The motorsport industry has continuously been a primary adopter of innovative technology.
The motorsport industry has continuously been a primary adopter of innovative technology.

A new event, entitled Composites in Motorsport will take place 22-23 October in Oxford, UK.

According to its organizers, NetComposites, the motorsport industry has continuously been a primary adopter of innovative technology, motivated by the desire to decrease weight. One example of this is Formula 1. In 1981 McLaren transformed the building of racing cars with the manufacture of F1's first carbon fiber monocoque.

Speakers at Composites in Motorsport include a keynote presentation from Professor Willem Toet, motorsport, F1 and aerodynamics specialist, Sauber Aerodynamics), and Williams F1 chief composites engineer, Brian O’Rourke. Additional presentations are designed to highlight the increased requirement for lightweight and strength within the motorsport industry, include Oxford Brookes Racing, K W Special Projects, Cevotec, Bcomp Ltd, GRM Consulting Ltd and Cranfield University.

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 26 April 2019 via the event website

This story uses material from Composites in Motorsport, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.