Their areas of expertise are engineering, repair and manufacturing
With offices and workshops located in Laval, Quebec, M1 Composites Technology Inc. (M1 Composites) will offer specialized technical assistance to Formula One teams during the Grand Prix of Canada held June 7-8-9 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
M1 Composites is a Transport Canada aerospace-certified organization specializing in advanced composite materials and structures. Their areas of expertise are engineering, repair and manufacturing of advanced composite components, and assemblies.
“I’ve worked for a Formula One team in the past and saw how F1 and the aerospace industry share common technologies, especially in regards to composite materials and carbon fibre,” said Lorenzo Marandola, President of M1 Composites.
“M1 has state-of-the-art high-end equipment to deliver composite repairs and part manufacturing to the teams during their stay in Montreal,” Marandola added.
Almost every part of an F1 car is made of composite material with the obvious exception of the engine and the internal components of the gearbox.
“We can easily and quickly repair any damaged part such as the wing, the nose cone, the floor, the diffusor, the winglets, the engine cover or even the chassis itself,” explained Marandola.
M1 Composites has already been approached by a leading F1 team to perform complex composite repairs during the course of the Grand Prix of Canada.