Delft University students race in Germany

2nd August 2011, Comments 0 comments

After their victory in the 1A class of the Formula Student race on the British Silverstone race track, the Dutch students from the University of Delft and their electric racing care are taking part in the next Formula Student event at Hockenheim in Germany.

Formula Student is intended as a testing ground for next generation of engineers. University students from around the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test in a race at the famous Silverstone circuit.

The 1A class was introduced for vehicles which are designed to give optimum fuel efficiency through all sorts of new technologies like electric propulsion, hybrids and alternative fuels.

The Delft students won last year’s 1A class race at Hockenheim and are hoping that their self-built electric racing car will again take them to victory in Germany.

At 178 kilos, the Delft racing care is the lightest of its kind. The other cars in the 1A class weigh in at around 200 kilos and over.

The Formula Student cars are judged on a number of points, including design and quality of construction.

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