Mecachrome to supply Ginetta LMP1 engines

Formula 1 engine builder Mecachrome will supply the powerplants for British constructor Ginetta's 2018 privateer LMP1 contender

Mecachrome to supply Ginetta LMP1 engines

Ginetta has confirmed its partnership with Mecachrome, which has partnered with Renault in F1 for more than 30 years, after admitting on the announcement of the P1 project in January that it was in discussion with the French organistion.

Ginetta technical director Ewan Baldry said: "We are delighted to be working with Mecachrome on the Ginetta LMP1 engine.

"Both parties see the current landscape in LMP1 as the perfect opportunity to become involved in the project and we look forward to a very exciting 2017."

Mecachrome motorsport manager Bruno Engelric added: "Mecachrome is very much looking forward to working with Ginetta as they make the journey towards LMP1.

"Having spent time with the team in the UK and France, it is clear we both have some fantastic personnel working on the project and we look forward to the future."

Technical details of the Mecachrome engine have yet to be released, but it is already running on the dyno and has completed durability running.

Ginetta is due to begin CFD (computational fluid dynamics) testing of its P1 design imminently.

A preview for the Ginetta programme is due to be held this month as the constructor bids to attract customers for the car in addition to the British Manor LMP2 team, which announced its plans to expand into the P1 privateer division next year.

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