Porsche Império GT3 Cup Brasil

Motorsport Engineering Seminar 2019

Sao Paulo, Brasil - 6-7 December 2019

Update November 2020: Due to the current COVID-19 situation we're not able to publish a new seminar schedule yet. We will update this space as soon as possible.

Motorsport is a highly competitive industry providing feedback on a weekly basis demanding a total commitment from the engineers working in this field. While a lot of information is available on Motorsport Engineering, there is a need to provide engineers coming into the industry with a specific skillset. This 4-day seminar covers the practical knowledge necessary to  campaign race cars successfully.

Although the importance of a sound theoretical basis can’t be underestimated, this is not a purely vehicle dynamics course. The contents of the seminar will provide the participants with practical procedures common or recommendable in today’s motorsport environment.

An added value for this course is that it is centered around the Interlagos 500km, last round of the Porsche GT3 Endurance Championship. The first 2 days will be classroom education at the Porsche headquarters in Sao Paulo. The 3rd day the participants will be able to get some hands-on experience at the track through various activities related to the Endurance race. The last day of the seminar will be spent doing a thorough post-analysis of the race weekend.


On top of that, Porsche will select 10 candidates among the seminar attendees that will be offered a work placement in the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup. This could make this course your way into motor racing!


This course is not only aimed at engineering students pursuing a position in Motorsport engineering, but also current race, data and performance engineers wishing to update their knowledge. 


The following subjects will be covered:


Ø Implications of necessary accuracy in Motor Racing
Ø The Anatomy of a Racing Team
Ø Working with Drivers, Team Management, Mechanics,...
Ø Skills required for a Race Engineer
Ø Data Driven Motorsport Engineering
Ø Preparing for a Race Weekend
Ø Preparing for a Test Event
Ø Track walks
Ø Keeping track of the paperwork
Ø The regulations
Ø Race Strategy
Ø Radio Communication
Ø The most important of all: Racecar Tires
Ø Lateral and Longitudinal Load Transfer
Ø The influence of springs, roll bars, geometry, aerodynamics, 3rd springs, dampers, bump rubbers & packers,... on car behavior
Ø Setup Procedures
Ø What to do when weather conditions change?
Ø Data Analysis – An overview
Ø Analyzing Timing Data
Ø Post Race / Test Reports
Ø And much more...
The seminar will be given at the Porsche Workshop in Sao Paulo on 6 and 7 December 2019.  
Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop to the seminar. USB sticks or a download link will be provided to each participant containing the presentation in digital format together with a collection of templates, spreadsheets, documents,... that will help to put the covered information into practice immediately.
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