superb vehicle dynamics course!
Janne Määttä-Kemppainen
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Marc is providing outstanding insights into vehicle dynamics from the basic theories to the highly valuable practices used in Formula 1. High recommendation of the course for anyone interested in vehicle dynamics and/or Formula 1 in general.

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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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Message from the instructor
My professional background
Course overview
Vehicle Dynamics Engineer Responsibilities
Department structure and stake holders
Tools and software
Work dynamics
Module Summary
Vehicle Model Overview
Longitudinal Dynamics
Longitudinal Dynamics Case Study: 1-D plane straight line performance
Lateral Dynamics
Lateral Dynamics Case Study: Derivatives analysis yaw rate response
Vertical Dynamics
Vertical Dynamics Case Study: Suspension lumped 1-DoF kerb strike model
Module Summary
Friction Circle
Coefficient of Friction
Temperature Dependency – Thermal Model
Track Roughness
Module Summary
Introduction – why do we use simulations?
Types of simulations
Types of lap time simulations
Limit-performance envelope
Rebalancing procedure
Module Summary
Introduction to rig testing
Description and use of 4/7-post rigs
Methodology used with 4/7-post rigs
Description and use of K&C rigs
Module Summary
Introduction and objectives
Rake scan
Rear Wing scan
Camber sweep
Tyre saving
Module Summary
Introduction – Suspension performance report
Review of inboard and outboard suspension
Suspension characteristics
Vertical dynamics approach
Main simulation report, results and recommendations
Kerb riding simulation results and recommendations
Module Summary
Objectives of the correlation analysis
Work dynamics across departments
Methodology for lap time simulation
Methodology for vertical dynamics simulation
Module Summary
Straight line performance
Derivatives analysis – yaw response on step steer
Kerb strike simulation
Recommended books and articles
Advice and tips from a Formula 1 Engineer

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