Ferrari unveil 'cutting edge' simulator at Fiorano to help develop all-new 2022 F1 car
After two years of work, Ferrari have completed the construction of their new state-of-the-art simulator facility at Fiorano, which they will use to help develop their all-new car for 2022, when Formula 1's sweeping new technical regulations come into force.
The Scuderia expect to begin using the sim in September, after the summer break, while using their existing sim in the meantime to develop the current SF21 car, and prepare for race weekends.
The current sim, located at the Italian team's base at Maranello, will also be used to support their young drivers, including official test driver Callum Ilott and Formula 2 challenger Robert Shwartzman.
The state-of-the-art Fiorano facility – produced exclusively for Ferrari – is at the "cutting edge", say the team, and is the result of a collaboration between Ferrari and UK-based company Dynisma, headed by ex-Ferrari engineer Ashley Warne.
Gianmaria Fulgenzi, Ferrari's head of supply chain, said: "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.
"To produce it, we chose Dynisma, a young and dynamic company. It has taken two years to complete this project and now we are ready to start using it on the 674 project, which is the name given to the car that will be produced based on the new technical regulations that come into force in 2022."