Athletes in the wind tunnel
It is not only the Audi model series that are investigated, evaluated and optimised in the Audi Wind Tunnel Centre. The performance of top-level athletes and the shape of their sports gear, such as skis, bobs and swimsuits, are also perfected here.
The most recent visit came from Germany and Switzerland. The Alpine skiers from the two national associations, which Audi sponsors in addition to six other countries, not just with vehicles, but also with technical know-how, complemented their season preparations in the wind tunnel.
With help from the Audi team, the athletes worked on perfecting their posture on the slopes. So too did ski jumper Pascal Bodmer: the junior world champion who is just 19 years old used the 2.6 megawatt facility to optimise his flying position after leaving the ramp. The insights from training in the Audi Wind Tunnel have helped many guests to achieve their goal of going faster and further: apart from winter athletes, cyclists and swimmers such as five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe from Australia.