Wednesday 26th June 2013 – Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce new Technical Partner, Altran UK, who will provide the team with specialist engineering services for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Services will be delivered by a team of Altran UK engineers who will be based on site at the home of Lotus F1 Team at the Whiteways Technical Centre in Enstone, Oxfordshire. Altran has a distinguished track record in Formula 1, having previously been a technological partner of the Renault F1 Team – a previous incarnation of Lotus F1 Team – for a decade.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada 7th June 2013 Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus E21 Renault World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic
Patrick Louis, Chief Executive Officer, Lotus F1 Team: “We are pleased to again welcome Altran into the family of our Technical Partners. Historically, the contribution of their support has had a tremendous impact on the team’s performance, while their desire to discover and nurture engineering talent fits perfectly with our philosophy. We look forward to re-joining forces in what I am confident will be a mutually rewarding journey.”
Mike Simms, CEO of Altran UK: “Altran is extremely proud to be partnering with Lotus F1 Team; a Formula 1 outfit with an amazing heritage and development prospects. This is a partnership built on a shared commitment to engineering excellence, a passion for ground-breaking technological innovation and a desire to win. It is a privilege to be working alongside a Formula 1 team that has based its success on nurturing new talents and creative engineering and management. Altran will bring a wealth of expertise to Lotus F1 Team, enabling its engineers to explore new approaches and solutions to key engineering challenges and translate them into on-track performance.”
About Altran UK: Altran is a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting. As a trusted innovation and engineering partner of UK businesses throughout the automotive, aerospace, defence, energy, life sciences, rail and telecoms sectors, the mission of Altran is to enable organisations to develop and deploy leading-edge systems, products and services. Altran adds unique value to its clients by pushing the boundaries of technological innovation, minimising development cost and time to market, and assuring the highest levels of safety and integrity. In the UK, Altran has offices in Bath, Bristol, London, Loughborough, Manchester and Warwick. The Altran Group has 500 major clients and a global network of 20,000 employees, operating in over 20 countries.