Stéphane FOLIO

En résumé

Native of Reunion Island, my passion for Motorsport originates from rally which is the highest form of competition on my amazing island. Then, I had the opportunity to live my passion and to compete in the local karting championship where I have enjoyed spending time with my father while trying to improve my laptimes.

Firmly convinced to explore the Motorsport world, I have decided to go to France and study at ESTACA in order to develop my engineering skills. My sixteen-month internship within the Boutsen Ginion Racing team was a great experience. I have enhanced my technical skills by working on data analysis on LMP2 and GT cars at events like 2013 Le Mans 24 hours. Being responsible for logistics and parts management, I was able to develop my organisational skills and broaden my technical knowledge by working closely with different suppliers.

Thanks to my year at Cranfield University within the MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering, I have built a strong expertise in Motorsport engineering with a specific focus on vehicle dynamics. My internship in GP2 allowed me to develop great modelling skills and handle complex mathematical process.

I am now developing and applying my analysis and simulation skills in the WRC world.

Mes compétences :
Motec i2
Delphi 6
Microsoft office
Ansys Fluent
AIM Race Studio 2
Microsoft Project
2D WinARace


  • Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH - Performance - Data Engineer

    2015 - maintenant Worked on the development of the Polo WRC 2017
    • Data acquisition analysis during test sessions
    • Post-test performance report
    • Developed metrics to analyse car and driver performance
    • Modelling and Simulation using VI-CarRealTime
  • Claytex - Project Engineer

    2015 - 2015 • Modelling and simulation of vehicles using Dymola
  • Absolute Racing - Race Engineer

    2015 - 2015 • Management, strategy and setup of 4 cars in Audi R8 LMS Cup
    • Development of driver performance analysis tools
  • Racing Engineering - Vehicle Dynamics Intern

    2014 - 2015 • Lap Time Simulation software development based on GG diagram
    • Implementation of the Milliken Moment Method
    • Vehicle performance simulation, setup and sensitivity analysis
  • Eurasia Motorsport - Data Engineer

    2014 - 2014 • Analysis of data acquisition on Oreca 03 LMP2 at Inje Speedium, 1st round of Asian Le Mans Series
    • Responsible for on-board system
    • Fuel and parts management
  • Boutsen Ginion Racing - Data Engineer

    2014 - 2014 • Analysis of data acquisition on Oreca 03 LMP2 at ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg
    • Responsible for tyre management
    • Worked on car setup
  • Vita4One Racing Team - Data Engineer

    2013 - 2013 • Analysis of data acquisition on BMW Z4 GT3 at Spa Francorchamps for the ADAC GT Masters championship
  • Boutsen Ginion Racing - Trainee data engineer

    2012 - 2013 • Analysis of data acquisition on McLaren MP4-12C GT3 in Blancpain Endurance Series and Oreca 03 LMP2 in ELMS and 2013 Le Mans 24 hours
    • Responsible for the LMP2 program at the workshop during the 2013 season
    • Conducted drivers performance analysis
    • Completed race projects: computer program development, 2012 Le Mans 24 hours team booklet, WIFI network
    • Workshop management
    • Set up race cars at the workshop
    • Provided mechanical support at the factory and during races
    • Scheduled race logistics
    • Responsible for inventories and orders
  • Garage des pommeraies (VW retailer) - Stagiaire mécanicien

    2011 - 2011 • Providing support at the factory within bodywork and mechanical department
    • Discovered how a garage works


  • Cranfield University (Bedford)

    Bedford 2013 - 2014 This MSc allows students to develop their skills and expertise in relation to motorsport and high performance engineering.
    Taught module includes:
    - History of Motorsport
    - Composites structure
    - Electronics and data acquisition
    - Vehicle dynamics
    - Aerodynamics
    - Computational Fluid Dynamics
    - Structural analysis
    - Powertrain design
    - The business of motorsport
  • ESTACA Ecole Supérieure Des Techniques Aéronautiques Et De Construction Automobile

    Laval 2010 - 2014 Ingénieur

    ESTACA's "Automobile" specialisation provides preparation for all the automotive industry jobs.
    Taught courses include:
    - Vehicle dynamics
    - Power train
    - Automotive electronics architecture
    - Innovation
    - Automotive life cycle
    - Structural analysis
    - Embedded systems
  • Lycée Lislet Geoffroy (Ste Clotilde)

    Ste Clotilde 2008 - 2010 PTSI - PT

    2-year selective post-baccalauréat university level preparatory classes for the competitive entry exams to the “Grandes Ecoles” (French Engineering Schools)
  • Lycée Evariste De Parny Sciences de l'Ingénieur (St Paul)

    St Paul 2005 - 2008 French Baccalaureate

    Baccalauréat S (Maths & Physics), Equivalent to A Levels, Graduated with honours