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
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...
The Formula Student Competition at Silverstone is officially started! Wednesday morning Formula GroupT moved their workshop to the racecircuit in Silverstone. After installing themselves at the campsite, June moved to the pit to get prepared for the scrutineering tomorrow. Let the race begin!
Building a new car means loads of testing, burning rubber is part of the game. Thanks to Dupont tire central Formula Group T is able to keep testing. Dupont changes our tires in a minimum amount of time and with tremendous amount of care not to damage our fragile rims. We would like to thank them for their continuous support and assistance. www.bandendupont.be
The 27th of May, roll out day! The day a tired but excited team had been waiting for since the week it started thinking about what the car would look like.
The press was welcomed in the afternoon and had the honor to see June for the very first time. As Formula Group T is the first Belgian team to construct a carbon fiber monocoque to compete in the Formula Student Competition, the journalists were all very impressed. They found the other improvements of June, for example the 3D-printed steering wheel or the lightweight gearbox, absolutely stunning!
Not only the journalists were very interested, also the sympathizers,...
We would like to thank Norelem (www.norelem.com) for providing us with some high quality universal joints. Their great customer service and fast delivery were a pleasure.
These Norelem parts will be used in our steering system and will make sure every inch of play will be eliminated what will result in a direct steering feeling.