How Ferrari Plan to Make a ‘Generational Leap’ With Brand New F1 Simulator

Published 07/07/2021, 8:44 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


Formula One teams also have put in the hours away from the track, to achieve the results they want on a Grand Prix weekend. Hence, Ferrari have developed a new simulator to help them in their fight this season.

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A simulator helps the team and drivers understand the track much better and get data to work on, so they can be prepared for the actual race.

The Scuderia’s drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will use this facility to get a head start in knowing the track before they physically zip around the track.

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Ferrari develop a simulator to help their 2021 fight and beyond

The Scuderia wrote, “The new Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow simulator is in its new home. The fitting out of the facility and the setting up of the simulator was completed this week in a new building that sits between the main office of the Gestione Sportiva and the Fiorano Track.

“In the coming weeks, the calibration work will be carried out and then, at some point in September, after the summer break required by the sporting regulations, the real work will begin, supporting the design phase of the 2022 car.”

“At the same time, the current simulator will still be used for development work on the SF21 and in preparing for the race weekends, as well as supporting the youngsters from the Ferrari Driver Academy.”

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“The new simulator is absolutely at the cutting edge in this field and reproduces in a 360° environment, the lowest latency and the widest bandwidth of anything currently on the market.”

“It is based on a completely new concept the result of a collaboration between Scuderia Ferrari and Dynisma, a UK-based company headed up by former Ferrari engineer Ashley Warne. It has been produced exclusively for the Maranello team”

Head of Supply Chain, Gianmaria Fulgenzi stated, “Simulation and digital technology are going to play an ever more important role in the development of a Formula 1 car and we believe we have made the best possible choice, focusing on creating a tool that will enable us to make a generational leap in this sector.”

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How is the Italian team doing this season?

The Maranello-based squad seemed to have bounced back from their disastrous season last year. where they finished sixth in the team’s standings. However, with new blood in the form of Carlos Sainz, the team looks to be rejuvenated.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during the race REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Till now, they have scored just a single podium courtesy of Sainz at the Monaco Grand Prix. Currently in foruth place in the championship behind rivals, McLaren. The team hopes to have some wins under their belt and climb up the pecking order.

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The next race takes the team to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, where last year they achieved a podium due Leclerc. They hope to do the same if not bag a win and score crucial points for the championship.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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