With the continuous ambition of providing the best tools to young drivers, the Tech1 Racing team has developed a in-house driving simulator in total immersion, called ID1. This simulator gives us the possibility to assess drivers, improve their driving skills, learn new track layouts or define racing-car setups.
The ID1 simulator has been fully updated during the 2017 winter in order to maintain its high level of performance and to propose the latest technologies.
The ID1 simulator is made of:
- A 4m x 2m diameter screen at 180° Full-HD for a total immersion
- Three high definition video projectors recreating the driver's field of vision
- A dynamic seat "G-seat" which transcribes the pressures experienced by the body during the driving by making feel the lateral and longitudinal accelerations
- A steering wheel identical to the one used in FR3.5 and other high-level single-seaters, model XAP: double shift pallets, clutch pallet, shiftlight, DRS, engine mapping
- A true crankset with double brake calipers, and brake balance adjustable by the driver as in real conditions
- High-performance dynamic computing software and data analysis comparable to those embedded on current single-seaters
- Separate control room for engineers
- A radio communication system
- A 7.1 surround sound system
- Many track layouts available, from Scan 3D, including: Pau, Monaco, Silverstone, Nürbürgring, Jerez, Magny-Cours, Hungaroring, Barcelona, Motorland, Monza, Imola, Mugello, Circuit Paul Ricard….
- Many single-seater models: F4, FR2.0, FR3.5, LMP3, LMP2…
The ID1 simulator is open to everyone: young drivers willing to discover the driving of a single-seater, confirmed drivers, gentlemen drivers, or even companies for incentive sessions.
The ID1 simulator opens a world of opportunities to work on all aspects of racing:
- Track layouts learning, finding the best reference points, driving adaptation depending on corner specificities
- Learning and/or improvement of generic driving techniques depending on corner type
- Braking techniques, brake shapes management, digressive braking…
- Changing grip conditions when driving
- Management of the brakes & steering wheel couple for optimizing the car rotation
- Work on pace implementation, rapidity to recover a strong and consistent pace
- Qualifying session simulation: tires warming, adaptation to the grip level, structuring of best sectors, working on the level of concentration…
- Race simulation: management of performance consistency, global performance, grip deterioration and/or car balance…
- Follow-up and live correction of the driving via radio communication between the driver and the engineer
- Learning to maintain the concentration during external disturbances or stresses
- Learning different procedures: starts, brake balance…