WALTHAM, Mass., USA, September 28, 2005 - VISTAGY, Inc. congratulates Fernando Alonso and the Renault F1 Team on their victory in the 2005 FIA Formula One Drivers' World Championship* following the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix this past weekend. VISTAGY is an Official Supplier to Renault F1 Team of CAD-integrated software for the design and manufacture of composite parts.
Fernando's championship victory is an extraordinary personal accomplishment, as he becomes the youngest World Champion in Formula One history, at the age of 24. His win also caps the remarkable effort and commitment of the Renault F1 Team and all its partners, who have worked tirelessly to produce a car-engine package capable of competing at the very highest level in Formula One and meeting the exceptional standards of reliability required to win a world championship.
"The success we have enjoyed is due to much hard work, finding good people, and making best use of the resources available to us. The support VISTAGY provided has played a key role in that package," commented Flavio Briatore, managing director of Renault F1 Team.
"We are delighted to be a part of the team's success by providing its engineers with the latest, most innovative composite design, simulation and manufacturing software available, " stated Steve Luby, president & CEO of VISTAGY, Inc. "We wish the team continued success in their drive for the Constructors' Championship."
About the VISTAGY and Renault F1 Team Partnership
In early 2003, Renault F1 Team purchased over $1.4 million of VISTAGY's FiberSIM® composite design software and training services to help it meet grueling production schedules and strict requirements set by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Renault F1 Team uses state-of-the-art engineering software to move their high-performance racecars from concept to final production in just six short months.
Ultra-light, strong composite materials are ideal for Formula One cars, but they present major challenges to designers and manufacturers. Laying up a composite part is a heavily manual, time-consuming process and verifying the part strength of a design prior to laying it up can be difficult. FiberSIM enabled Renault F1 Team to reduce the time required to create flat pattern templates by 30 percent and increase the rate of ply lay-up by 62 percent on the R25 chassis of the racecar driven by Fernando Alonso during his victorious 2005 season. FiberSIM software also promoted more-reliable composite part quality.
About VISTAGY, Inc.
VISTAGY, Inc. is a leading developer of engineering software that enhances commercial 3D CAD systems. VISTAGY's specialized engineering environments enable engineers to capture and communicate complete digital product definitions within CAD, thereby increasing productivity, improving the communication of product information throughout the product's lifecycle, and allowing better-informed decision making early in design. VISTAGY software is used throughout the world in the aerospace, automotive, marine, medical, sporting goods, and transportation interiors industries. The company also offers training and consulting services. For more information, contact VISTAGY in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, at +1.781.250.6868 or visit www.vistagy.com.
"VISTAGY. Empowering engineers."Ô
* Subject to the official publication of the results by the FIA.
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