04 November 2006
04 November 2006
Vistagy’s FiberSIM software has helped the Renault F1 Team design composite cars that won 2006 and 2005 FIA Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships
The Renault F1 Team has won back-to-back world championships, winning in 2005 for the first time, and now in 2006. Vistagy is an Official Supplier to Renault F1 Team of FiberSIM CAD-integrated engineering software, which helped the team design and manufacture complex composite parts on the winning cars.
“These victories are a sweet reward, and are the deserved result of all the hard work and dedication of everyone associated with Renault F1 Team. We could not have achieved these titles without the unwavering commitment from partners and suppliers like Vistagy to help us realize our goal of renewing our status as Formula One World Champions,” said Flavio Briatore, managing director of Renault F1 Team.
According to Vistagy, the use of FiberSIM software delivered a 62 percent reduction in composite part lay-up time together with the use of laser projection technology. For this year’s car, the team relied on FiberSIM again to make strategic, incremental design changes that enhanced the car’s performance and speed. As a result, Renault F1 Team engineers improved the durability of the racecar by increasing ply count by 21 percent without changing total production time, ensuring that the cars were delivered on time. In addition, the team reduced time spent on the laminate templating process by 30 percent and reduced lay-up time by another 13 percent over last year.
“We applaud Renault F1 Team for its impressive championship victories, and we extend our congratulations to Fernando Alonso and everyone associated with the team. Vistagy has been an Official Supplier to Renault F1 Team for the past four race seasons and we are proud that our specialized composites engineering software contributed to the team’s accomplishments,” said Steve Luby, president and CEO at Vistagy, Inc. “We are honoured that Renault F1 Team engineers continue to realize the value of FiberSIM software in helping them more quickly and accurately design and manufacture critical parts of their dominant racecars.”