VISTAGY renews ING Renault partnership

VISTAGY has renewed its status as official supplier of specialized software to the ING Renault F1 racing team.

VISTAGY Inc. (Waltham, Mass.) announced on Jan. 31 that it has renewed its status as an official supplier of specialized software to the ING Renault F1 racing team, and joined team officials in Paris, France, for the launch of the new R28 racing car for the 2008 Formula One season. Team engineers used VISTAGY’s FiberSIM software to design and manufacture all the composite parts of the car including the chassis, roll hoops and wings.

This is ING Renault F1 Team’s sixth season using FiberSIM to develop complex composite parts for its cars. The combination of software and professional services from VISTAGY has enabled the Team to reduce ply lay-up time by up to 62 percent, ensuring consistency between parts, optimal performance and on-time delivery.

“We have enjoyed a fruitful technical partnership with VISTAGY for several years, during which the free exchange of information and expertise has dramatically improved both our racing cars and their FiberSIM software,” said Bob Bell, technical director for ING Renault F1 Team. “VISTAGY was an integral partner in helping us achieve our back-to-back FIA Formula One Drivers and Constructors World Championships in 2005 and 2006, and we continue to work closely with them to streamline our composites development process and optimize the use of their software. With the new R28 car and the excitement surrounding our drivers, we expect new levels of success in the coming 2008 season.”

Executives from VISTAGY joined ING Renault F1 for the unveiling of the new R28 racing car in an official launch event held in Paris, France, on Jan. 31, 2008. The Team begins its quest for the FIA Formula One World Championships at the Australian Grand Prix on March 16.