Technology transfer from motorsport to other industries is relatively common, however, the mindset and working methods employed at the pinnacle of our sport can be deployed to great advantage outside of racing as well. To this end, McLaren Racing’s Head of Vehicle Dynamics, mike lawPoised to help others use the lessons he’s learned over a decade and a half of racing in his book Ace Thinking: Life Lessons from Engineering the Ultimate Racing Cars,
Based on a decade of research in various disciplines of science, mathematics and engineering, Law has sought to extrapolate its learnings to improve the efficiency of his and his team’s work practices; Explained in the ACE model. Within this, the law identifies three key elements in which equality in actions occurs. These are human beings with agency, a goal that needs to be achieved and an environment in which to act; Agent, Control and Environment, hence the ACE nickname.