Formula Group T is a project run by Belgian masterstudents in engineering from GROUP T who design and build small electric vehicles and compete with other universities worldwide in the Formula Student competitions during the summer. Areion was their first car and was built in 2011-2012, Eve is their second car and finished its summer of Formula Student in 2013. The team is currently working on their 3rd car, June
It has been a very busy day for Formula GROUP T at Hockenheim. The morning started with the scrutineering, the technical control of the whole car on different levels. Before we were allowed to enter, a pre-scurtineering is necessary. During this test an official checked the toolkit and the driver safety suit. Entering the scrutineering area is based on the results of a quiz all teams had to fill-in last week. Due to our result we had to give priority to some other teams. Before the vehicles are permitted to take part in the individual dynamic disciplines, they have to pass the technical acceptance test – the so called scrutineering. This...
The first day of the Formula Student competition at Hockenheim has come to an end. Time for an overview!
Yesterday we installed our pitbox, the workplace where June gets her tlc. Afterwards the team started fine tuning June immediatly to make her ready for scrutineering. Today we started work on the car very early as scrutineering is scheduled for tomorrow! The lunchbreak offered the teams the time to take the traditional photograph including all present teams at Hockenheim. A rather impressive picture if you realize that 3800 students are participating in this competition.
Today we took some time to have a look at...
This week we will participate in the Formula Student Competition in Hockenheim. The race will take place until Sunday the 3th of August. Of all the Formula Student competitions, this event is closest to Belgium. This is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the largest competition for students in the world.
We would like to invite you and your friends to this competition. You are welcome at the Hockenheim Ring on the dates listed below. We advise you to come in the weekend so you can see our car in action.
- Wednesday 30th of July until Friday 3 of August: Scrutineering and...
Junes intelligence is made possible by a lot of electronics for safety and control purposes. Most of these systems are developed and assembled in-house.
During the competition we also need to take spare PCB's with us to make sure we can replace parts if needed. Even between the races changes are made to the designs to optimize the functionality and the size.
Eurocircuits supported us by supplying all of the needed blank PCB's. The fast production and delivery services of Eurocircuits allowed us to get everything on time and exactly like our design. They also reviewed our board designs to make sure everything was design...
Soon, we will be leaving for our second competition. Because of the extensive scrutineering in Hockenheim, a lot of material needs to be moved to Silverstone.
These will be taken with us in our big trailer. However, driving this trailer requires an additional BE driver license.
For this purpose, two of our team members were selected to get their licenses for driving it.
Luckily we could count on the help from EDCO Driving School to help us pass the exam with driving lessons and guidance throughout the exam.
We would like to thank EDCO for all of their support and tips.
Testing is about the most important factor to put a reliable car on the road. Often it only concerns some trivialities which need no more than a couple of minutes of testing. Thanks to Brabanthal we’re able to test near our workshop whenever we want to. It makes short tests a lot less time consuming.
We’re back! Not since today actually. But we didn’t tell you, partners and sympathizers, the whole story of what happened in Silverstone yet. Well, here we go.
Wednesday July the 9th, two o’clock in the morning, on the parking lot of TE Connectivity. 22 students are loading some cars with the last necessities for an exciting week on the famous Formula 1 Circuit of Silverstone in England. There they will be competing with their own-build electric car against hundred other teams from all over the world in the biggest student competition on earth, the Formula Student Competition. Three o’clock in the...
Building an electric car is a challenge, nine months ago we were aware of that already. But each day at Silverstone, June revealed more and more of her secrets. Those moments are incredibly educational for each team member. The last days everyone worked so hard to get June through scrutineering. Saturday morning we rolled June for the first time to the scrutineering area. This judging process is necessary to proceed to the dynamic events. The chassis passed fluently but there were still some electrical problems. Sunday we tried to get the best out of it but unfortunately we couldn’t solve all the problems in such a small time range....
Today, we presented June for scrutineering. We passed the chassis judging fluently. The jury had some remarks on the electrical and safety part. Those errors sent us back to the paddock. According to the electrical department they can be solved quite fast. Hopefully we can present our car tomorrow morning again to complete the scrutineering.
During the day the results of the static events were announced. The cost judging was good for a 41st place out of 80. For the business presentation we received a well-deserved 10th place. Congratulations to Pieter en Cesar for this great job.
After a hard working day on Thursday, the team was ready to present June today to the first judges. Today, all static events were on the schedule. We first started with the cost evaluation; the manufacturing of different parts needed to be explained to the experts. This task ended with a real case scenario. After working for more than 44 years for Jaguar Land Rover, Mike Bottley was still amazed by seeing June. One hour later the pit was ready for the next event, design judging. The jury turned June upside down to discuss every single piece but after all our team experienced this as a small talk between engineers with the same interest...