Participants can expect a comprehensive curriculum, which includes the following content:
Provided by BMW Motorsport, the FB02 allows the drivers to familiarise themselves with the fundamentals of set-up work. The variable parameters include front and rear-wing set-up, suspension selection, damper set-up (pressure and traction levels), selection of transmission ratio, and the suspension set-up (ground clearance, drop, caster).
This section of the programme allows the participants to discover how the FB02 reacts in different situations. They will familiarise themselves with understeer and oversteer, learn the special demands of driving on a wet track, and be trained to identify the racing line by professional racing drivers.
How do tyres change over the course of an entire race? How must a driver pace himself? Formula BMW Talent Cup participants learn all this when they head out onto the track for so-called long runs.
Good starts can be achieved through practice: that is why the Formula BMW Talent Cup training programme pays particular attention to this crucial phase of the race. The drivers learn how fast reaction times can pave the way to victory, despite the enormous tension at the start.
Qualifying and race simulations
The young drivers can apply everything they have learned on the many theory courses in qualifying and race simulators. From maximum concentration on the crucial qualifying lap, to the perfect rhythm during the race: the focus here is on practice.
In modern motorsport, you need more than just natural talent to be quick. The drivers must be able to give their engineers detailed feedback and use data analysis to draw conclusions regarding their driving. Once again, the Formula BMW Talent Cup prepares them for this challenge.
Physical fitness is essential in order to be able to give everything over the entire race distance. For that reason, the youngsters are given expert assistance to create an individual training plan for a season and find the most appropriate, individual exercises. This also incorporates mental training. Only those lining up with a healthy self-confidence are in with a chance of winning.
Sponsorship management, media and PR training
In motorsport, the drivers' behaviour is not only important on the track, but also off it. Here, the participants at the Formula BMW Talent Cup are given useful tips regarding how to deal with sponsors and partners. Furthermore, they are advised how to use the media to their advantage and establish a positive image.