Wirth Research is dedicated to maximising the potential of all its clients, using specialist innovation, design and engineering expertise within motorsport. We have worked with a diverse number of clients across the sector including governing bodies, manufacturers and individual motor racing teams.


The IndyCar Series is the premier level of open wheel racing in North America. Its parent company began in 1996 as a competitor to CART known as the Indy Racing League which was created by then Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George. In 2008, the IndyCar Series merged with the Champ Car World Series.

Wirth Research has conducted advanced aerodynamic safety development programmes for IndyCar.


Renault are currently involved in Formula One as a constructor, under the name of Renault Sport Formula One Team. They have been associated with Formula One as both constructor and engine supplier for various periods since 1977. The team has collected more than 160 wins as an engine supplier, ranking third in Formula One history. In addition to its two own F1 World Constructors’ Championships (2005, 2006) and two Drivers’ Championships, as an engine supplier, Renault has contributed to nine other World Drivers’ Championships.

Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport is an auto racing team that competes in the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, the Global RallyCross Championship, and the FIA Formula E Championship. It is headed and co-owned up by former CART series champion Michael Andretti.

Andretti Autosport has won the Indianapolis 500 five times (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016,2017) and the IndyCar Series championship four times (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012).

During the inaugural year of the FIA Formula E World Championship, Wirth Research supported Andretti Autosport team with comprehensive trackside race engineering support, pre-event DIL simulator sessions and powertrain modelling & setup.

Honda Performance Development Inc.

Wirth Research is proud of the achievements of its 15 year partnership with Honda Performance Development (HPD). The company’s activities were focused on the two pinnacle racing activities of IndyCar and Le Mans Prototype racing.  IndyCar chassis development activities were conducted in the two main periods of manufacturer competition – 2003 to 2005 & 2012 to 2015.   Le Mans Prototype activities ran from 2006 to 2016 and resulted in the development of the multi-championship winning ARX sportscar family.  HPD customer teams fielded cars in both LMP1 and LMP2 classes of the American Le Mans Series, the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA Sportscar Championship, and the collaboration between HPD and Wirth Research in IndyCar provided Honda-powered teams with aerodynamic developments parts and advanced chassis technical support

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