Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! It is finished!
Only thing left is to lift this 350 lb beast into the streamliner, bolt it down and hook it up!
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Back to my new home in Auckland, New Zealand after a week with the University of Auckland Formula SAE Team in Melbourne, Australia.
The team didn't quite reach their goals, but still did better than last year and came home with two trophies and three podium positions.
I am absolutely blown away by the skills, dedication, and professional conduct of these 45 undergraduate engineering students! They design and build a complete electric race car in less than a year with very little faculty input, and their on-track behavior is more professional than many "professional" racing team members.
It will be an honor to be their faculty advisor for next year and help them climb to the top of the podium in December 2018! ... See more
That's a wrap from Melbourne!
We unfortunately didn't manage to complete endurance but we walk away from a massive year with our heads high and a couple of trophies under our belt.
While the dynamic results weren't what we were aiming for throughout the year, we achieved a few milestones nonetheless: our first completed technical inspection with an EV as well as our first completed dynamic events with an EV (acceleration and autocross). We also achieved podium results in every static event for the first time in our 13 year history!
Thanks for all the support over the year! We've got much more media to share over the next few days. ... See more
University of Auckland Formula SAE Team on the evening news! :-)
It seems the days of boring tutorials and lectures have long gone, with students from 25 universities around the world descending on Calder Park to showcase their racing skills.
#9News | http://9News.com.au ... See more
—- Racing “upside down”! :-D —-
I cannot describe how honored I am to wear the official University of Auckland Formula SAE Team shirt! Part of my job at the University of Auckland will be to coach next year’s Formula SAE team, so I decided that it would be a great idea to attend this year’s races in Melbourne, Australia, despite my official appointment at the University doesn’t start until January.
The Auckland SAE car is gorgeous. It is amazing what a team of 45 students can accomplish in a year! The students organize themselves and then design and build the car with very little faculty input. They build a new car every year, and I am so happy that Auckland decided to go electric two years ago (the teams can chose to either build an EV or an ICE car).
My racing mascot Bonnie S. Flats (stuffed kangaroo, in the 2nd photo) is also excited to be on her home turf! ... See more