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DigitalSurrey November event

Lessons learnt from life in the fast lane: Digital innovation in Formula 1

Mclaren is one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing, creating some of the most iconic cars in the sport’s history. Their mission is simply to win. To be this successful requires focus, ambition, imagination, determination and attention to detail.

Modern Formula 1 teams use thousands of cutting-edge computers to measure, control, analyse and simulate every aspect of a grand prix car. McLaren software engineer and our expert speaker Chris Alexander will take you on a whistle-stop tour of how the McLaren Racing Formula 1 team handles the ultra-fast, hyper-technical requirements of racing in Formula 1. Along the way, you will discover what lessons they have learnt to ensure that Mclaren’s technology and its people keep up with the relentless pace of the industry. From communication on a day-to-day basis, what bespoke software they design and build in-house, to how the whole team plays its part in race weekends ensuring that they deliver race in, race out – this fascinating insight to an exciting industry is not one to be missed!


Chris Alexander is a software engineer for McLaren Racing, developing bespoke data analysis and simulation systems for the Formula 1 team. With over 12 years’ experience and a master’s degree in Applied Robotics Chris is a passionate and forward thinking Engineer, Web Developer and Wordsmith. Chris loves to solve difficult technical problems with elegant, well designed and innovative solutions. Chris is an experienced speaker and previously presented at Digital Shoreditch and Yahoo: Hack Europe.


Wednesday 30th November 2016


University of Surrey, Austin Pearce building


18:30: Arrival, drinks and networking

19:00: Sponsor presentation from the University of Surrey

19:10: Lessons learnt from the fast lane at McLaren Racing by Chris Alexander

20:10: Networking and drinks

21:00: Close

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