The Ferrari Formula 1 team has experienced many performance issues in recent years, too many to mention here but some of the core problems away from a certain engine controversy has often been a poor correlation between simulators and real-world track results – But now it appears Ferrari might have addressed this issue with a brand new simulator.
The new simulator is reputed to be state-of-the-art in the field of vehicle dynamics simulation and reproduces in a 360° environment the lowest latency and highest bandwidth of any motion simulator available in the industry.
It is based on a completely new concept, the result of a collaboration between Scuderia Ferrari and Dynisma, an independent UK-based company headed by former Ferrari engineer Ash Warne. It has been developed exclusively for the Maranello team.
Ferrari obviously thinking of for the future whilst the 2021 season is in full swing, but as the various teams have said repeatedly to the point of exhaustion, the focus is now almost entirely on the revolutionary 2022 project, and the Maranello-based Scuderia is no exception. As well as working on the design of the new car, in recent months (or rather years) Scuderia Maranello has been working on improving one of its main weak points: the simulator, which has become fundamental in F1 where track testing is reduced to a bare minimum.
The latest generation simulator should help Ferrari prepare for the weekend and find the optimum set-up for this year’s SF21, but also for the development of a new car for 2022, which has been in the pipeline for months. This is a completely new concept developed in collaboration between Scuderia Ferrari and Dynamism, a British company headed by former Ferrari engineer Ashley Warne, and is a completely exclusive product for the Italian team.
The announcement was made on the team’s Twitter account and the new simulator will be available from September 2022.
“Simulations and digital technologies will play an even more important role in the development of F1 and we believe we have made the best possible choice.
“We have focused on creating tools that will allow us to take a generational step forward in this area. To produce it, we chose Dynamism, a young and dynamic company.
“It took two years to complete this project and we are now ready to use it on Project 674, which is the code name we have given to the car based on the new technical rules for 2022.” said Gianmaria Fulgenzi, supply chain manager.