Our corporate days are based around time spent using the simulation facility at Cranfield for a unique insight into the world of motorsport driver training. Used by race drivers from all levels of motorsport, our training simulator has been developed with a specific purpose in mind – to make race drivers faster. It also happens to be a lot of fun!
With our links to the motor industry, our onsite team of highly experienced engineers provide the technical capability of creating a number of products and solutions that have been supplied to racing teams the world over, including those competing at the pinnacle of motor racing - F1.
Now you and your team can experience the same training techniques used by the very best drivers in the world by visiting our training facility.
Using products and technology we have developed and supplied to F1 teams, our simulator accurately reproduces a realistic driving experience suitable for the very highest levels of motorsport.
The main training simulator is constructed around a composite single seater chassis formed from a real F1 mould. This positions the driver in the exact seating position as in a real formula car. In addition, real motorsport controls, including the steering wheel and pedals, are adapted to communicate with the simulation software for a true to life experience. The pedals can also be moved back and forth via electronic actuators with the push of a button to quickly adjust for taller or shorter drivers.
The chassis is situated on our in-house designed motion platform with four layers of motion technology. The highly accurate and almost instantaneous system supplies an incredibly realistic driving sensation.
The whole seat also has its own independent motion system which moves inside the car to simulate braking and acceleration.
The visuals can be provided either by our triple projection wrap around screen or VR headset.
Real Motorsport Controls
Cranfield Aerospace G-Cueing Technology Designed for F1
VR and Triple Projection Screen
Watch the video of former F1 driver Timo Glock driving our simulator at Cranfield!
MORE THAN JUST A FUN DAY OUT
Each aspect of our corporate events is highly flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of your company. Choose from the different elements below to create your own company corporate day.
Driver coaching on the simulator
With guidance from our professional driver coach each member of the team will take to the track in a Formula 4 car to learn the basics of race driving. After a few laps you will be thrown in at the deep end and jump into a latest specification F1 car for the ultimate driving experience!
Other members can watch from our control room and view the driver data on our live telemetry screens with an explanation of what it means by the coach. Your progress is tracked throughout the day and telemetry printouts are provided.
Challenges are also set with prizes available which makes for a tense and exciting final hour!
A Lecture provided by one of Cranfield University's senior lecturers
A very popular choice among our clients is to include a one or two hour lecture by one of Cranfield University's senior lecturers in one of the Intelligent Mobility Centre lecture rooms. A range of vehicle and motorsport related topics are available including:
- Autonomous Vehicle Systems - On or Off Road Vehicle Dynamics and Engineering - Engines, Powertrains and Alternative Fuels - Motorsport - Engineering, History, Business and Technology - Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
For the full list of topics provided by the university please click here
A tour of the on-site facilities at Cranfield University
- FIA Approved Impact Centre for crash testing of F1 Vehicles - Wind tunnels used for transport, aerospace and manufacturing - Off-road Centre - High Speed Tyre Test Rig - UAV Laboratory - Accident Investigation Facilities - MUEAVI - a purpose-built, instrumented roadway created as a ‘living laboratory’ for research into connected and autonomous vehicles
Room Hire for Internal Meetings
We offer room hire in one of the brand new air conditioned lecture rooms featuring projector screen and white board for your own internal presentations and meetings. Tea and coffee provided.
Food and Drink
With our on-site catering capabilities we are able to provide a wide range of delicious food and drinks to suit your requirements. Typically this will include breakfast baps or continental breakfast, fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee, buffet style lunch with sandwiches, crisps, chicken skewers and salads. Many other options are also available.
We are able to add varying levels of branding depending on your requirements. Company logos can be added within the simulation software to the cars and advertising boards around the circuits that are visible by both the driver and spectators.
We can also brand the simulator in your own colours or logos as well as add any banners or pop up stands that you may wish to be on display.