Aero expert Andy Lewis has joined Ginetta as Head of Aerodynamics where he will oversee the aerodynamic development of the Yorkshire manufacturer’s 2018 LMP1 challenger.
He joins the existing Ginetta design team and will work with Adrian Reynard’s ARC company who provide CFD services to the project.
Andy brings with him a wealth of motorsport experience. Most recently he was at Williams Advanced Engineering where he has spent the past three years working on aero testing of an LMP1 car entered into the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hour in 2015 and 2016. Prior to that Andy has worked with Williams Racing Formula One team, BAE Systems as well as with Ginetta Technical Director Ewan Baldry at Juno Racing Cars.
“The opportunity to lead the aerodynamic development of Ginetta’s LMP1 car is an exciting prospect.” said Lewis.
“I’m looking forward to working with Ewan and the rest of the team he has brought together, I’m sure we will be able to draw on all of our experience to deliver a strong solution for the 2018 season.”
Ginetta’s Technical Director Ewan Baldry added “We are delighted to welcome Andy to the Ginetta team. I worked with him for many years at Juno and his knowledge is second to none as he has worked across a multitude of motorsport platforms which will be essential for the success of the project.”
The LMP1 project is already well advanced with a number of CFD runs have already taken place and the wind tunnel program is set to commence in late May.
The team will test a 50% scale model, running with pneumatic tyres in a UK based wind tunnel which is to be announced in the coming weeks.