HFS-02 Reveal Event
Over the past 9 months our team members have worked long and hard to research how we wanted to improve over last year, to design every component into the smallest detail and now by building our entirely new Formula Student vehicle from the ground up.
Last year we build our very first car to compete with in Formula Student Germany and we achieved all our goals with the HFS-01, that was reliable enough to complete every dynamic event. We are very proud of how fast our team was able to learn how the Formula Student world works and how we were compatible in just one year. .
Our new car, the HFS-02, will be a completely new car that is revised in pretty much every component. Because our team has gained so much knowledge about developing a race car, we can now take a lot more time to optimize and improve the design. The biggest potential to improve last year’s car is by designing a lighter vehicle that is more refined in every component. Therefore, we set our goal to develop a car that is 33% lighter, to come closer to the competition. The other goal was to do more extensive research, take more time to design quality parts and to be prepared for the building process which will improve build quality overall.
We are very excited about what we achieved and would love to tell you all about the improvements we’ve brought to life in the HFS-02. So, hereby we would like to invite you to join our reveal event on the 28th of June 2017, at 19:00 o’clock.
At this event, we will talk about every detail that went into developing the HFS-02, show you the new car and present all our team members. We will talk about our sponsors and how they’ve helped our team to grow to the next level and we will end the evening with a few drinks where you can ask every question about our team and new car you can think of.
We hope to see you there!
Formula Student Netherlands (FSN), 17th till 20th of July 2017
A lot of formula student events are all abroad, think of locations like Germany, Austria, United Kingdom and of course the United States of America, where the competition was born. This got dutch people wondering. Why travel all the time to other countries when there are plenty of good race tracks in the Netherlands.
This is why the Formula Student Netherlands was created. Taking place for the first time on the TT circuit of Assen. A lot of technical students from all around Europe will be able to show what they have built for the competition. All the rules for this competition will be based on the rules that apply to Formula Student Germany.
This means that not only the cars will be raced against each other but also that every non-dynamic event will take place, think of things like the cost report, design report and design presentation. In the picture below you can see how much points each event awards.
The HFS team is very eager to participate in this event and hopes that it can make the Netherlands proud in the first FSN event ever.
This event will take place on the 17th to 20th of July. For more info check the FSN website and make sure to support us.
Formula Student Germany (FSG), 8th till 13th of August 2017.
The competition is build up out of two main parts; Static events and Dynamic events. All static events are there to teach the students how to tackle certain problems as if they would work for a real company. This event is split up in three parts. At first you have the Business presentation, in which you basically show how your fictional company would be profitable. The second static event is the cost judging. During this event the students need to show that they designed a high performance car at low costs, which is easier said then done. As last you have the design judging. This event requires the students to explain their design choices, made during the year, to experts from the industry.
The dynamic events, split up in five categories, are there to test the performance of the car. At first you have the acceleration event, in which you basically need to accelerate as fast as possible over 75 meters straight track. The second dynamic event is the skid-pad. During the skid-pad you are required to drive a figure 8 in which the concerning capabilities of the car are tested. As third dynamic event you have the autocross, which is combination of the previous two combined. This event will test the drivability of the vehicle. The last event is actually a combination of two: the endurance and fuel efficiency. This dynamic event requires you to drive as fast as possible over a 22 km track. It test the performance, drivability, and especially the reliability of the vehicle. During this race your energy consumption is measured. This gives you the fifth dynamic score.