23 December 2015
Ilmor Engineering Limited wishes you a very happy Christmas and successful 2016
Please note: our office will be closed from noon on Thursday 24 December until Monday 28 December at 8.00 and again on Friday 01 January 2016 only
Ilmor Engineering Limited in F1
17 December 2015
Ilmor Engineering Limited sign an agreement to work with Renault in F1.
Ilmor has entered into a multi-year agreement to work with Renault Sport on their F1 engine. This is aimed at providing extra resource to Renault’s existing staff and facilities, to increase the pace of development. Ilmor will apply its extensive race engine design and development experience to prototyping new engine hardware, in close collaboration with Renault’s engineers. New ideas will be evaluated on a single cylinder research engine at Ilmor’s facility, before final prove out in V6 form by Renault Sport and subsequent in car running with Red Bull and the Renault team.
This is an important step in Ilmor’s continuous broadening of involvement in worldwide racing programmes.
Ilmor Engineering Limited are awarded a European Horizon 2020 grant to work on a certified aircraft engine
Ilmor has been awarded grant funding from the Horizon 2020 CleanSky programme to improve the output and reduce the weight of the SMA 4 cylinder air cooled diesel engine. The term of the project is approximately 18 months and involves redesigning most of the engine major items along with preliminary test work to evaluate the design.
The ability to obtain the backing of the CleanSky funding is further testimony to Ilmor’s extensive experience in all IC engine fields, including diesels and aerospace. It is a natural follow on to our work with Boeing which led to the silver Supplier Award and also our increasing involvement in aerospace manufacture.
Sonoma, California - 30 August 2015
01 September 2015
CHEVROLET IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES GO PRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
SONOMA RACEWAY SONOMA, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 30, 2015 Scott Dixon Shines at Sonoma – Wins Race to Claim Fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Chevrolet Captures Fourth Straight Manufacturer Championship SONOMA, Calif. (August 30, 2015) – Scott Dixon and the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet team executed a perfect race strategy in winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway and capturing the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship in come-from-behind style. The win was Dixon’s third of the season and his fourth IndyCar driver title. It was also the 100th Indy car victory for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.
The race win and resulting titles capped off a standout year for Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Chevrolet not only won 10 of the 16 races, swept the podium six times, won all the Verizon P1 Awards, swept the front row 15 out of 16 races including the Indianapolis 500, but it was the first time since 2012 that a manufacturer had won the Manufacturer Championship, Driver Championship, Owner Championship and the Indy 500 in the same season.
The thrilling finish came down to Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet and Dixon in the waning laps of the race. Dixon held the lead while Montoya moved from eighth to sixth over the final stretch. Montoya finished sixth while Dixon led the most laps and won the race, earning the maximum amount of points he could to leave the drivers deadlocked in the overall point standings. The win gave Dixon the tiebreaker in a three-to-two margin in season victories and thus the 2015 title.
Montoya’s Team Penske teammate and 2014 Verizon IndyCar Champion Will Power brought his No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet home seventh in the race and finished third in the final driver standings. Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves could not overcome early contact in the event and finished 15th in the race, but notched another top-five in the point standings in placing fifth in the final standings giving Chevrolet four of the final top five in points. Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Charlie Kimball, No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet, and Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet, finished third and fourth, respectively, to give Team Chevy three of the top four in the final finishing order.
Chevrolet will return to defend its Verizon IndyCar Series titles in 2016.
25 August 2015
The motorsports community has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Justin Wilson. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and legions of fans. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and their daughters, and everyone at Andretti Autosport.