Heads up folks.
Formula Student is Europe’s biggest educational motorsport event. It challenges budding engineers to design, build and compete as a team with their own single seat racing car. This annual event organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) attracts close to a 100 teams representing universities from all over the world.
It challenges students to design, build and race a single driver, open-wheeled race car assuming that they have been engaged by a manufacturing firm to produce a prototype car for evaluation as a potential production item.
Teams are judged for Design, Costs and Business Logic and the Cars are judged for Acceleration, Maneuverability, Endurance and Efficiency.
IIT Bombay Racing?
IIT Bombay Racing is India’s premier Formula Student Electric team with a vision to “Revolutionize Electric Mobility in India focusing on sustainable technologies and innovations”.
Participating each year now in the prestigious international competition Formula Student at Silverstone circuit, UK; (2017 with their electric car – “Orca”), these blokes from IIT have been winning the Formula Student Award by IMechE for being the best non-UK team for the past 3 years.
Here are some images of the team and their cars at Silverstone, UK.
Watch them unveil the Evo2 electric racing car 4 years ago. We wish there were more such videos about their built-from-scratch electric racing cars.
More power to them. Yay!