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Award Presentation at the A1 Ring

AVL Honours Head of Ferrari Team

    Graz, Austria (ots) - 'Pit stop' for the presentation of an award, in a location where normally the air would be filled with the roar of engines and the squeal of tyres. The Head of the Ferrari team, Jean Todt, received the AVL Technology Award for the year 2000 at the A1 Ring in Spielberg. Having discovered his passion for racing at an early age, the Frenchman, now aged 55, has been Head of the legendary Ferrari team for 8 years. Over this time he has demonstrated his great interest in and commitment to applied research. Prof. Helmut List, CEO of AVL, presented the 'Technology Oscar' to Jean Todt. For List, Formula 1 stands for "challenge, and challenge is what we need in research in order to make progress and to develop new technologies."

    The AVL Technology Award is presented every two years to personalities of outstanding merit in the fields of research and technology. In 1998 the award went to Bernie Ecclestone.

    The heart of the silver sculpture is a high-tech crystal, which was created at AVL over approximately 8 months under conditions of high pressure and temperature. These crystals are used for measurements in the combustion chamber of an engine - including Formula 1 engines.

    AVL, the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as instrumentation and test systems, has more than 2,100 employees worldwide.

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