Race Engineering is the branch of Motorsport Engineering concerned with the activities of the race weekend. These activities include setting up the car, defining the strategy for the race (tire compounds, how many pit stops, how much fuel, and so on) and also, linking the track personnel with the factory, briefing with the design team to incorporate design changes to the testing plan and debriefing with the driver to generate improvements to the car’s handling. This page is dedicated to gather relevant content related to this subject. Here you will learn:
- How to plan a practice session and how to design tests and experiments to understand the behaviour of specific parameters
- How to setup a race car
- How to define a winning race strategy
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Recommended reading on Race Engineering
There are many books with relevant information about the activities of a race engineer. Some of them provide info on how to setup a race car, some of them talk about planning tests and some about race car performance assessment. Here are good readings on the subject:
- Tune to Win, by Carroll Smith
- How to Make Your Car Handle, by Fred Puhn
- Hands-On Race Car Engineer, by John H. Glimmerveen
- Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, by William F. Milliken and Douglas L. Milliken
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