Nick Wirth

Nicholas "Nick" Wirth ( born March 26, 1966) is a British motorsport engineer and aerodynamicist.


Wirth studied at University College London and was the youngest graduate of the Royal Institute of Mechanical Engineers. His career in motorsport began in March, where he worked as an aerodynamicist in the late 1980s.

In 1989, Wirth, together with the subsequent FIA President Max Mosley motorsport technology company Simtek Research Ltd.. and rose in 1994 with its own team under the name of Simtek in the Formula 1 World Championship in. By now the third race of the season, the Austrian Roland Ratzenberger was killed with the Simtek S941 in qualifying for the Grand Prix of San Marino fatal. Wirth, who acted as team manager and technical director, was forced to declare bankruptcy with his team in June 1995 and ended the Formula 1 involvement.

From 1996 to 1999 Wirth worked as chief designer at Benetton and in 2006 was employed by the FIA. In 2007 he developed the Acura ARX -01 and was from 2010 to mid-2011 through his company Wirth Research as Technical Director of Virgin Racing in Formula 1 again active.