Ginetta LMP1 complete second week of aero development

16 July 2017

Ginetta has completed a second week of aerodynamic development at Williams Advanced Engineering.

Engineers have now signed off designs for the LMP1 chassis, floor, rear diffuser and wheel rims.

During their second week-long residency at the wind tunnel in Grove, Oxfordshire, Ginetta aerodynamicists Andy Lewis and Stephen van der Burg continued to see strong correlation between their findings and the CFD results garnered by Adrian Reynard’s ARC in Indianapolis.

“The experience I have from the work I have been involved with in recent years means I have a good handle on the performance numbers we need to be achieving,” said Andy Lewis, Ginetta’s head of aerodynamics. “We have spent over 100 hours in the wind tunnel thus far and are making fantastic progress we are even slightly ahead of target, which is excellent. There is good correlation between what we [Stephan and I] are seeing and that of the CFD results, giving us much confidence in the work we are doing in between wind tunnel sessions.”

“It’s fantastic to see the progress we have made with the LMP1 project already,” said Ewan Baldry, Ginetta’s technical director. “The aerodynamic work has run very smoothly, thanks – in part – to our excellent technical partners ARC and Williams Advanced Engineering.

“Whilst the aero programme continues, the mechanical design is also progressing to plan, with our initial engineering drawings approaching sign off, thus enabling manufacture of parts to commence.  Paolo Catone continues to be a great contributor to the project and we really enjoy having him around and value his experience and input.”

With chassis design approved during the first week of testing, and the floor, rear diffuser and wheel rims all now approved, progress is looking increasingly positive ahead of the first planned test for the Ginetta LMP1 in November.


Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
29 Sep
Nissan Motorsport unveils the Nissan Z GT4 -
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
28 Sep
Limited availability so book your tickets now!
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
21 Sep
F1 announce dates for first Las Vegas Grand Prix #F1 #LasVegas #Formula1 @F1 #LasVegasGP
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
12 Sep
Latet issue of RACE TECH out now. Don't miss: AUDI ENTERS #F1 - Formula 1’s #Sustainability agenda reaped its first…
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
12 Sep
Your free ticket! Motorsport Engineering & Technology Show - MIA CTS2022 -
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
8 Sep
Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
2 Sep
In case you missed it this week - @audisport to enter #F1 in 2026 following new #Sustainability rules #Audi
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
24 Aug
Daniel Ricciardo to leave Mclaren Racing at the end of the year. Watch his video announcement here #danielricciardo