Racing history

Our Formula 1 history

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  • racing Fondmetal introduces the first magnesium monobloc wheel for the Formula 1 World Championship.
  • racing Fondmetal is the official supplier of the Osella F1 team.
  • racing Fondmetal is official supplier to the WILLIAMS F1 team, which wins three Formula 1 World Championships.
  • racing Fondmetal enters the Formula 1 World Championship with its own team,
    Fondmetal F1
  • racing The cooperation between Gabriele Rumi and the well-known aerodynamicist Jean-Claude Migeot gives birth to the first aerodynamics R&D centre for race cars and wind tunnel testing in Italy.
  • racing The Tyrrell team entrusts Fondmetal Technologies with the aerodynamic research and development of its race car.
  • racing The Benetton team entrusts Fondmetal Technologies with the aerodynamic research and development of its race car.
  • racing Fondmetal acquires the majority of shares in the Minardi F1 team which, under the guidance of Gabriele Rumi, takes part to the Formula 1 World Championship.
  • racing Fondmetal buys from Cosworth the rights, the support of qualified engineers and the facilities to develop the project, build and overhaul the V10 engine, named FONDMETAL V10 and used by the Minardi F1 team during the same seasons.
  • The Minardi team entrusts Fondmetal Technologies with the aerodynamic research and development of its race car.
  • Fondmetal Technologies becomes Renaultís second aerodynamics development team. With Renault, Fondmetal Technologies wins two Formula 1 World Championships (2005 and 2006).
  • Aerolab, Fondmetal Technologiesí daughter company, becomes Toyota F1ís second aerodynamics development team.