Shell V-Power Racing has installed an in-house simulator as part of a new partnership with Simworx. The SX02M V2 Pro Motion Simulator has been added as an aid to Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard and their engineers.
As testing regulations continue to tighten, teams throughout the series are investing in simulator technology.
Scott McLaughlin praised the Simworx package: “The feedback coming though the steering wheel, the way the pedals and gearshift feel genuinely mimics the real thing. Combined with the motion force through the hydraulic system, you can get a genuine feel for how the car might be handling around a particular circuit before we even get on the plane. It allows me to get my eye in before hitting the track, and that’s awesome when the field is separated by tenths of a second.”
Designed and built in Melbourne, Australia, the Simworx Motion Force package was also applauded by Fabian Coulthard: “Having tools like this simulator in our possession means that we are heading to the track with laps under our belts and a feeling of preparation that we’ve not previously had.
“We took delivery from Simworx just after the Grand Prix, and our on-track pace has really come on from there. I think that being able to simulate on-track scenarios has definitely assisted our performance at each event.”