The simulator is one of Hitech’s biggest development tools. We have worked closely with Aotech to get a reliable F3 vehicle model, as well as a good correlation with real time data to ensure aero and tyre model is closely matched to that of the real car.
Whilst many teams use rfactor software, Hitech have adopted the more advanced Panthera software platform that allows us to replicate real car setup values and use the same Bosch data system used on the race cars. Hitech’s simulator is based around a Dallara F3 monocoque with Dallara pedal box and braking components enabling the drivers to have the correct feel of braking as the real car on track. From a technical perspective, it also allows us to run vehicle simulations to explore aero configurations, vehicle dynamics and gear ratios prior to race events.