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Scuderia Ferrari to leverage SKF Engineered Solutions at Indian F1 Grand Prix Print E-mail
Written by James   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Bangalore: SKF will partner with Scuderia Ferrari to provide high performance components comprising bearings and seals for reducing friction, weight and improve overall efficiency of Ferrari F150th Italia at the first ever Formula 1 race in India at the Buddh International circuit, Greater Noida from October 28-30.

"Formula 1 racing is an opportunity for us to challenge ourselves to come up with the best in class technology and showcase our wide array of offerings," said Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director & Country Manager, SKF India.

SKF's dedicated Racing Unit will help Scuderia Ferrari endure technically demanding challenges of the Buddh international circuit.

SKF's Racing Unit supports Scuderia Ferrari F1 cars with around 150 critical components in bearings and seals for engines, gearboxes, wheels and suspensions to increase efficiency, reduce friction, weight and manage power density which optimizes the bearing performance through maximising fatigue performance.

"With our decades of experience in providing high specification engineering solution, we are well poised to address extreme challenges faced by today’s modern F1 car like high rotations, frictions, high accelerations, loads and extreme temperatures, critical for superior performance," he added.

SKF will provide solutions like Ceramic Balls and Rollers reduces car’s weight, increased stiffness and sustain the temperature as high as 200 degree Celsius; NoWear Coatings enables car in sliding friction by 80% as compared to conventional un-coated steel; Needle Roller bearings  with special coating which can sustain high temperature with a reduced flow of oil; Bearing Beacon, a computer based bearing simulation tool, checks the risk of development of new components.

The modern Formula One cars are considered as the fastest circuit-racing cars and often set industry benchmark through constant innovation and experimentation in machinery and technology. In addition, each F1 track has unique layout and provides different set of challenges for the cars to handle high speed cornering and straights. 

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