Our site is undergoing a transformation as we build the F1 campus of the future. You can read about the recently announced plans in much more detail here.
Let’s get a short overview of though from Rob on what we’re looking to do: “The work we have done already over the last four years has focused mainly on the manufacturing and design areas. We've completely redeveloped the machine shop, the composite and the built areas and a lot of the offices. Our focus now moves to some of the outside areas. We are going to build a brand-new building to house a gym, a restaurant and general wellbeing centre. At the front of the site, we are going to build another new building which will house marketing, finance, commercial and create something that is truly impressive when you drive onto the site.”
How does that equate to helping us achieve our objectives of winning world championships? Rob continues: “Ultimately, it's focused on our people as that's where all of our ideas come from. It’s about building a facility where people are happy to come to work, they have got areas where they can think, and areas where they can exercise. This generates new ideas and ultimately these ideas turn into lap time.”
And these new developments will also provide some other benefits. Mike Elliott, Chief Technical Officer, explains: “Formula One has marched forward in time and grown. The buildings at Brackley have grown with us and we’ve adapted them to what we've got. These developments are going to provide an opportunity to improve spaces where our engineers work. We will be able to develop more breakout spaces, better meeting rooms, and improve the ability to collaborate.