Ansys simulation software instrumental in Oracle Red Bull Racing’s F1 success

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Since 2008, Oracle Red Bull Racing has been an Ansys Innovation partner, using Ansys best-in-class simulation solutions to improve on-track performance.

The regulation changes for the 2022 season had a huge effect on vehicle aerodynamics, so the racing team utilized Ansys simulation software to better understand the airflow around the newly designed car. Red Bull subsequently used this data to make changes to its Formula 1 cars to improve aerodynamic performance.

Such changes included using Ansys simulation software and computational fluid dynamics to develop componentry and engine cooling intakes. Materials data management and optimization were made possible by using Ansys Granta MI in addition to Ansys LS-DYNA for virtual impact testing.

Red Bull went on to win the 2022 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship with Max Verstappen and, more recently, the Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship on October 23.

“Ansys simulation gives us the confidence to benchmark against rapidly changing requirements both on and off the track,” commented Matt Cadieux, CIO of Oracle Red Bull Racing. “The iterative design capabilities of Ansys tools help us quickly get up to speed to identify and address any opportunities for improvement and respond in real time.”

“Ansys is proud to be a long-term innovation partner and contributor to Oracle Red Bull Racing’s championship-winning car,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “The team’s victories this year in what was expected to be a hyper-competitive season are a great success and a testament to the longstanding partnership between Oracle Red Bull Racing and Ansys.”

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