Formula Two has joined forces with double Le Mans winning Aston Martin works driver Darren Turner to promote driver development by launching a new state-of-the art F2 simulator.
The simulator, which is operated by Turners Base Performance Simulators (BPS) company in Banbury, offers current and prospective F2 drivers the opportunity to enjoy unrestricted test time in preparation for – and during – the 2011 season.
Simulation provides an environment in which drivers can learn circuit lines and experiment with different set-ups so maximising the use of valuable track or team time. The bespoke equipment has been developed using Turners 12 years experience in developing cutting-edge Formula One simulators, providing a unique insight into the science of racing simulation.
The new F2 simulator duplicates the entire cockpit of the Williams JPH1B Formula Two Car, with all the controls and instrumentation transported straight from the race car in order to create the most true-to-life F2 simulator anywhere.
A number of this years F2 drivers have already sampled the simulator, including Briton Alex Brundle, who said: Ive tried a lot of simulators and the BPS F2 simulator rates really well compared to them – I think its very effective. The team are working hard to develop it even further, so its going to be exceptional.
Simulator expert Turner added: Ive been working with simulators for 12 years now and I know that they are a huge benefit, especially as a driver training aid. Thats why I am so pleased that BPS is the simulator partner to the FIA Formula Two Championship. I know it will really help the young drivers to develop, especially as we are running a bespoke F2 chassis in the simulator to make the environment as real as possible.
Simulator sessions are now available from £450 for a two hour introductory session. A three hour evening session is available for £600, whilst a half day (4 hours) costs £750.
To book an F2 simulator session with Base Performance contact Katie Cecil on 01295 276611 or visit www.baseperformance.net for more information.