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Willem Toet at the RAeS – an F1 aerodynamicist’s journey

F1 Testing Barcelona 1 - Day 3Willem Toet, Sauber’s Head of Aerodynamics, has worked wonders with the sidepods of the new C32-Ferrari – which in some ways is no surprise: at Hinwil, Switzerland, he has created one of the best wind tunnels in F1.  A regular guest on my weekly show, Willem has never been shy about his chosen profession – or about his love for his chosen profession.  When Willem was therefore approached last year by the Royal Aeronautical Society about giving their prestigious Lanchester lecture  (named after Frederick Lanchester, arguably Britain’s first great aerodynamicist), he readily agreed.  It’s not often that we have the opportunity to hear pre-eminent F1 engineers talking freely about their work, so here, with the kind approval of the RAeS, is a link to the downloadable podcast of Willem’s lecture:

http://media.aerosociety.com/channel/2012/12/06/aerodynamics-and-aerodynamic-research-in-formula-1/5441/

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