PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT

SIMULATION SOFTWARE

MSc Vehicle Dynamics under Pacejka in Delft

Printscreen of a hybrid concept in LapSim for Le Mans

LapSim is completely developed by Chris van Rutten, both the calculation models as well as the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

In 1995 Chris graduated with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University, section Vehicle Dynamics, under the supervision of Professor Hans Pacejka. His final research project was performed at Toyota Motorsport in Cologne.

After the project was finished, in 1994, he founded his own consultancy business, CCD.

From the day he was born, Chris major passion was sport and cars. Combining those two explains his interest in Autosport. In 2007 he got his racing license. From that year on he competed every year in a couple of events using a Porsche 944. Achieving a lap time on a race track has significantly increased his understanding of his work and helps to put simulation in the right perspective.

2017

Concept development for a LMP1 Le Mans entry.

2015

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2013

Technical Director Phoenix DTM squad. Developed with LapSim our own set-up philosophy for the car.

2013: DTM Driver and Team Champion.

2014: 3th in both Driver's as Teams Championship.

2012

Performance Engineer at Phoenix Racing for the DTM, best Audi in championship.

2010

Development of a model based control algorithm for VTG turbo system of the Audi LMP1.

The system solved the reliability issues with the VTG and was used to win triple Le Mans LMP1 victory in 2010.

2011

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2009

Development of a complete new TC system for Audi LMP1 project. The control algorithm was vehicle model based enabling a very accurate pre control, greatly supporting the subsequent slip control.

Full track support to all tests and races.

2008

Complete setup layout: springs, shockabsorbers and LSD differential for the Spyker which was used in Top Gear.

2008

Complete calibration of a MS4.0 system for the V8 engine of GT2 Spyker race car.

2008

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2006

Support for a newly founded active suspension part within Bosch.

Development of a simulation model of a newly developed concept for an active shock absorber for street car use.

2006

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2005

Several TC application assignments in the Grand Am series.

2005

Adaption of the Porsche 996RSR GT2 traction control for the new Porsche Spyder V8 LMP2 race car.

2004

Development of a traction control algorithm for the Porsche 996RSR GT2 race car as advanced development for the coming LMP2 project.

2003

Supplying simulation support in the final development phase of the 612 HP, 10 cylinder Porsche Carrera GT.

2002

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2000

3 years of track simulation support for Opel in the ‘newly’ started DTM.

1999

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1998

Track support for Opel in the STW-Cup with FWD Opel Vectra.