Brackley houses cutting-edge facilities including the wind tunnel, state of the art dynos and the team’s driver in loop simulator as well as the production resources required to maintain season-long development of the race car.
This wind tunnel was modernised in 2012 as part of the restructuring of the aerodynamics department, and since then, engineers have been able to use 60-percent models that provide more information and give better feedback.
In five shifts, more than 700 employees work 24 hours a day, seven days a week on design, development and manufacturing activities. More than 250,000 working hours go into the design of a Formula 1 car, and a further 200,000 hours plus are spent on production. Only during the two-week summer break and on Christmas Day do the workshops in Brackley fall silent..