Elite motorsport engineers commit to new-look World Motorsport Symposium

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A star cast of elite motorsport engineers has been assembled for the next RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, to be held in Birmingham on 6 and 7 January.

With the theme being “We are creating a new rule book… what should it be and why?“, they have agreed to participate in what is going to be a very unique event, one quite unlike anything that has happened before.

Chaired by Ulrich Baretzky, who is Head of Engine Technology at Audi Sport, and John Iley, Caterham F1’s Performance Director, the format for the two days is to have short presentations, followed by lengthy discussions, very much in the manner of a Parliamentary debate.

As such, there will be Cabinet members, panellists for each session to help guide and move the debate on.

Cabinet members to date attending the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium include:

  • Bernard Niclot, FIA Technical Director
  • Peter Wright, Consultant, FIA Foundation
  • Alex Hitzinger, Motorsport, Director of Engineering LMP1, Porsche
  • Ben Bowlby, Director of Motorsport Innovation, Nissan
  • Darren Cox, Global Motorsport Director, Nissan
  • Gilles Simon, Engineering Consultant
  • Jason Hill, Chief Engineer-Engines, Aston Martin Racing
  • Dr Joe Katz, Author,/Academic, Racecar Aerodynamics, San Diego University
  • Kirsty Andrew, former Head of Commercial Operations, Williams Advanced Engineering.
  • Martin Anayi, Managing Director, FIA European RallyCross at IMG Motorsports
  • Pat Symonds, Chief Technology Officer, WilliamsF1
  • Robert Larsen, President, OboTech and former Green Racing Programme Manager, IMSA
  • Roger Griffiths, Technical Director, Honda Performance Development
  • Prof Tony Purnell, Cambridge University

With the support of Birmingham City University, the proceedings will take place at the ThinkTank, Birmingham’s Science Museum, on 6 & 7 January.

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