(Simulation Technology) was an engineering consultancy firm and Formula One racing team. The F1 engineering consultancy arm, Simtek Research, was founded in 1989 by Max Mosley
and Nick Wirth
. It originally was involved in many areas of Formula One
, including wind tunnel
construction and chassis building for third parties. Simtek Grand Prix, the racing team, launched in 1993 and competed in the 1994 and 1995 seasons achieving a best result of ninth place. With large debts and a lack of sponsorship money, Simtek went into voluntary liquidation in June 1995.
Simtek Research was founded in August 1989 by Nick Wirth
and Max Mosley
aiming to provide a cost-effective design, research and development service to the highest possible standards. Initially working out of an office in Wirth's home, the company grew quickly and moved to its own facility on the Acres Industrial Estate in Banbury, Oxfordshire featuring a windtunnel. Simtek's clients included the FIA
, F1 constructors Ligier
and numerous Formula 3000 and Indycar teams.
In 1990 Simtek designed a Formula One car for BMW who were making plans to found a works team. The project was aborted, and BMW instead entered the German Touring Car Championship in 1991, the BMW 3-series cars being run by Simtek engineers. The BMW F1 car design was revived, updated and sold to Andrea Moda Formula
to compete in the 1992 season. In 1992, after becoming president of the FIA, Mosley sold his share... Read More