Ian Roger Cramp, born October 29th 1964 in Nottingham, England.
1976-81 ~ O-level student at Loughborough Grammar School
1981-2 ~ A-level student at Loughborough Technical College
1982-3 ~ Apprentice at Cosworth Engineering
Making and using test rigs for engine sub-assemblies & systems, and dyno testing F1, Indycar, & experimental new engines.
1983-6 ~ Undergraduate Student at Cambridge University
Getting a Master of Arts degree in Engineering, winning the Engineering Head of Department’s Prize, and also being awarded a Full Blue for boxing.
1986-7 ~ Project Engineer at Cosworth Engineering
Designing & developing valve gear (including pneumatic valve springs) for the new F1 engine
1991-2 ~ Postgraduate Student at Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University) College of Aeronautics
Doing research on high speed vehicle aerodynamics in the moving ground plane wind tunnel.
1988-> ~ Self-employed freelance engineer
1997 set up Pendragon Mercia ltd, an engineering consultancy.
Name later changed to Crampton ltd to avoid confusion with Pendragon plc.
British Racing International
Piston engine, automotive, & motorcycle design/development
Specialised fuel injection/engine management system design & calibration
Rapid design & construction of one-offs, prototypes, and test rigs
Project planning & management
International sales & business development
Working in English, French, Japanese, and some Italian
I have worked all over the UK, and in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, the USA, China, Korea and Japan.