The Complete Beginners Guide To Motorsports Data Analysis by Samir Abid
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The Complete Beginners Guide To Motorsports Data Analysis

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The Complete Beginners Guide To Motorsports Data Analysis, by Your Data Driven

In this video, Samir welcomes you to the course and outlines precisely what you can expect.

Split into three main parts, the course focus is on helping you use the simplest of data to improve your racing car driving.

With over 4 hours of packed, focus content, by the end of the course you will know precisely:
  • how data loggers work
  • why GPS is your go-to system
  • how GPS works
  • why we use lap times in motorsports (and what that is relevant)
  • the 4 key "time" you need to focus on in motorsports
  • how the speed traces is derived
  • what a fast or slow speed trace looks like
  • how to determine and compare your braking points (all around the lap)
  • how consistently you are lapping (and where you are struggling)
  • where one lap is faster than another
  • how well you are braking
  • where you are gaining or loosing time relative to your best laps
  • how to prioritise where you need to take more or less risk for lap time 
  • what a good lap time looks like in the data
  • how to find those last tenths
  • the importance of braking hard and the lap time it can give you
  • when the driver lifted on corner exits and how much time this cost him
  • how to assess great heel and toe performance
  • what to look for in gear changes and how much time you can gain
  • how to put all the data evaluation into practise
  • how to assess your own driving ability and ensure you focus on the right skills
  • what it takes to win in sport
  • the different types of performance feedback, what is effective and where you should focus
  • a step-by-step process to base your motorsports data analysis activities on

Like buying a new set of racing tyres, you are looking for better lap time. Only the lessons you will learn in this course will never wear out.

Testimonials

You explain things in a very understandable language, which is rare.
Sergio Rinland

What's included?

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Contents

Introduction
Course Overview Video
4 mins
What is this course all about?
10 mins
Setting Scene.pdf
4.47 MB
Part 1: Understanding Data Acquisition
Data Types
7 mins
Data Acquisition - Data Types.pdf
2.88 MB
Logged Data
9 mins
Data Acquisition - Logged Data.pdf
1.18 MB
Quick Introduction To GPS
13 mins
Data Acquisition - GPS Data Intro.pdf
2.21 MB
QUIZ: Part 1: Understanding Data Acquisition
Part 2: Data Evaluation and Analysis
Lap Times - But Why?
2 mins
Data Evaluation - Lap Times - Why.pdf
578 KB
Lap Times - The 4 Key "Times" You Need In Motorsport
21 mins
Data Evaluation - Lap Times - The 4 Key Times.pdf
2.81 MB
QUIZ: Part 2: Data Evaluation and Analysis: Lap Times
The Speed Trace - An introduction
6 mins
Live Telemetry Demo - Speed Trace
4 mins
Data Evaluation - Speed Trace - Intro.pdf
885 KB
The Speed Trace - Intro Continued
4 mins
Data Evaluation - Speed Trace - Intro Cont.pdf
1.23 MB
The Speed Trace - Which lap is Faster or Slower?
4 mins
Data Evaluation - Speed Trace - Faster or Slower.pdf
286 KB
The Speed Trace - Consistency
8 mins
Data Evaluation - Speed Trace - Consistency.pdf
1.43 MB
The Speed Trace - Where Are You Braking?
5 mins
Data Evaluation - Speed Trace - Braking - Where.pdf
1.24 MB
The Speed Trace - How Well Are You Braking?
15 mins
Data Evaluation - Speed Trace - Braking - How well.pdf
958 KB
QUIZ: Part 2: Data Evaluation and Analysis: Speed Trace
Lap Time Gain Loss - Introduction
4 mins
Live Telemetry Demo - Lap Time Gain Loss
16 mins
Data Evaluation - Gain Loss - Intro.pdf
6.13 MB
Lap Time Gain Loss - Introduction Continued
6 mins
Data Evaluation - Gain Loss - Intro Cont.pdf
3.6 MB
Lap Time Gain Loss - 2 Worked Examples
18 mins
Data Evaluation - Gain Loss - In Practise.pdf
5.41 MB
QUIZ: Part 2: Data Evaluation and Analysis: Gain Loss
Longitudinal Acceleration - Introduction
4 mins
Live Telemetry Demo - Longitudinal Acceleration
11 mins
Data Evaluation - Longitudinal g - Intro.pdf
6.87 MB
Longitudinal Acceleration - Detailed worked example
13 mins
Data Evaluation - Longitudinal g - Worked Example.pdf
1.68 MB
QUIZ: Part 2: Data Evaluation and Analysis: Longitudinal Acceleration
Data Evaluation - In Summary
4 mins
Data Evaluation - In Summary - Relative Value.pdf
350 KB
Data Evaluation - In Summary - Where Next?
4 mins
Data Evaluation - In Summary - Where Next.pdf
140 KB
Part 3: Forming The Driving Plan
Driving Plan - Great Feedback - Intrinsic Feedback
7 mins
Driving Plan - Great Feedback - Effective Feedback
8 mins
Driving Plan - Great Feedback - Intrinsic & Effective Feedback.pdf
13.3 MB
Driving Plan - Great Feedback - Skill Development
8 mins
Driving Plan - Great Feedback - Skill Development.pdf
2.8 MB
QUIZ: Part 3: Forming The Driving Plan: Great Feedback
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Assess Your Skill Level
8 mins
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Assess Your Skill Level.pdf
1.94 MB
Driver DNA-compressed.pdf
1.24 MB
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Prioritise For Your Skill Level
12 mins
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Prioritise For Your Skill Level.pdf
591 KB
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Distill And Plan
7 mins
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Distill And Plan.pdf
622 KB
Driving Plan - Evaluation To Action - Step-By-Step Analysis Process.pdf
81.8 KB
Summing Up
Final Thought - How To Know How Well You Are Progressing
5 mins
Final Thought - How Know Progressing.pdf
4.55 MB

About Your Instructor - Samir Abid MBA CEng BEng MIMechE

Based in the UK, Samir is a:
  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Automotive Design Engineering graduate
  • Race Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics, Simulation & Data specialist:
    • Daytona Prototype (Daytona winner)
    • Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, MIRA
    • ADAMS / Dymola / Excel / Python / geek etc ...
  • MIA Race Engineering School graduate,
  • Club Racer (car here)
  • Warwick Business School MBA graduate & Associate WBS Fellow,
  • Business Owner 
  • Host of the Your Data Driven Podcast- helping you learn from the pros :)
Motorsport is his hobby, his passion and is now his day job too. 

Samir's Mum (Angela) was a teacher - perhaps wanting to help people do better at what they love must be in the blood!

You be the judge of Samir's own teaching skills though -see you inside.