Ginetta has announced that Andy Lewis has joined the company as head of aerodynamics where he will oversee the aerodynamic development of its upcoming LMP1 car.
Lewis joins Ginetta from Williams Advanced Engineering where DSC understands he spent the past three years working on aero design and development of the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
Prior to that Andy has worked with Williams Racing Formula One team, BAE Systems as well as with Ginetta technical director Ewan Baldry at Juno Racing Cars.
“The opportunity to lead the aerodynamic development of Ginetta’s LMP1 car is an exciting prospect,” said Lewis (pictured). “I’m looking forward to working with Ewan and the rest of the team he has brought together, I’m sure we will be able to draw on all of our experience to deliver a strong solution for the 2018 season.”
“We are delighted to welcome Andy to the Ginetta team,” added Ewan Baldry, Ginetta’s technical director. “I worked with him for many years at Juno and his knowledge is second to none as he has worked across a multitude of motorsport platforms which will be essential for the success of the project.”
Lewis joins the existing Ginetta design team who will work with Adrian Reynard’s ARC company which provides CFD services to the project. A number of CFD runs have already taken place and the wind tunnel program is set to commence in late May.
The team will test a 50% scale model of the car, running with pneumatic tyres in a UK-based wind tunnel which is to be announced in the coming weeks.