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Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado officially opens the Advanced Vehicle Science Centre
Around 250 guests from the motorsport and automotive industry celebrate the grand opening of the new Bhai Tech technical facility in Padova, Italy.
The centre will drive advancements in vehicle and racing driver development via its state-of-the-
Bhai Tech welcomed customers, suppliers, industry officials, local dignitaries and the media to an official ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 2,800 m2 (over three floors), purpose-built facility as well as its simulator suite, whereupon the new Bhai Tech 6-DOF driving simulator conducted its inaugural lap of a race track. The leadership team comprising president, Ferdinando Bada; board member, Giancarlo Bada; managing director, Keith Parmar; technical director, Roberto Costa; head of vehicle dynamics, Giuseppe Callea and head of engineering, Stefano Alessi hosted the event, conveying Bhai Tech’s objectives to serve car manufacturers, drivers, engineers and race teams with technologies and strategies that respond to the changing shape of motorsport and vehicle development.
About Bhai Tech
Bhai Tech was founded in 2011 as the collaboration between the CEO of two established Italian automotive supply companies, Ferdinando Bada, and some of motorsport’s most talented and renowned engineers. The company’s Advanced Vehicle Science Centre is a research and development hub for any and all systems that advance the performance capabilities of both drivers and vehicles. Bhai Tech’s services include a full-motion driving simulator facility, driver development programmes including an onsite fitness suite, vehicle modelling and simulation software and on and off-track support services. Bhai Tech Racing also competes in selected rounds of the Italian GT Championship with a new McLaren MP4-12C.
Bhai Tech joins APP TECH and Bimecc Engineering as the third company owned by Ferdinando Bada which has a highly technological profile. APP TECH is a producer of a specialist producer of aluminium and magnesium forged wheels for premium automobile manufactures, high-end aftermarket suppliers, specialised tuners and race teams. Bimecc is a manufacturer of wheel accessories. The Group has more than 30 years motorsport heritage ranging from all aspects of vehicle design, race team and driver development and the organisation of motorsport championships all over the world. www.bhaitech.com.
Claire Dumbreck, Propel Technology, Bloxham Mill, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, OX15 4FF. +44 (0)1295 724130 / +44 (0) 7768 773857