University event to help steer youngsters into careers in engineering

Following a report by Engineering UK revealing a shortfall of young people undertaking engineering training, Birmingham City University is to host a motorsport masterclass next month with some of the world’s leading professionals from the motorsports industry highlighting career options in high p

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2013. Photo courtesy of FIA WEC Photo Gallery

Bosch opts for VxWorks for ECU performance

Bosch Motorsport, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive components, is using Wind River’s VxWorks for its engine control units (ECUs) for endurance motorsport race cars.

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Lane acquires BF1’s motorsport business

Connector firm Lane Electronics has acquired for an undisclosed sum the distribution business of motorsport component and systems specialist BF1 Systems.

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It was all smiles for Red Bull at the USA Grand Prix (Photo from Renault)

Brazilian Grand Prix 2013 at Interlagos preview

The 2013 Formula One racing comes to a close on Sunday 24 November 2013 at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos, and it has been a season dominated by one man – Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel who has been, sometimes literally, miles ahead of the rest of the field.

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Red Bull celebrate a winning season (Photo from Renault)

American Grand Prix 2013 in Austin, Texas, preview

The penultimate race of this year’s Formula One racing season sees the teams and drivers head for the USA for the American Grand Prix on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Sunday 17 November 2013.

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Harwin’s Gecko G125 series connectors from TTI

Distributor deal for motorsport connectors

Suitable for motorsport applications, Harwin’s Gecko G125 series of high-reliability connectors are available from distributor TTI. The connectors provide a low-profile, dual-row cable-to-board and board-to-board interconnection in a miniature package.

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Sebastian Vettel celebrates in India (photo from Renault)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013 at Yas Marina Preview

There is a certain anti-climax to this year’s Formula One racing season as we approach the final three races (starting on Sunday 3 November 2013 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina) as all the main issues have now been settled.

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McLaren sets up technology centre in Singapore

McLaren Applied Technologies (Mat) has established the headquarters of its Asia Pacific operations in Singapore. The announcement was made ahead of the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix and the new HQ will be the first registered Mat office outside the UK.

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