Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
The ATCUAE, as an FIA-appointed officials safety training provider, has launched the latest e-learning module on best practices for recovery of open-wheeled racecars. As part of the FIA Sport Grant Programme, this course was prepared in cooperation with the FIA Safety Department. The course is hosted on ATCUAE’s e-learning platform and is available to clubs and officials worldwide free of charge. It was prepared with support of the FIA Sports.
The course is the first initiative to summarize, structure and present best practice principals of recovery (lift, carry, load and unload) of open-wheeled racecars. By the conclusion of the course, participants will develop an understanding of different methods for safe, efficient and quick recovery of race vehicles during a race. The module contains multiple videos demonstrating good and bad practices, the later have been recreated from real life scenarios that happened at different venues over the past few years. This e-learning module is designed to assist sporting organizers and in particular recovery chiefs in training their team members.
“Safety has always been and will always be a top priority of the FIA. This course proliferates the best practices for motorsport on a global scale, to get the knowledge to the entire motorsport community,” said Jean Todt, FIA President.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, ATCUAE President and FIA Vice President stated, “We continuously strive for excellence, innovation and the highest safety standards in everything we do. This new module is more proof of that, using our e-learning platform to deliver international best practices in safe vehicle recovery.”
The core of this course was designed by ATCUAE senior official, Alan Rooke, Recovery Chief for Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alan was responsible for recruiting, training and retention of the F1 recovery team since year one.
The course can be found on the ATCUAE’s e-learning platform at https://motorsportknowledgeinstitute.org learning together.