A passion for high-tech: Experience the performance.
Bosch Motorsport develops high-end technology with passion and enthusiasm for the world’s most attractive racing series.
10:00 a.m. Free practice
“The moment of truth. It’s only in free practice that you discover whether all components are perfectly in synch. Then you can fine tune the final details.”
“Perfect teamwork: Our expertise for your success.”
Right from the very first idea, our customers can trust in the expertise and support of one of the world’s largest OEM suppliers. Bosch Motorsport associates support their customers worldwide.
“Ready for the racetrack: motorsport components.”
The biggest difference between a racing car and a production car is the life cycle. Motorsport components on the other hand are stressed to their limit, but in most cases have a service time of just a few hours.
“Network with no speed limit: Professional hardware and software solutions.”
Vehicle fine-tuning calls for a solid set of data. On the track, Bosch Motorsport sensors capture a wide range of engine and chassis data which are precisely analysed with the analysis software WinDarab.
11:30 a.m. Qualifying
“Stopwatches ready. Qualifying is the competition before the competition — whoever pulls out all the stops here, stands a good chance of winning the race.”
“ Keep cool: Even under the hottest racing conditions. ”
In racing, vehicles are exposed to extreme temperatures; components such as brakes and the exhaust system have to withstand up to 1,000°C, and heat from the outside also affects the technical systems. Bosch Motorsport components have been designed to ensure that they always deliver optimum performance however high the temperature.
“ Don’t let a downpour be your downfall: Maximum performance in all weathers. ”
Unlike normal roadworthy vehicles, racing cars offer much less protection against the elements — Formula 1 cars, for example, don’t even have a roof. On a wet track, the sometimes highly sensitive electronic components are directly exposed to rain or extreme humidity, which is why all sensitive Bosch Motorsport parts have robust integrated splash protection.
“ Clean performance: Also outside the development lab. ”
The prevailing conditions on the race circuit differ from those on the test bench. Dirt from the track and clutch dust penetrate into almost every gap. To ensure first-class performance even under these conditions, all Bosch Motorsport products are well-insulated against dirt.
g-forces and vibrations
“ Fasten seatbelts please: These forces act on driver and vehicle. ”
Whether minimal vibrations or brute centrifugal forces: during a race, strong forces act on vehicles and drivers. To help them endure this, Bosch Motorsport components have been specially optimized and tested to withstand the strain.
14:30 p.m. The race
“The race is on. From here on in there’s no more room for error, either for the driver or the material. Everyone has worked really hard for what comes next .”
“ Stepping on the gas: Perfectly coordinated components. ”
Power is nothing without control; only when all components of a racing car are ideally coordinated can they deliver 100% performance. That’s why Bosch Motorsport modules are designed to harmonize perfectly with the individual configuration of the vehicle in order to get the maximum out of it.
Always smaller, always more powerful, always lighter — The latest development stage of our ECU development includes more functions than ever in a single device. And each component thus saved, reduces the weight and thereby directly increases the performance.
“ Less is more: At the end of the day, every gram counts. ”
The work of motorsport design engineers is a constant battle to lose weight. The less a racing car weighs, the faster it can be driven at maximum engine power. That’s why Bosch Motorsport components are not a single gram heavier than they need to be: so they can truly help a racing car achieve success.
“ Intelligence under the hood: Data basis for success. ”
Racing cars are computers on wheels. There is hardly a racing component today that isn’t electronically controlled or monitored. Bosch manufactures highly sensitive sensors, reliable data loggers and telemetry systems, as well as sophisticated data analysis software.
The color display DDU 9 is freely programmable and allows the driver to distinguish important from unimportant information. An electronic co-pilot that provides race-defining information.
“ A safe bet: Accident-free comes first. ”
With Bosch, safety is always on board — and that goes for motorsports, too. We ensure safety through maximum reliability and through systems that allow even better control when the vehicle is in the limit range. Take our special motorsport ABS systems for maximum control on the racetrack, for instance.
The PowerBox PBX 190 means intelligent power management and replaces conventional hardware with freely programmable software. This increases operational safety and thus the chance of victory.
16:00 p.m. The race is over
“The award ceremony is over and the race goes on. At least for the technical team: now it’s their job to evaluate all the data collected during the race.”
“Tactical advice: The racing line as a learning curve.”
No matter how perfectly the technology works — at the end of the day it’s the drivers who decide the race. A detailed analysis of their driving style helps both driver and crew to squeeze even higher performance out of the vehicle.
“Parameters par excellence: For a smooth ride.”
A vehicle can transmit more than 1,000 data channels to the box during a race, many of which are captured by the chassis sensors. To be able to replicate the entire race, all this data has to be collected and analyzed.
“Driving us forward: Our engine for success.”
The engine control unit is the heart of any racing car. This is what decides how the car performs on the racetrack. Bosch ECUs feature a powerful data logger that records all engine data.