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2 F1 Speed” THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 F1 Speed” John Saville Former Chief Information Officer (IT Director) Jaguar Racing

3 F1 Speed” (2 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 When you think of Milton Keynes.. ?

4 F1 Speed” (3 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula 1 is just another business…… and so is meeting its needs with IT solutions …except…………………………. the time available to design and build a complex product is a fraction compared with equivalent tasks; the “company HQ” changes for 4 days every weeks to 19 locations in 17 countries across all 5 continents; key business decisions have to be made in seconds; the main business metrics {wins, podiums, Grand Prix Championship points} are witnessed in real time by over 100 million people in 128 countries!

5 F1 Speed” (4 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 What we’ll cover Formula 1 as a Global Sport Formula One Team –Business background –Design & Manufacture –Test & Racing –Public Relations –IT Support for team at factory and away Formula Student

6 F1 Speed” (5 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 What we’ll cover Formula 1 as a Global Sport Formula One Team –Business background –Design & Manufacture –Test & Racing –Public Relations –IT Support for team at factory and away Formula Student

7 F1 Speed” (6 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Global Reach World’s most watched annual international sports event: 19 Races in 18 different countries 310,000 spectators over a race weekend 2.3 million spectators attend races over the year Live TV audience of 527 million pa Broadcast in 128 countries 28 Drivers from 14 different nations in 24 cars

8 F1 Speed” (7 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 A Grand Prix car can accelerate up to 100 m.p.h. and back to a stop in under 6 seconds “Its’ go, go, go……….”

9 F1 Speed” (8 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 It Isn’t Cheap Formula One team budgets are $ m p.a. F1 drivers salaries range from <$1 m - $40m p.a. R&D $7-25m Manufacturing costs $<1 – 3.4m p.a. Wind tunnel operation $ 0.3 – 11.25m p.a. Operations at tests $2 – 65m p.a. Engines $10 – 192m p.a. Operating cars at races $10-36m p.a. Steering wheel costs $40,000

10 F1 Speed” (9 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 What we’ll cover Formula 1 as a Global Sport Formula One Team –Business background –Design & Manufacture –Test & Racing –Public Relations –IT Support for team at factory and away Formula Student

11 F1 Speed” (10 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula 1 Team’s Business To design, build and race Formula 1 cars to achieve success in the F1 Championship –Highly technical design challenge –Rapid product development –Extensive manufacturing capability –Fiercely competitive business

12 F1 Speed” (11 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 The Scale people at team HQ Jaguar Racing factory in Milton Keynes 147,000 sq. ft. Ferrari at Maranello site has engine manufacture, test track (1.878 miles), 2 wind tunnels About people travel to every race tonnes of equipment taken to each race

13 F1 Speed” (12 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 MUST be Always Available Systems MUST be available all of the time –Factory based staff on demanding schedules –Travelling staff on different time zones –Weekends are our most critical time! –1 hour lost during design phase means 2 or 3 design iterations are lost –1 hour lost during race weekend is unthinkable!

14 F1 Speed” (13 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 What we’ll cover Formula 1 as a Global Sport Formula One Team –Business background –Design & Manufacture –Test & Racing –Marketing/Hospitality –IT Support for team at factory and away Formula Student

15 F1 Speed” (14 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Virtual design of the entire car and supporting systems The Virtual Formula 1 Car Design & Manufacture -- overview Aerodynamics Computer Aided Engineering Computer Aided Design Parts Manufacture & Assembly

16 F1 Speed” (15 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Design & Manufacture -- Aerodynamics Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis as the “Virtual Wind Tunnel” Stereolithography for Rapid Prototyping of parts for 40/50% scale aero models Assembly of scale modelsWind Tunnel Testing

17 F1 Speed” (16 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Design & Manufacture -- CADCAM CAD for Component Design Simulate machining with CAD data CAD for Assembly Design CNC Machining

18 F1 Speed” (17 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Design & Manufacture -- Analysis CAE for stress analysis -- including complex materials CAE for suspension analysis - - including kinematics

19 F1 Speed” (18 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Vehicle Part Manufacture & Assembly

20 F1 Speed” (19 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Rig Testing (7 Post Rig)

21 F1 Speed” (20 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 The Great Software Race of 2001 In 2004 emphasis was rule changes to “reduce the gizmos” including launch control ….. but Traction control was originally banned in 1993 In early 2001 the teams were notified that from the Barcelona race (April 29) these techniques would be permitted. Led to the most public software battle in history Teams had varied success as the Barcelona, Australia and Monaco Grand Prix demonstrated One of the rare times that you'll see the results of a competition between software writers with an audience of over 100 million people !!!!!

22 F1 Speed” (21 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Test & Racing Select Components Assemble Vehicle Set Up Vehicle Run Vehicle/ Acquire Data Analyse Data Set Up Vehicle

23 F1 Speed” (22 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Garage LAN IR Link Analysis in the Pits Telemetry Link Wireless Link

24 F1 Speed” (23 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Virtual Private Network Trackside to Factory Communications ISDN Network 7 Post RigLifing/Race/Test Data Access to factory for Management, PR and Marketing

25 F1 Speed” (24 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 IT & Comptitiveness We had lots of data off our own cars…….. But what about the competition?

26 F1 Speed” (25 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Public Relations R3 Launch –Providing journalists and media with a media centre

27 F1 Speed” (26 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Support for Team at the Factory…… 300 PCs/Laptops Servers Printing & imaging products Network switches Storage Solutions Access to Public Internet outside the company

28 F1 Speed” (27 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 What we’ll cover Formula 1 as a Global Sport Formula One Team –Business background –Design & Manufacture –Test & Racing –Public Relations –IT Support for team at factory and away Formula Student

29 F1 Speed” (28 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula 1 to Formula Student Project for engineering students to design and build a small single seat racing car. Started in US as Formula SAE In UK organised by I Mech E/SAE IEE joined as a partner in 2003 Class 1 (running car) 1A (low carbon) Class 2/3 (Studies) Points awarded for –Dynamic Events (Acceleration, Figure 8, Sprint, Endurance) –Design –Cost –Presentation

30 F1 Speed” (29 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula Student Event 91 Universities submitted running cars in countries 3 Day event at Silverstone in July

31 F1 Speed” THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 F1 Speed” John Saville Former Chief Information Officer, Jaguar Racing

32 F1 Speed” (31 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula Student IEE Awards –Most Innovative use of Electronics –Most Effective use of Electronics –Best Presentation –Best Website 2003 –Most Innovative use of Electronics 2004

33 F1 Speed” (32 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula Student 2004

34 F1 Speed” (33 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 Formula Student 2005 Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire July 8 – 10 th Opportunities for judges for –IEE Electronics Awards for Innovation and Effectiveness (background in race car electronics) –Best Presentation (general engineering background) Attend the event –http://www.imeche.org.uk/formulastudent/ More information for potential judges Interested in Formula Student?

35 F1 Speed” (34 of 29) THE WELDING & JOINING SOCIETY Eastern Counties Branch Cambridge Sept 14, 2011 It Isn’t Cheap Formula One team budgets are $ m p.a.


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