World leading optimal control for motorsport simulations, sailing, and automotive


Founded on our experience writing cutting edge simulations in Formula One, Canopy Simulations now provides this expertise to customers in motorsport and beyond.


Canopy Simulations is the only simulation supplier in Formula One, and the leading supplier to Formula E. We also supply many other series including OEMs and regulatory bodies.

Our motorsport platform provides lap time simulation, vehicle modelling and setup exploration in record time, using the power of cloud computing and our proprietary collocation solver.

We also provide the same state-of-the-art vehicle model used by our motorsport simulations to customers for use in their driver-in-the-loop simulators.


Simulation is fundamental to the way modern America’s Cup boats are developed, and Canopy Simulations have applied our expertise in both the 35th and the 36th America’s Cup campaigns.

The simulations, powered by our collocation solver, have repeatedly produced counterintuitive results which were later proven to be superior on the racecourse.


Our proprietary collocation solver allows us to robustly solve highly non-linear optimal control problems that would once have been deemed impossible. Our collocation solver is integral to all of our products and allows us to provide world leading simulations and optimal control solutions to our customers.

I used to spend 90% of my time running simulations and only 10% thinking about performance.

With Canopy, I spend 95% of my time thinking about performance.

Head of Vehicle Dynamics, F1