May 31, 2023

Goodyear Reveals How Driver-Tire Engineer Relationship Enhances Performance

Each team that competes within the FIA World Endurance Championship is provided with a tire performance engineer from Goodyear who works specifically for that team to improve the performance levels of both the driver and the vehicle across several race seasons.

One such Goodyear track support engineer is David Billingham, who works alongside Vector Sport LMP2 driver Gabriel Aubry. In his role, Billingham helps Aubry and the race team better understand the vast amounts of data gained from test days and endurance race weekends.

“It’s a crucial element to what we do as a team and how I’m able to perform as a driver,” explained Aubry. “The Goodyear partnership helps us understand how to develop the right setup and race strategy. The engineer and driver partnership is vital. It helps us understand the tires so we can extract maximum performance across a stint and race.”

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Source: TTI

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