FREE NEWSLETTER

Williams Advanced Engineering wins LMDh contract

21 September 2020

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been nominated as the supplier of the battery for the LMDh programme. The LMDh initiative allows hybrid race cars to compete in both the IMSA and WEC endurance race series and provides the first opportunity in many years to compete across multiple series under the same technical regulations.

WAE will work alongside two other partners, Bosch and Xtrac which will be providing the motor, inverter and gearbox technology respectively. WAE will be responsible for the battery, DC-DC converter and the company’s bespoke Battery Management System.

WAE has its roots in hybridisation and endurance racing. The company was formed around the team that created the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar. It provided the flywheel energy store to the Audi LMP1 car and aerodynamic testing to the all-conquering Porsche. In addition, WAE also supplied the complete KERS hybrid system to the Marussia Formula 1 team.

“We’re extremely proud to be involved in this exciting initiative which we believe is key to the future of sportscar racing; allowing for a standard set of regulations on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Iain Wight, WAE’s business development director. “As a company, we started in hybrid vehicle projects and have since grown our world class expertise in all areas of lightweight electrification; specifically high-performance batteries and battery systems which will help secure the technical longevity of the series at the same time as meeting the future demands of hybrid systems for manufacturers.”

Partners

AVL
SADEV
Bosch logo

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
22 Jan
PROMOTED CONTENT: Pressure Scanner Favoured by Aerodynamicists https://t.co/X3R5db4iXx https://t.co/Erg23EIev7
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
21 Jan
WEC kicks off the Season with new Hypercar category and all women link up @FIAWEC @fillon_pierre #WEC #Hypercarhttps://t.co/mo0q5VUS6K
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
21 Jan
WEC kicks off Season with new Hypercar category https://t.co/TU2pnFdUeQ
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Jan
Get 3 issues FREE when you subscribe to RACE TECH's print magazine for a year. Includes FREE digital issue and FREE… https://t.co/RmAn5jmXF5
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Jan
Don't miss our January sales! Back issues of RACE TECH only £3! https://t.co/ceH98KR9T5 For a limited time only… https://t.co/852QP37ia1
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
13 Jan
McLaren Racing set to join Formula E https://t.co/tiDPO5RglN
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
11 Jan
BATTERY TECH: With #Battery #technology key to the seismic shift towards #electrification @Chris_Pickering talks to… https://t.co/P7TCsQIsXu
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Jan
GET READY FOR A GOLDEN ERA: #Porsche and #Audi commitment to #LMDh paves the way for the creation of a breed of tur… https://t.co/llQ0O33AvH