Formula One team announced yesterday that it is to extend its technical partnership withQinetiq
For the 2007 season the technical partnership will focus on aerodynamic analysis and driver performance, with Qinetiq drawing on its aerospace heritage notably in designing aircraft wings and optimising the performance of aircrew.
The alliance between AT&T Williams and Qinetiq began in May 2005. Since then the Oxfordshire-based F1 team is said to have benefited from technical support from Qinetiq's scientists and engineers in the areas of aerodynamics, human performance, materials science, GPS technology and conformal antenna design.
‘There is an important link between the aerospace and the F1 motor racing industries, and it is entirely appropriate that Qinetiq is applying its heritage in military and civil aviation to our partnership with the AT&T Williams team,’ commented Qinetiq CEO Graham Love.