AVL RACETECH BECOMES OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF VEHICLE SIMULATION SOFTWARE FOR THE FIA
The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has announced that AVL RACETECH has become an official supplier of Vehicle Simulation Software and related services.
The partnership between the FIA and AVL RACETECH is a significant step forward in the development of motorsport technology, with The FIA using AVL RACETECH's expertise in the field of vehicle dynamics and simulation as official Vehicle Simulation Software supplier.
AVL RACETECH lap-simulation expertise is utilised by the FIA across a range of championships including Formula 1, Formula E, the World Rally Championship, the World Endurance Championship and cross-country events.
FIA Chief Technical & Safety Officer, Xavier Mestelan Pinon, said: “The Vehicle Dynamics Lap-time Software from AVL RACETECH unlocked unprecedented simulation capabilities within the FIA Technical Department from which the entire FIA benefits. This software plays a pivotal role in crafting technical regulations of the vast majority of FIA Championships (F1, FE, WEC, WRC,…), assists the circuit homologation process and ultimately helps in shaping the future of motorsport exploring new technologies or boosting the existent. As an example, our partnership with AVL RACETECH is currently instrumental in molding the next generation of Formula E cars. With this cutting-edge software, we're pushing the boundaries of electrification and performance to uncharted territories for electric vehicles”.
AVL RACETECH's strategic orientation is based on providing cutting-edge solutions for the development of powertrains and vehicle systems. By partnering with the FIA, AVL RACETECH will be able to further develop their software and simulation tools to meet the needs of motorsport and automotive industries.
AVL RACETECH, Michael Peinsitt, Department Manager Race Engineering, said: “AVL RACETECH are honoured to extend our partnership with FIA in the field of vehicle dynamics simulation for motorsports applications. Over the past four years, our collaboration has yielded remarkable results, pushing the limits of innovation in that field. Our shared commitment to excellence coupled with our collective expertise, ensures that we will continue to drive progress and shape the future of vehicle dynamics simulation.”
About the FIA The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring and mobility organisations.
Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris and Geneva, the FIA is a non-profit organisation. It brings together 243 motoring and motor sport club members from 147 countries across five continents. Its Member Clubs represent millions of motorists, mobility users and motor sport professionals and volunteers.
In motor sport, it administers the rules and regulations for all international four-wheel sport, including the FIA World Rally Championship and regional rally championships, to ensure fair, capably regulated and safe events are conducted in all corners of the globe. In the realm of Mobility, the FIA aims to ensure that safe, affordable and clean systems of transport are available to all.
About AVL RACETECH AVL RACETECH, is the global motorsport division of AVL. For over 20 years, AVL RACETECH works with customers in more than 17 racing series across the globe in the fields of engineering, testing, simulation and manufacturing. It is a key supplier for teams in the most respected racing series, from Formula 1 and NASCAR to MotoGP, and provides state-of-the-art technology and services to the motorsport world. AVL RACETECH views motorsport as a platform for innovations. We transform our team's expertise into technologies and solutions to ´Innovate. Accelerate. Lead.´
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Our heart beats for motorsport. We have enjoyed success in motor racing for more than 20 years, both in the
limelight and behind the scenes. We develop, test, simulate and fabricate for manufacturers, organizers, teams and drivers -
in 17 racing series around the world. Whether Formula 1, NASCAR or MotoGP: As a key supplier, we put winning teams on pole
position technologically. We transfer our passion for racing and the innovation we show in motorsport to the streets.
We leverage our know-how to develop solutions for the future of mobility. After all, that heartbeat unites us since decades.
As well as strong companies and professional motorsport teams, we also work with promising and talented youngsters,
who we support through our ambassador program – from preparing them for races in our simulator to support them with our race engineers at the track.
Born in 1997, Ferdinand was the first participant in our young driver program in 2015. The Austrian has won a multitude of victories and pole positions in the Euroformula Open, FIA Formula 3 and in the LMP2 class (Le Mans Prototype) at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, before making his DTM debut in 2019. After a second season in the renowned sprint series, he successfully focused on endurance racing in 2021: He was champion in the Asian Le Mans Series, won his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and crowned his outstanding LMP2 season with the title of FIA World Champion. The current highlight of his career is his appointment as a factory driver for the Alpine Elf Endurance Team in the World Endurance Championship 2024.
Tatiana (born 1993) decided at just nine years of age that she wanted to be a professional racing driver. Having cut her teeth in karting, the Columbian has achieved her big goal in various racing series, including Super Formula Japan, FIA Formula 3, FIA Formula 2, the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In 2022, she lined up in the NTT INDYCAR Series. In 2024 Tatiana is joining the IMSA SportsCar Championship in a GTD of Gradient Racing, beside American female racing legend Katherine Legge. Tatiana hopes her passion will inspire other young girls, in particular. She is passionate about making motorsport a more diverse and integrative environment on all levels.
Aliyyah´s love of motorsport was handed down to her since she was born in Dubai in 2004. Her father, two-time European truck racing champion Martin Koloc. At the age of just 16, Aliyyah became the youngest ever driver winning a truck race. In 2024 at the 46th edition of the Dakar Rally, Aliyyah impressively proved that, despite her young age, she is already one of the world’s best offroad drivers. The 19-year-old Buggyra ZM Racing driver took part in the legendary competition for the second time and, for the first time, contested in the top category, the Ultimate Elite, finishing 25th overall. This season she will hit the tracks in the desert again in the W2RC Middle East Baja races as well as competing on asphalt in the 24h Series.
OFFICIAL SIMULATOR DRIVER
OFFICIAL SIMULATOR DRIVER
The 20-year-old Argentinian is a rising star in motorsport and already has extensive experience with various race cars on numerous racetracks around the world. In 2024, he will compete in the FIA Formula 2 under the colors of the legendary Williams Racing driver academy. AVL RACETECH is operating a full-motion driving simulator at it`s HQ in Graz and will be working with Franco Colapinto to constantly optimize this state-of-the-art equipment. Starting this season, AVL RACETECH will use Franco`s feedback to improve all aspects of its driving simulators to further enhance driver immersion and provide an even better overall customer experience when using AVL RACETECH`s engineering tools and services.
Finn (born 2004) made the step up to automobile racing and attained his international racing license in 2020 as a multiple karting champion. The youngster took his first steps in GT4 racing, where he immediately impressed and claimed class victories. In 2021, Finn became the youngest driver ever to make his debut in an Le Mans Prototpye (LMP3) in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. His team, Phoenix Racing, is a championship-winning team, which has been a familiar name in motorsport for 22 years. In 2022, Finn lines up for top team United Autosports in the LMP3 class within the famous European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
Liam (born 2004) and his brother Jonas (born 2005) are among the best young Germans when it comes to off-road racing. Their motor racing career began in the German Autocross Championship, in which lightweight cross buggies go head to head in short sprints on gravel and mud tracks. In 2019, Liam was crowned German champion in the Juniorbuggy category, with Jonas runner-up. The Müller Brothers’ big dream is the World Rally Championship. On their way there, they are contesting selected rounds of the Mitropa Europacup and the German Rally Championship in 2022.
INVICTA Racing, formerly known as Virtuosi INVICTA Racing, has been relying on the vehicle dynamics simulations in Graz since 2016. AVL RACETECH became the team’s official technical partner in 2022. The long-standing, successful collaboration in the FIA Formula 2 Championship between INVICTA Racing and AVL RACETECH reaches a new level in 2024. For the first time, in addition to using our simulation software, the British F2 team will also use AVL RACETECH’s multifunctional race testbed to characterize and optimize the gearbox and differential. This is particularly crucial to success in the new season, since all teams of the FIA Formula 2 Championship 2024 are starting with a completely newly developed generation of racing car (F224).
AVL RACETECH continues to expand its presence in international formula racing. As of this season, PHM AIX Racing is an official technical partner of AVL RACETECH. The successful German racing team is represented from Formula 4 to FIA Formula 2 and uses VSM™ RACE, our sophisticated simulation software toolchain. VSM™ RACE is linking real data and virtual simulations and enables all the subtleties of the setup parameters to be identified and adjusted accordingly. Within this cooperation, the AVL RACETECH Logo will be visible on the racing car and the overall of the team`s driver Nikita Bedrin. PHM Racing, founded by Paul Müller at the end of 2021, is already one of the best-known teams in the junior classes and is aiming to be the premier open-wheel feeder racing team. The 18 year old Nikita Bedrin, started in the German Formula 4 Championship 2021 and won his first race at the season finale at the Nürburgring. Last season, he drove in the the FIA Formula 3 Championship for PHM claiming two podium finishes (Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps).
Inter Europol Competition
Inter Europol Competition
Founded in 2010 by Kuba and Wojtek Śmiechowski, the team entered endurance racing in 2016 with prototype cars and was able to claim early success. In 2019, Inter Europol Competition extended its involvement to cover the LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) class, competing there for the first time in the Le Mans 24-hour race. The team debuted in the 2021 World Endurance Championship (WEC) – the first Polish team in the history of the WEC. Since 2022 AVL RACETECH is the official technical partner of Inter Europol Competition and supports the team, among other activities, in its preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with it`s Simulation software VSM™ RACE and race engineering services. 2023 marked the most successful season of the team with winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious event in endurance racing and claiming the 2nd place overall in the World Endurance Championship WEC.
AVL and Ducati have been working closely together for several years. AVL RACETECH has been official technical partner of Ducati Corse since 2021. The motorsport department of the Italian manufacturer is responsible for developing the motorcycles that line up in MotoGP and Superbike competitions. Among other things, Ducati Corse uses the AVL CAMEO™ and AVL CONCERTO™ software solutions to analyze, visualize and optimize the performance of their race engines for MotoGP and other classes. And with great success: Ducati won the Constructor title in the MotoGP class in 2020 and 2021.
Official Supplier of Vehicle Simulation Software The partnership between the FIA and AVL RACETECH is a significant step forward in the development of motorsport technology, with The FIA using AVL RACETECH`s expertise in the field of vehicle dynamics and simulation as official Vehicle Simulation Software supplier. AVL VSM™ RACE, which can be used to prepare races and optimize lap times locally or in the cloud, incorporates comprehensive and detailed models of the whole vehicle and environment. Up to 100,000 laps can be simulated within a very short time, in order to identify the optimal set-up for a race car. AVL VSM™ RACE incorporates comprehensive models of the whole car. AVL RACETECH lap-simulation expertise is utilized by the FIA across a range of championships including Formula 1, Formula E, the World Rally Championship, the World Endurance Championship and cross-country events. The software plays a pivotal role in FIA`s approach to craft technical regulations, assists the circuit homologation process and ultimately help in shaping the future of motorsport exploring new technologies or boosting the existent.
The Spanish software company etecmo® has its roots in motorsport and is specializes in professional driving simulation. etecmo® is best known for its simulation suite with the tools Universo™ and Interact™ . At the heart of the collaboration is the use of Universo™ and Interact™ in combination with AVL RACETECH´s Vehicle Simulation Software AVL VSM™ RACE – combining the advantages of both to extract the ultimate performance. Universo™, etecmo®’s simulation rendering engine, uses ray tracing technology. This means that the renderings are based on the physical properties of light and therefore produce accurate reflections, refractions, shadows, and indirect lighting, providing an ultra high fidelity visual representation of the track and its environment.AVL VSM™ RACE, which can be used to prepare races and optimize lap times locally or in the cloud, incorporates comprehensive and detailed models of the whole vehicle and environment. Up to 100,000 laps can be simulated within a very short time, in order to identify the optimal set-up for a race car. AVL VSM™ RACE incorporates comprehensive models of the whole car.The partnership provides AVL RACETECH and etecmo® with the necessary power to be leaders in the segment of DiL (Driver in the Loop) visualization and simulation for engineering tasks. The partnership between AVL RACETECH and etecmo® aims to define a new quality of simulation in motorsport.
Green Future Project
Drive Fast, Act Faster
Green Future Project
Drive Fast, Act Faster
Launched by Ferdinand Habsburg and the Green Future Project in 2021, the “Drive Fast, Act Faster” program is helping the motorsport industry become more sustainable and make racing increasingly climate-neutral. As well as the general reduction of emissions, the program also offsets any remaining emissions by preserving biodiverse ecosystems. AVL RACETECH is supporting this goal by offsetting the complete CO2 footprint of its brand ambassadors for the entire racing season.
The expansion of our partnership with the Green Future Project will do more than just compensate for the
complete CO2 footprint of the AVL RACETECH brand ambassadors over the course of the 2022 racing season. In addition to
permanently protecting the acquired rainforest areas to preserve biodiversity, our technologies also make an important
contribution to environmentally-friendly mobility. Our involvement in the program is documented in the dashboard below.