22. April 2024
Block lecture “Racing Engines and Racing Cars” by Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich
The block lecture "Racing Engines and Racing Cars" by Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich will be held from April 29 to 30, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in seminar room BA10B (BA high-rise building), Getreidemarkt 9.

Formula 1 cars on race track

Subject of course

Introduction to the history and development of motorsports, comparison of motorsporst and series with references to development priorities that apply to both series and high-performance engines, technical description and assessment of high-performance engines with and without turbocharging and their design features, history and state of the art by example of selected Formula 1 engines from 1966 – 2020.

The racing cars of Formula 1, the DTM, the WEC (Le Mans) and Formula E are specially treated based on regulations, vehicle concept, aerodynamics, safety devices, drive, transmission, chassis and brakes. Concluding with an outlook and a discussion about the future of motorsport in general.


Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to contribute technical solutions and ideas shown and discussed in racing vehicle construction and racing engines to the development of concepts for future-oriented road vehicles as a major contribution to improving efficiency and reducing emissions.


Please register for the course in TISS:

315.436 Racing Engines and Racing Cars