From 30.07 to 02.08.2018 we were for Formula Student Austria near Graz on the Red Bull Ring to one last event before we went to Formula Student Germany.
On our first day at Formula Student Austria on the Red Bull Ring, the focus was on setting up our box, but above all on scrutineering. After successfully completing the accumulator scrutineering at noon, we went on to electrical scrutineering in the evening. Also here we could collect our first scrutineering sticker without problems.
On the second day of Formula Student Austria we could continue the scrutineering. After a few minor adjustments to the vehicle, after successful mechanical scrutineering we finally went to the tilt, rain and break test, which we were able to pass with confidence! During this time we gave our best in the Business Plan Presentation. In the evening we went to the Cost & Manufacturing as well as the Engineering Design Report Event and were able to achieve very good results here as well.
Finally we could start with our vehicle on the track! For the Dynamic Events of the third day of Formula Student Austria on the Red Bull Ring in the morning we first went on the test track one last time in order to prepare optimally for the skid pad and acceleration as well as the autocross in the late afternoon. This enabled us to achieve a good acceleration time of 3.758 seconds. On the skid pad, on the other hand, with 5.016 seconds, we only just missed our own goal of having a four in front of the decimal point. So we wanted to prove in Autocross what is possible with the egn18-ev. With a time of 1:14,40 we could secure a place in the upper midfield.
The last day was probably the biggest task for both the team and the car: the Endurance event. After the chassis was adjusted again in the morning, we went to the Dynamic Area at noon without testing. With rolling thunder in the background and a few small showers, we were lucky to be able to drive on a still dry track. Even before the storm finally started the egn18-ev could finish the race successfully. We barely escaped the change to rain tyres. In the evening the Award Ceremony took place. The posted results quickly made it clear that we had made it to second place in the Endurance Event. When the overall winners were announced and e-gnition was called for the first place, an unbelievable joy spread to our faces out of pure surprise, which we could celebrate extensively afterwards!
Business Plan: 18th place with 31 points
Cost Report: 8th place with 91 points
Design Report: 5th place with 122 points
Acceleration: 6th place with 60 points
Skid Pad: 6th place with 54,8 points
Autocross: 7th place with 66,4 points
Endurance: 2nd place with 320,6 points
Effiency: 7th place with 80,661 points
Overall: 1st place with 826,5 points