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Force India Joins Long List of rFactor Pro Clients

Force India Joins Long List of rFactor Pro Clients

Ever since the service started in 2008, rFactor Pro has quickly gained a reputation for being a very valuable software tool for professional racing teams and F1 outfits in particular.

The Force India Formula One team has recently jumped on the bandwaggon, making it the fifth F1 outfit to use rFactor Pro to improve their race cars. That means that half of the 2009 Formula One grid is now using the software.

β€œThe 2009 season rule changes meant aerodynamics was our number one priority. When we started budgeting for the 2010 season it became clear that driver-in-the-loop simulation was a technology we had to take advantage of to build on our achievements this year”, Force India’s James Key explained.

“We have been watching the driver-in-the-loop simulation marketplace very closely over the last two seasons, during which time the quality has improved and the costs have reduced by an order of magnitude. We decided the time was right to invest in an rFactor Pro based solution as the projected return on investment, in terms of performance gain for a given spend, placed rFactor Pro right at the top of our list. It also provides higher quality visualization and a more comprehensive simulation environment than any other system we evaluated.”

  • http://simracing.in.ua Pandamasque

    Fifth?

    FIF1, RBR… the other 3 are?

  • ForzaBarca88

    I was wondering that also. I know ferrari wouldnt be one of them since I remember reading their’s is by Moog.

  • commodore

    Not all of the teams’ names are public.

  • dumrick

    This month’s Racecar Engineering mentions Williams, Red Bull and Ferrari – Moog being an actuator specialist probably does only the motion hardware for Ferrari’s simulator.
    So, 5 F1 teams use rFactor? I guess this closes the discussion many “arcaders” seem to be keen on bringing here about how out-of-date the gMotor 2 engine is… πŸ˜‰

  • commodore

    They use rFactor Pro not rFactor. And considering they are F1 teams they probably program their own vehicle model (“physics engine”). But I still think it shows how good rFactor is.

  • Zippy

    base engine is the same, expanded through a couple other programs which then enhance the entire process to 72 dof. Agree Commodore, unmatched imo …..

    ** love the name “Commodore” old skool for me and memories of the past pc fun times … πŸ™‚

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