Female engineers are still underrepresented in motorsport. To rectify this, AVL RACETECH has launched a Female Engineer Program for AVL employees. The initiative puts AVL’s women in pole position for a career in motor racing. The program combines two objectives: supporting women in Tech and diversity. AVL RACETECH already supports female racing drivers through its ambassador program: Tatiana Calderón (COL), the “Dakar Sistaz” Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc (UAE) and furthermore two young talents, Lena Kemmer (AT) and Laura Bubenova (SK), five strong women that represent the AVL colours on the international motorsport stage.
The Female Engineer Program offers participants the opportunity to receive training within AVL’s motorsport department while still working in their departments and projects. From working in various racing fields to gaining experience at the racetrack, over the course of the year they gain a deep insight into the world of professional motorsport. In practical workshops on the topics of race engineering, simulation, testbeds and driving simulators, the engineers acquire expertise to work in the industry. The engineers also get to spend a longer duration working in racing teams, with which AVL RACETECH maintains cooperations. AVL RACETECH believes, that the time is right for a program like this, as motorsport has no longer been a male-only domain for a while. The more female engineers play a visible role in motor racing, the more women will identify with them, which can only be positive for the sport.
Our heart beats for motorsport. We have enjoyed success in motor racing for more than 20 years, both in the limelight and behind the scenes. We develop, test, simulate and fabricate for manufacturers, organizers, teams and drivers - in 17 racing series around the world. Whether Formula 1, NASCAR or MotoGP: As a key supplier, we put winning teams on pole position technologically. We transfer our passion for racing and the innovation we show in motorsport to the streets. We leverage our know-how to develop solutions for the future of mobility. After all, that heartbeat unites us since centuries.
As well as strong companies and professional motorsport teams, we also work with promising and talented youngsters, who we support through our ambassador program – from preparing them for races in our simulator to support them with our race engineers at the track.
Born in 1997, Ferdinand was the first participant on our young driver program. The Austrian amassed a multitude of victories and pole positions in the Euroformula Open, FIA Formula 3 and in the LMP2 class (Le Mans Prototype) at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, before making his DTM debut in 2019. After a second season in the renowned sprint series, he successfully focused on endurance racing in 2021: He was champion in the Asian Le Mans Series, won his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and crowned his outstanding LMP2 season with the title of FIA World Champion.More info
Tatiana (born 1993) decided at just nine years of age that she wanted to be a professional racing driver. Having cut her teeth in karting, the Columbian has achieved her big goal in various racing series, including Super Formula Japan, FIA Formula 3, FIA Formula 2, the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In 2022, she lines up in the NTT INDYCAR Series. Tatiana hopes her passion will inspire other young girls, in particular. She is passionate about making motorsport a more diverse and integrative environment on all levels.More info
Finn (born 2004) made the step up to automobile racing and attained his international racing license in 2020 as a multiple karting champion. The youngster took his first steps in GT4 racing, where he immediately impressed and claimed class victories. In 2021, Finn became the youngest driver ever to make his debut in an Le Mans Prototpye (LMP3) in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. His team, Phoenix Racing, is a championship-winning team, which has been a familiar name in motorsport for 22 years. In 2022, Finn lines up for top team United Autosports in the LMP3 class within the famous European Le Mans Series (ELMS).More info
Aliyyah and Yasmeen have one big goal: The twins want to take part in the famous Dakar Rally together. Their love of motorsport was handed down to them when they were born in Dubai in 2004. Their father, two-time European truck racing champion Martin Koloc, is a true motorsport legend, whom they are attempting to emulate. And with success: At the age of just 16, Aliyyah became the youngest ever winner of a truck race. In 2022, the Dakar Sistaz line up in various racing series, including the FIA Middle East Cup for Cross Country Bajas, the EuroNascar Series, and selected GT3 and GT4 races.More info
Liam (born 2004) and his brother Jonas (born 2005) are among the best young Germans when it comes to off-road racing. Their motor racing career began in the German Autocross Championship, in which lightweight cross buggies go head to head in short sprints on gravel and mud tracks. In 2019, Liam was crowned German champion in the Juniorbuggy category, with Jonas runner-up. The Müller Brothers’ big dream is the World Rally Championship. On their way there, they are contesting selected rounds of the Mitropa Europacup and the German Rally Championship in 2022.More info
AVL and Virtuosi have been cooperating closely in the field of driving dynamics simulation since 2016. Since the start the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season, AVL RACETECH has been supporting the successful British race team as official technical partner. At the heart of the collaboration is the goal of using sophisticated simulation models to optimize the set-up of Virtuosi Racing’s Formula 2 cars. Based in Attleborough, Norfolk, the team can point to a long list of successes since it was founded – these include winning the Team title once and finishing runner-up three times in a row in Formula 2.More info
STARD, part of the Stohl Group GmbH, is a specialist in the research and development of advanced high-performance solutions for automobiles, motorsport, and more. The Austrian company has taken on a pioneering role worldwide – particularly when it comes to EV customer racing solutions and production-based, FIA-certified EV race cars. The focus of the collaboration between AVL RACETECH and STARD is the simulation, development and testing of high-performance propulsion system solutions, as well as whole cars for electric motorsport.More info
Launched by Ferdinand Habsburg and the Green Future Project in 2021, the “Drive Fast, Act Faster” program is helping the motorsport industry become more sustainable and make racing increasingly climate-neutral. As well as the general reduction of emissions, the program also offsets any remaining emissions by preserving biodiverse ecosystems. AVL RACETECH is supporting this goal by offsetting the complete CO2 footprint of its brand ambassadors for the entire racing season.More info
AVL and Ducati have been working closely together for several years. AVL RACETECH has been official technical partner of Ducati Corse since 2021. The motorsport department of the Italian manufacturer is responsible for developing the motorcycles that line up in MotoGP and Superbike competitions. Among other things, Ducati Corse uses the AVL CAMEO™ and AVL CONCERTO™ software solutions to analyze, visualize and optimize the performance of their race engines for MotoGP and other classes. And with great success: Ducati won the Constructor title in the MotoGP class in 2020 and 2021.More info
Founded in 2010 by Kuba and Wojtek Śmiechowski, the team entered endurance racing in 2016 with prototype cars and was able to claim early success. In 2019, Inter Europol Competition extended its involvement to cover the LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) class, competing there for the first time in the Le Mans 24-hour race. The team debuted with the Oreca LMP2 #34 in the 2021 World Endurance Championship (WEC) – the first Polish team in the history of the WEC. They finished the season in an outstanding fifth place. Starting with the 2022 season, AVL RACETECH is the official team partner of Inter Europol Competition and supports the team, among other activities, in its preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.More info
The expansion of our partnership with the Green Future Project will do more than just compensate for the complete CO2 footprint of the AVL RACETECH brand ambassadors over the course of the 2022 racing season. In addition to permanently protecting the acquired rainforest areas to preserve biodiversity, our technologies also make an important contribution to environmentally-friendly mobility. Our involvement in the program is documented in the dashboard below.