Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing has begun expansion work at its operational headquarters at Silverstone Park in the UK to further develop and improve the team’s race preparations.
The team moved to its headquarters at Silverstone in 2017. The expansion includes the addition of a mezzanine floor and the installation of a cutting-edge VI-grade racing simulator. The work is due to be completed by the summer in time for the next Formula E season.
Envision Group’s chairman of the board, Franz Jung, said, “We fully support the team and want to continue building on the team’s already impressive legacy. Formula E is becoming increasingly competitive, so we know how important this type of investment is to help stay ahead of the competition.”
John Williams, managing director of VI-grade, which will be supplying the team’s racing simulator, said, “The installation includes proprietary software from VI-grade and related hardware components, as well as a cockpit provided by Envision Virgin Racing equipped with proprietary active belt technology from VI-grade.
“The simulator, including a set of Formula E digitized tracks, will provide customers with a complete solution that will enable them to virtually test and optimize the performance of their race cars, therefore allowing them to agree on, and then deliver, the optimal race performance.”