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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.
Virgin on Thursday confirmed reports Nick Wirth has left the struggling team.
Chief executive Andy Webb told us in a statement that the decision followed a “comprehensive review” in the wake of Russian carmaker Marussia’s arrival as title sponsor and investor. The statement said “it is readily apparent that the team must take major steps in order to accelerate its rate of improvement”.
“The most efficient solution is Red Bull’s” – Sam Michael
Williams will become the next team to follow Red Bull’s lead with the layout of its blown exhaust system. After reportedly finding itself a few tenths behind the RB7 in initial testing, Ferrari is believed to have hastily copied the layout that is now being tested in Barcelona.
Together with Marussia Virgin Racing’s Vision for the Future
Lights, camera, action!
The Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team has unveiled its 2011 season challenger – the MVR-02 – at the BBC’s Television Centre in London, where the team also took the opportunity to outline its vision for 2011 and beyond following last week’s management restructure.
A number of new roles have been introduced
As the Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team prepares for the launch of its 2011 race car in London next week, and the start of its second season of competition, the Board of Directors has made a number of key appointments designed to strengthen the existing management team.
This has the potential to severely damaging Formula One
In a modern world where image is everything, businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with how they are presented to the public. Companies can no longer get away with a pig headed arrogant attitude and in an age when people are in constant communication it appears that it is no longer sufficient to simply rely on a logo on the side of a car to advertise a company. This has the potential to severely damaging Formula One where sponsorship money keeps the wheels turning.
Half of F1’s competing teams are opposed to proposals to relax the current ban on in-season testing.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that while the opposition of low-budget newcomers Lotus, Virgin and HRT was expected, also Force India, Sauber and Williams want the current restrictions to remain in place.
Fastest new team delighted to announce that Dell™ joined Official Technical Supplier roster.
Innovation and technology have been at the heart of Formula One™ since its inception. To compete effectively in today’s modern era, teams need best in class partners in order to accelerate on and off-track development.
Wirth Research is gearing up for one of the most significant weeks in the pioneering company’s history.
This weekend high-tech race cars that it has designed are competing in both the FIA Formula One World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours – an achievement only legendary sporting marque Ferrari can match in 2010.
“I think a lot of the establishment teams will want us to fall flat on our faces” – Wirth
Nick Wirth is not surprised that some of F1’s establishment are opposed to the arrival of small new teams in formula one. In the case of the new British entrant Virgin Racing, its VR-01 single seater was designed without the aid of a wind tunnel but instead with only the sophisticated computer technology CFD.