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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.

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