Komotar Meet in Krško

We all dream of being fast and furious sometimes, don’t we?

On September 15th, everybody will get a chance to become the next Vin Diesel. Well known vlogger Komotar Minuta challenged everyone to a race off.The winner of his challenge will get an opportunity to drive a real formula race car. You can get more info about the challenge alone by clicking on the link below.

Where adrenalin is at it’s highest and that addictive petrol scent is in the air, that’s where we feel the most comfortable. That’s why you’ll find us there, alongside Komotar Minuta, doing a few attractive laps with our race cars and just enjoying the company.

See you on 15th September at 9 am. Raceland Krško expects you!

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Test sessions in Logatec

Last week a small group of our engineers packed their bags and rushed to Logatec, where Blagomix Varna Vožnja center of safe driving hosted us on their track to do some test rounds. Our task was to gather some aerodynamics data of the vehicle, more specifically, we were observing the occurrence of turbulence on both fronth and rare wing and on the diffuser of our race car. Gathering this kind of data is important because Read more…

Join us at 7th MAHLE Rally Nova Gorica

Dont’t know what to do over the weekend? We have an idea.  And we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. We invite you to 7th Mahle Rally Nova Gorica that will take place on the outskirts of Nova Gorica from September 6th until September 8th. 12 special stages await with total length of 150 km. You can find us in front of the Perla hotel in Nova Gorica on Thursday 6th September and on Friday 7th September Read more…

What’s coming up in september?

This month will be full of surprises. So many places to be, things to see. Keep following us on social media or even better, join us at some of the events listed below. We promise it will be fun, fun, fun!   6.9. Rally MAHLE Nova Gorica (When? 9:00 ; Where? the Perla hotel in Nova Gorica)   7.9. Rally MAHLE Nova Gorica (You’ll find us in the pits in Kromberk-near Mercator)   15.9. Komotar Read more…

Another day, another article. Check it out!

For all of you, who missed yesterday’s story on POP TV news or for those, who would like to catch some juicy details from the test sessions that were held in Vrtojba last week, David Stropnik prepared an intriguing article in which he shares some technical details and his thoughts and feelings after a few laps in our »machines«. You can find the article on their website (Spletni portal 24ur.com) or by clicking on the link below.   https://www.24ur.com/sport/ostalo/dirkalne-formule-izpod-rok-slovenskih-studentov.html

Test sessions in Vrtojba

Even though it’s summer and most are enjoying well deserved vacation days, our team does not rest. A group of our engineers spent last Sunday on a racetrack in Vrtojba, where a test session for press and some sponsors was held. Joining us in great atmosphere were Gregor Pavsic from Siol.net Avtomoto, David Stropnik from POP TV media house, Anže Jamnik from AVTO FOKUS magazine and Miloš Požar from MAHLE Kariera Slovenija, which is our biggest sponsor. The audience enjoyed the sounds of Griffins motor humming through Read more…

First hand experience

Ever wondered how it is to sit in and drive a formula student race car? Even better an electric FS race car made from scratch by very talented slovenian based engineers? Gregor Pavsic knows exactly what we are talking about. And he shared his experience and his feelings in an article for Siol.net Avtomoto. You can read all about it by visiting their website or clicking on the link below. We would like to take this opportunity Read more…

Autocross at TT Assen Circuit

Wroom Wroom! Our talented driver Tim showed us how it’s done as he was trying to set the fastest lap in the discipline named Autocross, at TT Assen circuit. We definitely have some fast and attractive driving to show and you can take a look at it by clicking on the link below.  

Second race finished

Just a day after returning from the Netherlands, the other half of the team returned from the race in Italy. We returned with bittersweet feelings because our baby Eldrax didn’t pass the scrutineering. But no worries, our clever engineers are working on it right now. In spite of that, the race in Italy was a great experience. We got lots of compliments and suggestions from judges, sponsors, visitors and other teams so we know we are Read more…

Greetings from Italy

Saluto dall’Italia! We are finally on the venue of our second race at Autodromo Riccardo Paletti, near the town Varano di’Melegari. Our camp and the garage are set and looking superior. Yesterday we managed all regarding the registrations and in the evening we attended the opening ceremony with ANFIA presentation, participation of Gianmaria Gabbiani and demo of FCA Autonomous Remote Parking. Keep yours fingers crossed for the Business Presentation which we’ll be having in a Read more…

First race day in Assen

Ohhhh yeah!  We’ve survived the first race day and the team did a fantastic job. The results speak for themselves. 3rd place at skidpad, 2nd place at acceleration and 3rd place at autocross. Not to mention we’ve achieved 3rd place at Design report. Congratz to the team, but we do not have any time to spare, so there’s no time for celebration yet. We have to prepare for the last event, the toughest one-endourance, which is Read more…

What’s happening in Assen?

In the last two days at the TT Assen Circuit the static events were in the centre of attention. Our team passed them all but sadly we did not qualify to the finals. Despite some technical issues our car passed scrutineering and today break and noise tests await. At the moment we are preparing for the dynamic tests and we are so excited because those events represent the true spirit of racing. Be sure to Read more…

Partner REC d.o.o.

We are so pleased to be working with some smaller companies based in our home country, which are with their revolutionary ideas and products slowly climbing towards the top. One of those is a company REC d.o.o., based in Postojna, Slovenia. They seek to find high tech solutions in the field of Battery Management. Their most valuable component and the one that put them on the map is BMS (Battery Management System) which we proudly Read more…

First day at TT Circuit Assen

Finally action! On first day at TT Circuit Assen we set up the camp and garage. The organizator has warmly welcomed us and encouraged us to be competitive troughout the entire week as much as we can and push our limits. Today we successfuly presented Bussines Presentation and we are now waitting for Scrutineering. Keep your fingers crossed!

Upcoming events

It’s on!  In less than a week we’ll be driving amongst the best. First races are approaching and we are sooo excited. The tension is rising and we cannot wait to see our cars on the racetrack. There’s a lot to be done until then, so the guys and girls are doing best they can, working days and nights to make the dreams possible. Be sure to check us out at the following locations: -ASSEN (9.-12. Read more…

Partner RECA d.o.o.

The company RECA d.o.o. made sure that the components won’t fall apart, because they provided lots of fasteners (screws, bolts, nuts and washers). Not only that our partners provide products that build our car, they also help us form different and lifelong alliances. Thank you.  

Partner Plamtex int d.o.o.

It’s been a bumpy ride but thanks to our partner Plamtex int d.o.o we’re going to ride like the wind with steering system components and accelerator pedal components they provided. Plamtex int d.o.o is a company that offers comprehensive solutions in plastic product manufacture and is well known for their reliability and flexibility. Components shown on the pictures below were produced on state of the art CNC machines and are made from 7075-T6 aluminium alloy. Read more…

Behind the scenes

If you have an electric car, do you still say the same, full gas to the end? Ta hitri, podcast that loves racing! Listen to our great team leader Tim Novak and Uroš Modlic to find out the answer to our question and some interesting details from the backstage of our team and the Eldrax assembly process! 006 – Tim Novak in električni dirkalnik Eldrax  

First impressions from 2018 Roll out

Rollout was a total success!! We invite you to view pictures, read articles and listen to a podcast. Thank you for your support and visit!  Our team enjoyed every second of the event! Avto magazin: https://www.avto-magazin.si/…/elektricni-studentski-dirkal…/ Siol.net Avtomoto: https://siol.net/…/slovensko-znanje-in-gospodarski-kader-pr… Ta hitri: http://www.tahitri.si/2018/06/02/006-tim-novak/ foto Modlic: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fotoModlic/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156409840527733  

Partners Kolektor and Ambrož Eloxation

Knowledge is the key. That is why we learn from the best. Firstly, our partners at Kolektor manufactured holes, hubs and wheel nuts (center lock) on the latest CNC devices. Then the company @Ambrož Eloxation used an electrolytic passivation process to increase the thicknes of the oxyde layer which results in resistance to corrosion and wear and it increases the thickness and strength of the surface. We are so grateful to both parthers. Can’t wait co Read more…

Partner SKF

The car is getting together at light speed thanks to our diligent workforce and generous partners who bring smiles to our faces everiday. Our partner SKF made us ecstatic with new roller bearings, needle roller bearings, units and housings. Thank you.

Partner Impol

Aluminium is awesome! We have received a new shipment of aluminium rods and bars made from alloy 7075-T6. It has excellent mechanical properties, which is perfect for making high quality products. We are looking forward to get our hands dirty and turn them into the components of our race car. Our thanks goes to our partner Impol who made sure that we only have the best materials available. 

Partner Siliko d.o.o.

We are on fire! The excitement about the new components for our planetary transmission which have been provided by our loving partner Siliko doo is growing within minutes. Planetary gears have to be made from good quality materials because they transmit high powers at high speed rotation. Aluminium alloy 7075-T6 is perfect for our needs.That is why we are so delighted to have partners with a lot of experience and cutting edge technology.

Teambuilding

Wild! Only this word can describe how much fun we had this weekend in an adrenaline-colored motivational team gathering with gocartes in Raceland Krško in the company of Hitri Dirkač! Now we are full of energy, back in the workshop and we are creating Eldrax, our new racing beast, which we will reveal to you soon on ROLL OUT 2018! We are already looking forward.

Partner TPV Group

Our loyal partner @TPV Group has once again outdone itself! Laser cuts are mostly used for the production of stencils, with the help of which we make all the necessary holes on the monocoque and for the production of some aerodynamic molds. Thank you very much!

Science on the street

A few days ago we participated in the high-profile Science on the street project which took place at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art (ZRC SAZU) atrium. In an admirable interview our leader Tim Novak and prof. Jernej Klemenc PhD exhibited our past achievements, future goals and discussed the flow of engineering knowledge, from students through the University of Ljubljana to the industry. Thank you for joining us!

Partner ŠPENA Iztok Drobnič s.p.

To build our formula, we always strive for the best materials and always strive to colaborate with the best experts! Precision made titanium products, which will be used on the chassis of the formula prove that!  We sincerely thank our partner ŠPENA Iztok Drobnič s.p., who in addition to various bushings, spacers and axles, which will enable the quick jacka operation, made them on their lathes.   

Partner MAHLE Career Slovenia

Wuhuuu, our electrical technicians are already in action!  A few days ago we visited our main partner of the project MAHLE Career Slovenia, one of the leading representatives of the automotive electric power industry in Slovenia. In addition to the refrigerators for the cooling system and controllers that have been generously donated to us and with which we will control our engines, they have also enabled us to test our engines and our cooling system Read more…

Partner Kolektor

Just look at this great result of our team and one of our loyal partners!  Through the machining and milling processes on the latest CNC devices, Kolektor has made holes, hubs and wheel nuts (center lock) from the high-strength Aluminum material, series 7075-T6, and let us just say that all the components are computer optimized so that lower masses withstand the necessary load! We are genuinely enthusiastic above them and more than grateful for the Read more…

Partners Elaphe and TKC – Lasersko varjenje

What about the heart? The heart of our Eldrax this year will be a battery pack of 900 cells with a capacity of 7.5 kWh, for which we have to thank one of our biggest supporter and partner of our project, Elaphe Propulsion Technologies! Our partner, welding expert, @TKC – Laser welding has done a great job of laser welding our cells into 6 batery packages with the modern technology similar to the one they Read more…

Partner Herman mobil doo

Our team has folded our sleeves and started making chassis! You want to know how?  Prepregnated carbon fibers were placed in molds with an emphasis on the orientation and order of laying the fabric, with which we achieved the corresponding stiffness of the finished product. And for the last part, we baked it in the oven at cca 100°C in the appropriate temperature cycle, resulting in total over 8h. Our gratitude goes to our partner Read more…

Partner TOKAS Regali

The order and transparency of the work space is of great importance to our team! To make sure our workshop is always beautiful and clean, this time was taken care of by the company TOKAS Regali, which equipped us with shelving racks and their installation, for which we are most grateful to them!

Partners Ocean tec and Proizvodnja plovil Marjan Arh s.p.

This time, we are reporting from the field, such as with a touch of sea, because our molds were made at the premises of our partner Ocean Tec, where we worked in the company of boats and yachts in production. Enourmous thanks also goes to the company @PROIZVODNJA PLOVIL, MARJAN ARH S.P., which has enabled us all with the necessary materials for making molds, expert advice and generous help in physical workmanship!

Partner JIB DESIGN

When you combine an innovative idea and modern technology! The work of milling our model was entrusted to our partner, JIB DESIGN, a top expert in the field of nautical design and engineering. They have done more than excellent job, for which we are most grateful to them!

Partners SHD Composite Materials and Skupina TPV

Creating our new car full steam ahead! The structural equivalency spreadsheet test has already been done, wuhuu! Gratitude and shout out goes to our partners, SHD Composite Materials Ltd for carbon fibers, we are very pleased that we are even closer now, since they opened a new factory in Krško and, of course, to our loyal partner from Dolenjska TPV for generous help in carrying out tests as well as for all the professional assistance Read more…

FS Alpe Adria

Poleg neprecenljivih izkušenj, ki jih ustvarjamo z našim projektom, so ena najlepših stvari tudi vsa tesno stkana prijateljstva z ostalimi ekipami sveta! Prijatelji iz Riteh Racing Team so nas lani navdušili s svojim vrhunskim dogodkom, letos pa obljubljajo, da bo vse samo še bolj extra, extra dirkalno, extra zabavno! Mi jih podpiramo in se že veselimo skupnih poletnih trenutkov. Podpri jih tudi ti in stisni like na FS Alpe Adria!

Rotobox

Happy moments when we transform ideas into reality! A brand new carbon rim for our new racing beast will be created in cooperation with our partner Rotobox, who are the experts in the manufacture of carbon wheels for sport bikes.

Rotobox

Veseli trenutki, ko ideje pretvarjamo v resničnost! Povsem nova platišča iz ogljikovih vlaken za našo novo dirkalno zverino bomo ustvarili v sodelovanju z Rotobox, s strokovnjaki za izdelavo karbonskih platišč cestnih motorjev.

Sinter Brakes

Action! We are already in preparation for our 2nd testing on a specialized Krauss test-bench with intentions of validating our own design and testing the thermal properties of our new rotors in association with our partner Sinter, for which we are very grateful.

ATG Zupan

Snow white colour reigns in this winter, not only outside, but also in our workshop! We give our thanks to our partner ATG Zupan for finishing and lacquering our mold for the race car, they did a wonderful job, it looks great!

Facebook

This is craaazy! We crossed the magic limit of 2000th like on our Facebook page! Wuhuu! Our team is most grateful to you for all given support, encouragement and friendly thoughts! We remain bold, energetic, driven and connected as family! We will soon reveal our progress in the development of this year’s racing beast, stay tuned! P.s.: We can hardly wait to get on racing tracks again and make heads turn like we did on this Read more…

Merry x-mas

Yaay, it’s x-mas time, and also a time when our team takes a moment to be merry. We wish you holidays full of warmth, sincere joy, and time spent with your loved ones! Ho ho ho Santa Jeeej, veseli čas je tu, čas, ko tudi naša ekipa za trenutek odloži delo in se poveseli. Naj bodo Vaši prazniki polni topline, iskrenega veselja in časa preživetega s svojimi najdražjimi! <3——————————————————-Yaay, it's x-mas time, and also a Read more…

Be Santa Claus for a day

December, the time of joy and gifts. Once again our team decided to leave a mark, with a sent gift, in the mosaic of magic Christmas of children who will receive gifts thanks to the slovenian project Be Santa Claus for a day! It really is our pleasure to have the opportunity to participate and that there are so many of us that are ready to help! Remember, happiness is multiplied when it is divided!

Kolektor event

Our weekend has passed in a pleasant family atmosphere at an event organized by our sponsor Kolektor! Thank you for your invitation! We are always delighted to see this sincere enthusiasm and cute driving simulation of a racecar under the children’s arms.

Visiting TU Wien Racing

Our team is always on the hunt for new knowledge and connection with other Formula Student teams! This time we visited Vienna, TU Wien Racing team! We are very grateful to them for their valuable time and answers to all the questions asked and, of course, the presentation of their top racing car. Again, we have proven that the technique connects us, despite the rivalry on the track, we are great friends and together we build better Read more…

ECOmeet 2017

The previous Saturday of the Superior Engineering team was very ECO-fun! We were very proud to have been able to co-create the bigest event in the field of electric and ecological vehicles in Slovenia, @ECOmeet2017! Thank you all for paying us a visit and your kind words, see you again next year!

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies

To make an electric racing car is certainly not an easy job! In order to be able to find out how to tackle the construction plan, what we need to be careful about, we already deepened our knowledge during the summer to explore this area. Thanks to our sponsor Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, who has enabled us through summer practice and contact with experts in this field to get to know various aspects of the production of Read more…

ECOmeet 2017

Where do you find us this Saturday? At ECOmeet 2017, of course! We will present you our plans for our furst student formula on electric drive, which will be the parade horse of our new racing season! Electric scooters, “custom” electric bikes, electric cars, ecological workshops, numerous activities! Come, it will be ECO-fun!

Our project presentation

And we made it through the first week of uni this year! Uff, this one is usually quite socially active, but you have greatly recognized the opportunity for new information and attended our presentation of the Formula Student project. Thank you for your visit and remember: if you are ambitious, enthusiastic and committed, just contact us, ther is a spot on the team for you! 

FS Alpe Adria 2017

The most anticipated event at the end of the season, the FS Alpe Adria 2017, is finished and the 3rd place cup is in our hands! In addition to the competition which was held in a friendly spirit, we were most pleased of the most fun gathering and the opportunity of connecting teams Riteh Racing Team, Drumska strela – Road Arrow Belgrade, FSB Racing Team, FESB Racing, FESB Racing Team Moto, UNI Maribor Grand Prix Engineering. Read more…

1st MAHLE eco rally

In the past week, we had the honor to participate in @ 1. MAHLE eco rally competition, featuring our team leader Tim Novak at fourth place in total, he proved his driving skills in electric vehicles. A two-day event was an unforgettable experience, in addition to rally competition, an interesting entertainment, it was also an opportunity for a pleasant and diverse gathering. Thanks to our main sponsor MAHLE for the invitation, we hope that this event Read more…

Raceland Krško

On Thursday, we were bathing in sun rays at Raceland Krško at the event of our sponsor Sinter Brakes, where we had lots of fun and enjoyed in a wonderful racing atmosphere! We are really glad that we have made such strong ties with our sponsors and we look forward to further cooperation!

RESULTS!

RESULTS 1. Acceleration IC 1. AutoX IC (didn’t count for overall result) 14. overall Dynamic events And we are back home! First and foremost the atmosphere at Formula Student Hungary event was the best!! We enjoyed it a lot! Nice on site accommodation, beautiful town Györ, great party, some street racing… Almost a proper motorsport event. Secondly, we wish team Fast Forrest fast repair of their car and better luck in next events. But we have Read more…

Formula Student Germany

A few days ago, some of our electrical engineers visited Formula Student Germany where they enthusiastically absorbed all possible details of the construction of the electric formulas made by the competitors. They will certainly use new knowledge to build their own in the upcoming competition season. Thank you, Mr. Požar and MAHLE for all kindness and given help!

Formula Student Austria

Today unfortunately we were only spectators at Formula Student Austria, but we had a great time watching the best teams in the world driving the endurance event. We also took this opportunity to return some parts to joanneum racing graz which they lent us for the competition in UK. We are really grateful for your help guys, this really shows that Formula Student is one big family! PS: Congratulations on 2nd place in Design event! We keep our Read more…

Formula Student UK

After a great success in Netherlands with Minka, our team moved to Silverstone in the UK where we competed against 75 teams. We entered this competition with our new, more powerful car – Griffin. Flying high after the success in Assen we came to UK confident, but we soon received a cold shower. Event judges took a very thorough look at our car. In the end we passed all the tests,but too much valuable time Read more…

Formula Student Netherlands

Our team is finally back from our trip across Europe. This time we competed on two competitions. First competition that we attended was Formula Student Netherlands that was happening on a famous TT track in Assen. There we competed with our first ever car Minka, that debuted on last years competition in Varano, Italy. On our first event last year, our car had many issues. This year in Netherlands however, Minka showed her true potential. Read more…

Full Results Formula Student Netherlands

Full results of the competition: Dynamic part: Endurance: 4th place (2nd place in IC category) Efficiency event: 2nd place (with only 3.63L of 95 octane petrol consumed, the least of all cars) Auto Cross: 8th place (1:01.308, 5th place in IC category) Skid Pad: 11th place (5.816 sec, wet track; 6th place IC category) Acceleration: 14th place (4.290 sec, 9th place in IC category) Static part: Business Plan Presentation: 23th place Cost & Manufacture: 27th Read more…

Silverstone LIVE!

Attention attention! Follow us live in the Silverstone contest! You can expect us around 15:00, so you still have time to prepare a popcorn and sit comfortably and then cheer for us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akWKWoqZvqg&app=desktop

Formula Student – Silverstone

Juuuhuu! After a few long days (also the reason for fewer posts), due to minor technical problems we have finally completed all technical inspections! Now we are looking forward to the line for royal discipline, Endurance. Keep your fingers crossed for our driver and lets hope the typical English weather endures!

Acceleration

Braaap! We successfully won the 9th place in acceleration. At the same time we achieved excellent 5th places from 16 teams in Skid Pad and Auto Cross! The final preparations for tomorrow’s royal discipline, a 22-kilometer Endurance, are now being finalized. Keep your fngers crossed for our team! Braaap! 😃 Takole smo uspešno pospešili do 9. mesta v pospeševanju. Ob tem pa smo smo dosegli odlični 5. mesti izmed 16 ekip v Skid Padu in Auto Crossu! Read more…

Race

Juuhuu! Today in the morning we successfully passed all technical examinations and tests. We also finished the presentations and we are just waiting for the dynamic part of the competition! Tomorrow, we have Skid Pad, Acceleration and Auto Cross, hold your fists for our boys.

Testing video

Quickly read and see the summary of our testing from Logatec at Siol.netNews, because next time you hear from us, we may already be on the way to competitions! Wuhuuu, but now it’s for real! https://siol.net/avtomoto/zgodbe/prototip-studentov-iz-ljubljane-ze-na-asfaltu-formula-je-hitra-in-adrenalinsko-glasna-video-445095

Intense preparations

Did you think we were asleep? Not at all! Take a look at video of our intense preparations and testing for upcoming competitions! Testing 2017 Kaj ste mislili, da smo zaspali? 😛 Nikakor! Oglejte si posnetek naših intenzivnih priprav in testiranja za prihajajoča tekmovanja! ;)————————————————————–Did you think we were asleep? 😛 Not at all! Take a look at video of our intense preparations and testing for upcoming competitions! 😉 Objavil/a Superior Engineering – Formula student Team Read more…

Anti-roll bar treatment

This is how a heat treatment of levers ot the anti – roll bar looks like! Well done, boys! Heat treatment Tako pa izgleda toplotna obdelava ročic prečnega stabilizatorja! Bravo, dečki! :D—————————This is how a heat treatment of levers ot the anti – roll bar looks like! Well done, boys! 😀 Objavil/a Superior Engineering – Formula student Team Ljubljana dne Petek, 16. junij 2017