Aerodynamics of the new Ferrari-engined A1GP World Cup of Motorsport car have been honed in the University of Southampton’s School of Engineering Sciences in England.
A1GP technical director, John Travis, says that to ensure close racing, coupled with lots of overtaking, the designers have worked to provide a chassis that has a good level of downforce, but without the normal penalties.
“This will make for much closer racing particularly in the corners as cars will be able to run together.
“We have spent in excess of 300 hours in the wind tunnel and have tried hundreds of different aerodynamic variations to ensure the close, exciting racing the series is famous for not only continues, but gets better.”
The car races for the first time in the A1GP opener at Mugello, Italy, on September 21.