Williams Advanced Engineering to work on Ginetta LMP1 project
|By Jamie Klein||Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 09:11 GMT|
The Williams Formula 1 team's sister company, Williams Advanced Engineering will work with British constructor on its 2018 LMP1 project.
Ginetta revealed its plans to design a privateer LMP1 car for the 2018 World Endurance Championship in January, and has since teamed up with renowned designer Adrian Reynard.
Its new prototype will be tested in the Williams wind tunnel as part of its alliance with Williams Advanced Engineering, which will work alongside Reynard's Auto Research Centre.
Ginetta says "a number of CFD runs have already taken place", while the "aerodynamics element of the project" will begin in June.
"[Williams Advanced Engineering] have an impressive facility, which can run the Ginetta LMP1 model at a full range of ride heights, roll angles and yaw position," Ginetta technical director Ewan Baldry said.
"It's fantastic to know the Ginetta LMP1 has the opportunity to be tested in the same wind tunnel which has helped Williams win multiple F1 titles."
Ginetta has committed to building an initial batch of 10 chassis to be sold on to privateer outfits, with LMP2 squad Manor the first to state its intention to run the new, Mecachrome-powered car.