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Austrian-based company AVL has been at the forefront of automotive research and high-precision manufacturing for over 50 years. Its secretive technologies have also had a vital, if unseen, role in Formula 1

Working in Formula 1, AVL is one the leading purveyors of test bed simulations analysing all aspects of car performance. The company's director of motorsports, Michael Resl, explains the complex and sometimes secretive work which AVL conducts in F1.

James Roberts: Tell us a bit about the history of AVL.

Michael Resl: AVL was founded in the '40s by Hans List and he grew it from nothing to 200 people, working on various engineering projects in the automotive industry based in Graz, Austria. Today the company has grown to become multi-national with 48 affiliates worldwide employing 10,000 people. There are five key areas of the business: simulation, engineering, manufacturing, testing and racing.

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