Design philosophy

"It takes a lot of time to achieve a simple, elegant, purposeful design that is also future proof."

Developing with performance in mind

Simple means only the minimum required of features in the design. Small number of systems, small number of design features.

Purposeful means that the systems achieve the functions required, and just that function, no more. There is no added value to over-engineer or over-spec a system. It will only get heavier for no performance gain.

Future proof relates to making sure you invest time and effort in solutions that are legal, are not going to be banned (respect not only the regulations but also the spirit of the regulations) and also anticipate any requirement for set-up changes, manufacturing possibilities. It is all about understanding where the evolution of racing car design is going towards and having a vision for what is going to stay and what not.

Most of these concepts are captured at design level, in the CAD models .

Developing with performance in mind

Only speed that scales is valuable long term when you go racing.

Every design step and decision should be made to increase performance. It is very difficult to come back from having over-engineered or over-complicated your design. It requires to remove some of the complexity (systems, features) that shouldn’t have been implemented in the first place and this means, often, accepting to lose some peak performance initially before developing back some stable performance.