Using previously confidential imagery from Williams’ computational fluid dynamic (CFD)
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Mercedes suggests it will be forced to create a ‘junior’ team if the FIA regulations aren’t tightened up regarding data sharing and entry clarification
Toto Wolff says he is worried Formula 1 will develop into an ‘arms race’ between the manufacturers should the FIA not tighten up regulations he feels have allowed Ferrari to gain an advantage through its technical partnership with the incoming Haas team.
Caterham F1 Team has announced that Hari Roberts has joined the team as Head of Aerodynamics.
As Head of Aerodynamics Hari will be working closely with Technical Director Mark Smith and Performance Director John Iley. He brings with him a wealth of aerodynamic, trackside and simulation experience from his previous roles which includes working with Jordan, Renault F1 Team and, most recently, Lotus F1 Team, giving him the perfect platform to play an important role in Caterham F1 Team’s long-term plans to challenge for honours in Formula One.
Timo Glock has revealed he is happy to know F1 spectators still rate his talents.
2012 is the 30-year-old’s third consecutive season with backmarkers Marussia (formerly Virgin), after an impressive earlier career at Toyota. But a recent online poll in Germany showed that a majority of his countrymen think he would be a worthy successor at Mercedes for Michael Schumacher, should the seven time world champion return to retirement.
What have Lola been concentrating on with regards to the B12/60 LMP1 car?
The Lola design and engineering team have been looking at overall efficiency improvements to the aerodynamic surfaces of both the LMP1 and LMP2 Lola designs. The initial CFD and wind tunnel studies took place last autumn in Lolas on-site 50% scale facility in Huntingdon, UK.
The Renault Sport F1 engine design engineers use CD-adapco’s CFD tools, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD to rapidly explore new concepts
As an official supplier of CFD and CAE technology to Renault Sport F1, CD-adapco products continue to play a critical role in the ever improving performances of the team by engaging in a four year partnership.
‘Friday’ driver plan not for top teams – Szafnauer
Force India has acknowledged it will not challenge for the world championship until the team is bigger. Otmar Szafnauer, who is the Silverstone based team’s chief operating officer, told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that the former Jordan, Midland and Spyker team’s head-count is currently 310.
He joined the team as Performance Director
Team Lotus has today confirmed that John Iley, one of the leading aerodynamicists in global motorsport, has joined the team as Performance Director, heading up all aerodynamics, CFD and related activity for the team and reforming the successful partnership he previously enjoyed with Mike Gascoyne at Jordan and Renault F1.
A Technical Partnership with McLaren and a New Technical Base
+Virgin confirms McLaren tie-up
The Marussia Virgin Racing team has signalled the seriousness of its intent to become a real contender in Formula One with two major announcements that represent an exciting new chapter in the team’s development.
Team Lotus expands wind tunnel program
Team Lotus has confirmed today that it is expanding its wind tunnel operations having confirmed a deal with Williams F1 to use one of the Grove based team’s two wind tunnels from September 2011. Team Lotus will now be running a two tunnel programme, with the Aerolab facility in Italy working in conjunction with the Williams F1 site in the UK while work continues on the team’s own wind tunnel at Hingham. When that facility is operational all activity will be transferred to the team’s own site.