The MIA School of Race Engineering, which is taking place on 27-28 September, will be held at Silverstone, in the headquarters of Sahara Force India Formula One Team. The revamped school will, for the first time, use the Sahara Force India simulator alongside its normal classroom environment. This new concept will allow delegates to learn first-hand from qualified race engineers, who will be sharing their in-depth knowledge and experience. Bentley, Delta Motorsport, JRM and Sahara Force India are all providing tutors to cover the various course topics.
Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sahara Force India to deliver our first School of Race Engineering using F1 simulation. It will allow our engineers of tomorrow to not only develop their knowledge, but also have a rare opportunity to take part in a tutorial with Sahara Force India’s Vehicle Science department, within the F1 simulator, which will be a fascinating experience and opportunity for these future race engineers.“
Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Operating Officer of Sahara Force India, said: “The work of the MIA is extremely valuable in helping young engineering talent realise their potential and progress to careers in the motorsport industry. Simulation tools are becoming increasingly important in all forms of motorsport and I’m sure the students will learn a great deal from working with our simulator programme. I’m pleased that Sahara Force India can play a role in the development of the next generation and offer these students an insight into the world of Formula One.“