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F1SimStar contest winners

After our F1 aerodynamics workshop with Nic Perrin, we organized the F1SimStar contest for all the Formula 1 fans interested in simulation. The participants were challenged to create the most impressive post-processing visualization around a F1 car by using a simulation set up by us.

The Prizes for the F1SimStar Winners

#F1SimStar contest

1st place: SimScale Professional Training + F1 Aero Package
2nd – 5th place: SimScale Professional Training

We received a lot of great images and were very excited to see how many of you joined the contest. We encourage you to continue with your simulations, use all the free resources we have for you and learn to use the platform to its full potential.

Thanks to everybody who participated in the workshop, took on the challenge to create some impressive visualizations of the results and sent them to us. At that point a big ‘Thank you’ to all SimScale users who participated in the workshop! Even if you are not among the five winners, we hope you had fun in the workshop and the contest!

For the contest, our jury – Nic Perrin (Founder of PERRINF1), David Heiny (Managing Director at SimScale) and Milad Mafi (Academic Program Manager at SimScale) – analyzed all the submitted images and had an intense discussion to rank them. All submissions showed great post-processing skills and again underlined why Formula 1 is such an exciting topic for engineers interested in aerodynamics. In the end, a fair voting system was used where each jury member had 5 votes to settle the discussion. This way the 1st place and the 4 second places were found, which are the following:

1st place: Maciej Kaczmarczyk

Maciej Kaczmarczyk - F1SimStar winner - F1 car simulation

Maciej did a great job in summarizing all three workshop sessions in a single visualization. The different streamline sources at the rear wing of front/following car with the same velocity scale nicely show how driving in the slipstream and overtaking another car impacts the aerodynamics around a F1 car. Great work!

2nd place was granted to the following 4 images:

Pablo Fernández

Pablo Fernández - F1SimStar winner - F1 car simulation

Pablo’s image really puts the observer into the driver seat, showing the following car (almost) from the front car driver’s perspective while indicating the pressure as well as the velocity field with a surface plot and streamlines – nice!

Ansgar Gerken

Ansgar Gerken - F1SimStar winner - F1 car simulation

Ansgar’s nicely rendered visualization of the pressure field around the F1 car from a side perspective provides an immediate impression on how different parts of the car’s shape impact its aerodynamics performance. Superb!

Mouhamed Akrem Mouffouk

Mouhamed Akrem Mouffouk - F1SimStar winner - F1 car simulation

Akrem‘s visualization shows how beautiful aerodynamics can be. Velocity streamlines combined with a surface plot using a neat color scale nicely put into perspective. Awesome!

Dhaval Shiyani

Dhaval Shiyani - F1SimStar winner - F1 car simulation

Dhaval’s view at the F1 car from behind nicely shows the action that’s happening around the rear wing. Pressure surface plot indicating the downforce generation while streamlines providing insight into the velocity field around the rear wing. Just great!


Congratulations to our F1SimStar winners and don’t forget to subscribe to the Facebook and Twitter channels to stay posted about the next contest!

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