Results from Germany:
Fuel Economy: 9th
|Jake Vetter ready to go at the Acceleration event. (Credit: FSG Kroeger)|
On Sunday August 5th, we wrapped up our final competition of the year, with a strong 14th place finish at Forumla Student Germany. While we didn’t match our 4th place finish in Nebraska back in June, we are very satisfied with our results, given that it was our first year attending this event.
We were also incredibly im-pressed with the level of competition at Germany. The number of teams with strong, comptetitive cars was something quite new for us. The event itself was incredibly well-run and well-supported by corporate sponsors, and large numbers of visitors showed up to watch the dynamic events. On top of that, to set up shop and work on our car in same pits used in Forumla 1 races, and to run Acceleration on the main straight was a pretty surreal experience.
One of the primary challenges for every competition is the Endurance event, as it comprises 300 of the 1000 possible points for all events, and typically, fewer than one-half of all teams manage to complete the event. The Fuel Economy event is also tied into Endurance. This year, we are very proud to have completed both Endurance events - a wonderful testament to the hard work and excellent design that went into the Team 23 car.
We are already looking forward to Team 24, where we will be working towards stronger finishes at both competitions. The experience we gained at Hockenheim this year will certainly guide us to greater success. As ever, we would like to thank our sponsors, university, friends, and family for all of their support. Team 24’s first newsletter will be released early October, and we look forward to introducing the new team.