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
Formula Group T and June are back in Belgium! We finished on a 23rd place in the electric event. Formula Student Germany was a roller-coaster of emotions. An exhausting couple of days, getting the car through scrutineering proved to be a challenge. The powertrain team persisted and got June through. It was great to participate in the dynamic events and to show the potential of June to the other teams and to our partners who made their way to Hockenheim. Over the next couple of weeks we will be fine tuning June to get her in pristine condition for Formula Student Spain!!
Saturday started with a brake test, we proved that we could successfully lock up our four wheels. With our final scrutineering sticker we could proceed to the dynamic events. The acceleration event was already started so we rushed our car to our pitbox to change the setup. We managed to get some time for a quick test run. It helps a little bit to heat up the tires, but it’s mainly for the confidence of the driver and reassuring that our setup is suitable for accelerating. We got in line for our first run, which resulted in a good 4.75 seconds. We did another three runs and had a final result of 4.66 seconds for the acceleration event.
Good morning sympathizers!
If you follow us on facebook, you already know what happened yesterday, but here is a summary of it all.
To get as fast as possible through scrutineering, we got up ready early in the morning to get in line for scrutineering. At seven o’clock, we were waiting as 4th in scrutineering queue. Unfortunately, but quite logically, teams that hadn’t started their scrutineering yet were given priority. A few moments later, we were in and the scrutineers were very happy because even though we only have one electronics student, we were very well prepared. It went well and they asked us to move one part from...
It has been a very busy day for Formula Group T at Hockenheim. The morning started with scrutineering, the technical check of the whole car on different levels. Before we were allowed to enter, a pre-scurtineering was 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. So as soon it was our turn, we drove in. 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 checks whether all (safety) rules...
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 working 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...
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...