Tag Archive: CFD

May 07

Cool efficiency for Mercedes AMG Petronas with ebm-apst

ebm-papst has developed off-board cooling solutions for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05

2014-05-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - ebm-apst (1)The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is delighted to announce a new partnership with world-leading fan and motor provider ebm-papst.

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Mar 04

Hari Roberts joins Caterham F1 Team as Head of Aerodynamics

Caterham F1 Team has announced that Hari Roberts has joined the team as Head of Aerodynamics.

2013-03-04 - Team Caterham - Hari Roberts 0110 - Team CaterhamAs 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Marussia F1 Team revealed the MR02

A comprehensive evolution of the MR01, boosted by KERS

2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (3)2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (1)The Marussia F1 Team revealed its 2013 challenger – the MR02 – to the media this morning, ahead of the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain.

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Jan 30

Ecclestone model ‘starving’ small teams – Glock

F1’s funding model is ‘starving’ the smaller teams, Marussia refugee Timo Glock claims.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (6)2012-11-15_0008The 30-year-old German has had to leave formula one for the DTM touring car series for 2013, because Marussia need to replace him with a pay-driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Lotus LMP2 with new project in 2013

Lotus LMP2 develops own sports car prototype

Lotus-LMP2-Side-2013Lotus-LMP2-Front-2013Lotus LMP2 is working with united forces in developing its own Lotus LMP car that will initially run in the LMP2 class. The next step will be the development of a new LMP1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Glock happy fans still rate ability

Timo Glock has revealed he is happy to know F1 spectators still rate his talents.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #1 1352012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 10302012 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Lola Tech Team Talk

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Renault Sport F1 racing ahead with CD-adapco’s engineering simulation software

The Renault Sport F1 engine design engineers use CD-adapco’s CFD tools, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD to rapidly explore new concepts

CD-adapco logoRenault Sport F1 logoAs 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

A New Car. A New Philosophy.

The MR01

2012-03-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR01Marussia F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe MR01, the Marussia F1 Team’s contender for the 2012 season, has made its on-track debut. The Anglo-Russian team is running its new car for the first time today at Silverstone in the UK for a promotional event ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next weekend.

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Feb 03

Force India needs more staff for F1 tilt – Szafnauer

‘Friday’ driver plan not for top teams – Szafnauer

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2010-02-09 - Force India - Otmar SzafnauerForce 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.

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Dec 08

Team Lotus confirms John Iley appointment

He joined the team as Performance Director

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 022011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - 01Team 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.

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Jul 13

Staff movements rumoured at top F1 teams

Italian magazine Autosprint is linking Red Bull’s aerodynamics chief Peter Prodromou with a move to Mercedes GP.

2011-06-11_1151Flagworld - F1The dominant RB7’s creator Adrian Newey is not interested in switching camps for now, but 42-year-old Prodromou also worked closely alongside the talented Briton at McLaren.

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Jul 04

All the right moves : The exciting next chapter in the Marussia Virgin Racing story

A Technical Partnership with McLaren and a New Technical Base
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Virgin confirms McLaren tie-up

2011-05-07 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Turkey - Jerome DAmbrosio 16McLaren Applied Technologies logoThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Team Lotus confirms wind tunnel deal with Williams F1 (updated)

Team Lotus expands wind tunnel program

2011-06-11_03612011-06-11_0294Team 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Renault hits back at rumours of financial problems

Renault is hitting back at reports of financial problems.


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The rumours emerged during the Monaco grand prix and the Enstone based team’s boss Eric Boullier hinted they might have been started by his predecessor Flavio Briatore, who was making an appearance in the Principality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Virgin confirms Wirth split

Virgin on Thursday confirmed reports Nick Wirth has left the struggling team.

2011-05-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Monaco - Jerome DAmbrosio 12011-05-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Monaco - Jerome DAmbrosio 8 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”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Virgin eyes ‘plan B’ should Turkey upgrade

Should a car upgrade for the Turkish grand prix not result in a major step forward.

2011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Barcelona - Jerome DAmbrosio 022011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Barcelona - 01That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, after it emerged the British team actually took a step backwards in Australia following a difficult debut campaign in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Now Williams following Red Bull’s lead on exhausts

“The most efficient solution is Red Bull’s” – Sam Michael

2011-02-24 - AT&T Williams - FW33 072011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - RB7 car presentation 0002Williams 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Marussia Virgin Racing reveils the MVR-02

Together with Marussia Virgin Racing’s Vision for the Future
Lights, camera, action!

2011-02-08 - MVR-02 00152011-02-08 - MVR-02 0016The 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.

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Feb 02

Marussia Virgin Racing strengthens management team

A number of new roles have been introduced

2011-02-01 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Valencia - Jerome D'ambrosio 082011-02-01 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Valencia - Jerome D'ambrosio 03As 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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