Second consecutive win for CD-adapco aided F1 team
Fernando Alonso of the Renault F1 Team won his second successive FIA Formula One Drivers' World Championship, thanks in part to an excellent engine designed using CD-adapco's computational fluid dynamics software.
CD-adapco has been a supplier of advanced CAE software to the Renault F1 Team since its inception in 2001. The RS26 engine, and R26 chassis are designed with the STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+. Of the points awarded during the 2006 season, incredibly almost 70 per cent have been awarded to teams that use STAR-CD or STAR-CCM+ for aerodynamic or engine simulation.
Flavio Briatore, managing director of the Renault F1 Team, is appreciative of CD-adapco's contribution: 'The support that CD-adapco has provided has played a key role in the package and I wish to thank them on behalf of everyone at the team for your valued contribution in helping us to secure successive Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships.’