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Nick Wirth

Nick Wirth, Simtek launch, 1994. Press photo originally from Gordon Bruce Associates; copyright free to use, print owned by Richard Jenkins, 2014.

Nick Wirth, Simtek launch, 1994. Press photo originally from Gordon Bruce Associates; copyright free to use, print owned by Richard Jenkins, 2014.

Nick Wirth, Jerez, Spain. 13th February 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Nick Wirth, Jerez, Spain. 13th February 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

26 Mar 1966
Merton, London

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

Andrea Moda, Benetton, Simtek, Virgin (1992-2011)

Aerodynamics expert who designed some neat cars, but his Simtek effort was rocked by Ratzenberger's death and Montermini's injury in quick succession. Later went into the toy and robotics industries and as a former business partner of Max Mosley, was involved with the FIA as technical consultant. Worked as a project manager for Honda in ALMS, and the LMS, but made a return to F1 after 10 years with Virgin. However, in 2011, he left the team and returned to his design company, Wirth Research, although he remains linked to the sport through his design work, more recently in the Formula E series and from 2019 onwards, the LMP1 category in the World Endurance Championship.

Biography last updated 31 Aug 2017