VI-grade is sponsoring universities with the provision of simulation technology for the development of formula student racing equipment.
VI-grade has announced that sponsorship agreements have been recently signed with global universities to supply simulation technology in support of the activities of 30 Formula Student racing teams. As part of the agreement, all teams received a perpetual licence of VI-Motorsport, VI-grade’s software for motorsports simulation. Some teams also adopted VI-DriveSim Static, VI-grade’s driving simulation software. VI-grade’s technology will be used by all teams to improve the performance of racing cars, supporting chassis and controls development for Formula Student vehicles.
“We are very excited about our increasing collaboration with worldwide universities and Formula Student teams,” said Jonas Helbig, Sales Representative for Education & Research, VI-grade. “Now, major racing teams in both combustion and electric series are using our vehicle simulators to increase competitiveness in an environment with less physical testing and higher demands for more performance. We are looking forward to further supporting the success of Formula SAE racing teams worldwide!”
“We are happy to report our increasing collaboration with major university racing teams worldwide,” said Guido Bairati, International Sales Director, VI-grade. “This is also reflected in the success of our ongoing Virtual Formula competition, built upon the rules and regulations of the popular Formula SAE and Formula Student and based on the usage of VI-Motorsport. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the VI-grade Virtual Formula managed to attract more than 100 teams from all over the world”.
Beneath the sponsoring of Formula Student racing teams, VI-grade also proudly supports the Formula Student events of the Formula SAE Series in North America. The Formula SAE events in Lincoln, NE and Formula SAE Michigan are the oldest and two of the most prestigious events in the Formula Student racing calendar. Through the sponsorship of Formula Student teams and events, VI-grade underlines its integrated approach to supporting student projects in the automotive field.