The Challenge 2014

The 2014 competition has concluded after five rounds. Congratulations to our top three finishers, teams CSR, Variante and JJR Racing.




Round 1 Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
 Points
CSR winner
2
winner winner  winner  118
Variante
2
winner
2
2
 3  94
JJR Racing
3
4
3
3
 2  75
CAEdevice
4
5
4
4
 4  60
BigSpace Racing
7
3
5
5
 5  51
Team Furia
5
6
6
7
 6  32
Bleeding Edge
6
7
7
6
 7  22
Cottrell Motorsport
8
-
-
-
 -  4



What is the Khamsin Virtual Racecar Challenge?

In a nutshell, the KVRC challenge is a competition to design the bodywork of a F1 racing car. Teams design a 3D model of the bodywork. They submit this model to our team. Each design aerodynamic performance is assessed using Computational Fluid Dynamics software developed by Hibou Scientific Software. These performances are converted into lap-time using Virtual Stopwatch from Competition Car Engineering.

This is not a team management game or driver management game. This is a 100% virtual design championship using CFD.

The fastest design wins the race...

There is a participation cost to cover computational cost and provide a small cash prize to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd season winner.

Rulebook

KVRC uses its own set of rules that have been derived and simplified from the 2014 F1 rules and regulations. An ad-hoc welcome pack is provided with a number of parts to be considered or used in the development of the design.

Dates to remember

  • 6th March 2014: Race #1 Monte Carlo;
  • 27th March 2014: Race #2 Magny-Cours;
  • 17th April 2014: Race #3 Monza;
  • 8th May 2014: Race #4 Silverstone;
  • 29th May 2014: Race #5 Nürburgring.

Organising Committee & Acknowledgement

The current organising committee is composed of:
  • Luke Buttress, looking after the rules book, welcome pack, compliance and generally keeping the challenge afloat - many thanks to him;
  • Julien de Charentenay, PhD from Hibou Scientific Software, looking essentially after the modelling aspects.
We would like to express special thanks to the following persons without which the Challenge would not be taking place:
  • Nicholas McDowell (still studying towards Aerospace Engineering Meng) without which the Challenge idea would not have taken place;
  • Richard Machin CEng from Competition Car Engineering for his support, software and accepting to be part of this challenge;
  • Chris Savage (cdsavage) - Rule boxes, drafts of the rule book, and for supplying the suspension/wheel assembly; and
  • Adam Barber (etmc) – For creating and supplying our spec engine.
Don't be annoyed if we have forgotten someone, just let us know...