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A motorsports show for club racers. Engineer Samir Abid talks to motorsports Pros on your behalf so you can learn, be inspired and improve your racing performance.
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Your Data Driven Podcast Your Data Driven

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A motorsports show for club racers. Engineer Samir Abid talks to motorsports Pros on your behalf so you can learn, be inspired and improve your racing performance.
For more FREE resources visit --> https://www.yourdatadriven.com

    Ep51 Willem Toet on Applying F1 Aero To Your Car (2 of 2)

    Ep51 Willem Toet on Applying F1 Aero To Your Car (2 of 2)

    Part 2 with Willem Toet, the former head of aerodynamics at the Benetton, Ferrari and Sauber Formula 1 teams. Aero is one of those subjects that gets a lot of air time on TV but its often hard to relate that back to what you can do yourself. Willem Toet has some great insights and very practical tips. Make sure to listen to part 1 first and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for some really good followup videos and articles.



    [01:38] How to get the maximum downforce from a wing

    [05:35] What qualifications do you need to work in F1?

    [11:15] The Benetton story

    [14:46] How vortex's give you downforce.

    [22:50] How Sauber maximised its Wind tunnel efficiency



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    Links mentioned in the Willem Toet show:

    - How do diffusers work?

    a) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-motorsport-ground-effect-diffusers-work-willem-toet/

    b) https://www.racetechmag.com/2017/08/willem-toet-explains-motorsport-diffusers/

    - How wind tunnels work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC0E0wU6inU&t=4s

    - CFD post processing explained. https://www.racetechmag.com/2019/02/willem-toet-explains-cfd-post-processing/

    - Willem Toet on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/willemtoet1/



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    • 35 min
    Ep50 Willem Toet on Applying F1 Aero To Your Car (1 of 2)

    Ep50 Willem Toet on Applying F1 Aero To Your Car (1 of 2)

    Willem Toet, the former head of aerodynamics at the Benetton, Ferrari and Sauber Formula 1 teams, joins me for a very special two part show. Aero is one of those subjects that gets a lot of air time on TV but its often hard to relate that back to what you can do yourself. Willem Toet has some great insights and very practical tips. This is honestly an amazing chat with one of the best in the business. Be sure to check out the links in the show notes for some really good followup videos and articles. As ever, grab a pen, grab a coffee, sit back and lets listen to what Willem has to say.



    [01:34] Meet areo guru Willem Toet

    [06:53] How Willem got into motorsports (missing and Eng degree..)

    [09:00] The epitome of a motorsports mindset

    [19:17] Breaking the clock (then fixing it) at 7 years old.

    [27:35] What is the most efficient way to generate downforce?



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    Links mentioned in the Willem Toet show:

    - How do diffusers work?

    a) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-motorsport-ground-effect-diffusers-work-willem-toet/

    b) https://www.racetechmag.com/2017/08/willem-toet-explains-motorsport-diffusers/

    - How wind tunnels work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC0E0wU6inU&t=4s

    - CFD post processing explained. https://www.racetechmag.com/2019/02/willem-toet-explains-cfd-post-processing/

    - Willem Toet on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/willemtoet1/



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    Learn to Drive Faster and Set Up Your Track Car with Confidence @ https://www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 39 min
    Ep49: F2 to Your Garage - Keeping it simple with Gavin Bickerton-Jones

    Ep49: F2 to Your Garage - Keeping it simple with Gavin Bickerton-Jones

    Welcome to episode 49. Today I'm delighted to welcome ace engineer Gavin Binkerton Jones. As an F2 team owner, several F1, Indy and sports car aces have passed through his care. Having raced himself on a tiny budget in the 1980s, he shares several tips and practical suggestions that you can apply to your own motorsports. There's absolute gold dust in this one. So without further ado, sit back, grab a pen, grab a coffee, and hear what Gavin has to say...



    [01:50] Meet Gavin Bickerton-Jones

    [08:38] The most simple method of fault detection on a racecar

    [20:10] What makes a good damper curve for your car?

    [31:15] Getting money from the bank to start a race team...

    [46:50] Lewis Hamilton's secret technique for finding the fastest approach to any track



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    Links mentioned in the Gavin Bickerton-Jones show:

    - Gavin Autosport profile: https://www.autosport.com/formula2/news/how-to-be-an-ace-engineer-f2-and-damper-specialist-gavin-bickerton-jones/10443011/

    - Gavin Bickerton-Jones photography site https://www.gbjphotography.co.uk/



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    Learn to Drive Faster and Set Up Your Track Car with Confidence @ https://www.yourdatadriven.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep48: 4 Proven Techniques to Improve Your Aero with Julian Edgar

    Ep48: 4 Proven Techniques to Improve Your Aero with Julian Edgar

    Join us for Episode 48 with our guest, Julian Edgar, an acclaimed automotive journalist from Australia. With an extensive repertoire of books on suspension and aerodynamics, Julian is renowned for his ability to simplify complex theories into practical, budget-friendly techniques that anyone can apply to their racecar. In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of aerodynamics, exploring Julian Edgar's four proven techniques to improve your racecar's performance without breaking the bank. So without further ado, as ever, sit back, grab a pen, grab a coffee, and let's enjoy what Julian has to say.

    [01:20] Meet Julian Edgar

    [10:09] What is Tuft testing (and What Can It Tell Us?)

    [21:23] How to make a cost effective pressure sensor

    [37:50] How to conduct downforce testing

    [45:10] Throttle Stop method for drag testing



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    Links mentioned in the Julian Edgar show:

    - Julian Edgar books at Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Julian-Edgar/e/B00C3MRYN4/



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep47 Julian Thomas on Racing, Resilience and the VBOX Story

    Ep47 Julian Thomas on Racing, Resilience and the VBOX Story

    Julian Thomas joins Samir Abid in this intriguing podcast episode to explore the world of motorsport data and analytics. The founder of Race Logic and VBox, Julian Thomas shares his unique motorsports journey, the value of mastering the basics, and how you can practise these in your everyday driving. This episode is brimming with Julian's insightful lessons. So as ever. Grab a pen. Grab a coffee. Sit back and enjoy what Julian has to say.



    [01:20] Meet Julian Thomas: Introduction and Story of the VBOX

    [14:00] How to get into racing (its not straightforward)

    [18:05] Winning the Championship Using a Data Driven approach

    [28:10] The Value of Racing in Lower Profile Series to Learn to Race.

    [45:00] Innovating with Position calculations (rather than traditional distance)



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    Links mentioned in the Julian Thomas show:

    - RaceLogic: https://vboxmotorsport.co.uk/index.php/en/

    - Fun Cup https://funcup.co.uk/

    - Historic racing https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/motor-circuit/history/



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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ https://www.yourdatadriven.com

    Get Ahead of the Curve - Weekly motorsports wisdom you can read in 5 minutes, for free --> https://yourdatadriven.ck.page/3d029366d9

    • 57 min
    Ep46 Nick Padmore on Thriving at the Edge: Lessons from a Life in Racing

    Ep46 Nick Padmore on Thriving at the Edge: Lessons from a Life in Racing

    Today we have a fantastic guests lined up for you - racing driver and coach Nick Padmore. From the high uptime world of racing to the intricacies of car dynamics, we're going to delve deep into a range of topics that will hopefully give you a range of new perspectives to apply to your motor sport. So much to take away from this conversation, not only about the racing, but also how to manage the practicalities of life, including with your family, in a racing environment. So as ever. Grab a pen. Grab a coffee. Sit back and enjoy what Nick has to say.



    [01:40] Meet Nick Padmore: Introduction and Career Highlights

    [13:40] Mastering the Craft: The Art of Racing and The Role of Data

    [18:55] Facing Challenges: The Goodwood Story and Overcoming Crashes

    [38:18] Balancing Act: Integrating Family Life into Racing

    [41:02] Preparing for Race Day: Physical Fitness and Mental Focus



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    Links mentioned in the show:

    - About Nick Padmore, coaching and racing cars: https://www.nickpadmoreracing.com/

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    Perfectly setup your racecar. Master data analysis. Drive faster @ https://www.yourdatadriven.com

    Get Ahead of the Curve - Weekly motorsports wisdom you can read in 5 minutes, for free --> https://yourdatadriven.ck.page/3d029366d9

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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BoogieFries ,

Great techy-but-pragmatic style

I’ve listened to a whole bunch of these podcast episodes and I really enjoy Samir’s techy-but-pragmatic conversational style. It’s clear that he is smart but humble and still trying to learn and improve like the rest of us. Subscribe and listen!

Peter Greg ,

Podcast 39

Really enjoyed the info about how to guide drivers into giving the engineers the info that can better help them understand what actually needs to be changed in a set up. Blind verses structured focus was also interesting and relates to my work as an internal tester for a SIM developer. These podcasts are packed with gems of experience you won’t find in most places. Would recommend them highly to anyone looking to save time by further understanding the relationships between driver, engineer, and the car.

CPMaverick3 ,

Excellent and entertaining resource

This podcast caters towards people with motorsport as a hobby or that are just getting started in the industry. However the guests are typically have a high level of experience. The podcast's goal of getting them to distill and simplify their advice to the basics I find really fascinating. I am a professional in the industry and decided to listen when I saw some of my peers on the pod. Even for experienced motorsport people I think there's a lot to be learned.

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