A couple of pictures from today’s exhibition of our electric formula on 7. MAHLE Rally Nova Gorica. We are happy to show our work to others and appreciate the trust and support from MAHLE in developing our potential.
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 it tells us in which direction next, so our car will be perfectly tuned when races approach. There will be even more action in the upcoming days and weeks. We will be organizing more interesting test sessions and we will be guests at some awesome events. See you there!
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 in the pits in Kromberk, near Mercator market where we’ll be showing off our baby Eldrax. Come and take a look at it’s mesmerizing curves or catch a conversation with our team members. https://www.facebook.com/Rally-Nova-Gorica-440073816117127/?__xts__=68.ARByRpxulV7E6JOscUbT5U547bSxeZzwuWCB4UIVZq238rCMwb-YVB5LKI86Rd-JqdfSf7hrRd5Iz2fxnIRKjKPBLM-MHYkzWtacuMmu2PaazLB1FgraZjmtuH–S6_P_WWNP2ympWZuO-g0tKTbL7-925Gr0FjTDSESOmoXUMEt2Tf-VaW4jg
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 meet (When? 9:00 ; Where? Raceland Krško) 22.-23.9. FS Alpe Adria race (Rijeka) 25.9.-28.9. in 30.9. Dnevi strojništva v Bistri (When? From Tuesday until Friday between 9 and 13 o’clock and on Sunday between 11 and 18 o’clock ; Where? Bistra pri Vrhniki)
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
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 the chicanes and we just could not take our eyes off the seducing lines of Eldrax. Those more corageous and adventurous took our babies for a spin. We were really pleased with how the day went and we hope you’ll enjoy the photos we prepared as much as we enjoyed making them.
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 to thank all who participated. A huge thanks also goes to Karting Vrtojba – Društvo Gas Vrtejba which hosted us on their track. You were awesome. Thank you for having us. https://siol.net/avtomoto/zgodbe/mladi-slovenci-s-tem-vozilom-pokazali-prihodnost-video-475570
Throwback to summer racing season! Here is an onboard video how Tim and Eldrax set their fastest time in AutoX at Formula Student East! Compared to last two seasons it is much more quiet atmosphere.
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.
Today we passed all the scrutineerings, includnig brake test! Today we also had all the static events which we presented successfuly. Tomorrow morning we have acceleration and skid pad and autocross in the afternoon, keep your fingers crossed!
Meanwhile we are anxiously waiting for the next race in Hungary let’s take a few minutes to rewind and look at some moments caught during the race in Italy.
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 heading in the right direction. We are so greatful to all of our supporters. Keep following us because just in a few days we are heading to our third race of the year in Hungary. We hope that our electrifying Eldrax shows all of his potential. Results of static events: Design event -> 10th place Business presentation -> 10th place Cost event -> 14th place
Just look at those curves! How is this even possible? The only recipe is hard work and of course collaboration with the best partners. At @ MIZARSTVO JAGODIC they made all the molds that helped us construct the stunning chassis of the car.
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 few hours and later today Scrutineering awaits.
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 scheduled for tomorrow. Some minor corrections on Griffin are necessary so it’s gonna be a looong night. But nothing is going to stop us, so keep yours fingers crossed for the royal discipline.
First acceleration runs done. Not the best time for us, due to some technical problems ,but the car is now set for 2 more runs, keep your fingers crossed !
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 follow us as we’ll be reporting from autocross, skidpad and acceleration later today. Keep yours fingers crossed.
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 use. If you want to find out more about them, quickly click on the link below: http://www.rec-bms.com/
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!
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. 7. 2018) -VARANO DE’MELEGARI (11.-15. 7. 2018) -ZALAEGERSZEG (18.-22. 7. 2018)
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.
As the team is preparing for our first races of the season, we have prepared some clips from test sessions we had in the past few weeks. You can see our Eldrax making his first turns. The video was made on training grounds of Blagomix Varna Vožnja.
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. For more information don’t hessitate to visit their website by klicking on the link below. https://www.plamtex.si/en/
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!
It was a wild ride! Making of our electric beast Eldrax!
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
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 bring the components together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Even our Tjaša was excited about our new safety accessories and decided to try them in action! We would like to thank our partner Asteko – Personal Protective Equipment Center for taking such good care of our safety at work!
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.
Let it shine! Our monocoque is now polished, thanks to our partner ATG Zupan, who is dealing with car repair shops and has an online store with car cosmetics, check it on http://atgzupan.com/.
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 in their measuring area! We are extremely grateful for this! The team would like to express special thanks to Mr. Zavadlav all experts and co-workers of prototype workshops and measuring devices who have, with their knowledge and experience, provided us with huge support and assistance in testing, preparation of controllers, preparation of controllers software so that we were to achieve the desired goal.
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 components!
Our team also participates in the high-profile Science on the Street project. We invite you on May 15th to join us! More on the link below. https://znc.si/dogodki/napovednik/formula-student-pretok-inzenirskih-znanj/
Boooom! Impact attenuator test is done! This would not be possible without our great partner @dewesoft, thank you for all your help. Our gratitude also goes to our dear friends from the Riteh Racing Team for great cooperation with performing tests and as always – a very pleasant gathering in Rijeka!
We are always happy to recieve so useful and practical gifts! Our gratitude goes to our partner @G-M&M from Grosuplje for an indispensable electric tools and to our partner KAISER + KRAFT GmbH, who has ensured that our workshop will be kept tidy at any time!
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 use in the world-renowned Rimac and Tesla, for which we are sincerely grateful to them!
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 Herman mobil d.o.o, a representative of high quality and innovative products in the caravaning industry, with whom we share the same advanced vision of the extremely light, robust and powerful carbon enclosure of vehicles, for the help of achieving that.
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!
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!
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!
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 in the production of demanding parts of chassis.
Project Formula Student! What, who and how you can find all this and more in the latest broadcast of Ugriznimo znanost where we were guests with our colleagues from the Styrian capital. You can watch it by clicking http://bit.ly/2FIzTYV!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
July, you are going to be a wild month! We are already super excited!
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 video in Gyor!
FS Hungary 2017 – Autocross
Pa to je noroo! 😀 Prestopili smo magično mejo 2000. všečka! Wuhuu! 😀 Naša ekipa se vam najlepše zahvaljuje za vso podporo, spodbudo in prijazne misli! Ostajamo še naprej drzni, energični, zagnani in povezani kot družina! Prav kmalu vam razkrijemo naš napredek v izdelavi letošnje dirkalne zverine, spremljajte nas še naprej! 😉P.s.: Že komaj čakamo, da spet zanetimo vročo dirkalno kri na dirkalnih stezah kot smo jo na temle posnetku v Gyoru! 😀—————————————————————-This is craaazy! : D We crossed the magic limit of 2000th like on our 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 video in Gyor! 😀Objavil/a Superior Engineering – Formula student Team Ljubljana dne 28. januar 2018
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 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! <3Objavil/a Superior Engineering – Formula student Team Ljubljana dne 21. december 2017
We are so excited! Just a few days left to reveal our new beast to you! For now, only a sneak peak, but full plan design is yet to come and will be published in just a few days, so stay tuned!
Last week, under the auspices of our main sponsor MAHLE, we enthused youngsters on days open for public on MIC School Nova Gorica. We were happy for all the questions and sincere interest!
We are very pleased to be working so well with @Laboratory for Machining – LABOD. We want to thank them for sent material, titanium, which will be manufactured in chassis and half-axle components.
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!
We already started with the preparation of measurement for the dynamic powers of the chassis! Our thanks goes to the company DEWESoft, who has provided us with the necessary equipment and offers us the support for the performance of needed measuremets.
Magical and merry December is coming, but our team is already merry! The engines for our new electrical formula have arrived! Yaay!
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.
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 cars. TU Wien Racing thanks!
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!
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 electric vehicles and prepare us for this challenging competition season. Thanks for believing in us!
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!
We want to spark the curiosity and creativity even among the youngest! Thanks Tehnogenij 2017 for the invitation, a sunny racing Saturday and a chance to hang out with the youngest enthusiasts of the formulas!
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!
A creative and innovative way of overcoming the challenges of the future in an attractive world of engineering creativity was the red thread of this year’s Days of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical Museum of Slovenia! We are glad we were part of them.
The future is now! The first student formula on electric drive from Ljubljana, which will be the star of our new season! Read all about our plans on the following link on Siol.net Avtomoto.
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. Excellent organization, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful location and sunny weather were the recipe for the perfect racing weekend and we hope to repeat this experience soon! Riteh Racing Team thanks for everything!
Superior Engineering on radio frequency Val 202!
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 will become a traditional one and that we see each other on the track next year!
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 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 to add that such crash could happen on any acceleration event with a wall nearby. There was some spinning even on recent FSG acceleration event. Motorsport is quite dangerous activity and that is the reason why there are so many safety regulations for formula student cars. For next events, we would prefer some more open track layouts, wider ‘safety zones’ and better grip, but most of all, we wish that events would not be canceled during the ongoing competition, as it was the case here. We, and all participant teams, as we imagine, put a lot of effort, energy, time and love to build our car and to make it run properly in all events, so quitting isn’t an option for us, never! Therefore we were very surprised when the majority of teams wanted to quit autoX and Endurance. At the end, the decision was to cancel endurance and make Auto X separate event (also didn’t count for overall results) for the teams who like driving their cars. It turned out that track was perfectly drivable, at least our driver Luka Sinobad enjoyed it while posting fastest time for IC car! To have a better taste of how it is to drive our beast on streets of Széchenyi István Egyetem have a look at the video attached.
REZULTATI / RESULTS 1. Acceleration IC1. AutoX IC (didn't count for overall result)14. overall Dynamic eventsIn smo zopet doma! 😀 Najprej bi Vam radi sporočili, da je bilo vzdušje na Formula Student Hungary vrhunsko! Zelo smo uživali v vseh možnih aktivnostih za člane ekip! Lepa namestitev, čudovito mesto Gyor, odštekane zabave, nekaj cestnega dirkanja…skoraj popoln recept za dogodek v svetu motosporta. 😀Kot drugo, ekipi Fast Forest želimo hitro popravilo dirkalnika in veliko sreče na prihajajočih dogodkih. Radi bi poudarili, da se take nezgode lahko dogodijo na kateremkoli dogodku s pospeševanjem, ki ima v bližini zid. Tudi na nedevnem Formula Student Germany e.V. je prišlo do nekaj neljubih dogodkov. Motosport je je disciplina, ki je ni jemati zlahka, zna biti zelo nevarna in ravno v ta namen imamo na tekmovanju toliko pravil, ki poskrbijo za največjo možno varnost vseh udeleženih.Za prihodnja tekmovanja bi si želeli več odprtih prog, širših varnostnih con in boljšega oprijema podlage, vsekakor pa kot najpomembneje izpostavljamo željo, da se razpisane aktivnosti v različnih fazah tekmovanja ne bi odpovedovale zadnji trenutek, česar smo na naše presenečenje bili deležni na tokratnem dogodku.Naša ekipa, in seveda vse druge, vsaj tako predvidevamo, vlagamo veliko napora, energije, časa in ljubezni v proces izdelave našega dirkalnika, ravno z namenom, da bi na tekmovanjih delal brezhibno, zatorej nas lahko razumete, ko Vam rečemo, da odstop za nas nikdar ni in ne bo ena izmed možnosti!! Pretreseni smo bili, ko se je večina udeleženih tekmovalnih ekip odločila, da ne želijo sodelovati v autoX in Endurance. Za povrh vsega pa je bila odločitev oragnizatorja ta, da se opusti Endurance in autoX organizira kot ločen dogodek (ki se tudi ni vštel v končni izkupiček točk), za vse nas, ki smo bili že(l)jni tekmovanja. Kot se je na koncu izkazalo, je bila proga v popolnem voznem stanju, to Vam lahko potrdi naš voznik Luka Sinobad, ki se lahko tudi pohvali z zavidljivim rekordom, najhitrejšim časom za IC dirkalnike! Bravo! Da okusite nekaj tega adrenalina, kako je voziti našo zver po ulicah Széchenyi István Egyetem, pa hitro kliknite na sledeči video! ;)_________________________________________________________________________________________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 to add that such crash could happen on any acceleration event with a wall nearby. There was some spinning even on recent FSG acceleration event. Motorsport is quite dangerous activity and that is the reason why there are so many safety regulations for formula student cars.For next events, we would prefer some more open track layouts, wider 'safety zones' and better grip, but most of all, we wish that events would not be canceled during the ongoing competition, as it was the case here.We, and all participant teams, as we imagine, put a lot of effort, energy, time and love to build our car and to make it run properly in all events, so quitting isn't an option for us, never! Therefore we were very surprised when the majority of teams wanted to quit autoX and Endurance. At the end, the decision was to cancel endurance and make Auto X separate event (also didn't count for overall results) for the teams who like driving their cars. It turned out that track was perfectly drivable, at least our driver Luka Sinobad enjoyed it while posting fastest time for IC car! To have a better taste of how it is to drive our beast on streets of Széchenyi István Egyetem have a look at the video attached. 😉Objavil/a Superior Engineering – Formula student Team Ljubljana dne 23. avgust 2017
Where are we and what are we doing? Quickly click on the video where you can find a summary of yesterday’s day of competition and find us!
Last test before attending Formula Student Hungary! Full steam ahead!
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!
We invite you to visit the international hill climb race GHD Lučine, where our team represents our race car Griffin! Also, do not miss the chance to see a great racing driver who will open the race, our team leader Tim Novak with Opel Adam!
Quick, come to the Congress Square and visit us at the Local Maketfair!
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 fingers crossed for better dynamic events in Formula Student Germany e.V.!
Innovation, creativity and positive vibes! On August 8th, you can find us at the Local Creators Fair in Urbanism Act in 2017, where we also present our project and formula, with the desire to stimulate and excite all of you to create in all different ways. Come and say hi, we’ll be happy to see you!
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 was lost there. After tech inspection we encountered technical issues as our fuel tank had a leak. After even more time loss repairing the tank we missed out Skid Pad, Acceleration and Autocross. On the last day we started Endurance but also there we failed to finish. After a great first half our battery went flat and could not restart the engine during the driver change. Griffin’s debut was a bitter-sweet experience as we saw the potential of our car but could not finish dynamic events. In the end we achieved 41st place and therefore we are really looking forward to race in Hungary where our true potential will be shown! Again thank you for all the support from each and everyone out there!
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. Technical inspection presented no issues for the car and scrutineers quickly rewarded us with all six scrutineering stickers. The dynamic events were following where our car, together with its drivers, shone like a star. All this resulted in achieving a superb result of 5th place in overall classification of FSN event, and even more outstanding 2nd place in IC classification of FSN. 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 place Engineering Design: 23th place In the end we would like to thank to all our sponsors and supporters that supported us on our way to achieving our results. We are very grateful for everyone that helped us on the beginning of our project. We would have never succeeded without you. Lastly, hats off for the whole team that worked through the sleepless nights for getting the car ready.
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)
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!
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!
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! 💪💪 Sedaj še zadnje priprave na jutrišnjo kraljevsko disciplino, 22 kilometrski Endurance. Držite pesti za našo ekipo! 😃——————————————————————————–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! 🙂Objavil/a Superior Engineering – Formula student Team Ljubljana dne 19. julij 2017
It’s race day! A quick warm up session to start the day. Now we go to Skid Pad and Acceleration events, keep your fingers crossed!
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.
The first tents are already set! We can hardly wait to start our first year’s race! Tomorrow there are already technical inspections.
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
Griffin in action! Thanks Blagomix Varna Vožnja for testing ground to test our beast. Thanks also to instructors for showing us some advanced driving skills!
Our boys have put all the muscles to work to help put the dynamometer in its place! Thanks Ernest Pancur and Tunkka Tunning Solutions so that we can check out the true strength of our beast!
Did you think we were asleep? Not at all! Take a look at video of our intense preparations and testing for upcoming competitions!
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 Ljubljana dne 27. junij 2017
Going all in!
This is how a heat treatment of levers ot the anti – roll bar looks like! Well done, boys!
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 16. junij 2017